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 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…
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)
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…
The significance of grandfathers in linking families together over generations and nurturing their growth is highlighted. Ways grandfathers exert influence in family life are described, including shaping a child's sense of identity, transmitting family values, and serving as an example of caring and respect. Roles that grandfathers play are also explored, and an overview is provided of themes emerging from research on how grandfathers work to fashion stronger intergenerational relationships. 1 table and 12 references.
This 'parenting relationship' book is based on the authors' experiences in leading more than 2,000 workshops with new and expectant dads to discuss parenting in a non-threatening environment. In it Hogan Hilling and Jesse Jayne Rutherford offer thoughtful insights into what makes dads behave the way they do. "The Modern Mom's Guide to Dads" draws on what Hilling has learned from working with dads and moms for more than fifteen years. He explains to modern moms what their husbands are really thinking about pregnancy, parenting, and marriage, and he teaches them how to get their husbands more…
Starting a conversation with another parent can sometimes be a little intimidating. Dads can feel a little awkward in starting or carrying on a parenting conversation, particularly if they don't know the other person in that conversation well (or at all). This fact sheet offers tips on connecting with other parents including finding other dads with similar interests, the best ways to initiate contact, as well as what kinds of conversations to have with women with children. (Author abstract modified)