Research findings are shared on the role of fathers in children's spiritual development and the meaning of spirituality to some fathers. The work of fathers as spiritual guides to their children is highlighted and includes: role modeling, parenting with humility, being there for their children, and viewing fatherhood as spiritual calling. Narratives from fathers suggest the influence of spiritual beliefs and behavior on fathers and their interactions with children. 16 references.
The value of mentoring is discussed, as well as how fathers and other caring adults can use mentoring to bridge the gap between generations. Mentoring is defined, the role of fathers and father figures as mentors is explored, and characteristics of good mentors are described. 13 references.
Intended for fathers of adolescents, this text describes words fathers can say and actions fathers can take to stay connected to children during the normal challenges and changes of adolescence. It begins with an explanation of how fathers are different than mothers in their parenting style and how adolescents differ from younger children. Chapters 2 and 3 explain why fathers disconnect from adolescents and the difficulties fathers have in maintaining a balance between work and family life. Chapter 4 clarifies expectations fathers should have for adolescent change by describing the…
This booklet describes the development and needs of infants and children ages birth to three. It lists physical, language, mental, and emotional developmental milestones for children ages birth to 1, 1 to 2, and 2 to 3 years of age, along with parenting strategies for each age group and developmental area. Other tips are included for toilet training, discipline, vision and hearing screening, sleep safety, and diet. Finally, commonly asked questions about child rearing are answered.
This booklet describes the development and needs of children ages three to six years. It lists physical, language, mental, and emotional developmental milestones for children ages 3 to 4 years old, 4 to 5 years old, and 5 to 6 years old, along with parenting strategies for each age group and developmental area. Other tips are included for providing safe toys and play areas, helping your child adjust to school, and using positive discipline. Finally, commonly asked questions about child rearing are answered.
In these Through the Years articles, Sesame Workshop experts discuss how fathers help their children grow. They cover the crucial impact of family relationships on child development. As a child grows, his interactions with family members shape his personality and create the basis for the ways in which he will relate to other important people in his life. (Author abstract modified)
For many younger children, the language of their world is play. When fathers don't speak that language, but instead try to relate in an adult way, kids can't understand or relate, and may experience feelings of frustration, isolation, or ignorance. Sometimes fathers feel the lack of connection, too. But we can prevent it-and strengthen the bonds with our children-by learning their language of play. (Author abstract)
You're overjoyed to be a father, and that's putting it mildly. So why are you also feeling emotionally spent - After all that buildup, all the planning and spending and drama, your child has been born?and you feel not only run-down (that's the sleep deprivation) but also a tiny bit letdown. Welcome to the Postpartum Dads Club, when you suddenly realize why the word postpartum is so often followed by depression. Not everyone experiences the so-called baby blues, but expect a profusion of emotions that can last from a few weeks to a year - in both of you (fortunately usually only one of you…
This fact sheet lists 10 ways parents can encourage reading in school children from the ages of 5-12.
As a parent or caregiver, you play an important role in your child's academic achievement. By taking steps to get involved in your child's education, you can bridge the gap between home and school to ensure your child's success in learning and in life. The research-based tips in this article provide both practical guidance. (Author abstract)