Gary Foskuhl discusses the challenges and joys of being a stay at home dad.
Low rates of health insurance among low-income, workingage men are disproportionately high (as compared withwomen of similar ages and older men), reflecting the factthat these men have few options for private or publicinsurance. Lack of insurance is a serious concern insofaras low-income men have higher mortality rates thanlow-income women of similar ages. They also have higherprevalence rates for conditions like hypertension, highcholesterol and unhealthy weight, which put them at riskfor other health problems. Low-income men are more likelyto die from health conditions like diabetes, stroke…
This book is for young couples becoming a family, either pregnant or with a new baby. It meets you where you are -- ready or not, and married or unmarried -- and helps you to be your very best. The love you bring your baby can help your baby grow and thrive. As two parents, working together, you have twice as much to give. And there are lots of good ways to get free or low cost help.
With three major sections -- on parenting, couples issues, and financial issues -- it offers a wealth of needed information and resources. For agencies, the book is an efficient and affordable way to…
This volume highlights 7 simple steps that parents can take, which could help themselves and their children adjust more appropriately to the trauma and the pain that often follow divorce. It is written by Psychotherapist and Parenting Educator, Dr. Percy Ricketts, and in plain, simple language that parents will find enjoyable, informative and easy to read. (Author abstract)
Throughout history, the general perception is that it is man's role to interact with the wider world, providing food, protection, performing heroic acts and journeying to redefine borders and expand our geographic horizons. Private, domestic spaces and acts such as childcare have commonly been seen as female. Yet, as women are increasingly entering and remaining in the workplace, there has been a shift in familial power relations, and as a result, men's role as 'fathers' has changed and become marginalized. Societal notions of fathers have evolved from the distant breadwinner through…
Money can be the number one source of frustration in relationships. These frustrations ring true for couples regardless of the length of their courtship or the number of years they have been married. This Tip Sheet offers tips to help couples handle the financial strain that often accompanies a long-term relationship. (Author abstract)
This year, celebrate Father's Day in a big way--or a small way-- but celebrate in the best way, which means taking time to be with your children. Here are some suggestions for easy, no-cost or low-cost ways to spend meaningful time with your family on Father's Day. Everyone's circumstances are different, so some of these activities might not be possible for you and your children. But starting this Father's Day, make time to do as many activities as you can throughout the coming year. (Author abstract)
As a dad, you may often feel as if you're pulled in a dozen directions at once. With so much competing for your attention, reading a book might be low on your list of priorities. But books about parenting can give you great insight into what it really means to be a father today, provide the children's perspective on a father's impact on their lives, or help you become enthusiastic about spending more time with your children. And you will become a terrific role model for your children when they see you enjoying and using the knowledge books bring us. (Author abstract)
Rainy day? Snowed in? Looking for something to do for a few hours on a Saturday? Here are some movies that you and your children can enjoy together and discuss the lessons they highlight. Before selecting a movie, check its rating and description to ensure it is appropriate for your children. For example, Finding Nemo may be great to watch with your preschooler, while The Lord of the Rings may be too mature for that age group. (Author abstract)
Too often, Father's Day is recognized with a greeting card or a less than flattering tie--neither of which has real meaning or adequately expresses the thanks the dads in your program deserve for all they do throughout the year. This year, your program has the opportunity to make Father's Day meaningful and memorable for the dads with whom you work. Start by encouraging them to be positive role models for their children and become involved in their children's lives. (Author abstract)