Research findings are shared on the role of fathers in children's spiritual development and the meaning of spirituality to some fathers. The work of fathers as spiritual guides to their children is highlighted and includes: role modeling, parenting with humility, being there for their children, and viewing fatherhood as spiritual calling. Narratives from fathers suggest the influence of spiritual beliefs and behavior on fathers and their interactions with children. 16 references.
The value of mentoring is discussed, as well as how fathers and other caring adults can use mentoring to bridge the gap between generations. Mentoring is defined, the role of fathers and father figures as mentors is explored, and characteristics of good mentors are described. 13 references.
Intended for fathers of adolescents, this text describes words fathers can say and actions fathers can take to stay connected to children during the normal challenges and changes of adolescence. It begins with an explanation of how fathers are different than mothers in their parenting style and how adolescents differ from younger children. Chapters 2 and 3 explain why fathers disconnect from adolescents and the difficulties fathers have in maintaining a balance between work and family life. Chapter 4 clarifies expectations fathers should have for adolescent change by describing the…
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Using longitudinal data from a sample of 451 families with a child in eighth grade at the time of study, three research questions have been addressed: First, the study explored the ways in which mothers and fathers differ with regard to four parenting styles. Second, the study examined the manner in which individual parenting styles combine to form family parenting styles. Finally, the study investigated the extent to which these various styles are related to delinquency, depression, and school commitment for adolescents. Regardless of reporter, the most common family parenting styles are…
This booklet works hard to show fathers that they, too, have an important role to play in their children's day-to-day lives. Fathers taking an interest in their children's lives in and out of school helps children learn that Dad wants the best for them and is willing to spend his time, energy, and effort to see that they get it. (Author abstract)
This booklet describes the development and needs of infants and children ages birth to three. It lists physical, language, mental, and emotional developmental milestones for children ages birth to 1, 1 to 2, and 2 to 3 years of age, along with parenting strategies for each age group and developmental area. Other tips are included for toilet training, discipline, vision and hearing screening, sleep safety, and diet. Finally, commonly asked questions about child rearing are answered.
This booklet describes the development and needs of children ages three to six years. It lists physical, language, mental, and emotional developmental milestones for children ages 3 to 4 years old, 4 to 5 years old, and 5 to 6 years old, along with parenting strategies for each age group and developmental area. Other tips are included for providing safe toys and play areas, helping your child adjust to school, and using positive discipline. Finally, commonly asked questions about child rearing are answered.
This InfoSheet describes key messages for a level of discourse that promotes healthy fatherhood by focusing on the broad picture of 1) child well-being, 2) gender equity, 3) men's development, and 4) community development. (Author abstract)
This slide presentation was presented by Adrienne Burgess of Fathers Direct (London, England) at Minnesota Fathers & Families Network's fourth annual conference in 2007. The presentation discusses England's three-pronged approach for promoting fatherhood: child well-being, gender equity and men's development. (Author abstract modified)
In these Through the Years articles, Sesame Workshop experts discuss how fathers help their children grow. They cover the crucial impact of family relationships on child development. As a child grows, his interactions with family members shape his personality and create the basis for the ways in which he will relate to other important people in his life. (Author abstract modified)