Book Description

From the Back Cover New edition of the classic The Role of the Father in Child Development The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fourth Edition brings together contributions from an international group of experts on the role of fathers in child development. Under the auspices of editor Michael Lamb, this guide offers a single-source reference for the most recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. This new and thoroughly updated edition provides the latest material on such topics as: The development of father-child relationships Gay fathers The effects of divorce on fathers and children Fathers in violent and neglectful families Cross-cultural issues of fatherhood Fathers in nonindustrialized cultures The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fourth Edition helps mental health professionals bridge scientific theories to application and practice that teach fathers how to positively influence their children's development. Read more About the Author MICHAEL E. LAMB, PhD, is head of the Section on Social and Emotional Development at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland. Read more