☁ The Fatherstyle Advantage {Book Review}

Complete title : The Fatherstyle Advantage: Surefire Techniques Every Parent Can Use to Raise Confident and Caring Kids, Kevin O'Shea James Windell 
It was borrowed from Queenstown Public Library

I searched for parenting books that specifically intended for fathers. From the public library I found this book and some other interesting options such as:
1. I'm going to be a dad : now what? : everything you need to know about first-time fatherhood / by Craig Baird.
2. Show dad how : the new dad's guide to baby's first year / Shawn Bean. (Interesting comic guide)
3. 100 answers to 100 questions about being a great dad / Lila Empson, Rick Killian.
4. D is for dad / Michael Heatley

At the Antenatal/Childbirth class were mentioned about about the importance of fatherhood.
Some sad facts about fatherless homes (source) :
  • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
  • 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average.  (Center for Disease Control)
  • 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average.  (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)
  • 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father. [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release, Friday, March 26, 1999]
Back to this title, which encourage fathers to spend more time with their children. The authors are Harvard-educated attorney Kevin O'Shea left his practice to become a stay-at-home dad. James Windell is also a highly involved father, as well as being a juvenile court psychologist. They give advice through this book about fatherhood meaningful and enjoyable activities with children. They share about  five parenting techniques that active fathers are actually better at than active mothers.

I only read the preface & hungrydaddy also didn't finish since for him the book is not engaging enough for him. Some points taken are father's parenting style is different than mother's, and different assumption can be source of argument. But each role is important and have different approaches, but since it is book for fathers,  it emphasize what are positive qualities of men in contributing in parenting including a strong sense of play and exacting standards.