Best Armin A. Brott books

The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year (New Father Series)

Armin A. Brott

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An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, by the author of The Expectant Father.

The essential handbook for all things first-year father is now fully updated and revised. Not only will new dads get a month-by-month guide to their baby’s development, men reading The New Father will learn how they change, grow, and develop over the first twelve months of fatherhood.

In each chapter, Brott focuses on What’s Going On with the Baby; What You’re Going Through; What’s Going On with Your Partner; You and Your Baby; Family Matters; and more. The latest research, as well as time-honored wisdom--and humor, thanks to New Yorker cartoons and Brott’s light touch--make The New Father indispensible for the modern father who doesn’t want to miss a moment of his child’s first year.

What’s new?
• How technology is changing fatherhood
• Changing definitions of fatherhood
• Changes in the way society deals with dads—from changing tables in public men’s rooms to workplace flexibility
• Research proving that a father’s love is just as important as a mother’s
• How being an involved dad rewires a man’s brain
• How changes in women’s roles in the family affect dads and their roles
• Special concerns for: young dads, older dads, at-home dads, unmarried dads, dads in same-sex couples, dads in blended families, dads of kids with special needs, and men who became dads with the help of technology
• The special impact dads have on girls and boys
• Specific strategies dads can use to get—and stay—involved in their children’s lives
• Updated resources for new fathers

Not to mention new research and information on:
• How to understand what your baby is telling you
• Babies’ amazing abilities
• Baby massage--they love it!
• The latest on vaccinations and healthcare
• And much, much more

Fathering Your Toddler

Armin A. Brott

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A significantly updated, revised, and expanded guide to all aspects of fatherhood during a child’s second and third years by the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The Expectant Father.

At what age should you introduce your child to computers? When and how should you go about drawing up a will? The day your child starts preschool, how will you cope with the pangs of adult separation anxiety? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in the pages of this information-packed volume. Author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to every three months of the second and third years. In each chapter, Brott charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes the child is going through and examines the emotional and psychological developments the father may be experiencing. He discusses issues that may develop between fathers and their partners as well as matters that involve the whole family. In addition, each chapter contains a section called “You and Your Child,” in which activities and issues appropriate to the given age are discussed.

New topics in this revised and expanded edition cover the latest research on child development, including brain growth. There is more advice for dads who are older, single, or in the military; fathers of preemies and multiples; stepfathers; and stay-at-home dads. This new edition adds information on a wide range of subjects, from helping a child grieve over the loss of a relative or a pet to health and safety issues to care of special-needs children.

Incorporating the author’s and other fathers’ personal experiences, as well as the advice of top researchers in the field, and illustrated throughout with delightful New Yorker-style cartoons underscoring the universality of the joys and woes of parenting, Fathering Your Toddler is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It’s certain to give every mom helpful insights as well.

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

Armin A. Brott

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The fourth edition of this best-selling, ground-breaking, information-packed guide for dads-to-be is now significantly, updated, revised, and expanded.

We are expecting! The twentieth-anniversary edition of this thoroughly updated and revised parenting classic remains the most informative and reassuring book for expectant fathers everywhere. In addition to sharing the wisdom of the ages, Armin A. Brott, Mr. Dad, presents new insight into the emotional, financial, and physical—yes, physical—effects of impending parenthood on men. Thanks to this handy reference moms-to-be will know their partner understands and supports them during this anxious and exciting time, and that he has all the tools he needs to be a fantastic, hands-on dad.

This information-packed, month-by-month guide incorporates the expertise of top practitioners in their fields, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. It also draws from Brott’s own experience as a father of three and from the real-world experiences of the thousands of dads he’s interviewed. With the humor of New Yorker cartoons and Brott’s gentle approach, The Expectant Father serves as a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy!

What’s new in this edition of The Expectant Father?
• The latest health and safety info
• How technology is changing fatherhood
• How men's brains change by being involved during pregnancy
• Society’s shifting expectations for dads
• The amazing effects on children when fathers are active partners before birth
• How pre-birth participation makes dads more likely to be active parents post-birth
• Updated resources

. . . and new research on the big questions that haven't changed much over the years:
• Am I really ready to be a dad?
• How are we going to afford this? How do I balance work and family?
• Will I be able to handle labor and delivery while being there for my partner? What if something goes wrong?
• How will this affect my relationship with my partner?
• Will we ever have sex again?
• What am I supposed to do with a new baby?
• How can I be a good dad?
• Will I ever see my friends again or have any time to myself?

Father Knows Best: The Expectant Father, Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be; The New Father, A Dad's Guide to the First Year; Fathering your Toddler (2nd and 3rd years)

Armin A. Brott

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The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads (New Father Series)

Armin A. Brott

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Unfortunately, there are very few resources for military (and deployed civilian) fathers,who are looking for guidance on how to be in close touch with their families backhome. The Military Father, written by the countryGÇÖs leading authority on fathers andfamilies, will fill that gap, providing deployed dads with everything they need to knowto stay (or become) involved with and connected to their family regardless of the distancethat separates them.

Part I of this essential sourcebook covers pre-deployment and explores the profoundeffect a dadGÇÖs absence will have on his spouse, his children, and himself. It alsoprovides extensive pre-deployment checklists and detailed tips aimed at preparing thedad and his family for separation and long-distance communication. Part II, DuringDeployment, explains how to stay involved and connected when youGÇÖre far away, andincludes specific strategies and activities designed to help dads and their family remainclose across time and distance. Part III, Coming Home, offers advice on post-deploymenttimes from preparing to come home and surmounting the challenges of returningto military or civilian life. In addition, the book includes a chapter on how dads cansupport a spouse when sheGÇÖs the one being deployed, and a comprehensive listing ofresources available to soldiers and their families.

