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

Narrated by: Armin Brott
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 listening to The New Father will learn how they change, grow, and develop over the first 12 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 Brott’s light touch - make The New Father indispensable 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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015, 2004, 1997 Armin Brott (P)2018 Armin Brott

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A detailed, exhaustive, and well-organized guide

After reading Brott's "The Expectant Father," I was happy to see that he has written guide books for most of the subsequent years as well. This is yet another good, detailed guide for fathers tackling their first year. The consistent organization of the chapters, arranged by time periods, with "what's going on with ..." make them easy to access. The chapter titles on the pages and bullet-pointed summaries also make it easy to skip ahead or go back through to find information you may be looking for. While I do not agree with all the advice Brott may give, he does a great job of putting things in context and does not tout what he says as "gospel" but rather good recommendations from experienced dads. He does a great job narrating and the PDF attachment is useful, though I recommend just getting a paper copy of this book to follow along with and refer back to. I am now expecting twins and wish that Brott would write a book like this for fathers of twins, though there is already good (if short) literature out there on fathering twins. This is a must-read for new dads!

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Great for advancing your steps to fatherhood!

Thank you for expanding your series for successful fatherhood. My partner and I are looking forward to growing our family. We appreciate the anecdotal lessons throughout the book.

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good book.

lots of relevant information for Americans. a bit lacking for non-americans. otherwise informative for general information

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great read for dads

I have explored quite a few books in the first year since our child was born. this one is a great resource. highly recommended.

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Great info with slight issues

Great source of info for new fathers but the narrators voice can drone on at times. And not in a good way.

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Great for the US market

Most of the book deals with specifics about the US reality and it's not transferrable to other country's realities

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Where are the pdfs

Where are the downloadable pdf ?
Please bla bla bla tsss que mas y mas y mas

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  • Antti J.
  • 06-05-20

Not for Europeans

There’s some useful practical stuff on it but a lot of culturally distant weird things from unequal society such as picking a maid. There’s also quite a few blokey references and expired gender roles.

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  • G Leong
  • 12-05-19

Learnt a lot about being a father

Learnt a lot i didn't know and dispelled some things I thought I knew. Overall a good reference for new dads.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-19

great book for new dad's and really worth getting.

worth a listen there is also a book for the pregnancy. a balanced book really written for dads