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Great Expectations: Becoming a Dad: The First Three Years
     

Great Expectations: Becoming a Dad: The First Three Years

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by John C. Carr
 

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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.

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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 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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Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402783111
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/22/2010
Series:
Great Expectations
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
443,529
File size:
381 KB

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Great Expectations: Becoming a Dad: The First Three Years 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
beentheredonethatNYC More than 1 year ago
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."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.