This chapter outlines fathers' issues in harmonizing work and family needs and expectations. Using the metaphor of musical harmony as a paradigm for working fathers, it explores the significance of work for fathers in their role as parents and the frequent conflicts that occur between work and family contexts. Suggestions for dealing with work-family conflicts are offered, such as limiting work time as possible, bundling activities, staying in touch from a distance, and using flexible work options. 16 references.
The importance of fathers serving children and families in the home setting is highlighted, and the need for fathers to provide effective leadership in family life is stressed. Different types of leadership are discussed, as well as the concept of servant leadership and principles associated with servant leadership that can be carried out in home and family life. 17 references.
This chapter explores how fathers spend their time at home, suggests ways to involve children in the tasks of home life, and explores opportunities for improving father-child communication. It highlights the joy that can come from participating in child-centered projects and discusses the role fathers can play in disciplining children.
This book discusses the differences between traditional grandparents and the new generation of grandparents and offers principles and recommendations for grandparenting in the 21st century. It begins by exploring the characteristics of current grandparents, the assets grandparents bring to their grandchildren, and the myth of the empty nest. Part 2 explores the roles of grandparents in family life, including giving a blessing, leaving a legacy, bearing a torch, and setting a standard. Opportunities for grandparents to help their families are reviewed in Part 3, with chapters on divorce,…
This booklet emphasizes the importance of making a family budget and provides information and worksheets on: determining a family's needs and goals, taking stock of a family's general financial health, taking a close look at income and expenses, setting up a budget, and evaluating whether the family is sticking to the budget. Tips for making the budget work are provided and include reviewing the budget from time to time, involving everyone, using credit wisely, shopping for food carefully, and being smart with other shopping.
This guide provides 138 tips to help individuals live better with the money they have. It discusses creating a budget and then provides tips for saving on food costs, transportation costs, clothing costs, entertainment costs, the furniture and appliances costs, and shelter costs.
Father Facts, 5th Edition is a comprehensive collection of statistics, charts, and research summaries on the extent and effects of father absence. A large section on the benefits of father involvement is also included. Father Facts 5 is a reference manual for fatherhood programs, family practitioners, social service agencies, researchers, and anyone concerned about the well-being of children in America today. (Author abstract)
This chapter discusses why fathers count and the vital importance of healthy father involvement to the future of children, families, and society. It provides a brief historical portrait of fatherhood and considers the movement toward encouraging fathers in the care of their children and the impact of absentee fathers on children. 42 references.
Portrayals of father-daughter relationships in media and history are considered, along with research findings that show the importance of fathers to daughters and insights regarding the nature and significance of father-daughter relations. Key issues in the relationship dance are discussed and include: learning from each other's diverse perspectives, promoting healthy individual development, creating a template for close relationships, and influencing a positive female identity. Suggestions are offered for fathers and daughters to help develop and enhance their relationships. 31 references…
The significance of grandfathers in linking families together over generations and nurturing their growth is highlighted. Ways grandfathers exert influence in family life are described, including shaping a child's sense of identity, transmitting family values, and serving as an example of caring and respect. Roles that grandfathers play are also explored, and an overview is provided of themes emerging from research on how grandfathers work to fashion stronger intergenerational relationships. 1 table and 12 references.