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

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  84 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
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
ebook, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Moody Publishers
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Mar 14, 2015 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In First-Time Dad, John Fuller shared personal insight to first time dads about the joys and challenges that are ahead of them in parenting. Like most parents, they were thrilled after they found out they had a positive pregnancy test especially after two years of trying to conceive. He began the book by asking dads what their expectations were now that they are officially a dad and what they are truly afraid of. This is critical and must be discussed with your spouse especially if there is bagg ...more
Lenore Webb
May 20, 2011 Lenore Webb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Oct 31, 2011 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 23, 2016 Ryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. I found myself referencing this book often with my wife in the first weeks of parenting. Also offered some great "for further reading" suggestions that I will be checking out.
Derek Harvey
Nov 04, 2015 Derek Harvey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great primer to being a dad. Short and sweet and easy to digest.
Dec 31, 2015 John rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Covers a philosophy behind parenting, but doesn't get into the gritty mechanics as much. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I feel like the book could be quite helpful for those that are trying to get their philosophy grounded, and for those that want advice on creating a healthy religious household. The stuff I really want to know is currently focused on how to keep my sanity during some of the harder to imagine scenarios of first time parenting.
Jul 13, 2013 Vince rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 15, 2013 Mason Kirksey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Adam Tomlinson
this work is a fine, practical introduction, but it was literally all old news to someone who was raised in modern, evangelical, America. nothing about this was new, or all that mind blowing. it was, at least, a very easy read.
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
Apr 16, 2013 Dan Baxter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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