Let me guess: your Facebook page is littered with baby studies and you're hearing "Having a baby changes everything" more often than "Having a baby is pure joy." The sad fact is that pregnancy has been turned into a cataclysmic medical emergency and parenthood's become an obstacle course of optimization. Music journalist Chris Kornelis has no patience for any of it. He didn't know the first thing about pregnancy when his wife gave him the good news, but he knew that the birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, not a minefield of stress and shame. Rocking Fatherhood provides a week-by-week guide to pregnancy for twenty-first century fathers, but unlike most pregnancy books, it doesn't address every scenario and statistic you and your lady could encounter in the next nine months. Rather, Chris encourages you to make decisions based on what you think is best for your family, not to conform to someone else's definition of ideal. To write the book, he mined his own time as an expectant pop and new dad, but he also solicited wisdom from doctors, scientists, songwriters, and the real rock stars—moms. His entertaining insights include: You don't need a book or birthing course (only a 3x5 card. Babies can't change everything. They can't even change themselves. Pregnancy sex can be great sex. Nobody else knows how they're going to make it work, either. Bottle or breast: you decide what's best.
You're no idiot, of course. You know that life isn't like an old sitcom, when TV dad's like Mike Brady or Ward Cleaver always had just the right answer for Greg, Marcia, or the Beaver. But when it comes to earning the title 'World's Greatest Dad', you feel like you're always going to be more like the father from 'Married With Children' than the one from 'Father Knows Best'. Don't retire your cardigan just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fatherhood' answers all the questions any expecting new, or veteran father could have on topics ranging from communication and ground rules to privileges and punishment. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Commonsense advice from a veteran dad on how to strike a loving but firm balance. -Practical tips on helping your spouse during pregnancy. -Useful instruction on care and handling of a newborn and a toddler. -Smart strategies for keeping your kids safe (and yourself sane) in the turbulent adolsescent years.
Vincent lives on a cargo ship. His paws have never touched land. He spends his days chasing seagulls and eating fresh fish, and at night he stares at the stars that chart his ship’s course. The cargo ship makes stops all over the world but it never stops at “home.” What is “home?” Vincent wonders. As the ship makes one final stop, Vincent takes his first steps on land and follows a crew member to his home. Alone for the first time, Vincent wanders the city until he discovers the most important thing: Home is where the people you love are.
A Father's Day anthology of poetry celebrates fathers and fatherhood in a collection of works that includes Sylvia Plath's "Daddy," "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas, and other works by such diverse writers as Homer, Seamus Heaney, Shakespeare, and John Updike.
Providing an exploration of modern fatherhood, this book is based on sociological, anthropological and historical research. It draws on interviews with a wide range of fathers as well as excerpts from diaries and biographies to look at the experience of being a father.
Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers fathers wisdom and practical advice drawn from the annals of philosophy. Both thought-provoking and humorous, it provides a valuable starting and ending point for reflecting on this crucial role. Address the roles, experiences, ethics, and challenges of fatherhood from a philosophical perspective Includes essays on Confucius, Socrates, the experience of African fatherhood, and the perspective of two women writers Explores the changing role of fatherhood and investigates what it means to be a father An ideal complement to Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
Being a dad is one of the oldest "professions" around. Men from all walks of life have been preparing for it, and have been both thrilled and confused by it since the beginning of time. "The Joy of Fatherhood is written by a dad, for dads everywhere. The book offers guidance, tips, and advice for new fathers, and details the month-by-month developments in the new dad, his baby, and his partner. The first twelve months of life with a new baby can be joyous, frustrating, frightening, and filled with emotion. Author Marcus J. Goldman, M.D. is a father of three, and knows first-hand what's involved in fatherhood. He shares his insight and solid advice in a light-hearted yet practical way. New fathers will learn how to: hold your new baby change a diaper save money for your baby choose a baby-sitter protect your child's future and much more . . . Each chapter contains information on baby's physical and emotional growth; important clinical information; mom's feelings and how to maintain a healthy relationship with her; dad's emotions; as well as helpful tips, definitions, and updates on essential information. Dads' "real-life" experiences and thoughts are used throughout the book to emphasize key issues and to make difficult-to-talk-about subjects easier to understand.About the Author Marcus Jacob Goldman, M.D. is the father of three. A Harvard-trained psychiatrist, he has published numerous articles on mental health issues. He currently practices geriatric psychiatry and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and children.