This book is for men who want to be better dads. It respects and honours a fathers importance to their childs well-being and is perfect for busy dads with children of all ages, and also useful for grandfathers and uncles!
Fathers are invited and encouraged to be active dads; to build on what they already know and be their childs first life coach. First Coach provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to enable their child to become a confident, independent, responsible adult with good self-esteem and strong core values.
It has been shown that effective fathering is a powerful, protective factor for children, improving their health, emotional well-being and educational achievement. It is never too late to learn and apply effective parenting skills.
D.M. Peyton has a Masters Degree in Health Promotion, a BA in Social Sciences, and lectures on Life Coaching and Parenting Sills.
A new book on fatherhood draws attention to the essential role of fathers. The book, First Coach, for Good Dads who Want to be a Great Dads by D.M. Peyton (Veritas Ôé¼ 7.95) considers in detail the responsibilities of fathers. There is a lot of good advice for dads on how best to love, raise the self-esteem of and communicate clearly with their children. There is also a lot of sensible guidance on being consistent, establishing definite boundaries around their own responsibilities and how best to discipline childrens challengin responses without jeopardising the relationships with the child or inducing the fear. The book also guides fathers on how to help children learn from the inevitable mistakes they make.
- Tony Humphreys, Irish Examiner, 27 March 2009
I thought the other day, seeing images of young women moiling round the streets dead drunk, that it was not only sons that miss their fathers these days, but also girls. Here is a book aimed at helping fathers get those first steps right. And in fathers the author includes also grandfathers and uncles - the extended family that seems also to be disappearing these days.
The aim of rearing children is to make their way in this world (and the next), to find and follow their calling. Coaching might seem to imply playing to win in a very American way - but actually rearing children is persevering in showing them that perseverance itself is what really counts.
Nothing beats being true to yourself. It has been shown that effective fathering is a powerful, protective factor for children, improving their health, emotional well-being and educational achievement. It is never too late to learn and apply effective parenting skills rightly claims D. M. Peyton, who is professionally and academically qualified in this field.
- Peter Costello, The Irish Catholic, 26 March 2009