Magazine article Work & Family Life

How and Why Children Need Dads and Dads Need Children

Magazine article Work & Family Life

How and Why Children Need Dads and Dads Need Children

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Kyle Pruett's wonderful new book on fathering is for everyone in the family. If you're a first-time dad sharing the care of an infant, you'll learn what children need from their fathers and why a father has such a powerful influence on the kind of person a child eventually becomes. If you re an already involved dad, you'll be interested in the research on what fathering actually does for children (and for men) and how it works on a day-to-day basis to promote a child's emotional, physical and intellectual development (see front page article). Both new and experienced dads will want to learn how fathering changes as children move from infancy through adolescence. And if you're among the growing number of dads who are also primary caretakers of their kids, you'll find Dr. Pruett's research with at-home fathers of infants both fascinating and instructive.

If you or others close to you are involved in a divorce, there's an enormously helpful chapter on how to prevent this from destroying fathering. …

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