|About the Book|
Men want to be better fathers, and today theyre trying harder than ever. They jog behind strollers, leave work early for parent-teacher conferences, and roughhouse with their kids before theyve had a chance to change out of their suits. But manyMoreMen want to be better fathers, and today theyre trying harder than ever. They jog behind strollers, leave work early for parent-teacher conferences, and roughhouse with their kids before theyve had a chance to change out of their suits. But many men arent building the relationships with their sons that theyd hoped for. And sons are finding it hard to confide in fathers who must devote so much of their time to building careers that both keep them from their families and keep their families comfortable. Many fathers admit that they dont have a clue whats going on in their sons lives, from ball game schedules to online communities to fears and anxieties about school, friends, and relationships. Fathers often walk around burdened with guilt, worried theyre just not able to do the right thing, even though theyre trying to be equal partners in parenting with their wives.There When He Needs You is the first book to tell the truth about the challenges that fathers of sons face today -- including the intergenerational legacies of self-doubt that they anxiously carry from themselves having had distant, unavailable fathers. A self-treatment program as well as a psychological X-ray of todays father, There When He Needs You shows you how to create and strengthen a real, meaningful bond with your son. Through real-life stories of real-life dads who have lost and found their way, you as a father will learn to reorder your priorities, express yourself more openly, connect with your loved ones, and become the role model that your son needs.Wives will learn how to gently help their husbands do this -- no nagging, threatening, or criticizing -- while becoming their husbands best friend, cheerleader, and coach. Turning the father-son dynamic inside out, There When He Needs You helps fathers, sons, and mothers to understand their roles in the family and create relationships that fuel closeness and trust.There When He Needs You will open your eyes, tickle your funny bone, and touch your heart. Ultimately, youll understand what it really means to be a father to your son and discover new ways to be there for him.