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The Good Father Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 31 March 2015
  • ISBN : 9781439104187
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

The Good Father Book Summary/Review:

Fathering is one of the most basic and profound human activities. Yet in addition to its many joys, fatherhood is often freighted with longing, sadness, anger, and misunderstanding. Most of us, men and women alike, are acutely aware of how difficult it is to father well, year after year, until, and even after, children are grown. At the same time, the essential relationships between men and women and their children are under stress these days as never before, subject to the pressures of work, money, divorce, remarriage, and adoption. As a result, many fathers struggle with deep uncertainties about their parenting abilities. Meanwhile, society's definitions of masculinity appear ever more fluid, negotiable, and unreachable in today's media-saturated culture, which endlessly exposes men (and women) to a stream of images celebrating violence, war, hypermasculinity, athletic ability, corporate competition, alternative life-styles, "metrosexuality," and triumphant materialism. Who, men might rightfully ask, are we expected to be? Do various pop-cultural definitions of masculinity really reflect what it is to be a man? What in men's true natures helps them be good fathers? Can aggression be useful? What masculine traits do fathers need to guard -- and guard against? How do men love their children, and how is being a father very different from and no less essential than being a mother? And how can women understand how men experience fatherhood? This is the rich social reality that Dr. Mark O'Connell, a psychotherapist and father of three, addresses in his provocative, brilliant, and wise book. Drawing on both his professional case histories and personal experience, O'Connell describes the internal conflicts that many men feel about the difficulties of being a father but which they are often unable to discuss easily. Such issues include questions about authority, discipline, intimacy, physical contact, and sexuality. In ways that are distinctly masculine, O'Connell says, fathers communicate standards, insist on respect for others, instigate necessary confrontations, and even engage in the kind of rough-and-tumble play that enlivens the developing neural structures in a child's brain. O'Connell contends that fathers play a crucial role in conveying the rules, expectations, and inevitabilities of life, and he describes how men can help their families by understanding and embracing their own masculinity. Men are different from women and must be allowed to parent differently as well. The Good Father, however, is not just a very readable book for fathers struggling to find their best selves in relation to their spouses and children. Women will want to read The Good Father as well. All men and women have complex and important relationships with their fathers, whether or not those men were good fathers. Dr. O'Connell reveals how men and women alike bring these relationships to their parenting, and how we so often need to untangle these generational knots. Filled with reassuring common sense, The Good Father opens a path toward happier, more satisfying relationships for the entire family while helping men become the good fathers they deeply want to be.

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The Good Father

The Good Father
  • Author : Mark O'Connell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781439104187
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Fathering is one of the most basic and profound human activities. Yet in addition to its many joys, fatherhood is often freighted with longing, sadness, anger, and misunderstanding. Most of us, men and women alike, are acutely aware of how difficult it is to father well, year after year, until, and even after, children are grown. At the same time, the essential relationships between men and women and their children are under stress these days as never before, subject to

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  • Publisher : Tuber Productions Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9789810724184
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781460383087
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2019-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781488058387
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  • Publisher : Accent Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781909520134
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  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781606471715
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781426831683
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781444730388
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  • Author : Bruce D. Edwards JD LLM
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781480835849
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Recent studies conducted by the National Center for Fathering and National Fatherhood Initiative show that only fifty percent of children spend their childhood in an intact family, and about one-third of all children live apart from their biological fathers. As a father, your involvement is much greater than your mere presence. Fathers must ensure that their deeds exemplify their words in that the father exhibits the behavior he instills in his children. Bruce D. Edwards, JD, LLM, has mentored hundreds

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-08-22
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1873
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B318511
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  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044009765389
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1886
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101064461781
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  • Author : John Gerard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1871
  • ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000102985
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  • Publisher : 8th Circle Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-20
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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