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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

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Armin A. Brott

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Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

This book is filled with advice that will appeal to the solution-centered male perspective, from step-by-step swaddling instructions to a guide for identifying six distinct infant crying patterns. 
Posted: 11/16/2007 10:49 AM EST more »

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Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler: A Zen Guide for New Dads

Experienced dad and aspiring guru C.W. Nevius expounds on the ancient concept of wu wei (i.e., going with the flow) along with some handy tips picked up from kung fu movies. 
Posted: 11/16/2007 10:56 AM EST more »

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Father's First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know

Pediatricians Robert and James Sears discuss 25 important aspects of new fatherhood, including supporting the mother during labor and beyond, bonding with baby, deciphering baby talk, being a good husband and father and much more. 
Posted: 11/16/2007 10:58 AM EST more »

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Fathers and Babies: How Babies Grow and What They Need from You, from Birth to 18 Months

Dads and dads-to-be can find plenty of unique advice in this guide, which covers all aspects of infant development from the physical and social to the intellectual, psychological and creative development.
Posted: 11/16/2007 10:55 AM EST more »

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Good Dad / Bad Dad: The Do's and Don'ts from the Trenches

After growing up without a father figure during his childhood, George was forced to figure it out on his own when he decided to have children. The book is a manual for any first-time father, covering topics from baby-proofing your home to saving for college.
Posted: 02/06/2008 11:37 AM EST more »

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Mack Daddy: Mastering Fatherhood without Losing Your Style, Your Cool, or Your Mind

A fun book for first-time fathers who fear their life is going to be forever changed with the arrival of a baby.
Posted: 11/16/2007 10:36 AM EST more »

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New Father Book: What Every New Father Needs to Know to Be a Good Dad

A man's guide for the most important role he'll ever take on—being a dad. Offers practical tips for fathers on everything from how to show love and provide discipline to how to help children with health and emotional problems.
Posted: 11/16/2007 10:54 AM EST more »