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FIRST TIME FATHER
The essential guide for the new dad
by Graeme Russell and Tony White
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New softcover book, first published 2008, this second edition published 2012, 238 pages.
Pregnancy, birth and starting out as a father
For many men, the birth of their first child is a truly life-changing event. Most men want to be the very best father they can be. But how, in today's society, can a new dad learn to care for and spend time with his child while balancing work responsibilities and being a supportive partner at home? First-Time Father: The essential guide for the new dad provides fathers with the answers and options to enable them to design a rewarding and effective fatherhood journey.
It seems that what new fathers are wanting has continued to change over the last five years. In this revised edition of First-Time Father, the authors Dr Graeme Russell and Tony White (who both work extensively with new fathers) show that contemporary men want to:
There are also more families with young children where both parents are in the paid workforce, thus providing a range of different options for fathers to be actively involved. Indeed, according to the authors, there are more men today (like women) who want to have a successful career and a satisfying family life. And there are more couples seeking to base their relationships on equality in their involvement in paid work and in caring for children. With changing expectations and workplace policies, more couples have been able to put these different family arrangements in place.
The authors address the five common questions or curiosities that they find new fathers have:
About the authors
Tony White, a psychologist and former manager of health and welfare services, has worked for 40 years with families, focusing particularly on the antenatal and postnatal role of fathers. In his role with Uniting Care/Burnside in Coffs Harbour, he developed the 'Men and Families Project', a program that provides support for first-time fathers from the outset.
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First Time Father by Graeme Russell and Tony White