In this intergenerational collection of poetry by new and established African American writers, fatherhood is celebrated with honor, humor, and grace. Folami Abiade, Dinah Johnson, Carole Boston Weatherford, Dakari Hru, Michael Burgess, E. Ethelbert Miller, Lenard D. Moore, David Anderson, Angela Johnson, Sonia Sanchez, and Davida Adedjouma all contribute. Javaka Steptoe, who also offers a poem, employs an inventive range of media to bring each of the poems to life. In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall testifies to the powerful bond between father and child, recognizing family as our greatest gift, and…
Divorced But Still My Parents is a textbook, workbook and storybook for children ages six through twelve. Based on the grief recovery model, this guide gently encourages boys and girls to understand the feelings caused by the parents' separation, and gives them specific strategies to cope. Parents can read Divorced But Still My Parents along with their children, and support the acceptance of changes in the family structure. Instructors in childrens' groups recommend Divorced But Still My Parents as an invaluable textbook for children. (Author abstract)
Becoming a stepfather means new relationships, new struggles, and new joys. This book is a commonsense, practical guide that helps stepfathers ease into their new role. The author emphasizes how stepfathers must replace wishful thinking with realistic expectations. Suggestions for getting along with stepchildren and building lasting relationships, managing conflict, establishing authority, and communicating in a positive way are all included to help men fully enjoy the rewards of being a stepfather. (Author abstract modified)
This conference discusses the the state of fathers in the workforce. Federal agencies and front-line practitioners are seeking ways to maximize opportunities for fathers' involvement with their families. Increasingly, federal employers and service providers are embracing the notion that, as one participant said, "Time is the currency of fatherhood." Creative work and family initiatives such as father-friendly leave policies, alternative scheduling, and telecommunity enable fathers to make family time a priority.
Cooking With Dad is a "how-to" and a "teaching" book. While making Pink Soup and "cleaning" a fish, you have an excellent opportunity to teach some history, physics, biology, chemistry, and math. (Author abstract)
This report provides an overview of State trends to promote responsible fatherhood, identifies and profiles specific State strategies to encourage fathers to be responsible, and summarizes State-by-State fatherhood-related data. Data was gathered between February and May of 1997 by the staff of both the National Center for Children in Poverty and the Council of Governors' Policy Advisors. The analysis is based on responses from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Findings indicate that by 1996, 27% of all families were headed by mothers only and that the number of…