Introduction 1 Week: Congratulations, You're a Dad! - 13 1 Month: Getting to Know You - 49 2 Months: First Smiles - 74 3 Months: Let the Games Begin - 101 4 Months: Born to Be... - 125 5 Months: Work and Family - 149 6 Months: Gaining Confidence - 170 7 Months: A Whole New Kind of Love - 189 8 Months: Perpetual Motion - 206 9 Months: The Building Blocks of Development - 220 10 Months: Forming an Identity - 239 11 Months: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 252 12 Months: There Now, That Wasnt So Bad, Was It? - 268 APPENDIXES Resources - 296 Books for Babies - 304 Height and Weight Charts - 207 Selected Bibliography - 310 Acknowledgement - 318 Index - 320
Armin A. Brott has devoted the last 15 years to providing men with the tools, support, and knowledge to help them become the fathers they want to be - and their families need them to be. His seven critically acclaimed books for fathers have sold well over a million copies. Titles include The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be and The Military Father: A Hands-on-Guide for Deployed Dads. He has written on fatherhood for hundreds of newspapers and magazines and is a frequent guest on such television programs as the Today Show. He also writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column (Ask Mr. Dad), and hosts a syndicated radio show (Positive Parenting). He lives with his family in Oakland, California.
"In this third of his perfectly targeted book series for the modern dad, Brott demystifies child development ... and make[s] fathers... enjoy the vital role they play in their kids lives even more. A great addition to any parenthood library."--Child magazine "Read a book? Who has time? But you'd be wise to find some so you can take advantage of a fabulous resource ... The New Father." --Sesame Street Parents "This book would make a great gift for any new dad."--Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D., columnist, Parents magazine