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Trusted by millions of fathers, the New York Times–bestselling guide for dads-to-be is back in a fully revised and updated fourth edition.
Armin Brott—best-selling author, broadcaster, nationally syndicated columnist, and dad of three—is America’s foremost expert on fatherhood. His wisdom—along with the advice of leading obstetricians and researchers, and the experience of hundreds of real-life dads—is collected here in The Expectant Father, the essential guide for dads-to-be.
Brott’s reassuring month-by-month overview of your partner’s pregnancy gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for the baby’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time. Each chapter covers:
What’s going on with your partner, emotionally and physically
What’s going on with the baby, every step of the way from fertilized egg to newborn
What’s going on with you, as you adjust to the new life stage of fatherhood
How to stay involved: specific ways you can help (and feel included), from attending birthing classes with your partner to starting a college fund
This fully revised fourth edition also includes:
More information about adoptions, multiples, infertility and assisted reproductive technology, and dads in the military
A special section on labor and delivery: what to expect on the big day
A special section on what comes next, in the first few months after the baby’s arrival
A handy resource section, connecting you to the best information on every topic related to pregnancy and fatherhood
Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving New Yorker–style cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy. (And Moms will love it, too!)
An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, by the author of The Expectant Father.
The essential handbook for all things first-year father is now fully updated and revised. Not only will new dads get a month-by-month guide to their baby’s development, men reading The New Father will learn how they change, grow, and develop over the first twelve months of fatherhood.
In each chapter, Brott focuses on What’s Going On with the Baby; What You’re Going Through; What’s Going On with Your Partner; You and Your Baby; Family Matters; and more. The latest research, as well as time-honored wisdom--and humor, thanks to New Yorker cartoons and Brott’s light touch--make The New Father indispensible for the modern father who doesn’t want to miss a moment of his child’s first year.
? How technology is changing fatherhood
? Changing definitions of fatherhood
? Changes in the way society deals with dads?from changing tables in public men’s rooms to workplace flexibility
? Research proving that a father’s love is just as important as a mother’s
? How being an involved dad rewires a man’s brain
? How changes in women’s roles in the family affect dads and their roles
? Special concerns for: young dads, older dads, at-home dads, unmarried dads, dads in same-sex couples, dads in blended families, dads of kids with special needs, and men who became dads with the help of technology
? The special impact dads have on girls and boys
? Specific strategies dads can use to get?and stay?involved in their children’s lives
? Updated resources for new fathers
Not to mention new research and information on:
? How to understand what your baby is telling you
? Babies’ amazing abilities
? Baby massage--they love it!
? The latest on vaccinations and healthcare
? And much, much more
New topics in this revised and expanded edition cover the latest research on child development, including brain growth. There is more advice for dads who are older, single, or in the military; fathers of preemies and multiples; stepfathers; and stay-at-home dads. This new edition adds information on a wide range of subjects, from helping a child grieve over the loss of a relative or a pet to health and safety issues to care of special-needs children.
Incorporating the author’s and other fathers’ personal experiences, as well as the advice of top researchers in the field, and illustrated throughout with delightful New Yorker-style cartoons underscoring the universality of the joys and woes of parenting, Fathering Your Toddler is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It’s certain to give every mom helpful insights as well."
Illustrated with cartoons that underscore the challenges and, yes, even the satisfactions of single parenting, and complete with an extensive list of resources for divorced, widowed, and gay dads, The Single Father is one book no single dad can afford to do without.
In this ground-breaking book, Armin Brott presents the stages of fatherhood with the same thoroughness, accessibility, and humor that have made his critically acclaimed New Father series of books the most popular fatherhood guides in the country. He offers a wealth of information and practical tips, incorporating the wisdom of experts, studies about parental development, and his own extensive interviews with hundreds of fathers. Because fatherhood is a progression, the chapters are organized chronologically and describe a father's physical and emotional growth, how he influences a child at every age, and how a child impacts a father's evolution in turn. Brott covers everything from such general issues as how to juggle work and family roles, how to affect the kind of person your child becomes, and when to encourage his individuality and independence to such specific topics as how to get to know your baby, what to do if your teen uses drugs, and how to cope when adult children return home.
Illustrated throughout with New Yorker style cartoons that underscore the universality of the joys and woes of parenting, Father for Life is brimming with insights and advice, and is an indispensable, lifelong guide—not only for every dad, but for every mom and child as well.