Fathers who dare win

December 9th, 2008

One of my favourite books on fatherhood is Ian Grant’s “Fathers who dare win“. I first read this as a new dad when my first daughter Olivia was born.

I remember thinking at the time it was important to read something on fatherhood as I grew up without a dad. I didn’t really have any idea of how to be a dad as I didn’t have it modelled to me on a daily basis.

The thing I liked about Ian Grant’s book is that it is full of practical help, a lot of wisdom and includes a lot of humorous examples from his own parenting experience. It is also written in short chapters and has a summary of dot points at the start of each chapter as a primer.

The chapters touch on the following areas:

  • Growing happy children
  • Helping your child to build a good self esteem
  • Affirming your child
  • Developing your child’s character
  • Communicating with your children
  • Listening to your teenage daughter
  • Building friendships with your sons
  • Strategies for having fun
  • Discipline for dads
  • Staying in touch with your kids

This book is one that I have read several times over the years and I pull it out of my bookshelf every now and then to re-read one of the chapters. If you are a new dad or are a bit further along the journey I would encourage you to grab a copy and have a read.

God Bless,

Dave