How Fathers Care for the Next Generation: A Four-Decade Study

How Fathers Care for the Next Generation: A Four-Decade Study

by George E. Vaillant, John R. Snarey
     
 
In striking contrast to research that considers fathers to be obscure or peripheral figures, Snarey reveals their position as central caregivers and characterizes their most effective nurturing behaviors.

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In striking contrast to research that considers fathers to be obscure or peripheral figures, Snarey reveals their position as central caregivers and characterizes their most effective nurturing behaviors.

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Emily Brown
Clearly and interestingly written..., it gives fathers food for thought about their parenting.
Single Parent
Booknews
In a four decade, four generation study, the author examines the often overlooked role of the father's involvement in three vital realms of children's development: social-emotional, intellectual-academic, and physical-athletic. Looking specifically at fathers' relationships with their oldest children during the first two decades of their lives, the author addresses issues of fathering in both childhood and adolescence. He presents portraits of individual father-son and father-daughter relationships, and measures and defines the ways in which "good" fathers are constructively engaged in and supportive of children's growth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674409408
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.42(d)

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