Far more men are incarcerated than are women. Since most incarcerated men have families, when a man is incarcerated, there can be repercussions not only for himself, but also for his children and his spouse or partner. However, not all families are affected by incarceration in the same way. The implications of incarceration vary by the incarcerated individual's gender, race/ethnicity, age, and the geographical region in which he lives. This fact sheet discusses the implications of incarceration on fathers and their families. (Author abstract)
Not living in the same household as one's young child makes it difficult for a father to maintain contact with and involvement in the child's life. Further, research shows a link between fathers' lack of social and financial involvement in their children's lives and negative child outcomes, such as problem behaviors and low academic achievement. This fact sheet discusses the implications and importance of nonresident fatherhood. (Author abstract)
Researchers estimate that in any given one-year period in the United States, depressive illnesses affect nearly 7 percent of men (more than six million men). In addition to gender differences in the incidence of depression, the incidence varies by race/ethnicity, educational level, socioeconomic status, and marital status. Not only does depression have negative effects for fathers, but also for partners or spouses, and it can also negatively affect behavioral, emotional, and academic outcomes for children. This document addresses the importance and implications of depression on fathers and…
Fathers who abuse drugs not only hurt themselves but they hurt the closest people in their lives. While illicit substance use rates for men have declined since the 1970s, these rates remain higher for men than for women. This drug use is more common among young, less educated unmarried men in minority groups than among other fathers. This fact sheet discusses the implications of drug use for fathers and their families.
The teen birth rate has continued to decline after peaking in 1991. Yet some teens are still becoming fathers at a young age. Research indicates that this early fatherhood typically is unintended, regularly occurs outside of marriage, and has implications for teen fathers, their children, and their families. Some key demographic differences shape who becomes a teenage father, as well as the consequences of being a teen father. This fact sheet discusses the importance and implications of teen fatherhood
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)
Cheri Fuller shows readers how they can nuture their children to channel their natural energy and curiosity into positive, productive, and motivated learning experiences. With these principles, readers can: make education fun for their children; foster a creative learning environment; model positive behaviors and habits; help kids avoid burnout and manage stress.
Chapter 1. My Princess is Growing Up. Chapter 2. "I Need You, Daddy!". Chapter 3. Trust: The Glue That Holds Relationships Together. Chapter 4. Closeness: The Adolescent Safety Net. Chapter 5. Communication: The Heart of Father-Daughter Initmacy. Chapter 6. "Who Am I?" A Daughter's Search for Identity. Chapter 7. Letting Go: Helping Her Become Autonomous. Chapter 8. A Father's Love as a Model of the Father's Love. Chapter 9. Being Her Teacher When You Want to be Her Judge. Chapter 10. Being Her Guide When You Want to be Her Boss. Chapter 11. Being Her Friend When You Want to be Her Protector…
This book examines the characteristics of a healthy father-daughter relationship. Dr. Leman weaves the latest research on effective fathering with stories about his own parenting. He outlines the architecture of the father-daughter relationship, including how to build it on a foundation of trust.
Chapter 1: Forming a Lifelong Bond. Chapter 2: A Sense of Responsibility. Chapter 3: Reconcile Your Past. Chapter 4: Create a Job Description. Chapter 5: Learn About Your Emotions. Chapter 6. Bonding and Involvement. Chapter 7. Establish Your Support Team. Chapter 8. The Virtue of Patience. Chapter 9. Strong Off the Blocks.