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Publisher's Summary

Pediatrician and best-selling author Meg Meeker has a message: stop undervaluing fatherhood.

We live in a culture that hails motherhood as a woman's crowning achievement yet defines men first and foremost by their professional accomplishments, treating fatherhood as almost incidental - a bonus. But from her years spent as a pediatrician listening to children's needs and fears, Dr. Meeker understands just how crucial a father's role is.

Hero is a powerful affirmation of fatherhood that shows men how being a strong, active father can be their greatest triumph.

©2017 Meg Meeker (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Worth the read

I'm not a father. Still a 22 year old single male. I just got the book because I'm curious to what a man is. I found my answer in this book. Be a leader. Not a coach but a leader. It also shows the importance of a dad. Shoutout to all the single moms out there. Listening to this book brought me back to my childhood. I was fortunate enough to have both parents. This books makes me think I can be a dad now. I'm inspired to be a teacher now.

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Good but not great.

I bought this book for encouragement and tips on being the very best father possible. The book did a good job giving examples of different family situations and how to tackle them but was a let down in other areas. One example was “if your dad failed you or had bad habits, don’t do what your dad did”. Possibly I’m being overly critical but that seems like common sense to me. There was nothing truly eye-opening for me personally. I don’t think I would recommend it to someone unless they were really struggling with fatherhood.

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The best book I've read on fatherhood

This has to be the best book I've ever read on fatherhood. A must-read for every father.

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Father, you either are, or you must become a hero for your children, there is no other option.

I did like the way MD, Meg Meeker was able to further cement the role of fathers and the responsibility fathers have by considering both facts why fathers should feel that responsibility, that of irreplaceable role of fatherhood, but also the very important correlation between father and The God.

I would recommend this book specifically to all fathers, but also to mothers who need to better understand the role and responsibility of fathers.

I did listen this book with a goal of better understanding the role that fathers should play with their children. I was fortunate to read this book and I am sure it will help me reach my goal of becoming a better father and build a better and healthier family!!

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A small reminder, but somewhat pedantic...

Dr Meeker's latest admonition attempts to cover far too much ground. For good fathers, it's a small reminder of the impact we have on the future women of the world. For not-so-good fathers, this may be a good starter. But, to try to put both audiences in one book is a bit of a stretch, even for Dr Meeker.

I also found the narrator to be slightly off-putting and somewhat condescending. In my estimation, the book would have been better served in the voice of Dr. Meeker, and not some disconnected voice

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Wasn't everything Dr. Meeker has to offer.

pretty good. Not as good or impactful as Strong Fathers Strong Daughters IMHO. There really is a need for the hero Dr Meeker calls dad's to be in this book, but I think she overlooked some of the outfalls that can come up. Also, her insurance that "he isn't mad at you, he's mad at himself" over and over seemed inaccurate for a lot of situations. Maybe he is mad at you because you're being a jerk, or not doing what he needs. Just buckling down on spending time with your kid won't always make things better if theres some resentment you kid is holding because you're unwilling to talk about certain issues that need to be addressed. Just my opinion, but I think she gave dad's a little too much credit for their maturity.

Sometimes, there's some kind of issue the dad will need to work on or resolve first before all this spend more time with your kids advice will be positive.

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EVERY MAN NEEDS THIS

This book is packet with evidence based research on children's behaviors as it relates to their fathers involvement. I am a 28 year old male with no kids, heck I don't even have a girlfriend and I still find great value in this book. Engaged all the way to the end. Heard it recommended on the Dave Ramsey show and knew I had to have it. Great, great book for men.

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Am glad I got this b4 I got married..

I learnt a lot and am ready to be a father and lead my family.

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Principles of Fatherhood

The author constantly weaves real stories in and out of the principles she teaches in her book. As a result the book flows very smoothly and clearly illiterates the real life application of the principles taught.

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Wow

I recommend this for every father. What an amazing book on fatherhood and leadership. Wow.

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