This chapter outlines fathers' issues in harmonizing work and family needs and expectations. Using the metaphor of musical harmony as a paradigm for working fathers, it explores the significance of work for fathers in their role as parents and the frequent conflicts that occur between work and family contexts. Suggestions for dealing with work-family conflicts are offered, such as limiting work time as possible, bundling activities, staying in touch from a distance, and using flexible work options. 16 references.
The importance of fathers serving children and families in the home setting is highlighted, and the need for fathers to provide effective leadership in family life is stressed. Different types of leadership are discussed, as well as the concept of servant leadership and principles associated with servant leadership that can be carried out in home and family life. 17 references.
This chapter explores how fathers spend their time at home, suggests ways to involve children in the tasks of home life, and explores opportunities for improving father-child communication. It highlights the joy that can come from participating in child-centered projects and discusses the role fathers can play in disciplining children.
This book discusses the differences between traditional grandparents and the new generation of grandparents and offers principles and recommendations for grandparenting in the 21st century. It begins by exploring the characteristics of current grandparents, the assets grandparents bring to their grandchildren, and the myth of the empty nest. Part 2 explores the roles of grandparents in family life, including giving a blessing, leaving a legacy, bearing a torch, and setting a standard. Opportunities for grandparents to help their families are reviewed in Part 3, with chapters on divorce,…
This booklet emphasizes the importance of making a family budget and provides information and worksheets on: determining a family's needs and goals, taking stock of a family's general financial health, taking a close look at income and expenses, setting up a budget, and evaluating whether the family is sticking to the budget. Tips for making the budget work are provided and include reviewing the budget from time to time, involving everyone, using credit wisely, shopping for food carefully, and being smart with other shopping.
This guide provides 138 tips to help individuals live better with the money they have. It discusses creating a budget and then provides tips for saving on food costs, transportation costs, clothing costs, entertainment costs, the furniture and appliances costs, and shelter costs.
This InfoSheet describes key messages for a level of discourse that promotes healthy fatherhood by focusing on the broad picture of 1) child well-being, 2) gender equity, 3) men's development, and 4) community development. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet discusses research findings on the ways fathers impact the development of their children. Findings indicate: fathers' religiosity is linked to higher quality of parent-child relationships; fathers who regularly attend religious services are more likely to be engaged in one-on-one activities with their children; civically active fathers are more likely to participate in youth-related activities; fathers' engagement in their children's activities was linked to higher academic performance; among adolescent boys, those who receive more parenting from their fathers are less likely…
American attitudes toward marriage have undergone changes in recent years, with shifts toward an increased acceptance of nontraditional family forms. Data show that Americans are developing increasingly favorable attitudes toward nontraditional family structures, such as cohabitation. While most American adolescents express positive attitudes toward marriage and a desire to become married themselves, more and more are accepting of nontraditional marital activities such as cohabitation and premarital sex. Rates of cohabitation are on the rise among American couples. These nontraditional…
Father Facts, 5th Edition is a comprehensive collection of statistics, charts, and research summaries on the extent and effects of father absence. A large section on the benefits of father involvement is also included. Father Facts 5 is a reference manual for fatherhood programs, family practitioners, social service agencies, researchers, and anyone concerned about the well-being of children in America today. (Author abstract)