This fact sheet offers information for single parents on child behavior and offers tips on positive parenting.
This research brief discusses findings from the Fragile Families Study (FFS) on the involvement of unmarried fathers with their babies during the first year. It compares the involvement of fathers in Newark, New Jersey with other unmarried fathers and offers recommendations for programming that would encourage father involvement. Findings from the study indicate 96% of the unmarried fathers in Newark said they wanted to be involved in their children's lives, and that fathers who were older, not born in the United States, were employed, had no children by other partners, had no history of…
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)
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This 850-page curriculum with Strengthening Families protective factors woven throughout includes facilitator resources and detailed group meeting plans and activities to make it easy to engage young people. Dads receive special focus, not just in the meeting plans for dads but also in material for moms. Five units address topics in the areas of personal development, health and safety, parenting skills, child development and using community resources. (Author abstract)Note: The curriculum includes a CD with parent handouts.
Examples are provided of repentant fathers who took the initiative to restore and rebuild their relationships with their children, and strategies are discussed for becoming a growing father. Strategies include making a commitment to children, fathering with a long-range perspective in mind, and using sources of ongoing encouragement such as the mother of the children, fathering education, training materials, and accountability partners. Fathers are urged to be willing to adjust to meet the developmental needs of children, and specific action points are listed.
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This toolkit provides essential reading for those running a young fatherhood programme with young men aged 13-19. The programme's 11 sessions and 44 activities cover: knowing ourselves and others; understanding values and beliefs; problem solving and risk taking; what it means to be a man; relationships; sex and sexual health; what babies need; being a good dad; dads and the law and safety and first aid. Activities have been piloted in a variety of settings including, parenting projects, leaving care services and YOI's. (Author abstract)
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Unfortunately, many men behind bars are fathers in name only. This workbook will help to change this. Being a parent is a huge responsibility and this workbook aims to help incarcerated fathers understand this fact and to give them the guidance they need to meet the challenges that accompany being a dad. The job of a father is constantly changing. The author examines the differences of being a father of a small child as opposed to a teenager. This practical workbook looks at such topics as communication, discipline, reunification and more. This is a hands-on resource that should be given to…
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It is your job to help the offender prepare themselves for life on the outside. You may think this means helping them find a job or avoiding substance abuse issues. It certainly does, but another important area that needs to be addressed is the offender's family life. More specifically, they must take responsibility for their children. This manual, along with the workbook, will help you to prepare fathers for the tremendous responsibility that accompanies parenthood. This manual includes several reproducible worksheets and a participant certificate that can be given to all participants upon…
Playing with your toddler in a "sensitive, supportive and challenging way" will help him form closer, more trusting relationships with others later in his childhood and teen years. This comes from a 16-year study by researchers at the University of Regensburg in Germany. While observing 44 families, researchers gave high scores to fathers who talked to their toddlers in an age-appropriate way, stimulated and encouraged their children, made appealing suggestions for play, and refrained from criticism. (Author abstract)
This handbook is designed to assist parents in managing their anger while raising their children. It begins with information on the causes of anger, problems anger can cause, symptoms of child abuse, and ways anger can help parents reach their goals and solve problems. The following sections discuss how anger can affect the family, warning signs, recognizing triggers, healthy habits to be better prepared to deal with anger, and strategies for controlling anger. Worksheets are provided for starting an anger journal and for reflecting on anger management. Positive discipline techniques are…