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First-Time Dad: The Stuff You Really Need to Know

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Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start. First Time Dad lets you in on the stuff you really need to know because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change forever.

Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or fa
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ebook, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Moody Publishers
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Lenore Webb
"First Time Dad" to help out for my step son. John Fuller of Focus on the Family helped put this together. You think mom's have questions, well new dads are just as nervous. It is great though to have a book to help you when your not sure of your role. A new baby sure takes up a lot of time and thought, but the role of Daddy is one of great power and responsibility. You may get to teach your son to toss a football or help your daughter ride a bike. But you will always be the one they look to for ...more
Rob
A good book for sorting through priorities as a dad. There are practical, day-to-day bits of advice, but this is more of a big-picture type of book. As in, create a long-term strategy in raising your child so that you don't get so hung up on the day-to-day things that you blow the more important things. If you're looking for the day-to-day advice (as I'm sure I will be, come April), this is not the place to start.
Vince
this was a good overview of general parenting advice in all categories of life. It didnt go into great detail on any particular topic but he seemed to reference a lot of other resources which could be good. overall a good introduction to faith centered parenting.
Mason Kirksey
There were two chapters in here that made all the difference in the world; the first was on the need for spending quality time with your child (as well as ideas on how to do so) and the second was a chapter devoted to the critical importance of loving your wife.
Chi Kin
It is more of a journal entry type of book where John Fuller shares notes from his own fathering experiences. Was a good overview of what fatherhood is like and provides a good launch pad to other parenting resources.
Colleston Morgan
Not a bad place to start

Very basic, but practical advice & wisdom. Clear religious perspective -- but most of the advice is broadly applicable. Quick read.
Dan Baxter
Very helpful book for me on becoming a first time dad. Not many books address this. I loved it!
Chris Giovagnoni
Simply written. A good resource to help any dad avoid the regret of "if only."
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