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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Parenting / Fatherhood
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9780980513486

Dads Down Under

A Treasure Chest of Fathering Ideas from Prominent Australians

by Bruce Robinson

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Overview
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 a ‘treasure chest’ of tips from prominent people, written to help dads who want to do a better job of fathering. It works because most dads just don’t know what to do. The book includes stories and tips from Dennis Lillee, Justin Langer, Dennis Cometti, Mick Malthouse, John Howard, Kim Beazley, John Anderson, Andrew Denton, Geraldine Doogue, Mike Munro, Margaret Court, Tim Winton, Michael Chaney, Sir Rodney Eddington 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.
Description
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.
About the author
Dr Bruce Robinson is the author of the best-selling fathering books Fathering From the Fast Lane (Finch Publishing), Daughters and their Dads (Macsis Publishing) and The Blue Book of Tips for Fathers and Father Figures (Macsis Publishing). He is also Director of The Fathering Project (www.thefatheringproject.org), an award-winning university based project which produces fathering DVDs and other resources and also undertakes research on the role of father figures in society and on ways to help them perform that role better. Because statistics show that the most powerful but missing factor in reducing youth drug addiction abuse and crime is a good father/father-figure, his work is focussed on the powerful role of dads in promoting health and education and avoiding substance abuse, depression, crime and unemployability. His vision is that every child will have a chance of having potentially life-changing input from a strong and appropriate father-figure. He has spoken to over 13,000 father figures and mothers in live audiences via schools, workplaces and community groups in six different countries. He is a medical doctor, teacher and researcher at the University of Western Australia and has lived, trained and practised in Australia, the UK and the USA. He has won numerous prestigious awards for his work and teaching. 2013 West Australian of the Year (www.brucerobinson.com.au).
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