The Fatherstyle Advantage: Surefire Techniques Every Parent Can Use to Raise Confident and Caring Kids

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Stewart, Tabori and Chang, May 1, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
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Harvard-educated attorney Kevin O'Shea left his practice to become a stay-at-home dad. James Windell is also a highly involved father, as well as being a juvenile court psychologist and a noted author of parenting books. Over the years they've discovered a thing or two about parenting, and in this book they share their novel insights into five parenting techniques that active fathers are actually better at than active mothers.
"The Fatherstyle Advantage" is unique. Flying in the face of long-held assumptions about the relative merits of mothers' and fathers' parenting styles, it is the first how-to child-raising guide ever to focus on the positive qualities that men bring to parenting. It emphasizes men's special contributions to the family unit, including a strong sense of play and exacting standards, and sets up the core elements of "fatherstyle" as a desirable model to be emulated by men and women alike. At a time when increasing numbers of men are spending more and more time with their children, this refreshingly different book is ideal for both fathers "and" mothers who are interested in new techniques that will lead to smarter parenting, better-adjusted, more confident children, and stronger, healthier families.

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The Fatherstyle Advantage: Surefire Techniques Every Parent Can Use To Raise Confident and Caring Kids

User Review  - Douglas Lord - Book Verdict

"Fatherstyle" refers to those innately awesome skillz that dads use to raise innately awesome kidz. The premise is simple-dads are way cooler to play with, and since "[p]lay is a child's means of ... Read full review

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Fatherstyle is the term that stay-at-home dad O�Shea (president, Partnership for Dads) and juvenile court psychologist Windell apply to the contribution men can make in raising confident ... Read full review

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Former attorney and current stay-at-home father, Kevin O'Shea writes two parenting columns and leads workshops for new fathers. He has been featured in many national publications and on national television programs. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan.

James Windell is a juvenile court psychologist, author, and newspaper columnist who has appeared on more than 150 radio and television shows. He is quoted regularly in parenting and major women's magazines. Windell lives in Troy, Michigan.

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