Book revcommendations for dads
More focusing on pregnancy and childbirth than a feminine motherrole and excellent in detail and indeed a standard textbook for nurses is:
(1997) The new Pregnancy and Childbirth, Penguin Books, London
Books often address the mother as primary caregiver. Here are some who donít:
"The expectant father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads to be". Author: Armin A. Brott.
By the same author:
The new Father: "A Dadís guide to the first year"
and "A Dadís guide to the toddler years". I own it and itís excellent. Dealing with you as a father interacting with your child.
Focusing on your childís feeling: "1, 2, 3 the Toddler years" by Irene Van der Zande.
My daughter loved it, due to the many photos. Gives sound advice especially in regard how to deal with professional childcare, itís written by a daycare team.
Focusing on problems mostly with older children is: "Parenting with love and logic". It has a section about toddlers and some very good advice as: if you didnít like your parentís parenting style and sometimes feel that you act wrong it could be that you act completely as you strive for and how it is probably best: our feelings will be tied to our parentís style.
Most "tips" in this books work only for an upper-class family, I definitely have not the money to reak to my kids tantrums with engaging a babysitter to take it home. Also it seems to take it for granted that you own a car.
"Toilet training in less than a day" by N. Azrin and Fox might work if you really follow the instructions
but also gives general good advice. Works only for compliant kids.
"Going to Potty" - by Fred Rodgers: a nice book for your Toddler, his instruction book for that task.
"The one minute Father" - tips for diffucult times with kids, actually it works. I donít know the author and borrowed the book to a neighbour, but any search will turn up the book anyway.