When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America by Mark S. Kiselica
HQ 756.7 .K58 2008
“Mark Kiselica draws on his many years of counseling teenage fathers to offer a compassionate look at the difficult life circumstances and the complicated hardships these young men experience. Through vignettes of real-life experiences, readers are offered a glimpse into the plight, frustrations, and insurmountable challenges these teenage fathers face. He dispels many of the myths surrounding teenage fatherhood and shows that, contrary to popular belief, these young men are often emotionally and physically involved in relationships with their partner and their child. But without support and guidance from adults, these relationships often deteriorate in the first year of the child’s life. Kiselica offers advice for professionals and policy-makers that calls for support groups led by caring male role models. This book also features several model service programs already in existence that demonstrate that increased social support can lead to improved lives for the boys and their children.”–publisher description.