Great Expectations: Becoming a Dad: The First Three Years

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Few authors are better prepared to write about fatherhood than John C. Carr, a social worker and psychotherapist who understands the psychological development of both infants and men. And, as a dad of three, he's on the front lines of fathering.
Carr covers not only practical “how-tos,” but also the more elusive, emotional side of being a father. Plus, he discusses the crucial impact a father's presence has on his child-and why he should be ...
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Overview

Few authors are better prepared to write about fatherhood than John C. Carr, a social worker and psychotherapist who understands the psychological development of both infants and men. And, as a dad of three, he's on the front lines of fathering.
Carr covers not only practical “how-tos,” but also the more elusive, emotional side of being a father. Plus, he discusses the crucial impact a father's presence has on his child-and why he should be present right from the start.
Men will find reassurance, as well as the insights and skills needed to manage work, family expectations, and their own needs as they adapt to their new role.
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Sterling's Great Expectations, Becoming a Dad is advertised as "the most comprehensive go-to guide for new fathers," a claim that it justifies with not only carefully culled "how-to"advice on infant and toddler care, but also vital information on the emotional aspects of fatherhood. Certainly, author John C. Carr has enviable credentials for the task: As a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, he has counseled men on fathering and parenthood for twenty years. Did we mention that he's also a father of three? A paperback original.

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Carr, a social worker and psychotherapist, here contributes a strong addition to Sterling's "Great Expectations" series, exploring the male experience of becoming a father. Making a strong case for the importance of involvement while recognizing that fatherhood today is vastly different from our own dad's experience, he is neither punchy nor pedantic and does a good job of addressing concerns specific to men. Carr walks Dad through typical feelings when learning about a pregnancy, information he should know throughout the three trimesters, and delivery and postpartum considerations before moving on to infant development during the first year and beyond. Including quotes from dads, sidebars, and tips, this useful title wil suit all expectant fathers; highly recommended.—Julianne J. Smith, "Parenting Short Takes," BookSmack! 8/19/10
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402756306
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: Great Expectations Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 156,626
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    Fantastic, practical resource for all new dads

    This book has it all -- answers to all the practical, financial, relationship and even emotional challenges that a man faces when he becomes a Dad. It gives lots of helpful information in bite sized chunks, with comments and insights from lots of real life Dads. Talks about how to play with your infant, discipline, anger, and other important topics. Written by a trained psychotherapist -- who's also a Little League coach, Dad of three and uncle of 27 -- the book helps Dads navigate the sometimes choppy waters of identity and purpose in this life-changing transition from "guy" to "daddy."

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Great educational read

    This book covers just about everythimg a new dad needs to know and somes things that you don't think you'll need but realize you do. Don't get me wrong it does get to be an overload, but still wonderfull overall.

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