Following the success of the three previous volumes in this series--The Expectant Father; The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year; and Fathering Your Toddler--this new book is similarly packed with facts, tips, and advice on all aspects of fatherhood. When is it the best time to encourage a child's independence? What's the difference between daycare vs. preschool? What are the unique ways fathers impact their youngster's life? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in the pages of this easy-to-follow, informative volume. With wisdom, compassion, and humor, author…
This booklet describes the development and needs of infants and children ages birth to three. It lists physical, language, mental, and emotional developmental milestones for children ages birth to 1, 1 to 2, and 2 to 3 years of age, along with parenting strategies for each age group and developmental area. Other tips are included for toilet training, discipline, vision and hearing screening, sleep safety, and diet. Finally, commonly asked questions about child rearing are answered.
This InfoSheet briefly explores various societal factors that influence the development of manhood and fatherhood. A list of citations is included at the bottom of page two for individuals who are interested in pursuing more in-depth discussions about male socialization. (Author abstract)
This chapter explores the concept of connection between fathers and their children, cites examples of its influence from contemporary research, and illustrates some of the key strategies fathers can use in forging strong connections with their children. Strategies include shared activities in the areas of recreation, play and learning, work and important events, participation in spiritual activities, and involvement in consistent and enjoyable family traditions. 16 references. (Author abstract modified)
This chapter discusses the important role of fathers in aiding their children's development through interaction and play and connecting with their children through the language of play to communicate, help them cope with life, comprehend the world around them, and assist them achieving success in their pursuits. The benefits associated with play for children are considered, as well as the benefits to fathers. 14 references.
The relationship between fathers, reading, and children's well being is documented and specific benefits of joint book reading for fathers and their children are identified. Practical suggestions on how fathers can use reading to strengthen their children's literacy skills and overall quality of the father-child relationship are offered. The impact of the Fathers Reading Every Day program is highlighted. 18 references.
Portrayals of father-daughter relationships in media and history are considered, along with research findings that show the importance of fathers to daughters and insights regarding the nature and significance of father-daughter relations. Key issues in the relationship dance are discussed and include: learning from each other's diverse perspectives, promoting healthy individual development, creating a template for close relationships, and influencing a positive female identity. Suggestions are offered for fathers and daughters to help develop and enhance their relationships. 31 references…