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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Parenting / Fatherhood
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9780987308306

Fathering in the UK

Stories and Ideas from Britain

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 ‘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. It includes stories and tips from TV personality Sir Michael Parkinson, author Bill Bryson, mountaineer Sir Chris Bonnington, England Test Cricket Captain David Gower, Senior Politicians Theresa May, Baroness Virginia Bottomley and Sir Peter Bottomley, British Airways CEO 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 Bruce Robinson includes stories and tips from TV personality Sir Michael Parkinson, author Bill Bryson, mountaineer Sir Chris Bonnington, England Test Cricket Captain David Gower, Senior Politicians Theresa May, Baroness Virginia Bottomley and Sir Peter Bottomly, British Airways CEO Sir Rodney Eddington and others. Topics include drugs, sex, divorce, depression, being there for your kids, overwork - dealing with the ‘provider instinct’, fathers as confidence-givers, encouraging sport and community service, the mother as the ‘gateway, helping kids feel special, showing vulnerability as a parent, the impact of an affair, sacrificing comfort to avoid commuting time, handling the risks of boarding schools, being away, hugging kids, special family holidays, being authentic, encouraging daughters to succeed, teaching compassion at the family meal table, religion, how to transform fathering, marriage and kids, impact of disability on parenting, working from home, anger, the powerful role of grandparents, fame, creating special father-child times, adoption, learning from mothers, being different to a cold, aloof father, giving kids freedom to take risks, disability and abortion, politics and fathering, dads in prison 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 (www.thefatheringproject.org).
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). He is married to Jacqueline and has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys swimming, hiking, good wine, football, kayaking and windsurfing. Family has always been his priority.
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