The Challenges Of Becoming A Father with Bruce Linton, Ph.D.

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Linton talks about what it means to be a father and a partner in parenting. He describes the developmental phases of fatherhood and how to share the experience with others in a meaningful way. Linton believes that engaging in a mutual support system with other fathers is key. He says, “Being a father is a journey that we’re going on, and it’s taking us inside places in ourselves, making discoveries about who we are and sharing it with other dads… you don’t feel alone.” Being open, reflecting on the past, and remaining mindful are a few secrets he shares. He discusses the ways our culture portrays and perceives fathers, and workplace practices that affect the transition into fatherhood. He suggests taking a creative approach to work-life balance, and spending as much time as possible focusing on the importance of fatherhood as its own development. He says new fathers are having to step into an unfamiliar role, learning about and healing themselves in the process. “Men are now in the forefront of addressing our own identity and who we want to be as dads.” (hosted by Cory Smith)


Bruce Linton, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with fathers and couples with young children. He's the founder of the Fathers' Forum programs. He teaches a "Becoming a Father" class in Berkeley, California.

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Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • What are the developmental phases of fatherhood
  • What is the most important stage of fatherhood
  • How does fatherhood change men
  • How does the transition from partners to parents change things
  • What other changes are common when partners become parents
  • How does our culture portray and perceive fathers
  • What are some ways to handle work-life challenges
  • Why is it important to share the experience with other dads

Host: Cory Smith      Interview Date: 6/16/2015      Program Number: 3547

Music Playlist

From Album: American Acoustic
Artist: Nancy Rumbel and Eric Tingstad
1998 Narada #72438-45862-2-5

Music Break 1: Track 02 Alligator Alley
Music Break 2: Track 03 Give and Take
Music Break 3: Track 01 Sheenandoah