Boys are missing their fathers both physically and emotionally. For a young man, the absence of an involved father in his life can create a powerful sense of loss that he takes into adulthood. Such an absence - whether caused by his father's death, divorce, lack of time or lack of interest - can leave a crippling legacy which may lead to real difficulties in his adult relationships and his role as a parent.
In this book, Australian and New Zealand men relate how they were affected by the experience of growing up without adequate fathering. On Their Own
considers the needs of young men as they mature, the passage from boyhood to manhood, and the roles of fathers and mothers.
- The importance of fathers.
- Growing up without a father.
- Growing up unfathered.
- Mending father-son relationships.
- New ways of fathering.