Fathers Can Be Good Dads

Fathers Can Be Good Dads Author Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate
ISBN-10 9781499021196
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 820
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Fathers Can Be Good Dads is a novel, which is based on true events. Even though dates, houses, names of people, countrysides, and sceneries have been changed, the family interactions are real. However, not all have been the actions of Ginia Marie Giselle Hinson, the heroine of the book. The majority, though, are. When the author was a little girl, she often sat around the family sitting-room table or stood outside the doors, listening as the grown-ups in her family were sharing with loud laughter the mischiefs they had gotten themselves into when they were young. Often, the author wondered how she could improve on these mischiefs just to get a bit more attention. A heartfelt thank you is expressed to all family members and friends the author had listened to. Everyone was an inspiration to her. Also a thank you is given to all those she had interacted with and to all those who got into trouble with her in moments of absolute exuberance where household rules were ignored. The novel is dedicated to every writer who has struggled through the ups and downs of putting together personal memoirs to preserve, in writing for children and their children’s children, an insight into a life that once existed before their own times.



Bad Dads of the Bible

Bad Dads of the Bible Author Roland Warren
ISBN-10 9780310337171
Release 2014-01-28
Pages 208
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Some of the most noted, celebrated and godly men in the Bible made some very big mistakes when it came to raising their children. Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative, calls these errors “bad dad” mistakes. Bad Dads of the Bible examines these mistakes, brings them into a contemporary setting and gives today’s dads much needed advice on how to avoid them. Moreover, should a dad unfortunately make some of these mistakes, this book will give him practical advice and an easy-to-follow roadmap to help him repair his relationships with his children before it’s too late. This book is unique because it brings to life ancient Biblical narratives and stories and creatively illustrates important fathering principles in a way that is sure to engage today’s dads and help them move from inspiration to action. This book also addresses a troubling notion that is held by many pastors and Christian fathers, a notion that has hampered the church’s ability to meet fathers at their point of need. There is a shared perspective and misconception that if we can just help men be better Christians, they will automatically be better dads. In other words, the thinking is that good Christian men will equal good Christian fathers. This certainly sounds logical. But, when you examine the lives of so many men whose stories are chronicled in the Bible, you quickly detected a disturbing pattern. Many of them, even men who had deep and abiding hearts for God, made some rather serious mistakes as fathers that often negatively impacted generations. Therefore, if these fathers had problems, why wouldn’t fathers today? Warren believes that this is why God made sure that these “bad dad” mistakes were front and center, consequences and all, in so many of the Biblical narratives. God truly loves fatherhood and fathers and He wanted these mistakes to be easy to find. Yet, few fathers really take the time to examine them or have strategies to avoid them. Hopefully, as dads study the examples of the fatherhood legacies of men like Abraham, David and Eli, men who loved God deeply, they will learn from their mistakes. More importantly, this book can serve as a clarion call for men to take action now to be the fathers that God designed them to be. There is a saying that a wise man learns from his mistakes. This is true. But the wisest man always learns from the mistakes of others. Each chapter includes Reflection, Correction and Connection sections at the end to help dads easily apply what they have read, as well as a “Good Dad Promise” to pave the way for future good parenting decisions.



How to be a Good Divorced Dad

How to be a Good Divorced Dad Author Jeffery M. Leving
ISBN-10 9781118237502
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 192
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Positive advice for divorced dads and their families The country's leading authority on fathers' rights Jeffery M. Leving presents a definitive how-to resource for divorced dads of any age, background, and marriage history. Leving offers targeted guidance and suggests techniques for staying connected with children and dealing with ex-wives—and in some cases a new girlfriend or the wife's new boyfriend—during the divorce and afterwards. This upbeat book offers good news for divorced dads and counters many of the myths that paint divorcing fathers as alienated, irresponsible, or absent. Includes advice for overcoming limited access to children with cooperative responses and legal remedies if necessary Reveals how to avoid depression and feelings of guilt that can cause a divorced dad to give up and lose connection with his kids Offers ideas for responding to an ex-wife's remarriage, moving, unfounded accusations, and other common issues Contains guidance for engaging in new relationships and possibly remarriage How to Be a Good Divorced Dad is practical and down-to-earth and offers dozens of real life examples of dads who have discovered the importance of staying involved in their children's lives.



52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

52 Things Kids Need from a Dad Author Jay Payleitner
ISBN-10 9780736937573
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 192
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"God, please help me...another game of Candy Land..." Quite a few dads spend time with their kids. However, many have no clue what their kids really need. Enter author Jay Payleitner, veteran dad of five, who's also struggled with how to build up his children's lives. His 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad combines straightforward features with step-up-to-the-mark challenges men will appreciate: a full year's worth of focused, doable ideas--one per week, if desired uncomplicated ways to be an example, like "kiss your wife in the kitchen" tough, frank advice, like "throw away your porn" And, refreshingly... NO exhaustive (and exhausting) lists of "things you should do" NO criticism of dads for being men and acting like men Dads will feel respected and empowered, and gain confidence to initiate activities that build lifelong positives into their kids. Great gift or men's group resource!



