To Be a Father: 200 Promises That Will Transform You, Your Marriage, and Your Family
Washington economist and father of eight Stephen Gabriel delivers a short, concise, and concrete book a father can sink his teeth into. He says, “We are meant to tackle this program one promise at a time. Fortunately, most of us fathers are not so terribly inept that we have to start from scratch on all 200 promises. We are probably doing reasonably well on a number of them already. So, it’s not such an onerous feat. Yet, it’s good to revisit all of them from time to time and see which ones resonate. If we are sensitive to that inner voice of accusation, we’ll know what we have to work on next.”
Spence Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 189062666X
Upbringing: A Discussion Handbook for Parents of Young Children
Jim Stenson says that there’s no magic formula that will turn you into a good parent, but that you can learn from other parents – and avoid many pitfalls by planning ahead for parental challenges that are sure to come. He provides a framework for discussing important issues about childrearing with other parents, plus a thought-provoking set of questions and observations for individual reading. Using this book, you’ll be able to develop effective strategies to help your children become the kind of adults you would like them to be.
James B. Stenson, the keynote speaker at PIFE’s Parent Leadership conference in February 2007, has written a number of books for parents. You can find more material on Mr. Stenson’s website.
James B. Stenson
Scepter, 1992. ISBN: 0933932529