by John Hoffman Is my kid old enough to have her own cell phone? This has become one of the pressing little questions for parents, hasn’t it? I’m not even going to try to answer that question for you. So many factors are involved – your child’s maturity, money, where you live, how much time … More A Cellphone for My Kid?
Welcome to The Directive. This is a regular assortment of father related news stories, information, and fun stuff. Fatherhood gets a lot of press in a new publication: Research Perspective on Work and the Tranistion to Motherhood. Fatherhood is the focus of world-wide research: Rwanda Brazil Bulgaria and The Netherlands Bangladesh Become Father-friendly certified – … More The Directive – Sept 6, 2016
by John Hoffman Last June, the Huffington Post published a nice photo essay about fathers at the birth of their babies. They used a title that was total click bait: 35 Raw Birth Photos of Dads Welcoming Their Babies into the World. I usual ignore click bait but, since it was dads and birth I … More Celebrating Dads at the Birth of Their Children
Welcome to The Directive. This is a regular assortment of father related news stories, information, and fun stuff. Interested in the State of the World’s Fathers? Check out this report from Promundo. This is a landmark study that draws on information from across the globe. Dad Central Canada has contacts in many areas across this … More The Directive – Aug 23, 2016
by John Hoffman Here we are halfway through August and three quarters of the way through summer holidays for school kids. And that means we’ll soon be seeing the usual round of media advice about how to get kids ready for “back to school.” I sometimes think we make too much of a big deal about … More Back to School
ARE YOU PREGNANT OR JUST HAD A BABY LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AGO? The Unviersity of Toronto has an exciting study for you to participate in! University of Toronto researchers are currently recruiting over 5000 new mothers AND fathers across Canada to participate in an innovative and exciting new study. We would like to learn more … More Dads and Moms Needed: research on the impact of PPD on families
by John Hoffman Steve is used to the looks he gets from salespeople when he gives his teenaged daughters advice on what colour makeup to buy. He got similar looks when he took 16-year-old Anna to buy a prom dress. He really got looks when he took Anna and Siobhan to buy their first bras. … More Dads and Teenagers: Keep talking no matter what