The Fathers Book

The Fathers Book Author David Cohen
ISBN-10 9780470849354
Release 2006-02-08
Pages 300
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What does being a dad in the 21st Century really mean? Men today want to play an active role in the upbringing of their children; that means knowing how to cope with them, play with them, control them and love them. Becoming a father however, can be an extremely daunting prospect, after all it is completely uncharted territory. This wonderful book is not only for expectant and new fathers but covers the whole range of issues dads encounter from conception through to teenage traumas. Situations such as step-fatherhood and the changing relationship with partners are also discussed in a sensitive and informative style. The stresses imposed by modern lifestyles on fathers and kids are looked at as well as the problems and benefits encountered by the fact that kids today are often very sophisticated and clued-up. Chapters include: * I'm Going to be a Dad * Bonding for Fathers * Discipline * Learning to Play Again * Teenage Traumas Written in a light-hearted yet informative style, and including numerous interviews with fathers themselves, this book reflects the latest thinking and theories on how to be a good father.



Project Dad

Project Dad Author Todd Cartmell
ISBN-10 9781441214850
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 208
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Every dad wants to be a great dad. But what does it take to build a great dad? What raw materials does one need? And how do you put them all together? Designed for the do-it-yourselfer in every man, Project Dad is a humorous, biblically based guidebook to becoming a great dad. With short, entertaining chapters that cover five key components, this guidebook encourages fathers to raise their children with a renewed sense of purpose in order to positively impact them in their adult life. Cartmell shows dads that the way they look at, talk to, connect with, act toward, and lead their children is what separates a good dad from a great dad. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for individual or group study.



The Father s Plan

The Father s Plan Author Robert Wolgemuth
ISBN-10 9781418543051
Release 2010-02
Pages 128
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The Father's Plan: A Bible Study for Dads encourages men at every age and stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God, building a legacy of faith to leave for future generations.



10 Things Great Dads Do

10 Things Great Dads Do Author Rick Johnson
ISBN-10 9781441228192
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 224
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Great dads raise great kids who tend to be happier, healthier, and more successful in life. But men sometimes struggle with how to go about being that great dad, especially if their own fathers were not positive role models. Fathering expert Rick Johnson offers men ten practical strategies to become the dads they want to be. He helps dads - help their kids find the humor in life - surround their family with healthy friends and role models - communicate clearly with their children - "brand" their families with memorable sayings and traditions - help their kids develop self-esteem and respect for others - be a gatekeeper when it comes to their kids' social circle - and set reachable goals for themselves and their children Every father can be a great dad. This clear and to-the-point book gives them the tools they need to do it well.



52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads

52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads Author Jay Payleitner
ISBN-10 9780736957816
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 192
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Perfect? No. But you’re still the right dad for your boy. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas on how build a father-and-son relationship. Good news is, you don’t have to say a lot. By your life and example, you can show your boy why it’s good to be a guy; demonstrate how to treat women well; teach him to work hard and have fun, often at the same time; show him how to live with honesty and self-respect; and give him the inner confidence to live a purposeful life. These 52 quick-to-read chapters offer great ways to relate or spend time as dad and son. And each idea provides a new building block for a father-son relationship that will help your boy along the path to becoming a man.



Better Dads Stronger Sons

Better Dads  Stronger Sons Author Rick Johnson
ISBN-10 1441200169
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 240
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The relationship between a father and a son is like none other. Dads have a God-given role to protect and provide for their families, always striving to teach their sons the life skills they'll need to grow into honorable men. But many dads struggle with feelings of inadequacy regarding their fathering abilities. They want to be better dads. Rick Johnson can show them how. In this insightful and practical book, Johnson shows how fathers can be equipped and inspired to be positive role models for their sons. He stresses the significance of male bonding, discipline, and spiritual leadership; discusses important topics such as sexual purity, respect, and self-discipline; and reveals the top ten mistakes to avoid as a father. From commitment and courage to honesty and humility, Better Dads, Stronger Sons helps men strive to be the dads God designed them to be--so their sons can grow to be everything they are meant to be.



Always Dad

Always Dad Author Paul Mandelstein
ISBN-10 9781413304954
Release 2006
Pages 276
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The guide for fathers who want to remain an integral part of their children's lives during and after divorce. Remain an integral part of your kids' lives during and after divorce. Finalist for The Publishers Marketing Association's Benjamin Franklin Award. More and more, divorced fathers are finding out that rather than being one half of a "broken" home, they can continue to play a crucial role in their children's lives. You can, too. Turn to Always Dad and discover how to work with your ex to create a fulfilling extended family, one that can help ensure that your kids grow up in an enriching, loving environment.



