David Cohen coaches men on fatherhood with an amusing guide
FATHERS TAKE NOTE. London-based psychologist David Cohen has written his 32nd book on how to be a good dad, appropriately titled What Every Man Should Know About Being a Dad.
It discusses the stresses that fathers can face; exercises they can do with their child; the psychological research on fathering; and examines thorny topics such as step-fatherhood, the changing relationship between partners and sex after babies.
Mr Cohen, 60, a fatherof-two, tells People: “I wanted to write a book on fatherhood 25 years ago but no-one was interested. Men weren’t seen as important in the bringing up of children then.”
He also “has a go at the fathers of the Old Testament”, including Abraham who, following God’s instructions, planned to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mount Moriah before being stopped by the angel of God.
“If this was today, Isaac would have been taken into care, even by Haringey,” says Mr Cohen, who set up Psy
He is also a film-maker and is about to publish his next book, The Escape of Sigmund Freud.