ERIC Number: ED437183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
What My Father Means to Me: Words & Drawings from America's Children about Their Fathers.
This booklet is a representative collection of children's essays and drawings from "Father of the Year" contests sponsored by the National Center for Fathering and the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. The materials have been selected from tens of thousands of entries received from communities across the nation. The essays are divided by grade level, first through twelfth, and are reproduced in the children's handwriting. The booklet concludes with a series of sessions designed to help fathers understand and apply the principles of the "I-CAN's of Fathering": involvement, consistency, awareness, and nurturance. Also included is contact information for several fathering-related organizations. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Art, Childrens Writing, Fathers, Freehand Drawing, Parent Child Relationship
Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, P.O. Box 06260, Chicago, IL 60606; Tel: 800-996-3237 (Toll-Free); Web site:
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Fatherhood Iniative, Chicago.; National Center for Fathering, Kansas City, MO.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A