Synopses & Reviews
Aiming to disprove the stereotype that paints all teen fathers as uncaring and irresponsible, this book provides young dads with parenting advice geared especially to them. The guide reveals that the reality can be quite different for many young fathers if they have a chance to parent their child and if appropriate support services are offered. These useful tips for young dadsincluding taking as much responsibility as they can, knowing their rights, and ultimately finding joy in their parenting rolehelp shape teens who are far less likely to run from their responsibilities. In this updated edition, a new chapter has been added along with new quotes and real stories from modern young dads who are dealing with the many issues of parenting too soon. This advice can be used to involve the father while the partner is still pregnant, learn skills of parenting, and plan for his future and that of the child.
"Provides a wealth of information that will be helpful to anyone facing the responsibility of parenting . . . free from unnecessary medical, psychological, or technical jargon." —School Library Journal
About the Author
Jeanne Warren Lindsay is the author of 18 books for and about pregnant and parenting teens, including Discipline from Birth to Three, Nurturing Your Newborn, and Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey. Her title Books, Babies and School-Age Parents was a finalist in the 1998 Small Press Book Awards, and the previous edition of Teen Dads was selected by the American Library Association as a Recommended Book for the Reluctant Young Adult Reader. She lives in Buena Park, California.