They Call Me Dad

They Call Me Dad

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Item #: 004737
ISBN: 9781582294681
Grades: AD

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You've heard the statistics. The negatives: children growing up in a home without a dad are much more likely to get into trouble with the law, do poorly in or drop out of school, engage in drug and alcohol use, be on welfare, and get a divorce. The positives: children who are close to their father are twice as likely to go to college or find stable employment after high school, 75% less likely to have a teen birth, and half as likely to experience depression. So what do we do about it? We make a commitment to being good dads. Ken Canfield did. Besides authoring this book, he founded the National Center for Fathering as an outreach to better equip dads to do a good job.

Chapter 1 outlines some broad goals. The rest of the book could be summarized in one phrase: outdo the world. To keep dangerous worldly influences from entrapping our kids, we have to show them that we are more attractive by outloving, outthinking, and outliving the world. Three chapters are devoted to each of these broad topics. To outlove the world entails making your kids feel loved, demonstrate grace and forgiveness, and encourage them to reach out to others. Outthinking the world means teaching discernment between good and evil, demonstrating your commitment to God, and acting as the primary educator (whether you homeschool or not). Outliving the world means walking your talk (being authentic and transparent), fostering self-control, and building a godly legacy. Each chapter ends with a short self-evaluation so that we can see how we are doing in each of these areas, a few questions for discussion or reflection, and action points that you can implement.

The last chapter wraps around to the first point in the book and encourages men to seek out a young person who does not have a father figure in his life and mentor him or her. Because everyone is better off with a good dad in their life. sc, 198 pgs.

Primary Subject
Trade Paper
General Adult
Dr. Ken Canfield
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Howard Books
0.7011 (lbs.)
8.9" x 5.9" x 0.4"
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Thought my husband might like to read this.
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Thought my husband might like to read this.
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