7. How Should I Parent?

Fathering That's Fun and Effective

  1. Lon S. Nease PhD, MA1 and
  2. Michael W. Austin associate professor2
  1. Dan Florell PhD assistant professor psychologist and
  2. Steffen Wilson PhD Associate Professor

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch7

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

How to Cite

Florell, D. and Wilson, S. (2010) How Should I Parent?, in Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (eds L. S. Nease and M. W. Austin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324464.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Cincinnati, USA

  2. 2

    Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Author Information

  1. Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2010

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330311

Online ISBN: 9781444324464



  • parenting - fathering that's fun and effective;
  • setting your child on the proper path - becoming a happy and productive adult;
  • father as protector and the baby product industry;
  • fatherhood during infancy;
  • stigma against stay-at-home fathers;
  • father to return to work as usual - and care of the baby to be the role of the mother;
  • grand adventure of fatherhood, how your child works and relating to him or her;
  • fathers as gender enforcers - unwritten rules of fatherhood, your child fitting in with his or her appropriate gender;
  • role of the father - in developing the moral child;
  • child temperament and fathering style


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Father as Protector and the Baby Product Industry

  • Fatherhood During Infancy

  • Father as Gender Enforcer

  • The Role of the Father in Developing the Moral Child

  • Fatherhood and Parenting Styles

  • Child Temperament and Fathering Style

  • Teaching Our Boys to Be Fathers