Dads in the Delivery Room? 1947? not quite.

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.

FUN: It’s important to child development in more ways than you think

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

Sleep, Sweet Sleep: Seven truths about nightwaking from a dad who’s been through it

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

Canadian National Fatherhood Survey – Last chance!

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!