Great dads raise great kids who tend to be happier, healthier, and more successful in life. But men sometimes struggle with how to go about being that great dad, especially if their own fathers were not positive role models. Fathering expert Rick Johnson offers men ten practical strategies to become the dads they want to be. He helps dads
- help their kids find the humor in life
- surround their family with healthy friends and role models
- communicate clearly with their children
- "brand" their families with memorable sayings and traditions
- help their kids develop self-esteem and respect for others
- be a gatekeeper when it comes to their kids' social circle
- and set reachable goals for themselves and their children
Every father can be a great dad. This clear and to-the-point book gives them the tools they need to do it well.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Rick Johnson is a bestselling author of That's My Son, That's My Teenage Son, That's My Girl, and Better Dads, Stronger Sons, as well as Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half and Romancing Your Better Half. He is the founder of Better Dads and is a sought-after speaker at many large parenting and marriage conferences across the United States and Canada. Rick, his wife Suzanne, and their grown children live in Oregon. To find out more about Rick Johnson, visit www.betterdads.net.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rick Johnson in his new book, “10 Things Great Dads Do” published by Revell gives us Strategies for Raising Great Kids. From the Back Cover: Great dads raise happier, healthier, more successful kids But how do men go about being that great dad? Fathering expert Rick Johnson offers ten practical strategies to help men become the dads they want to be, including · helping their kids find the humor in life · surrounding their family with healthy friends and role models · communicating clearly with their children · helping their kids develop self-esteem and respect for others · being a gatekeeper when it comes to their kids’ social circle · setting reachable goals for themselves and their children · and more This book looks at some of the unique characteristics or uncommon qualities that highly effective fathers possess. These behaviors turn average dads into great dads. Rick Johnson has done some research and has come up ten things that great dads do. I am not a father so I really have no intimate experience here however I did have a father and he did a lot of what is presented here and I think I turned out okay. Any man can be a father it takes a lot of work to be a great dad and it begins when they are babies. If you try to start when they are older you have already lost a great deal of ground. Mr. Johnson tells us that “As a father you have been given the power to impact not only the lives of your own children but other children as well.” I think that all men should have this book would be a great gift for male friends and family. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Rick Johnson has made another enjoyable, practical contribution for parents—this time, for dads in particular. As always, he comes across as a genuine, often humorous, salt-of-the-earth guy who is figuring things out as he goes, just like the rest of us. In keeping with the strategic mission of Johnson’s nonprofit, Better Dads, this book aims to motivate and equip fathers to invest wisely, lovingly, and lastingly in their children. While "10 Things" overlaps some with Johnson’s previous books on fathering, it still does a good job of filling in some substantial gaps left unfilled by the other books, and it serves as a good starting point for those unacquainted this popular author. I was particularly uplifted by the couple of chapters that focused on his encouragement to fathers to focus on their own personal and growth needs—for example, need for friends, need for spirituality—in order to be better dads for their children. And I was riveted by Johnson’s rip-the-scab-off-honest discussion of his own recent, years-long struggle with God. Some have criticized Johnson as “too religious,” so those with kneejerk sensitivity to anything spiritual might not welcome his approach. I happen to perceive him as having more of a give-it-a-try approach, not a take-this-or-else approach, to religion. Others accuse Johnson of being “patriarchal” or “chauvinistic,” but honestly, I hear in his more challenging statements the kindness of an authoritative father, not the tyranny of an authoritarian monster. And it’s hard to argue with his time-tested traditional assumptions, especially in light of the way that kids are going as a result of all the “progressive” approaches to parenting today. If you’re a dad with great male role models in your life and a pretty solid grasp on what it means to be a dad, you might still take away a few helpful morsels from this book. (I did, and I’m almost finished raising my brood of four.) But especially if you’re a dad without any good male examples to follow, who wants to parent your kids well but doesn’t know how, you could do a lot worse than listening to Johnson’s stories and gleaning from his experience. I received a free copy of this book, but was under no obligation to provide this review. I've reviewed the book because I value its content, and my opinions are completely honest.
Great dads generally have great kids. The questions comes when a dad wants to know how to be great. The author has pulled from his experience and research to give ten great tips for dads to implement that will help them raise great kids. Each chapter talks about one strategy and gives stories, illustrations, pointers, and tips on the topic. The author writes the book from a faith base and incorporates it throughout the book. While imparting quite a bit of information, the book was still enjoyable to read and entertaining with all of the stories and illustrations. I liked the presentation and layout of the tips and extra facts in each chapter. Even though I'm a mom, I can attest to the truth of a lot of the information he gave. While my husband is already a great dad, I'll be passing this on to him to read next. This book is a wonderful asset to any family. I received this book free of charge from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.