Flavored with the authorGÇÖs trademark wit, warmth, and intelligence, this guidecombines a wealth of knowledge from experts, scientific studies, and interviews withscores of military fathers and their families. The Military Father includes cartoons thatcomplement the text, solicited from deployed military or civilian fathers and familymembers, ranging from those on active duty to veterans.

Father Knows Best (The New Father)

Armin A. Brott

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This boxed set includes The Expectant Father, The New Father, and A Dads Guide to the Toddler Years.

Fathering Your School-Age Child: A Dad's Guide to the Wonder Years

Armin A. Brott

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A practical handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the third to the ninth year (pre-K through the fourth grade) by the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The Expectant Father.

Following the success of the three previous volumes in this series—The Expectant Father, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year and Fathering Your Toddler—this book is similarly packed with facts, tips, and advice on all aspects of fatherhood. When is it the best time to encourage a child's independence? What's the difference between daycare vs. preschool? What are the unique ways fathers impact their youngster's life? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in the pages of this easy-to-follow, informative volume.

With wisdom, compassion, and humor, author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to each school year from prekindergarten through the fourth grade. In each chapter he outlines the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social changes the child is going though, and examines the emotional and psychological development the father may be experiencing. He also discusses issues that develop between dad and mom as well as matters that involve the whole family. In addition, each chapter contains a section called "You and Your Child," in which activities and issues appropriate to the given age are discussed. Other topics cover the latest research on child development, including brain growth, good and bad news about watching television, and the use of computers and other technology. There is ample advice for dads who are older, single, divorced, in the military, stepfathers, and stay-at-home dads, and the book incorporates the author's and other fathers' personal experiences, as well as the advice of top researchers in the field.

Illustrated throughout with delightful New Yorker cartoons that underscore the universality of the joys and woes of parenting, Fathering Your School-Age Child is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It's certain to give every mom helpful insights as well.

The Best Birth: Your Guide to the Safest, Healthiest, Most Satisfying Labor and Delivery

Sarah McMoyler

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Move over Lamaze and Bradley! Already taking the west coast by storm, the McMoyler Method offers a modern, medically savvy approach to labor and delivery that addresses the hopes and fears of today's expectant parents.The Best Birth prepares couples for what will be one of the most astounding, least predictable events of their lives, using simple principles such as: Any birth after which the mother and child are healthy is a success You already have the only doula you need The medical staff wants the same thing you do-healthy mom, healthy baby With the McMoyler Method, there's no guilt or regret for choosing an epidural or having a C-section; it's about helping moms cope, involving partners every step of the way, and working with doctors and nurses for the best birth-no matter how it happens.

Balance Your Brain, Balance Your Life: 28 Days to Feeling Better Than You Ever Have

Dr. Jay Lombard

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Acclaim for Balance Your Brain Balance Your Life

"Balance Your Brain, Balance Your Life breaks new ground in psychology and medicine and promises to change the way we think about health and disease."
–Mehmet Oz, M.D.
bestselling author of Healing from the Heart

"This innovative and interesting book will help you feel great and live life to its fullest."
–Carol Colman
New York Times bestselling coauthor of Curves

"Dr. Lombard is at the forefront of the emerging field of neuropsychiatry and this book explains it all in a way that is practical and easily understood."
–Aidan Quinn, actor

"Anyone seeking greater balance in life can find much useful practical information in this book."
–David Simon, M.D.
Medical Director of the Chopra Center for Well Being
author of the Nautilus Award—winning Vital Energy

"This step-by-step guide gives clear treatment strategies to help you successfully navigate the complex interplay between the brain and the body–a holistic approach that shows you how to use the best of Eastern and Western medicines."
–Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, M.S.W.
coauthor of The Anxiety Cure and The Anxiety Cure for Kids

"Bravo! Dr. Lombard demonstrates that when it comes to the understanding and rational integration of traditional and alternative medicine he has no peer."
–Joseph A. Deltito, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, New York Medical College

"You’ll come away from reading Balance Your Brain, Balance Your Life with a new sense of awe and wonder at the exquisite relationship between mind and body. Whether you’re seeking to improve your mood, control your weight, or just plain feel better, Drs. Lombard and Renna have answers for you that encompass the totality of your life, not just a part."
–Toni G. Grant, Ph.D.
clinical psychologist and author of Being a Woman

The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year (New Father Series)

Armin A. Brott

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How can you become an effective, involved father when you see your baby only briefly after work? What is the best way to start saving for your childGÇÖs college education? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found on the pages of this easy-to-follow, information-packed volume. Author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to each month of the first year. In each chapter he charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes the child is going through, and examines the emotional and psychological development the father may experience. He also covers such general parenting issues as coping with crying, finding quality child care, and understanding changes in the relationship with oneGÇÖs partner.This new edition features the latest research on many topics, from whatGÇÖs going on at the hospital right after childbirth to what a dad can do when his partner is having trouble breastfeeding, to advice for dads in the military and others who are separated from their kids. More information on preemies, twins, and triplets has been added, along with advice for divorced and renewed dads. The resources section and bibliography are considerably expanded.Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that underscore the joys and woes of parenting, The New Father is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It is sure to give moms fresh insights as well.