The Joy of Fatherhood: The First Twelve Months

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Prima Pub., Oct 23, 1996 - Fatherhood - 228 pages
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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.

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Contents

From Pregnancy to Parenthood
1
Month 4
77
Month 5
95
Month 6
107
Common Childhood Ailments
207
Index
221
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