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  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742759029
  • Imprint: Doubleday Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99
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Fathers Who Dare Win




Everything you need to know to be the best father you can be.

Everything you need to know to be the best father you can be.

Ian Grant is a parenting and relationship guru who focuses on bringing families together. He has written about bringing up girls, boys, working out problems in families, and even how to get the best out of your marriage. But the subject of fathers and children is something dear to his heart.

Today's fathers have much to deal with. When is taking an interest in your child's life too much? How do you deal with social networking such as Twitter and Facebook? How do you be the best father to your child when you don't live in the family home? How do you navigate a relationship with your daughter and/or your son, and stay close and loving to their mother?

In Ian Grant's characteristic straight-talking way he offers advice, tips and strategies that are easy to follow and that make sense. From being a hero to your kids to communication to discipline, this is the one book you'll ever need to be a great dad.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742759029
  • Imprint: Doubleday Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Ian Grant

Ian Grant is one of New Zealand's best-known parenting experts. With his wife Mary, he runs Parents Inc., which hosts parenting seminars and programmes. Married for 42 years, they have three adult children, five grandsons and three granddaughters.
Ian Grant and Mary Grant are high-profile parenting and relationship gurus in New Zealand who have written a series of bestselling parenting books, including Growing Great Boys, Growing Great Girls, Growing Great Marriages, Growing Great Families, Communicate and Fathers Who Dare Win. They are the founders of Parents Inc. (now called the parentingplace.com), speak at seminars and have had long careers as media stars on television and radio.
Mary founded faith4families org; while Ian founded fatherswhodarewin.com (‘giving fatherhood a better name’). For their work with youth and families, Mary has been awarded the Queen’s Medal, and Ian the Queen’s Service Order. In 2013, Ian was named Senior New Zealander of the Year.
The Grants have a Christian background, and were founders of Youth for Christ and the Campus Life clubs. They believe that parents each have their own distinctive role to play, and that many of society’s problems can be traced back to the absence of strong loving relationships between many parents and their children. Going against the tide of ‘political correctness’, they advocate that men parent like men, becoming good role models for manliness in their children’s lives — following traditions of being providers and protectors, heroes and sportsmen, as well as mentors and confidants.
While anger and aggression should be controlled, men should still parent in the ways that come naturally them — with physical interaction and risk-taking. Similarly, they believe that the innate qualities of boys and their behaviour should be encouraged and channelled positively, rather than suppressed in today’s PC environment.
Their road-shows are marked by humour and practical strategies for dealing with everyday parenting situations.
Reviewers have identified the Grants approach as threefold: to inspire, share wisdom, and encourage.

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