Paternity Leave in Canada: an opportunity not to be taken lightly

by Brian Russell My first daughter was born in 1996 (two others followed within the next 4 years).  That was the year of coming of age as a father for me.  It was before much of the conversation around father involvement had hit the social consciousness.  It was before I was giving much thought to …

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Early Bird Registration for National Conference – ends today

TODAY (Jan 15) is the LAST DAY for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Today - $359 Beginning Jan 16 - $399 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 …

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Let’s put “Dad’s Don’t Babysit” to rest once and for all

by Brian Russell It was a beautiful, sunny day in July of 1997.  My 8 month old daughter and I were out for a stroll along our street.  She was sitting up in the stroller, watching everything happening around her.  I was home with her for the summer while my wife went to work to …

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Babies and Sleep. One More Time.

by John Hoffman Over the course of my long career writing for and about parents, one of my ongoing pet topics has been baby and toddler sleep issues. That’s because, IMO, parents have been fed years of misleading information about babies and sleep. Much of the misinformation has focused on that crucialized and highly loaded …

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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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Supporting Mom After a Birth: She needs you now more than ever

by John Hoffman As I continue to wind down to the end of my blogging days for Dad Central Ontario, I revisit another one of the constant themes of my writing for fathers over the years. That’s the importance of dads sharing, tuning into, and supporting their partner’s experience in the early weeks of motherhood. …

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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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