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Father and Child Reunion: How to Bring the Dads We Need to the Children We Love Hardcover – January 8, 2001
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Like his earlier Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, Farrell's latest book will evoke strong responses with its polemically argued thesis: that fathers are often missing from the family equation and that this is to the detriment of both children and mothers. His research shows, for instance, that children with involved fathers score better on academic and social competence measures as well as on physical and psychological health tests. Issues like child support, visitation, and the female domination of legal proceedings are critiqued and shown to be frequently unfair to men. Unfortunately, Farrell's intensely pro-male tone pits men against women and obscures otherwise thought-provoking comments. In addition, the style is often overly dramatic, e.g., the author asserts that the denial of father-time is "one of the most documentable forms of child abuse." For a positive, supportive title, try Divorced Dad's Survival Book: How To Stay Connected with Your Kids (Perseus, 2000. reprint). For only the largest public and academic libraries. Douglas C. Lord, Hartford P.L., CT
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"I come away from this book inspired to be a more involved dad, with deeper understanding . . . helpful to my children." -- v Jack Canfield. Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul
"It will inspire and persuade dads to become more involved with their children -- benefit to kids, to moms as well." -- John Gray. Author, Men are From Mars; Women Are From Venus
"Of Farrell's books, Father and Child Reunion is his best. . . Its insights are a gift to men and women." -- Kyle D. Pruett, M.D. Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
The author is a man well-known for his evenhandedness with both sexes. -- Susan Deitz, Los Angeles Times Syndicate
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The book also discussed the injustice of family court and how especially as a man you are guilty of charges filed against you and we don't really care if the charges were fabricated. In family court you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent. There are also many example of unscrupolus people who use the laws to their advantage. With that said there are truly people out there that need such laws but it is a shame when the people that don't use them.
This book is a must read. Even for people who have not been through divorce. This book really brings light on the importance of fathers and why we need to value their contributions to our families and our children. So i think it will only make good families stronger. There is so much great material in the book I did not even scratch the surface. I think Dr. Farrell just did a wonderful job and I hope he keeps a light on all the things he discussed in his book.
Finally for Mom's and Dad's out there whose relationship is just not going to go the distance. Please, do something large then yourselves. Your kids will never get to be kids again. Mommy and Daddy are equally important and loved by the children and they need both of you. Please make every effort to shared parenting as described in the book. It will be the best thing you do for them. They have a right to both of you.
That feminism is trying, successfully, to keep fathers away from their children is epically criminal, incredibly ignorant, and brazenly ideological. It really is the new religion.
Dr. Farrell is so adept at presenting his topics in a way that is easy to digest. He never comes across as angry (as I would), and offers solutions.
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