Rough and Tumble: it’s a dad thing

by John Hoffman When my boys were little we used to play this game called “Over the Falls.” Well, it wasn’t exactly a game and it didn’t really have a name. It was just a wrestling and rolling around thing we did on “the big bed” (Mom and Dad’s bed). We’d roll around in the …

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Make It Worse

Surprising thoughts about challenging children by John Hoffman The other day I was hanging out with a family who have a very interesting, cute, bright --and challenging -- 14-month old. This little girl is definitely one of those kids who I think of as “more.” They are like other kids their age…except more. More easily upset and …

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Learning to Listen

by Daniel Sherwin (guest post) In a society built on the foundation of the nuclear family, single parents are at an inherent disadvantage. Though commonplace today, parenting children without a spouse or helpmate is sometimes seen in a negative light. Single fathers are often assumed to be ill-prepared for their children’s emotional needs in the …

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Fatherhood Matters: June 1, 2018

Fatherhood Matters is what Dad Central uses to stay in touch with you.  This is where we post interesting 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! Dad Joke of the Month National Conference Call for Proposals …

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What Part Of Your Child’s Brain Are You Talking To?

by John Hoffman Today’s parents are much more into reasoning with kids than parents of a couple of generations ago. Back then parent-child dialogue was much more about telling kids what they had to do (and not do), and what would happen if they didn’t (or did) do it, than it is now. In the …

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Fatherhood Matters: May 4, 2018

Fatherhood Matters is what Dad Central uses to stay in touch with you.  This is where we post interesting 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! Dad Joke of the Month Dads Find Their "Village" Postpartum …

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3ème Conférence nationale canadienne sur la paternité – candidatures pour présenter

Paternité et petite enfance 3ème Conférence nationale canadienne sur la paternité (pour anglais) Du 28 février au 1er mars 2019 à Ottawa La 3ème Conférence nationale canadienne sur la paternité, organisée par Réseau Papa Canada est prévue du 28 février au 1er mars 2019 à Ottawa. Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que Dr Stuart Shanker sera l’un de nos conférenciers d’honneur! La conférence rassemblera les travailleurs, …

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