When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America

When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America

by Mark S. Kiselica

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When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America by Mark S. Kiselica

After school specials about teenage pregnancy abound. Whether in television or in society, the focus tends toward young girls coping with all of the emotional and physical burdens of pregnancy but rarely is the perspective of the teenage fathers portrayed.

In this informative book, Mark S. Kiselica draws on his many years of counseling teenage fathers to offer a compassionate look at the difficult life circumstances and the complicated hardships these young men experience. He dispels many of the myths surrounding teenage fatherhood and shows that, contrary to popular belief, these young men are often emotionally and physically involved in relationships with their partner and their child. But without support and guidance from adults, these relationships often deteriorate in the first year of the child-'s life. Kiselica offers advice for how professionals and policy makers can assist these young men and improve services for them.

When Boys Become Parents provides a moving portrait of teenage fathers to any reader who wants to understand and help these young men to become more competent and loving parents during their journey to adulthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813550008
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 03/11/2011
Edition description: First Paperback Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 863,225
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 17 - 18 Years

About the Author

MARK S. KISELICA is a professor of counselor education and vice provost and director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at The College of New Jersey. He has written over 130 publications, most of which are focused on the subjects of counseling boys and men, especially teenage fathers.

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