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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How Your Baby Helps You Learn to be a Dad

by John Hoffman One thing I will never ever forget about my early days of fatherhood was the way physical contact with my son helped me feel like a dad. Like most new parents, I found the first few days of parenthood pretty overwhelming. It was joy and amazement mixed with all sorts of anxiety, …

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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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