Introduction 7 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 Wasn't So Bad, Was It? 268 Appendixes Resources 296 Books for Babies 304 Height and Weight Charts 307 Selected Bibliography 310 Acknowledgements 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