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.
Research has identified numerous variables that characterize a "high-risk" birth; but, studies typically examine risks one at a time. This study creates an innovative cumulative measure of high-risk births, including births that occur to unmarried couples, are high-parity, are very closely-spaced, occur to unhappy couples, and occur to couples in high-conflict relationships. Using data from the 9- and 24-month waves of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort for co-residential couples, we incorporate data from fathers as well as mothers to assess characteristics associated with…
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 80-page report examines the health and well-being of Minnesota's fathers and families. The report includes an introduction that examines the importance of fatherhood, statistics about Minnesota's fathers, and recommendations for promoting healthy fatherhood. (Author abstract)
This research summary largely focuses on the benefits that dads can bring to their children's and their partner's lives, as well as to the wider economy. (Author abstract)