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ERIC Number: EJ787738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
It Takes Many Things to Be a Father: It Takes Many More Things to Be a Daddy
Parr, Jerry
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n180 p6-8 Mar-Apr 2008
For fathers to become daddies, many things need to happen. Many things conspire against this--work, play, what kind of father you had, what kind of mother you had, peers, fear, the mystery of children through a male's eyes, lack of role models--yet, in spite of this, changes need to happen. This author contends that the same is true in the teaching profession. More men in the classroom as teachers and assistants could allow fathers to see how incredibly powerful a thing it is to be a caring, nurturing, loving man. Male teachers can become a magnet to a father struggling to believe in himself, to a father who needs to see first hand the awe in the eyes of a child who has never before been held by a man, heard a man's voice tell them a story or be silly and laugh with them, to a father who does not understand his place in the family. Classrooms may, in fact, become a training ground that prepares these men to become great daddies someday.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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