By Barry Lillie This past October, my daughter and son-in-law took a picture of this seventy-one-year- old grandpa (me) with my three-year-old granddaughter hand in hand on the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Florida. I realize now how uncertain my journey to this time and place was. The reason—I became a separated dad twenty-five years … More On Being a Dad and Grandpa
by John Hoffman Last month, in honour of Mother’s day, I focused on the invisible workload of moms and why dads should be mindful of it. However, there is also an invisible load that men and fathers carry. And it has to do with mental health and stress. That’s the argument made by author Josh … More Do Fathers Have an Invisible Load Too?
The Directive is what Dad Central uses to stay in touch with you. This is where we post intersting news, ideas, resources, and some fun stuff about fatherhood. It is a mix of info for dads and info for those working to support fatherhood. Enjoy! Abolish Father’s Day?? This Huffington Post article suggests it is … More The Directive: Father’s Day Edition
We are cancelling the Into the Circle training that had been scheduled for June 13 in Toronto due to low registration.
By John Hoffman So, yet another study has found that father involvement is beneficial for babies. This particular one found that toddlers whose fathers had been more engaged and sensitive scored higher on a sort of toddler IQ test called the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. My reaction: So what? Tell me something I don’t … More Why Are Researchers Still Obsessed with Proving that Good Fathers are Good for Kids?
Upcoming Trainings you may want to take advantage of: Into the Circle – June 13, Toronto, ON Together we will share experiences, stories, and best practices that will support our efforts to encourage and strengthen the role Aboriginal men play in their children’s lives. We will also be introduced to Circles of Fatherhood, a program … More The Directive – May 19/17
by John Hoffman The other day I read an article about women’s invisible workload, written by Lisa Wade, professor of sociology at Occidental College. The idea that mothers have a hidden workload – a psychological and emotional burden – that men don’t always see is not a new idea to me. I have written about … More How Well Do You See The “Motherload”?