The essential, month-by-month handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first year, complete with sound advice, valuable information, and tips from top researchers in the parenting field. An indispensible, month-by-month guide to the often bewildering world of fatherhood during the first year, this book combines sensitivity, wisdom, and an easy-going humour to provide fathers with all they need to know about their baby and themselves in a clear and concise way. The author's and other fathers' personal experiences, as well as sound advice and information from top researchers in the parenting field, are incorporated to address the many complex needs and concerns of fathers, while delightful illustrations highlight the joys and challenges unique to parenting. The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year teaches how to chart a baby's physical, intellectual, verbal, and social development; understand your own emotional and psychological development; deal with changes in your relationship with your partner; juggle work with family, while still becoming an involved father; analyse your baby's temperament; choose the right insurance policy; and introduce your baby to music, reading, and even computers. This book provides a wealth of essential information for every dad, and it's sure to give every mum some fresh insights, too.
Armin Brott is a recognized parenting expert and author. He is also author of The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the Toddler Years, and The Single Father: A Dad's Guide to Parenting without a Partner. He has also written on fatherhood for the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, the Washington Post, American Baby magazine, Parenting magazine, and many other periodicals. He also hosts "Positive Parenting", a nationally distributed, weekly talk show.