Fatherhood Matters: Looking ahead

by Brian Russell So we come to the end of yet another year.  It has been a good year with many new connections and opportunities.  And now we look ahead with an eye to what fatherhood in this country can be.  Two things are approaching in 2019 that could affect the course of fatherhood in …

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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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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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More Dads Taking Parental Leave is Good for Families: It ain’t about workplace equity

by John Hoffman Canada is finally going with Daddy Days. Well, not by that name. But the February 27 federal budget included the cumbersomely-named Employment Insurance Parental Sharing Benefit (EIPSB), a new 5-weeks of parental leave for “the other parent.” That’s the one who doesn’t take the main chunk of parental leave after a birth …

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The Directive: Aug 8, 2017

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 …

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