Offers a blueprint for good fathering that helps you confront - and conquer - your fears, including the fear of repeating the past. This book guides you to: practice inner fathering; a 7-step technique to heal the Lost Boy inside; deal with teen anger, hostility, and fear; and, parent through divorce and be a good stepfather.
Get the confidence you need to be a true and loving father. Today, countless men are committing to becoming the kind of fathers they always wanted - but most likely never had. Now, clinical psychologist Stephan B. Poulter draws from more than 20 years specializing in father-son relationship counseling to offer a blueprint for good fathering that will help you confront - and conquer - your fears, including the fear of repeating the past. This visionary book guides you to: practice inner fathering; a 7-step technique to heal the Lost Boy inside - and extend this healing to your son; deal with the flash flood years - teen anger, hostility, and fear; parent through divorce and be a good stepfather; recognize your critical role in your son's emotional, psychological, and spiritual development - a role only you can fill.Also included are real-life case studies and stories, as well as self-assessment quizzes and checklists. Whatever your son's age or your fathering status, this guide will help you meet the unique challenges of each stage of your boy's development. '"Father Your Son" is the perfect blend of self-help analysis and practical, how-to advice' - Eileen Gallo, Ph.D. 'Parenting is tough. "Father Your Son" is an easy-to-read roadmap that will help you navigate this scary, exhilarating journey' - Michele Borba, Ed.D., author, "Don't Give Me That Attitude". "Kudos to Dr. Poulter for writing an applicable foundation to a loving fatherhood. His exercises are insightful and enlightening' - Jay Mohr, actor. Stephan B. Poulter is a clinical psychologist who has worked with more than 2300 fathers and sons over 23 years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.