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The Sixty Minute Father: How Time Well Spent Can Change Your Child's Life

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By resisting the temptation of "unnecessary busy-ness", fathers can spend more time at home without jeopardizing their careers.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by B&H Publishing Group (first published May 1st 1982)
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Some of the key takeaways:
- Keep a healthy work/life balance
- Be careful saying "Yes" to everyone else and effectively saying "No" to your family
- Time is your most important asset with your children, make the most of it
- Most of us eventually respond to criticism - the faster route is always praise
- Discipline is crucial to your child's upbringing - they must have boundaries
- Never attack the 'person' of the child only their behaviour
- 'Presence' is more important than 'presents'
Cliff Watt
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. As a new but older father to 5 month old twins, I'm acutely concerned by how I will be able to balance my very busy, very time consuming and very stressful job with fulfilling my aspirations of being the kind of father I want to be.
My own dad taught me how much he loved my sister and I and he told us all the time, but he was always working to make ends meet. I would rather have had less 'stuff' and more 'Dad' and this book has given me a lot to think about in being able to
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Greg Taylor
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this when my children were very young, so it saved me a lot of heartache of regret if I had not spent time with my children. The book is a dire warning to fathers, even a 2x4 to the head for some dads who wile away their time in the office and make excuses about doing work on weekends or late nights and miss their children's lives. The sixty minutes refers not to time spent with children per se but to the time it takes to read the book. If you want a book you can literally read in one ...more
Semi-Academic Eric
Aug 28, 2014 marked it as want-to-read-more
How can one be a good dad while meeting the demands on his time as a businessman, entrepreneur, and active community member? We hope that this book can provide some answers.

Part-way in, it does have some interesting insights and helpful tips.
Julian Okoye
A good little book. Quick and easy to read with several easy to implement tips that will make a big difference to Dads and their kids.
Gabriela
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good one, just wanted to read it before my husband does :)
Leighton
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rob Parsons OBE is an international speaker on family issues and the author of many best-sellers including The Heart of Success and The 60-Minute Father. Over half a million people have attended his live seminars.

He is the founding chairman of Care for the Family.