Fathering Your Toddler: A Dad's Guide to the Second and Third Years

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Abbeville Press, Incorporated, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 287 pages
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A significantly updated, revised, and expanded guide to all aspects of fatherhood during a child’s second and third years by the best-selling, critically acclaimed author ofThe Expectant Father.

At what age should you introduce your child to computers? When and how should you go about drawing up a will? The day your child starts preschool, how will you cope with the pangs of adult separation anxiety? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in the pages of this information-packed volume. Author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to every three months of the second and third years. In each chapter, Brott 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. He discusses issues that may develop between fathers and their partners as well as matters that involve the whole family. In addition, each chapter contains a section called "You and Your Child,” in which activities and issues appropriate to the given age are discussed.

New topics in this revised and expanded edition cover the latest research on child development, including brain growth. There is more advice for dads who are older, single, or in the military; fathers of preemies and multiples; stepfathers; and stay-at-home dads. This new edition adds information on a wide range of subjects, from helping a child grieve over the loss of a relative or a pet to health and safety issues to care of special-needs children.

Incorporating the author’s and other fathers’ personal experiences, as well as the advice of top researchers in the field, and illustrated throughout with delightfulNew Yorker-style cartoons underscoring the universality of the joys and woes of parenting,Fathering Your Toddler is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It’s certain to give every mom helpful insights as well.

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User Review  - Malarchy - LibraryThing

Fathering Your Toddler is a follow-up to [[ASIN:0789210770 Expectant Father]] and [[ASIN:1845330935 New Father]] by Armin A. Brott. It is an excellent resource for dads, tracking child development in ... Read full review

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Acknowledgments
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Keeping Communication
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IS 21 MONTHS
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Armin Brott, hailed by Time Magazine as "the superdad's superdad," is a pioneer in the field of fatherhood and has been building better fathers for more than a decade. He is the author of 8 books on fatherhood including The Expectant Father, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year, The Single Father, and Father for Life: A Journey of Joy, Challenge, and Change. He has written on fatherhood for such leading publications as the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and Parenting. As a trusted spokesperson, Armin speaks on fatherhood around the country and teaches classes for expectant and new dads. He is a father of three and lives in Oakland, CA.

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