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Fatherhood is the experience of parenthood through the lens of masculinity. There are many different types of paternal relationships that are defined socially, biologically, and legally, and each carries enormous—and often conflicting—cultural expectations and assumptions. Finding out what it means to be a “good father” is often a journey of self-discovery, learning how to best balance external expectations, personal desires, and family realities. We can be intensely judged for how we perform gendered parental roles, but we also can gain great personal satisfaction by fulfilling those roles. Finding our own understanding of our complex identities as parents can help us find resilience and joy in the long journey of parenthood.

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Fatherhood - How I Became a Dad

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The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year

The essential handbook for all things first-year father is now fully updated and revised. Not only will new dads get a month-by-month guide to their baby’s development, men reading The New Father will learn how they change, grow, and develop over the first twelve months of fatherhood.

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The Secret of Being a Good Father

Past child development research often ignored fathers. But new studies are finding that non-maternal caregivers play a crucial role in children’s behaviour, happiness, even cognitive skills.

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FindCenterBlack people love their children with a kind of obsession. You are all we have, and you come to us endangered.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Dad? | The Fatherhood Project

This week we sit down with Dads to find out what it means to be a good dad. All of us are affected by our father. Maybe he wasn't there, maybe he was there too much.

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The New Guy Code: Becoming a Man in a Fatherless Society

This book dives into the fatherless epidemic in America.

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The Changes and Challenges of Fatherhood

Coping with the psychological and physiological shifts of fatherhood.

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This Is What Becoming a Father Has Done to Me... | Russell Brand

I've been a Dad for nearly 3 years now to 2 daughters. This is how it's changed my life and the effect it's had on me personally, emotionally and mentally.

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The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (Fourth Edition)

Brott’s reassuring month-by-month overview of your partner’s pregnancy gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for the baby’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this exciting time.

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The Science of How Fatherhood Transforms You

Emerging research has proven it: Men’s bodies are built to parent, and involved fathers bring benefits to almost every aspect of their kids’ lives. (And—bonus!—there’s a payoff for dads, too.)

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