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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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."
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.