The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year

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Abbeville Press, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 239 pages
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How can you become an effective, involved father when you see your baby for only half an hour after work every day? What is the best way to start saving for your child's college education? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found on the pages of this easy-to-follow, information-packed volume. Author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to each month of the first year. In each chapter he charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes the child is going through, and examines the emotional and psychological developments the father may be experiencing. A section called "You and Your Child" discusses activities and issues appropriate to the given age. Topics include understanding the baby's reflexes (first month), teaching music (tenth month), and discipline techniques (twelfth month). General parenting issues are treated in a section called "Family Matters", which deals with such subjects as coping with crying, finding quality child care, and understanding changes in the relationship with one's partner.

Incorporating the author's and other father's personal experiences, as well as the advice of top researchers in the field, and illustrated throughout with delightful cartoons that underscore the universality of the joys and woes of parenting, The New Father is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It's sure to give every mom more than a few fresh insights as well.h

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User Review  - JeffV - LibraryThing

I received this book as a gift to prepare for our first child. The book is broken down in to 12 monthly segments, each describing what to expect in terms of baby development, spousal issues, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Malarchy - LibraryThing

The New Father is a book written for first time dads in an excellent balance of information and reassurance. Unlike the masses of literature for new mothers, this is a rare work that excellentliy ... Read full review


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