Fact.File for First-Time Fathers

Fact.File for First-Time Fathers

by Richard C. Woolfson

Hardcover(SPIRAL)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589230897
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 03/10/2003
Edition description: SPIRAL
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Chapter 1Becoming a Dad14
Why dads are special16
What sort of father do you want to be?20
Beating the top ten anxieties of first-time fathers23
Believe in yourself26
Chapter 2Baby's on the Way30
Understanding the pregnancy32
Contributing to prenatal care36
Getting ready for the big day40
The delivery43
Learning baby-care skills47
Chapter 3Your Baby has Arrived52
Making sense of the chaos54
Getting involved with your baby57
Bonding with your baby60
What your baby needs from you64
Mixed feelings--two's company, three's a crowd67
Supporting your partner70
Boy or girl--does it matter?73
When your baby has a disability77
Chapter 4From Birth to Toddler82
Balancing work and family life84
Stimulating your child through play87
Re-establishing yourself as a partner92
Beating the first-time-father blues95
Listening to other dads98
Chapter 5Suddenly your Baby is a Person102
The terrible twos104
Shared decision-making108
How you can help in your child's friendships111
When your child is anxious115
Helping your child to be an optimist118
Starting school121
Family vacations can work124
Chapter 6When Things Prove Difficult128
Separation and divorce--you are still a dad130
Fathering at a distance133
First-time stepfathering137
Positive fathering140
Index144

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