An excellent, 'sweet' piece of powerful thoughts.--Susan DeMaggio, Editor Detroit's Metro Parent
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
After staying home with his two sons for a year and his daughter since her infancy, Tim J. Myers knows all about being a stay-at-home parent. He knows the most effective cleaning products, which snacks to buy, and has developed a “housemaid’s knee.” He has experienced first-hand the profound influence fathers have on their children, along with the challenges of being a committed parent. By recounting personal experiences, offering honest, sincere opinions, and including quizzes for fatherly-preparedness, Tim Myers emphasizes the importance of fatherly contribution and influence in the home. He shows fathers that they are not only vital to home life, but that fatherhood also brings great joy into men’s lives, not to mention a surprising amount of plain old fun. In addition, Myers details the essential role of fathers, and the very real (and sometimes frustrating) transition into taking an active role in home life. Poignant, funny, and inspiring, Glad to be Dad is perfect for both aspiring fathers and seasoned veterans.
As a top Amazon review stated: "Early on in this book Myers writes, ‘The phrase easier said than done applies with particular force to certain activities, things like bungee jumping, sky diving, or Formula-1 racing. Spending time at home with kids, it turns out, falls into the same category, and not all men are fully aware of this. Those who think it's a piece of cake are simply ignorant: unless you have first-hand experience, it's hard to know just how challenging this job can be.' That is a sample of how he approaches the reader. He also offers such hilarious quizzes such as Domestic Vocabulary Quiz (likely you'll score poorly), and sums up the nuances of being the primary household person as the following: `Being domestically involved isn't a step-by-step process like bicycle repair or learning to type. It's much more about who you are as a person and what you truly value, about that kind of growth - and it has far more to do with attitude than with skills.' And that is where this book steps away from the comedic stage and offers some sage philosophy of why so many homes are fractured and how that is affecting the development of our society. Hefty words for thought...and action."
Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His ebook "Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood" is out from Familius.com. His children's books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and others. He has published over 120 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has a poetry chapbook out, won a major prize in science fiction, was nominated for a Pushcart for an essay, and has published much other fiction and non-fiction for children, adolescents, and adults. He won the2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction, and the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year award.
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