The Connected Father: Understanding Your Unique Role and Responsibilities during Your Child's Adolescence by Carl E. PickhardtThe Connected Father: Understanding Your Unique Role and Responsibilities during Your Child's Adolescence by Carl E. Pickhardt

The Connected Father: Understanding Your Unique Role and Responsibilities during Your Child's…

byCarl E. Pickhardt, Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.

Paperback | May 15, 2007

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Parenting Expert Carl Pickhardt Shows How the Bonds Between Fathers and Teens Can Be Strengthened

Many fathers feel unprepared for their child's adolescence, in their denial, often times preferring to believe that it will only happen to other people's children. In this sensitive and forthright book, Carl Pickhardt stresses that fathers need to become informed about changes and challenges that normally unfold. Helping caring fathers navigate the four crucial and often perplexing stages of adolescence, The Connected Father describes:
* how fathers can learn to be better listeners
* why they have trouble communicating and what to do about it
* different emotional changes between mid- and late-adolescence
* how to encourage independence while setting limits
* how fathers can talk to teens about drugs, sex, the internet, relationships, and more

Carl E. Pickhardt is the author of nine popular parenting and child-rearing titles, including Keys to Successful Stepfathering, The Everything® Parent's Child to the Strong-Willed Child, and The Everything® Parent's Guide to Positive Discipline. A psychologist in private lecturing practice, he lives in Austin, Texas.
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Title:The Connected Father: Understanding Your Unique Role and Responsibilities during Your Child's…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:May 15, 2007Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1403979049

ISBN - 13:9781403979049

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Table of Contents

Critical Distinctions for Readers to Understand
Why Fathers Disconnect from Adolescents
The Problem with Work
Clarifying Expectations for Adolescent Change
Fathering in Early Adolescence (ages 9 - 13)
Fathering in Mid-adolescence (ages 13 - 15)
Fathering in Late Adolescence (ages 15 - 18)
Fathering in Trial Independence (ages 18 - 23)
Maintaining Authority
Conducting Communication
Fathering a Teenage Daughter
Fathering a Teenage Son
A Final Word
Appendices
Further Reading
Helpful Websites
Support Groups
Index

Editorial Reviews

"As the father of two teenagers, I found Pickhardt's book to be an important, supportive, and straightforward look at one of the most challenging stages of fatherhood." -Armin Brott, author of The Expectant Father and Father for Life: A Journey of Joy, Challenge, and Change