Survival

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home

The Working Dad’s Survival Guide will help dads:

  • Understand that most dads face the same struggles they do.
  • Articulate their career and family priorities through reflection and self-assessment exercises and by reading about other dads’ experiences.
  • Assess their current workplace’s and employer’s attitudes towards work and family. This can lead to a better understanding of ways dads can pursue work-family balance and what barriers may be in their way.
  • Maintain and enhance their work productivity through better prioritization, planning and focus, as well as more efficient time management.
  • Understand how to create, negotiate for, and utilize workplace flexibility.
  • Understand their rights regarding paternity leave.
  • Protect family time from the creeping demands of work.
  • Improve their focus on the most important aspects of parenting, and gain a better understanding of how wives, families and children benefit from present, involved fathers.
  • Carve out “me time” – exercise and social activities – needed to de-stress, renew energy and maintain mental health.
  • Build a support network of other working dads so that they can give and receive friendship, emotional support and tangible help
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Failure

The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure:  How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

By Jessica Lahey

 

Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.

 

For more information on the book, check out the PODCAST interview with Jessica Lahey where Tony Morrow and Jessica dive into the book’s subject matter.  You will hear the story of what motivated Jessica to write the book, and how it originated from articles written for The Atlantic and New York Times.

 

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Discipline without Damage

Discipline Without Damage:

 How to Get Your Kids to Behave Without Messing Them Up

An in depth exploration into how to foster healthy emotional development in your child.

An easy to read, science based book for parents and caregivers to discover:

  • How discipline affects children’s development,
  • Why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and
  • Why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the ones that children really need.

 

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7 habits

7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids

Beautifully illustrated stories bring his family’s successful philosophy to the youngest child.

For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they’re singing along with Pokey Porcupine’s harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.

From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid!

 

7 Habits of Happy Kids

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sleep

SLEEP SMARTER:

 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success

How do you Sleep?

How do you Sleep?  Sleep is probably one of the most under appreciated, yet critical pieces to success in life.  Just think how difficult life is after a terrible night’s sleep.  What about when your kids have a bad night?  How easy are they to manage when they are overtired?  What happens when both you and your kids have had no restful sleep?  It is an ever worsening scenario and we all know how terrible it can be.

Get on top of your sleep, and be present and energized with your kids!  This book can help.

Sleep Smarter:  21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
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Dads Behaving Dadly

Dads Behaving Dadly

Dads:  67 Truths, Tears and Triumphs of Modern Fatherhood

Dads, hear the stories of #FellowFathers as Hogan Hilling shares his journey through Fatherhood.

Along the way Dads from different socio-economic backgrounds, races and family structures share their successes and lessons learned.  Humourous and honest, these heart warming stories provide an in depth look into the changing face of fatherhood.

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Rockabye Baby favorites

Rockabye Baby!

 

Rock Song Lullabies!

 

A fun way to introduce your children to your favorite songs, and lull them off to sleep at the same time!

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Cline book

Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)

This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character.

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Crenshaw book

I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD

Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged fifteen to thirty, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. He also helps families, friends, and romantic partners understand a diagnosis of ADD not as something to fear or an excuse, but as a first step on the path to a better tomorrow.

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the-spiritual-child

The Spiritual Child

The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

Read this book and watch one of her many guest speaking online.

This book offers a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.

No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence.

By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth

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Fatherhood Books & Resources

The Average Father wants to help with your fatherhood by providing as many helpful books and resources as we can. If you want learn how to be a better dad, you've come to the right place. This page is frequently updated with new books, websites, tips and guidelines on how to become a better father.