Be a Better Dad Today

Be a Better Dad Today Author Gregory W. Slayton
ISBN-10 9781441225696
Release 2012-05-07
Pages 288
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Be a Better Dad Today! is a global bestseller for a reason: it's one of the best books on fatherhood you will ever read. Warmly endorsed by dozens of America's best-known and most respected fathers, the book lays out the "Ten Tools of Fatherhood" that will help every dad who uses them. The book is the product of Slayton's thirty-year study of fatherhood on five different continents, his research, and his own experience raising four children with his wife of twenty-six years. Slayton's easy-to-read, friendly style makes it a fun read, and the many great real-life stories bring it to life. Be a Better Dad Today! is an inspirational, encouraging, and down-to-earth guidebook for every father who wants to be a better dad--for his family's sake and his own. With humor, empathy, common sense, and engaging stories, Slayton reveals proven and powerful tools and techniques that will help every dad fulfill his God-given responsibilities. Whether parenting younger or older kids, boys or girls, blended families or as a single dad (or even as a father-to-be), readers will find wise insights and practical, doable action steps for becoming the best dad they can be. The book makes a great gift for Father's Day, Christmas, birthdays, or any day. And since the Slaytons are dedicating 100 percent of all royalties from the book to fatherhood and family charities serving the US Military and at-risk families, your purchase will a blessing to the fathers and families who serve our nation every day.



Father s First Steps

Father s First Steps Author Robert W. Sears
ISBN-10 155832335X
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 147
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The sons of the authors of the best-selling William and Martha Sears parenting guides discuss twenty-five aspects of new fatherhood to offer reassuring advice on such topics as taking time off from work, understanding a baby's cries, and supporting breastfeeding efforts. By the authors of The Baby Book.



The Good Dad

The Good Dad Author Jim Daly
ISBN-10 9780310331810
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 224
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It’s never too late to be a better father Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood—in part because his own "fathers" failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic. His stepfather deserted him. His foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13. Isn’t it odd—and reminiscent of the hand of God—that the director of the leading organization on family turned out to be a guy whose own background as a kid and son were pretty messed up? Or could it be that successful parenting is discovered not in the perfect, peaceful household but in the midst of battles and messy situations, where God must constantly be called to the scene? That is the mystery unraveled in this book. Using his own expertise, humor, and inexhaustible wealth of stories, Jim will show you that God can make you a good dad, a great dad, in spite of the way you’ve grown up and in spite of the mistakes you’ve made. Maybe even because of them. It’s not about becoming a perfect father. It’s about trying to become a better father, each and every day. It's about building relationships with your children through love, grace, patience, and fun—and helping them grow into the men and women they’re meant to be.



At the Heart of Every Great Father

At the Heart of Every Great Father Author Clark Cothern
ISBN-10 9780307778642
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 220
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What character qualities can be found in every great father? Love, patience, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control-the fruits of the Spirit, in fact! And the One who produces that fruit in us is the One who is At the Heart of Every Great Father. Clark Cothern shows dads how to be truly great fathers-no matter how old their kids are-by allowing the Father to cultivate His character in them. Powerful, straight-talking stories in each chapter are guaranteed to grab men's attention, entertain them, and inspire them to be better dads by actually showing-not just describing-great fathering in action. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Dads and Daughters

Dads and Daughters Author Joe Kelly
ISBN-10 9780767911221
Release 2002-06-18
Pages 272
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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.



101 Secrets a Good Dad Knows

101 Secrets a Good Dad Knows Author Walter Browder
ISBN-10 1418567612
Release 2002-04-29
Pages 240
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Dads have a special way of relating to children. They tend to rough-house and tease children more than moms do. It is usually a father who teaches a child how to shoot a free throw, catch a frog, or fix a broken bicycle chain. Knowing how to do these things raises a child's self-esteem, increases self-confidence, and fosters self-reliance because they expand a child's ability to cope with and understand the world. Each of the 101 secrets in this wonderful gift book is explained in short descriptions accompanied by a drawing and a fact or tip. Many of these skills involve a simple secret to do them successfully. Knowing these secrets will enable any dad to look like a hero to his children. Included are instructions for... How to fly a kite How to find the north star How to skip a rock How to make a paper airplane How to tie a necktie How to change a spark plug How to carve a whistle How to bait a hook How to pitch a tent How to identify five icky things under a rock Which properties to buy in Monopoly How to tell how tall a tree is How to whistle with a blade of grass How to photograph lightning "The perfect gift for any father, grandfather, or mother who wants to teach children skills that will increase self confidence, raise self-esteem, and foster self-reliance." - Nashville Lifestyles