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What do guys talk about?

Posted by Robert Naseef Ph.D. , in Family Issues, Fathers Issues 21 January 2014 · 958 views
autism, special needs, aspergers and 6 more...
At last week's meeting, a guy turned up with the "Guy Talk" flyer in his hand and said, "My girlfriend said I should come here." After going around the room and introducing ourselves, I asked the new guy what he wanted now that he was here with the rest of us.
"I just want to know how you guys deal with it."
One man said he m...


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From: Does technology steal your time instead of give you more?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Technology & Autism, Fathers Issues 06 January 2014 · 648 views
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Source: Does technology steal your time instead of give you more?


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Fathers' Voices Opening Up

Posted by Robert Naseef Ph.D. , in Fathers Issues 05 December 2013 · 915 views
fathers, families, role model and 1 more...
Fathers' Voices Opening Up On Saturday, November 16, 2013, I was part of 50 men opening up at a symposium sponsored by the Fathers and Families Center  in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Wallace McLaughlin, President/CEO, recognized first-hand the special needs of fathers when the boy he and his wife adopted was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Through conversations with fathers raisin...



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Guy Talk: on Being Present with Children and Families

Posted by Robert Naseef Ph.D. , in Fathers Issues 25 July 2013 · 992 views
fathers, autism, frustration and 7 more...
Guy Talk: on Being Present with Children and Families The average guy finds it hard to sit still and listen.  We jump to problem solving especially when we lack the words to express what we are experiencing.  Yet we yearn for connection with our children. On July 7, I moderated “Guy Talk: Fathers Roundtable” at www.autismbrainstorm.org with 7 guys who spoke...


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Being Present: Improving Family Interactions by Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

Posted by Robert Naseef Ph.D. , in Fathers Issues 05 July 2013 · 850 views
fathers, autism and 7 more...
Being Present: Improving Family Interactions by Robert Naseef, Ph.D. As we take a break for the Fourth of July in the United States, we are reminded that autism and other special needs never take a holiday. How can we enjoy life and improve our family interactions while dealing with the daily stresses that go hand-in-hand with raising children who have challenges?
When I ask parents what they are learning from their children...


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Father’s Day 2013: What’s a man to do about a problem he can’t fix? by Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

Posted by Robert Naseef Ph.D. , in Fathers Issues 05 June 2013 · 888 views
fathers, men, masculinity, autism and 2 more...
Father’s Day 2013: What’s a man to do about a problem he can’t fix? by Robert Naseef, Ph.D. Becoming a father for the first time in 1979 was a life-altering experience. Those first smiles, first steps, and first words seemed magical. Then at 18 months, my son stopped talking, began flapping his arms, and fussing.  From those first symptoms until now, I have been living and learning about how to be a father and how to help other men raising...