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New dads are often isolated at a time when being with other fathers would be helpful in understanding how being a parent is changing them.  For more than 30 years I have been facilitating “Men’s Group For Fathers of Young Children.”  Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad are essays I have written from what we discussed in these groups. At the end of each essay there are questions for self-reflection or to discuss in a group with other dads (or moms too). Rather than give advice on how to be a father, my book gives you the opportunity to begin to see how you are changing as a man when you become a parent. It reflects what feelings and interactions we have with our children, our wives and ourselves as we begin the great adventure of fatherhood. The book is written in a unique conversational style. You interact with me as the author as well as being part of a “dads group” as you read the essays.

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Bruce Linton, Ph.D. has been facilitating “Dad’s Groups for Fathers of Young Children”  for over 30 years and is the Founder of the Fathers’ Forum.  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with fathers, men and couples with young children.  Bruce received his Ph.D for his research on ‘Men’s Development as Fathers."

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“You won’t be able to read this book and not feel touched by Bruce letting you in on his life as a father. You’ll feel Bruce’s heart in each of these essays. Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad offers you concrete information about how to reach for how you want to be a father more than gives you advice on how to be a father. Whether you’re already a father, thinking about becoming one or about to be one, each essay ends with concrete suggestions that help you make the transition from Bruce’s story to your ever-evolving story. Even if you read this book to become an ally to a friend who is a father you’ll find that the stories are priceless. There’s nothing in this book you’ll find anywhere else. This is a must read and a gift to all men and all women.”  —Ann Davidman, Marriage & Family Therapist, Motherhood Clarity Mentor, and co-author, Motherhood-Is It For Me? Your Step-by-Step Guide to Clarity
“I am not the only writer on ‘fathers’ to have eagerly tracked Bruce Linton’s highly significant writings and activities over the past thirty years. His inspiring thinking is rooted deeply in his workshops and community activities. This work comes directly from his experience of the experience of others. He is therefore taking care of the partners, children and grandchildren of his participants just as much as he is taking care of them. This is quite an achievement and deserves widespread recognition. As the United States engages with a different kind of ‘father of the nation’, the political and cultural relevance of this book is very clear.”  —Andrew Samuels, professor of Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies, University of Essex, UK“With thoughtful essays and deeper questions for additional self-reflection, Dr. Linton's book serves to do what his discussion groups have done so well: prepare men to become the best fathers they can be. As a mom, I can't speak highly enough of his methods or results.”  —Heather Gibbs Flett, author, Stuff Every Mom Should Know
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