This chapter focuses on small group support for fathers to foster their involvement with children. It describes the potential of small groups for providing meaningful support to fathers in their efforts, shares examples of the benefits of small groups for men, gives a rationale for the power of small groups for fathers, and suggests ideas for recruiting fathers into small groups. 6 references.
This illustrated children's book tells the story of Tommy, a boy who has a father in prison for drug abuse. It discusses the number of children with parents in prison, Tommy's worry that his father will forget about him, and feelings of embarrassment Tommy has and concerns about what other children will think. Tommy is reassured by his mother that it is not his fault that his father used drugs and is in prison.
The transition to fatherhood is not signaled simply by the event of a child's birth. It also encompasses the psychological and behavioral adjustments men go through in response to the presence of a child in their lives who needs fathering. A transition to fatherhood requires both cognitive restructuring (changes in role identities, priorities, etc.) and appropriate accompanying behavioral changes. In other words, men making a transition to fatherhood begin to both think differently about themselves and act differently in their lives and relationships. (Author abstract)
The impact of fathers on the mental health and well-being of their children is explored, including the influence of fathers' parenting styles, father involvement, low interparental conflict, and fathers' own mental health. Negative influences that impact children are also identified, and key parenting tips for fathers are offered. Information on therapy for children is provided. 23 references.
This book explores six tough questions men ask. Each of the six Bible studies is crafted especially for men, and provides biblical answers, relationship-building discussion questions, fun activities, and character-building insights from the life of Super Bowl XLI Winning Head Coach Tony Dungy.In this book you will find six studies that answer these questions: --What is my game plan?--What is my strength?--What is success?--Where is my security?--What is my significance?--What is my legacy?Good stuff designed for men, by men. This book releases at the same time as Coach Dungy's much-…