Linda Nielsen is a Professor of Adolescent and Educational Psychology at Wake Forest University. A member of the faculty for 35 years, she is a nationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships. Her work has been featured in a PBS documentary, on National Public Radio, and in dozens of magazines and newspapers. In addition to her many scholarly articles, she has written two textbooks, Adolescence: A Contemporary View and aHow to Motivate Adolescents: A guide for parents and teachers as well as two books on ways to improve father-daughter relationships, Embracing Your Father and Between Fathers and Daughters: Enriching or rebuilding your adult relationship. More information on her work is available at www.wfu.edu/~nielsen .
The [research] is very solid... I especially appreciate that it is up to date and interdisciplinary... The writing... is high in clarity and accessibility... This book will be a huge contribution to the field. -- Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas at Austin, USA This book... will bring disparate research and information on father-daughter relationships together under one comprehensive roof ... The manuscript was engaging, informative, and interesting in a page-turning sort of way that textbooks usually are not... Sources were current and some of the very best in the field... I would definitely recommend this book to my Women's Studies colleagues... It is... a unique resource. -- Brian P. Masciadrelli, State University of New York at Fredonia, USA Dr. Nielsen has summarised the available literature compellingly... I expect a strong demand, especially in women's studies programmes and in courses for trainee professionals... The material is very readable... [and] enhanced by... the liberal use of quotes [that] bring the material to life... Professionals who do custody evaluations and reports... would... love such a book... It... answer[s] questions that many of them face every day. -- Michael E. Lamb, University of Cambridge, UK The marked growth that has occurred in research on the father's role in child rearing and the effects of this relationship on youth outcomes over the last decade makes this book particularly timely... The material is presented in an interesting way... The use of active learning strategies is a valuable aspect of the book... I would seriously consider adopting this book... [due to] its reliance on findings from the recent research and inclusion of multiple ways to enhance engagement in the material. -- Sharlene Wolchik, Arizona State University, USA The book provides a quick and easily read reference and will acquaint readers with up-to-date research demographics, laws, and views on a variety of issues related to father-daughter relationships... The authors focus... allows for a depth of coverage that is unique. -- Harry Freeman, University of South Dakota, USA The citations are very recent... The author writes clearly... Appropriate for graduate students, faculty/scholars, and undergraduates in a variety of fields... I would seriously consider it for adoption. -- Mark Fine, University of Missouri -- Columbia, USA It fills a much understudied need. I know of no other book that addresses this issue... The author is clearly accomplished as a scholar with expertise in this area and a very accomplished textbook author. - Robert Milardo, University of Maine, USA, Series Editor