The Directive 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 Central Ontario Annual Report Want to see what DCO … More The Directive: Aug 8, 2017
I was in a doctor’s office waiting room recently and was drawn to the cover of a Reader’s Digest magazine, referring to the “eh to zed” of Canadian humour. Reading through the samples of jokes and comedy quips, I eventually stumbled on this one for “W”. This seems to reflect the place dad usually found himself … More Dads in the Delivery Room? 1947? not quite.
Travelling with kids can be an awesome, fun experience. But most of us know the stresses that can go along with planning, the long days in the car or airport, the cries of boredom, etc. I guess these can be expected. Sam G (Naivasha09 on YouTube) gives some ideas for how he gets his kids … More Travelling with Kids: Get them to plan ahead
by John Hoffman It always sticks in my craw a little bit when people say, “Play is child’s work.” I know what they’re trying to get at. Play is a really important part of children’s development. But what bugs me about comparing child’s play to adult work is that, forme, play is the exact opposite … More FUN: It’s important to child development in more ways than you think
by John Hoffman Sleep is one of those uber loaded parenting topics. When you’ve got a baby or toddler who is a persistent nightwaker, sleep can be a precious and scare commodity, and the source of parental angst and conflict. Believe me, I do not have the answer to how to make a baby or … More Sleep, Sweet Sleep: Seven truths about nightwaking from a dad who’s been through it
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! The Dad Directory is now live! You may be … More The Directive: July 18, 2017
We have been collecting dads’ thoughts from across Canada for a number of months now. The survey will be closed on July 15. This is your last chance to complete the survey for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the movies. Take 5 minutes and share your thoughts: English French … More Canadian National Fatherhood Survey – Last chance!