This paper analyzes legislative proposals that address marriage, and the potential impact on current fatherhood programs serving low-income families. The initiation of fatherhood programs following the passage of the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act in 1996 is reviewed and current legislative proposals are described, including: the Child Support Distribution Act of 2001 and the Fathers Count Act of 1999, which combine child support reform measures with fatherhood provisions; the Strengthening Working Families Act, which contains child support distribution…
This analysis, based on data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, examines new parents attitudes towards child support enforcement and fathers' rights and obligations. Additionally, it looks at whether couples agree or disagree on these issues, and whether their disagreements are likely to lead to conflict with possible negative repercussions for their children. (Author abstract modified)
This brief quiz encourages fathers to assess their level of involvement with their children. It provides examples of concrete ways fathers can interact with their children and suggests fathers find ways of sharing their world. Fathers are urged to initiate and welcome opportunities to be with their children.
Chapter 1. Who's Minding the Kids?; Chapter 2. Profiles in Parenting: The Top 6 Reasons Dad Stays Home With the Kids; Chapter 3. Your Business Plan for Becoming a Stay-at-Home Dad and Working Mom Family; Chapter 4. How to Make It on One Income, and Other Minor Miracles; Chapter 5. Mr. Mom & Ms. Breadwinner: Overcoming the Stereotypes; Chapter 6. Dad and Mom Parenting Styles-- and the Kids Who Benefit From Both; Chapter 7. Career Planning for the Role-Reversed Couple: Finding the Work-Family Balance; Chapter 8. Sexual Sparks in the SAHD/WM Marriage; Chapter 9. Summing It All Up: The ABC…
This report uses a variety of indicators to portray children's experiences while growing up. Data on child well-being were collected by interviews of households in the 1992 and 1993 SIPP panels, which were conducted at the same time in the fall of 1994. The topics covered in this report illustrate what children experience on a daily basis, including differences in family living arrangements, economicand social environments, and the types of neighborhoods where children live. Experiences with nonparental child care arrangements, daily interactions with parents, performance in school, and…
This book reminds parents of the challenges and stresses teens may be experiencing, and how these pressures influence teen behavior. The book reinforces the parenting skills that are essential to raising teenagers and keeping them out of trouble, and it explains exactly how to address challenging, risky, defiant, and anti-social behaviors. The book forcuses on effective communication: how to avoid making threats and put-downs, offer clear explanations, stick with the issues at hand, negotiate successfully, and stop interrogating or lecturing. The author uses examples from his practice to…
Twenty suggestions by The National Long Distance Relationship Building Institute to help fathers strengthen their relationships with their kids when they have to be away for work or other reasons.
Children benefit greatly from the unique masculine approach that men bring to parenting. We can and must become nurturing dads through the Three A's - affection, affirmation, and attention. (Author abstract, modified).
This report uses data from the 1996 National Household Education Survey to address questions about the level of involvement of parents with their children's schools and the relationship between involvement and student outcomes. The report looks at differences in fathers' and mothers' involvement by family and parent type. It also examines differences in nonresident fathers' and mothers' involvement with their children's schools. The association between fathers' and mothers' school involvement and student outcomes is explored by family type and resident status. (Author abstract)
In this study an attempt will be made to determine the attitudes of the men towards responsible fatherhood and parenting with the intent of moving towards building stronger communities and reducing the flow of individuals into the corrections system. If in fact we are able to reduce the flow we can move the discussion from corrections versus rehabilitation to what is best for the outside community. (Author abstract, modified).