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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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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.
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!
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.
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.
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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Great book. Recommended buy. Single dad must read and apply the ideas.Published 6 months ago by ANTHONY FARIAS
Useful, but very basic. If your looking for a place to start, the book has some useful information.Published 22 months ago by Brian Studebaker