Do We Really Need Dad?Today's media would have us think not. From the tyranny of the typical father in an Oprah’s Book Club selection to the range of gently moronic fathers portrayed in TV shows like Modern Family, dads in modern culture seem to ...
lture seem to range from merely tolerable to the root of all evil.
Did Dad Do Right By You? The truth is we really like our dads as individuals, even if we have devalued them as a class. In Why We Need Dad, James McQuivey, Ph.D., shares the results of his Finding Fathers study, a survey of 1,000 American adults about their fathers. It turns out that we respect our fathers and learned a lot from them, even if they don’t get red-carpet treatment by the media.
Can Tomorrow's Dad Be As Good? Diving deeper into the data, McQuivey uncovers the sobering evidence behind what kinds of dads do the best job and shows that if current trends toward halfhearted fathering and fatherlessness continue, we will eventually get what we asked for – the selfsame incompetent fathers that the media have already scripted for us a dozen times over.
Preface to the Workbook Edition This print edition of the eBook Why We Need Dad is designed for engaging the information in the book more deeply. Each chapter has a special section added to it that poses questions and offers exercises for reflecting on your own father or your role as a parent. It is designed to be shared and once filled out and annotated may also be a useful family heirloom complete with stories and memories about your father that you have added. Would also make a wonderful gift for Father's Day.