Father and Child Reunion: How to Bring the Dads We Need to the Children We Love

Father and Child Reunion: How to Bring the Dads We Need to the Children We Love

by Warren Farrell
     
 
In Father and Child Reunion, the author demolishes conventional wisdom about the nature of fatherhood and shows how the courts, media, and government create a vast array of subtle, immensely powerful undercurrents that separate men from their children.

Anyone who cares about fatherhood and parenting, anyone interested in the legal and emotional issues that divide

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In Father and Child Reunion, the author demolishes conventional wisdom about the nature of fatherhood and shows how the courts, media, and government create a vast array of subtle, immensely powerful undercurrents that separate men from their children.

Anyone who cares about fatherhood and parenting, anyone interested in the legal and emotional issues that divide fathers from children, anyone viewing fatherhood from the perspective of a journalist, social worker, or lawmaker, and especially any single, married, or divorced parent needs to read Dr. Warren Farrell's thoughtful and challenging book.

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Library Journal
Like his earlier Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, Farrell's latest book will evoke strong responses with its polemically argued thesis: that fathers are often missing from the family equation and that this is to the detriment of both children and mothers. His research shows, for instance, that children with involved fathers score better on academic and social competence measures as well as on physical and psychological health tests. Issues like child support, visitation, and the female domination of legal proceedings are critiqued and shown to be frequently unfair to men. Unfortunately, Farrell's intensely pro-male tone pits men against women and obscures otherwise thought-provoking comments. In addition, the style is often overly dramatic, e.g., the author asserts that the denial of father-time is "one of the most documentable forms of child abuse." For a positive, supportive title, try Divorced Dad's Survival Book: How To Stay Connected with Your Kids (Perseus, 2000. reprint). For only the largest public and academic libraries. Douglas C. Lord, Hartford P.L., CT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585420759
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1900
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.08(d)

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