Fathers are models to their children. Through your example, you provide a model of what fatherhood and manhood are all about and teach many lessons about life, relationships, and responsibility. It’s about how you treat other people, spend your time and money, and handle the joys and stresses of life. Even when children seem to be ignoring you, they are aware of how you conduct yourself. This resource provides tips for you to put being a good role model into practice.
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In the Parenting Wisely: Teenagers video series, the first three scenarios illustrate the challenges families face in teaching children to be responsible. Lying, name calling, disrespectful arguing, and completing homework and household chores are depicted. Parents demonstrate how to resolve these challenges through good role modeling of effective discipline and communication, while structuring tasks and incentives.The second three scenarios depict parents and children working through conflicts. The issues portrayed include neglecting schoolwork and associating with a deviant peer, child…
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In the Parenting Wisely: Young Children video series, the first three family scenarios are presented in which young children, aged 3-5, don't comply when they are told to stop doing something. In scenario one, a child is trying to get the parent's attention by interrupting the mother when she is on the telephone. Scenario two depicts a tantrum in the grocery store when a young child's demands for treats are denied. The third scene shows a parent having trouble getting a child off to bed. Effective and non-effective methods, routinely used by parents to deal with these challenges, are shown…
This document provides answers to twelve commonly asked questions regarding supervised parenting time and other visitation-related issues.
This InfoSheet attempts to define what a "good father" is in terms of generative fathering, which is a is a way of looking at the role of fatherhood through a lens of asset-based development with a presumption that most fathers want to help the next generation to live a better life.
This InfoSheet seeks to aid organizations and agencies that want to add a father-specific program or a father-recruitment goal to their existing social serviceprogramming or educational calendar. (Author abstract)
The National Center on Fathers and Families identified seven lessons that should be considered by policymakers and researchers concerned with the role of fathers in family life. This fact sheet provides a brief explanation of issues related to the diversity of ways in which fathers demonstrate care for their families, the value of father presence, the impact of joblessness on father involvement, and barriers created by the punitive nature of public policies. Other lessons focus on support for co-parenting, the developmental implications of fatherhood, and the influence of family culture on…
This study explored the role that fathers play in the language development of their children. Families were two-parent and middle social economic status. All families spoke English in the home. Children had been in child care since, on average, three months of age. Findings show that children, whose fathers' vocabularies were more varied when they were two, had greater language skills at age three. Mothers' vocabularies did not have a significant impact on children's language skills. Data indicate that parents' levels of education had a significant impact on children's language abilities. In…
Ask DrSears.com's ten tips to help fathers become disciplinarians. Tips include: start early, start at "the bottom", be trustworthy, provide structure, give positive messages, be a role model, be involved in your child's activities, model healthy sexuality, keep connected while apart, and be a father and a provider.
Early adolescence can be a challenging time for children and parents alike. Parents often feel unprepared and they may view the years from 10through 14 as a time just "to get through." However, research and common sense tell us that this view is very limited. During the earlyadolescent years, parents and families can greatly influence the growth and development of their children. We sell our children short if we expectlittle from them and we sell ourselves short if we believe that we have no influence.