Eli H. Newberger, M.D. - The Men They Will Become: Strengthening Character in Fathers and Boys

The Father Factor: National Head Start Institute on Father Involvement

Eli Newberger outlines five essential elements for strengthening the character of boys and men: having a caring adult in their lives; using words to express emotion; being protected from exposure to violence; learning from inductive, rather than deductive discipline; and giving back to others. Newberger, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Child Protection Team and Family Development Program at Children’s Hospital in Boston, shares insights about character building in teenage boys from an interview he conducted with a Muslim boy and his family.

Eli H. Newberger, M.D. - The Men They Will Become: Strengthening Character in Fathers and Boys. The Father Factor: National Head Start Institute on Father Involvement. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 2004. English. Streaming Video. 00:54:40.

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