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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Do Dads Still Show Their Children How to do Stuff?

by John Hoffman Not long ago I read a British news media article that claimed today’s dads aren’t teaching their kids skills the way fathers did in days gone by. Mind you, some of the examples they gave were little odd. In fact, the headline listed “making a catapult” as one of the “basic life skills” …

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Researcher Looking for Expecting and New Fathers

My name is Allison Flynn-Bowman and I am a Brock University Masters student in Applied Health Science - Community Health. I designed a research study for my thesis, and I am looking for fathers, from anywhere in Canada to participate. The basics of my thesis are: Fathers, whose partners are pregnant or who have had their …

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