Positive images provide clarity, hope, and moral direction. The purpose her is to bring together common elements of the "good father" image that can guide men towards a more caring relationship with children.
Part of the "Working with Fathers: Methods and Perspectives" column published by Family Information Services (Minneapolis, MN) and here published with their generous permission..
Palm, Glen F., "Working with Fathers...Future of Fatherhood: A Guiding Image" (1994). Child and Family Studies Faculty Publications. 20.