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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Family Relationships
  • Language:English
  • Pages:136

Searching for Dad

NIne Side Effects of Growing up Fatherless and How to Overcome Them

by Byron Ricks

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Overview
Searching for Dad steps inside the mind, heart and soul of a boy without a father. Recognizing the power emotional and psychological side effects of growing up fatherless will help absentee fathers, single mothers and sons who survived a fatherless childhood understand and cope. Byron Ricks shares his story about the challenges he faced, the lessons he learned, and the man he became. He writes for fathers who do not realize the full impact their absence can have, for mothers wanting to do the best for their sons but not sure what that is, and for men who feel empty and unattached and are not sure why. Ultimately, Searching for Dad is a book of hope, filled with illustrations about nine side effects and how fathers, mothers, and sons can forestall, minimize and even reverse them. Growing up fatherless may be the condition; healing is the possibility.
Description
Searching for Dad steps inside the mind, heart and soul of a boy without a father. Recognizing the power emotional and psychological side effects of growing up fatherless will help absentee fathers, single mothers and sons who survived a fatherless childhood understand and cope. Byron Ricks shares his story about the challenges he faced, the lessons he learned, and the man he became. He writes for fathers who do not realize the full impact their absence can have, for mothers wanting to do the best for their sons but not sure what that is, and for men who feel empty and unattached and are not sure why. Ultimately, Searching for Dad is a book of hope, filled with illustrations about nine side effects and how fathers, mothers, and sons can forestall, minimize and even reverse them. Growing up fatherless may be the condition; healing is the possibility.
About the author
Byron Ricks, MA, is an expert in human behavior, and a certified corporate trainer, facilitator, and professional speaker who specializes in helping people increase their levels of self-understanding and workplace performance. He is also the author of a new book, Searching for Dad (Brown Books, 2008). Ricks grew up on the mean streets of West Side Chicago without a father, but with many extended family members and adults in his life-including a strong mother and a range of wonderfully eccentric uncles, aunts, and kindly neighbors. By sharing his stories about the challenges he faced as a fatherless child, the lessons he learned, and the man he has become, Ricks hopes to help fatherless young men become well-rounded adults, inspire absentee fathers to take responsibility for their actions, and encourage single mothers to do what is best for their sons. President of Byron Ricks Seminars Group located in Plano, Texas, Ricks conducts results-oriented seminars on Critical Thinking, Diversity, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Creating a Positive Work Environment, Team Leadership, and a variety of subjects tailored for professional groups and corporations. Recent clients include Samsung, Pitney Bowes, IRS, Fannie Mae, RTI International, Texas Lottery Commission, AOL Time Warner, FDIC, Administrative Professionals Conference, and Simon Property Group. His professional background includes positions as public affairs manager for the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and director of administrative services for National University in Irvine, California. He has managed, supervised, and implemented performance management standards; recruited, interviewed and hired staff; and designed and implemented workshops for organizational development. Ricks is a member of the American Society for Training & Development and an adjunct instructor for the American Management Association and Ziglar Training Systems. He has served on numerous boards, including First of America Bank Small Business Development Committee, the Board of the Coalition for Minority Business Development, Youth Works Board of Directors, Women & Work Conference Board, Eli Lilly MBD Coordinators, and Career Options Advisory Council.

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