Straight Talk about Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
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Coping tools and intelligent advice for today's fathers.

Becoming a father is a life-changing event, and not an easy one. The new feelings, emotions, and reactions surfacing every day can be confusing and overwhelming, summoning new dads to resolve old issues. Fathering Right from the Start helps guide men through this life passage, helping them navigate difficult times and participate meaningfully in parenting. Complete with exercises, checklists, and firsthand accounts by fathers from all walks of life, this indispensable book carries the seeds for a new tradition of men's involvement in the emotional, cultural, and psychical structure of the family.


"If fatherhood seems like Mount Everest to you, here is your guide. Jack Heinowitz will get you safely and happily to the top."
— David B. Chamberlain, Ph.D., author of The Mind of Your Newborn Baby

"Jack Heinowitz speaks to fathers with compassion and understanding. Fathering Right from the Start provides truly helpful information about the deeper issues of fatherhood and gives dads real tools for getting through the tough times."
— Peggy O'Mara, editor and publisher of Mothering magazine

"A wonderfully useful book — and much needed in a culture that has neglected fatherhood for too long."
— Richard Louv, author of The Web of Life and Fly-Fishing for Sharks