Good fathering is a powerful force in the lives of children, a force that can markedly reduce their risks of crime, substance abuse, depression and bad attitudes to school and at the same time increasing their chances of having fulfilled lives. But even when dads know this, they usually just don’t know what to do.
This book, from best-selling parenting author Dr Bruce Robinson, is ‘treasure chest’ of tips from prominent people, written to help dads who want to do a better job of fathering. It works because all of the tips are ‘road tested’ and hence they work.
Topics include Making time for kids in a busy schedule, drugs, depression, sexuality, teaching kids values, being careful about your expectations, helping kids with their education, emotional blackmail, creating opportunities to talk, handling separation, building confidence, handling success and failure, staying in touch, the myth of quality time, supporting a wife’s role, rewards of involved fathering, daughters v sons, handling pubic criticism, fear, expressing love, learning to have fun, sole parent fathering, role of father figures such as grandfathers and teachers, peer pressure, dad dates and trips, stepchildren, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, learning how to parent when your own father was abusive or absent, handling a bad temper, work-life balance, avoiding being superman, the traps of income and others.
All profits from the sale of this ebook go to the work of The Fathering Project, a university-based not-for-profit organisation which aims to give every child a strong and appropriate father figure.