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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From Here to Paternity: One dad’s story of taking parental leave

  by John Hoffman w/ Ryan MacIsaac Ryan MacIsaac is a member of a rather exclusive group of Canadian men: fathers who take extended parental leave. Outside of Quebec, which sets aside several weeks of parental leave that are only available to fathers, only about one in eight Canadian dads take any parental leave at …

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Changing Role of the Modern Day Dad

by Marty Marko When Barack Obama created his own personal Twitter account, he was asked why ‘Dad’ was listed first, since many celebrities and politicians choose to highlight their professional accomplishments. He smiled and replied, “My roles are listed in order of importance.” It was the perfect response for a modern-day dad. Modern families come …

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You’ve Come A Long Way, Dads

by John Hoffman You’re not supposed to think about work when you’re on holidays. But on my recent trip to Europe I couldn’t help it. I kept seeing soooo many great examples of hands-on fatherhood. I guess I kind of have an eye for that sort of thing. Most of the dads and kids I …

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7 Songs for the First 7 Days

By Lee Carnihan You’ll have enough on your plate in the first week without having to worry about what day it is. Time will become meaningless over the first few days and hours – it all blurs into one frankly – but we have to start somewhere and what better day to start on than …

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Unpacking Child Stress

by John Hoffman I haven’t talked about children’s stress for a while.  It’s a topic I want to keep coming back to because it’s so important and there is a lot to talk about. We all know something about stress and that stress can cause problems. But I’m going to offer some ideas about stress …

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