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 US Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush, state Governor Sam Brownback, Congressmen Jack Kingston, Todd Akin and Frank Wolf , NFL star and Kennedy bodyguard Rosey Grier, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, world record holding runner Jim Ryun, Oscar winning Screenwriter Frank Pierson, Director of Days of our Lives Herb Stein, Psychologist, Author and founder of Focus on the Family James Dobson, President of National Geographic Gil Grosvener, International President of World Vision Dean Hirsch and others.
Topics include drugs, depression, work productivity, helping all kids realise they are unique, sexuality, teenage suicide, priority access, special times with kids, resilience in kids, good citizenship, building family traditions, hugging daughters, mentoring, death of fathers, adopted children, honouring your parents even if they didn’t do a good job, helping single mums, breaking the cycle of poor fathering, the ‘before and after’ father, fame, fathering from Capitol Hill, dealing with public sexual scandals, street gangs and dreams, church and faith, divorce, special vacations, dad-times and trips, home schooling, asking for forgiveness, perfectionism, working from home, emotional distance from kids, Hollywood and competitiveness, Oscar night, being ill-prepared for parenting, discipline, respect, handling parental mental illness, nature and nurture, confidence and risk taking, impact of the Holocaust, Bar Mitzvahs, being judgemental, handling the modern garbage culture, explaining terrorism, ‘roots and wings’, eating disorders, setting ‘the bar of respect’, helping kids handle peer pressure, stimulating curiosity, when kids get sick 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.