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The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year (Hardcover)

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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 reading The New Father will learn how they change, grow, and develop over the first twelve 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 New Yorker cartoons and 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 


Not to mention new research and information on:

• How to understand what your baby is telling you

• Babies’ amazing abilities

• Baby massage--they love it!

• The latest on vaccinations and healthcare

• And much, much more

About the Author

Armin A. Brott is a nationally recognized parenting expert and the author of ten critically acclaimed books for fathers, including The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year and The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the Toddler Years, 12–36 Months. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column, Ask Mr. Dad, and hosts a weekly radio show, Positive Parenting. To learn more, visit his website,

Product Details
ISBN: 9780789211767
ISBN-10: 0789211769
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: The New Father