In 28 chapters and extensive editorial commentary, this book explores the changing roles of fathers -- changes prompted partly by societal shifts and partly by changes in the family and in "traditional" parental roles. The broad questions that guide the editors and contributors could not be more timely: What part does the father play in the normal rearing and development of children and, equally important, in the psychopathology of children and families? How do boys normally grow into fathers, and what factors can skew this development? Are the changes now thought to be occurring really new, or does the history of fathering tell a different story? Among the topical studies contained in this collection are illuminating examinations of fathers as single parents, readiness for grandfatherhood, transition to fatherhood, father-daughter relationships, and father-son relationships. Chapters involving ruptured families, divorce and fathers, and the treatment challenges of working with fathers, will be of special interest to clinicians of various backgrounds and orientations.Cath, Stanley H. is the author of 'Fathers and Their Families' with ISBN 9780881630527 and ISBN 0881630527.