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The Single Father: A Dad's Guide to Parenting Without a Partner (New Father Series) Paperback – April 1, 1999

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"The latest in the New Father series by Brott, The Single Father helps dads who are divorced, widowed, gay, or never-married to deal with the special issues of parenting alone. By combining personal experiences of solo dads with advice from psychologists, lawyers, and other experts, Brott provides insight that is both practical and reassuring. A 1999 Parents' Choice® Approval." —From Parents' Choice®

About the Author

Armin Brott, author of The New Father Series and a contributing writer to BabyTalk magazine, has written on fatherhood for the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, the Washington Post, American Baby magazine, Parenting magazine, and many other periodicals. His weekly radio show on parenting is carried by one of the largest radio stations in the San Francisco Bay area. He and his family live in Oakland, California.
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Product Details

  • Series: New Father Series
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (April 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789205203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789205209
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #583,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a single father (never married to my child's mother), I've looked at as many books as I could find to get assistance in being a good father under the circumstances. I've only bought two - Live-Away Dads by William Klatte, and this one.
Mr Brott's book is informative, interesting, easy to read and easy to understand. Contrary to so many books on this subject, I didn't get any sense of anti-anything or anti-anyone posturing. Instead, I got the sense that Mr Brott values children and believes that they need fathers in their lives. His book is designed to encourage fathers to accept and embrace their relationships with their kids, despite limitations or changes in their circumstances. The thrust of the book is that the father-child relationship is important and necessary, and he suggests that fathers pursue and protect those relationships. To that end, he offers suggestions and advice about how to do so (from the big subjects, like meeting someone new, to the small, like setting aside space in your place for your kids, even if they don't live with you). I found it extremely helpful, if for no other reason than I felt less alone.
He seemed to me to be saying that preserving your relationship with your kids doesn't have to be to the exclusion of anyone else, and doesn't have to be a destructive process, which it all too frequently is. Would that more people agreed.
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This book isn't written just for men who have custody of their children. The term "single father" refers to any father who isn't living with the mother of his child, regardless of where the child is residing.
The strongest area of this book is its practical advice on how to take a constructive approach to solving common problems following a divorce. Often there are forces at work which tend to push divorced fathers out of their children's lives. This book helps the reader confront each of these forces instead of succumbing to them.
Armin Brott makes it clear that there is nothing more fundamental to our happiness and success in life than our family relationships. Fathers will benefit from reading this book, but the children whose fathers read this book will be the real winners!
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This book should be given to any new single father. I bought it as an experienced single father looking for some moral support and a deep look at being a single father. This book is more like it's title. It's a survival guide. It won't tell you everything you need to know but at least get you thinking about things you need to worry about. While it didn't provide what I needed, I all ready knew much of what the book was telling, it would be excellent for a new single father due to divorce.

If your a single father due to the death of your spouse this book may not be as helpfull. There is a lot of material on dealing objectively with your ex on support and custody. It doesn't deal with specific laws but more general wisdom for less confrontation while protecting your child and your rights. I found the chapters on dating not much help. As a single father your dating like is as close to dead as it can get.

A book like this is bound to make some (mainly divorced female) people angry. It trys to be practical heads up to a new single father. Unfortunately in the world of divorce there is a take no prisoners mentality. This book doesn't look to stoke the fires of these wars, just protect a father's relationship to his children.
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I'm adopting a 9 year old boy, and even I'm not in any of the categories this book describes, every page of it had become very useful. I live the same ups and downs, the same joy and the same frustration, so, I'm practicing every advice the author wrote, with extraordinary results.
For the first time since I took the decision of becoming a single father, I found an empathic word and a shoulder to cry in this book.
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Book privides basic info for a dad after a divorce and info to expect in a confrontational divirce.
Not much info in the real issues ir what to expect if ur parenting as a dad. More on deaking w the whims and denands of the mother
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I bought this book for my ex when we decided to move in together. His daughter is 9, and her mother passed away 5 years ago. I read the book first and found it helpful for what to expect from both my boyfriend and his daughter, and also to know what sorts of rules, behaviors, and activities would be suitable/acceptable while establishing our new living situation. My boyfriend found it helpful for dealing with/facing his emotions around losing the mother of his child, with tips on how to talk to his daughter about certain topics, and also as a tool to back him up when they argued about chores and rules. Very well-written, organized clearly, easy to read, and in a conversational tone. Extremely helpful book that I would recommend to any single father or anyone in the life of a single father.
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Wow! This book is worth the money spent and then some. The author defines `the single father' as any man who isn't living with his child's mother. Illustrated with cartoons, this is an indispensable resource for single dads about the joys of fathering. It helps to give dads the knowledge, skills, and support they need to become actively involved fathers.
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