Fatherhood Matters: Nov 11, 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 Update - Fathering …

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Your relationship with your daughter can ultimately save her life

by Raymond Your relationship with your daughter can ultimately save her life. It’s true, the relationship you have with your daughter can prevent serious issues in her future. The problem is, nobody talks about this. As fathers we believe if we provide and protect, we are doing exactly what is expected of us. Nobody tells …

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Hormones Help You Be the Dad You Want to Be

by John Hoffman I was writing about fatherhood when some of the first studies about dads and hormones came out in the late 1990s. Lots of research had been done on mothers and hormones, but not dads. In the last 20+ years quite a bit of research has been done on fathers and hormones. Much …

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Time for Courage Part 1: Talking with our daughters when harassment hits home

by Brian Russell In high school I remember girls talking with me about the boys in their lives.  This was back in the 80’s and at that time the conversations with those girls were mostly about feeling disrespected, disconnected, or misunderstood by the boys.  Girls didn’t speak of sexual assault or harassment, maybe because what …

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Spanking, Stress, and the Brain

by John Hoffman I’m starting to think ahead to the time when I will no longer be contributing to this blog. I plan to “retire” from regular writing about fatherhood in March 2019. I’ve had lots of chances to express my views and values about fatherhood. It’s time for me to move aside and make …

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Side by Side: Fatherhood Matters in the Early Years (national conference)

Canadian National Father Involvement Conference Feb 28 & Mar 1, 2019 ~ Ottawa, ON Fatherhood Matters in the Early Years will focus on supporting and engaging fathers with relevant and effective services, programs, or resources. Our goal is to help provide fathers with the knowledge and support needed around the healthy development of children. Highlights: …

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3rd Canadian National Father Involvement Conference

Registration will open mid September.  Stay tuned! Dr. Stuart Shanker on fatherhood and self-regulation Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis on peri-natal fatherhood Dr. Andrew Howlett on fatherhood and mental health The always popular "dads panel" An evening networking social hosted by Movember An overview of fatherhood in Canada Be part of Fatherhood 2020 - casting a vision …

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