The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Being an Expectant Father: Expert Advice on What’s Ahead for Mom and You

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From the home pregnancy test to handing out cigars - and beyond...

Dads to be often worry more than they let on about the emotional, financial, and physical changes that come with their partners' pregnancies. Here, expectant fathers can find information related to pregnancy, childirth, and baby care, including training to be the birthing coach, how to understand what's ahead for mom; sex during pregnancy; baby-proofing the home; how to prepare for the baby's arrival; getting used to an infant's schedule, and preparing for the unexpected.

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About the author

Joe Kelly is the founder and president of the national nonprofit organization Dads and Daughters, and the author of the book by the same name. He was awarded the 1995 Parenting Achievement Award from Parenting magazine and is the proud father of twin daughters, Mavis and Nia.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
May 4, 2004
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781440650895
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Fatherhood
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Every father can make a huge difference in his daughter’s life.

As the primary male role model in a girl’s life, fathers influence their daughters in profound ways, from how they see themselves to what they come to expect from men and the world at large. But men often don’t realize the importance of their interactions or may shy away from too close involvement because of their inexperience, or conditioning. Especially as girls move into adolescence, fathers may find themselves feeling distant from their daughters or awkward with the changing dynamic. Communication becomes difficult and parenting issues more complicated. But this is also the time when daughters most need their fathers to be an even greater presence in their lives. Dads and Daughters is a tool to bridge that gap and build a rewarding and joyful father-daughter relationship.

From father to father and with insights from many other dads, Joe Kelly shows men how they can strengthen their relationships with their daughters and explores the tremendous rewards this relationship can bring. Starting with a self-assessment quiz titled “How Am I Doing as My Daughter’s Father?” dads can immediately see what kind of role they play in their daughter’s life. To educate fathers and offer solutions when problems arise, Dads and Daughters then offers thoughtful coverage of the most pivotal issues today’s girls face, such as sex and dating, body image, alcohol and drugs, media culture and violence, money and responsibility, and the future. In doing so he both illuminates the culture our daughters live in and shows fathers how to guide their daughters toward rewarding, healthy lives.


From the Hardcover edition.
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