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- Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads
by Gary Greenberg (Author), Jeannie Hayden (Author)
Take your average guide for new mothers, chuck most of the stuff about breast feeding and ditch the deep background research and stats, then generously pepper with illustrations and burley humor and what do you have? Your average guide for new fathers. Be Prepared follows that template pretty closely, and that's really quite an acceptable thing. Yes, there's a bit too much emphasis here on broadly drawn manly stuff like changing a diaper at a ballgame, but there's also heaps of useful advice that's cleverly and efficiently presented for pops who, despite their best intentions, really aren't prepared to dig into encyclopedia-sized tomes. The basics (childproofing, bathing, feeding, entertaining) intermix with nifty sidebars (homemade bath toys, foods to never give your baby, exercises for dads) in easy-to-peruse chapters organized according to the age of the offspring up to age 1. There are more thorough how-to guides for new dads, but for most men moving into fatherhood, Be Prepared will fill the bill. --Steven Stolder, Amazon.com
- Fishing with Dad: Lessons of Love and Lure from Father to Son
by Michael J. Rosen (Author), Will Shively (Photographer)
A thoughtful, multigenerational tale of Sunday fishing trips with Dad, as seen through the eyes of the author as a young boy. This lyrical story recaptures all the Sundays Michael J. Rosen spent fishing with his father at their favorite holes. He listens to his father’s advice on how to bait, cast, and be patient. Years down the road Rosen watches his father pass on the same lessons to his grandson. A story of wonder and discovery for young anglers, a gift of nostalgia and love for grown-up experts, Fishing with Dad is a story for everyone whose memories include unhurried time at the water’s edge, tossing a hook and a bit of hope into the current.
- Heroism of the Fathers is the Legacy of the Sons
by Douglas W. Phillips
What causes men to act with nobility and heroism? What is the link between fatherhood and leadership in times of crisis? In a never-to-be-repeated special evening dedicated to 150 years of heroic manhood, Doug Phillips answers these questions and presents the remarkable story of multi-generational fatherhood and Christian sacrifice from Teddy Roosevelt to Lord Baden Powell, from the Birkenhead to the Titanic, from 9-11 hero Todd Beamer to the remarkable story of home school heroes Joshua and Noelle Goforth. Join Doug and an ensemble of speakers for a night to remember as they celebrate the anniversaries of the sinking of the Titanic and the Birkenhead, as part of a gala event for the Baby William Fund, which is dedicated to helping special children in times of need. 1.5 hrs. of audio on 2 CDs. A 2-CD Collector's Edition Audio Album with Douglas W. Phillips and Other Guests.
- Home Schooling Father, The: How You Can Play a Decisive Role in Your Child's Success
by Michael Farris
Home school fathers face special challenges. No one knows this better than home schooling father Mike Farris, president of Home School Legal Defense Association and father of 10. Mike offers insight and guidance from years of experience. This book is a "must have" for your growing home school section.
- Ten P's in a Pod : The Million-Mile Journal of a Home School Family
by Arnold Pent
Future historians may look back on the Arnold Pent family and describe them as the “first modern home school family.” Long before there were any state home schooling organizations or curriculum fairs, Arnold Pent declared his independence from government education and his dependence on Jesus Christ in the training of his children.
No one told him to do this. He simply read the Bible and determined to follow the clear principles found within its pages and to be obedient to God — regardless of the consequences.
Like all great visionary leaders, Arnold Pent was a man with many wonderful directives for his family. The world would probably describe these initiatives as eccentricities, but they were not. In fact, Arnold Pent discovered something that all fathers would be well advised to consider: True Christian leadership in the household is born in the fire of adversity. The noblest and most God-blessed expressions of biblical fatherhood are cultivated always and only by taking the path less traveled.
- What a Daughter Needs from Her Dad: How a Man Prepares His Daughter for Life
by Michael Farris
To encourage and guide men in becoming the dads they want to be, Michael Farris addresses issues common in all families with daughters: friends, dating, personal appearance, and preparing for the roles she’ll have as a woman. Michael Farris challenges fathers to take their unique opportunity to train daughters for life’s challenges—in ways that only a dad can. Originally published as How a Man Prepares His Daughters for Life, it now includes new material on relating to an adult daughter.
- What a Difference a Daddy Makes: The Lasting Imprint a Dad Leaves on His Daughter's Life
by Kevin Leman
Study after study shows that fathers set up their daughters for success. Involved fathers-whether or not they live in the same house as their daughters-boost their daughters' academic achievement, promote their emotional health, increase their compassion for others, and even bolster the status of women.
In What a Difference a Daddy Makes, renowned psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman seamlessly weaves the latest research on fathering with funny, moving stories about his own parenting experiences. He gives practical ideas and inspiration for fathers and provides specific direction for helping daughters grow into loving, confident, caring adults.