The Role of the Father in Child Development

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<b>The Definitive reference on the important role fathers play in child development today</b> <p>Edited by Dr. Michael Lamb—the recognized authority on the role of fathers in child development, <i>The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition</i> 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:</p> <ul> <li>The effects of divorce</li> <li>Fathers from low-income backgrounds</li> <li>Stepfathers’ lives: exploring social context and interpersonal complexity</li> <li>Social policy</li> <li>Gay fathers</li> <li>Fatherhood and masculinity</li> </ul> The definitive book on when, why, and how fathers matter to their children and families, <i>The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition</i> 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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