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An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, by the author of The Expectant Father.

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 listening to The New Father will learn how they change, grow, and develop over the first 12 months of fatherhood.

In each chapter, Brott focuses on What’s Going On with the Baby; What You’re Going Through; What’s Going On with Your Partner; You and Your Baby; Family Matters; and more. The latest research, as well as time-honored wisdom - and humor, thanks to Brott’s light touch - make The New Father indispensable for the modern father who doesn’t want to miss a moment of his child’s first year.

What’s new?

  • How technology is changing fatherhood
  • Changing definitions of fatherhood
  • Changes in the way society deals with dads - from changing tables in public men’s rooms to workplace flexibility
  • Research proving that a father’s love is just as important as a mother’s 
  • How being an involved dad rewires a man’s brain 
  • How changes in women’s roles in the family affect dads and their roles 
  • Special concerns for: young dads, older dads, at-home dads, unmarried dads, dads in same-sex couples, dads in blended families, dads of kids with special needs, and men who became dads with the help of technology 
  • The special impact dads have on girls and boys 
  • Specific strategies dads can use to get - and stay - involved in their children’s lives 
  • Updated resources for new fathers

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015, 2004, 1997 Armin Brott (P)2018 Armin Brott

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New Father's must Read

This book is an absolute must read for any New Father's. It talks about the details of having a child from what to expect in the first week up to the entire year on a month to month basis. With lot's interesting facts along theway. Thank you Thank you Thank you

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  • Ian
  • 2019-12-27

A detailed, exhaustive, and well-organized guide

After reading Brott's "The Expectant Father," I was happy to see that he has written guide books for most of the subsequent years as well. This is yet another good, detailed guide for fathers tackling their first year. The consistent organization of the chapters, arranged by time periods, with "what's going on with ..." make them easy to access. The chapter titles on the pages and bullet-pointed summaries also make it easy to skip ahead or go back through to find information you may be looking for. While I do not agree with all the advice Brott may give, he does a great job of putting things in context and does not tout what he says as "gospel" but rather good recommendations from experienced dads. He does a great job narrating and the PDF attachment is useful, though I recommend just getting a paper copy of this book to follow along with and refer back to. I am now expecting twins and wish that Brott would write a book like this for fathers of twins, though there is already good (if short) literature out there on fathering twins. This is a must-read for new dads!

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  • Daniel
  • 2020-09-16

Great New Father Instructions Manual

A baby does not come with an instruction manual but this is the closest thing to one. Each chapter was another month. I would listen to each chapter around the time my son would reach that age/month. I was amazed how many times the chapters were spot on. What the baby is going through, what the mother is going through and what you are going through. First time fathers, this book is a must.

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  • Tampa2
  • 2020-08-22

Great guide but expectations are insane

book reads great and I love the format and breakdown. the suggestions are grest as well and I recommend listening. HOWEVER, his development milestones are not realistic. everything he says they should be doing at various stages are wildly early. at 11 months they can help dress themselves? as a themed "new fathers" book, remember we are just trying to survive, don't tack on ideas that sound good but can't be executed unless you spend 24hrs a day trying to develop your child like a soldier

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  • Matt
  • 2020-05-30

Great for advancing your steps to fatherhood!

Thank you for expanding your series for successful fatherhood. My partner and I are looking forward to growing our family. We appreciate the anecdotal lessons throughout the book.

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  • Matthew Chan
  • 2020-03-15

good book.

lots of relevant information for Americans. a bit lacking for non-americans. otherwise informative for general information

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  • Serge Kuptsoff
  • 2019-12-31

great read for dads

I have explored quite a few books in the first year since our child was born. this one is a great resource. highly recommended.

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  • Vance
  • 2019-05-15

Great info with slight issues

Great source of info for new fathers but the narrators voice can drone on at times. And not in a good way.

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  • Juan José Fuchs
  • 2019-02-14

Great for the US market

Most of the book deals with specifics about the US reality and it's not transferrable to other country's realities

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  • RICANELAS
  • 2019-02-18

Where are the pdfs

Where are the downloadable pdf ? Please bla bla bla tsss que mas y mas y mas

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