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  • Published: 18 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781869797669
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 376

Fathers Who Dare Win

The one book you will ever need on how to be a great dad.

The one book you will ever need on how to be great dad.

Including clear strategies on everything from being a hero to your kids to communication to discipline, this is the one book fathers will ever need. It's encouraging and affirming and to the point, with comments like: 'Men are such a necessary part of the parenting team because they believe in the three Rs: Rules, Routines, Ridiculousness.'

Fathers Who Dare Win was first self-published in 2000, and now Ian Grant has updated and revised it for today's generation of fathers. Much of the original content remains highly relevant but there are new aspects for today's fathers to deal with — the internet, Facebook and Twitter; strategies for the estranged dad; the importance of a father in his daughter's life, and in his son's life; smart strategies for how to love the mother of your children; and much more.

In Ian's characteristic straight-talking way he offers lots of advice, tips and strategies for being the best father you can. Ian speaks from experience as the father of three and grandfather of eleven, but he also mines the research to deliver well founded and practical advice.

  • Pub date: 18 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781869797669
  • Imprint: Random House New Zealand
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 376

About the Author

Ian Grant

Ian Grant is one of New Zealand's best-known parenting experts. With his wife Mary, he runs Parents Inc., which hosts parenting seminars and programmes. Married for 42 years, they have three adult children, five grandsons and three granddaughters.
Ian Grant and Mary Grant are high-profile parenting and relationship gurus in New Zealand who have written a series of bestselling parenting books, including Growing Great Boys, Growing Great Girls, Growing Great Marriages, Growing Great Families, Communicate and Fathers Who Dare Win. They are the founders of Parents Inc. (now called the parentingplace.com), speak at seminars and have had long careers as media stars on television and radio.
Mary founded faith4families org; while Ian founded fatherswhodarewin.com (‘giving fatherhood a better name’). For their work with youth and families, Mary has been awarded the Queen’s Medal, and Ian the Queen’s Service Order. In 2013, Ian was named Senior New Zealander of the Year.
The Grants have a Christian background, and were founders of Youth for Christ and the Campus Life clubs. They believe that parents each have their own distinctive role to play, and that many of society’s problems can be traced back to the absence of strong loving relationships between many parents and their children. Going against the tide of ‘political correctness’, they advocate that men parent like men, becoming good role models for manliness in their children’s lives — following traditions of being providers and protectors, heroes and sportsmen, as well as mentors and confidants.
While anger and aggression should be controlled, men should still parent in the ways that come naturally them — with physical interaction and risk-taking. Similarly, they believe that the innate qualities of boys and their behaviour should be encouraged and channelled positively, rather than suppressed in today’s PC environment.
Their road-shows are marked by humour and practical strategies for dealing with everyday parenting situations.
Reviewers have identified the Grants approach as threefold: to inspire, share wisdom, and encourage.

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