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The Role of the Father in Child Development [Hardcover]

Michael E. Lamb
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20 April 2010 047040549X 978-0470405499 5th Edition
Completely revised and updated, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from an international group of experts on the role of fathers in child development. This guide offers a single–source reference for recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. The new edition includes expanded representation from international scholars on fathering in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition helps mental health professionals bridge scientific theories to application for teaching fathers how to positively influence their children′s development.

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  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition edition (20 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047040549X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470405499
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 18 x 5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 468,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Definitive reference on the important role fathers play in child development today Edited by Dr. Michael Lamb—the recognized authority on the role of fathers in child development, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from international experts on each subject to provide a thorough and current summary of the state of fatherhood across cultures, classes, economic systems, and family formations. This classic guide offers a single–source reference for the most recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. This thoroughly updated new edition provides the latest material on topics such as: The effects of divorce Fathers from low–income backgrounds Stepfathers’ lives: exploring social context and interpersonal complexity Social policy Gay fathers Fatherhood and masculinity The definitive book on when, why, and how fathers matter to their children and families, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for all mental health professionals who endeavor to understand and support fathers in becoming positive influences in their children’s development.

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MICHAEL E. LAMB, PhD , is Professor of Psychology in the Social Sciences, Cambridge University, and has served as head of the Section on Social and Emotional Development at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. His current research is concerned with the evaluation, validation, and facilitation of children’s accounts of sexual abuse; the effects of domestic violence on children’s development; the effects of contrasting patterns of early child care on children and their families; and the description of early patterns of infant care in diverse sociocultural ecologies.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fathers Matter 1 April 2014
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This book is an honest treatise of the importance of the fathers. Given strong liberal influences it took a lot of courage for the authors to write on this not so politically correct subject. Fathers are important and cannot be wished away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of the available evidence 7 May 2011
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I bought this book because I was frustrated by the misandrist anti-father views promulgated by some self-styled feminists and the UK courts.

I hoped to find a scholarly work which could give guidance on the best interests of children in relation to fathers' involvement after separation and divorce, and could back this up with reference to the best available evidence, rather than just giving inevitably biased personal opinion. I was not disappointed.

The chapters 'Custody and Parenting Time. Links to Family Relationships and Well-Being After Divorce' and 'Fathers, Children and Divorce' should be compulsory reading for anybody involved with the family courts. If they were brave enough to read them they might learn how disgracefully they really are treating children and fathers.

I would highly recommend this book to any father who wishes to have material with which to challenge any who are attempting to control or deny their time with their children. It's expensive but only costs the same as 15 minutes of time with a solicitor and is infinitely more valuable. Knowledge is power as they say.

I would also recommend it to any mother who wants evidence-based guidance on the best care arrangements for their children if they are contemplating separation or divorce.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of the literature 7 May 2011
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Format:Hardcover
I bought this book because I was frustrated by the misandrist anti-father views promulgated by some self-styled feminists and the UK courts.

I hoped to find a scholarly work which could give guidance on the best interests of children in relation to fathers' involvement after separation and divorce, and could back this up with reference to the best available evidence, rather than just giving inevitably biased personal opinion. I was not disappointed.

The chapters 'Custody and Parenting Time. Links to Family Relationships and Well-Being After Divorce' and 'Fathers, Children and Divorce' should be compulsory reading for anybody involved with the family courts. If they were brave enough to read them they might learn how disgracefully they really are treating children and fathers.

I would highly recommend this book to any father who wishes to have material with which to challenge any who are attempting to control or deny their time with their children. It's expensive but only costs the same as 15 minutes of time with a solicitor and is infinitely more valuable. Knowledge is power as they say.

I would also recommend it to any mother who wants evidence-based guidance on the best care arrangements for their children if they are contemplating separation or divorce.
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