Research Participants Needed: Fathers and Health-care Professionals

FATHERS MATTER: Blending patient-oriented and knowledge translation approaches to enhance health-care experiences among fathers of children with developmental disabilities For fathers of children with disabilities: You are being invited to participate to a research project at McGill University Health Centre, entitled “FATHERS MATTER: Blending patient-oriented and knowledge translation approaches to enhance health-care experiences among fathers of …

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The Last Post

by John Hoffman For my last Dad Central blog I tried to think of a manifesto that sums up my view of the fathering picture. What I came up with fits into seven short bullet points. I’ll get to those later. But first I have some thank yous. I’ve had an amazing run as a …

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Hey Mom, You Influence Dad’s Connection with the Kids

by John Hoffman In my second last post for Dad Central I want to go back one of the most important factors in fathering, which is mothers. Not the father’s own mother, but the mother of his children. One of the first articles I wrote about fathering, almost 30 years ago, was about “roadblocks” to …

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The Motherload Part 2: Some loads are meant to be shared

by Brian Russell Maybe I just made up a new proverb: it's the invisible load that is often the heaviest to bear.  It is the things we are not aware of that weigh us down the most because we feel their weight, but don't realize what is causing it. This is the case for moms …

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Fatherhood Matters: February 2019

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 Registration still open …

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The Keys to Being a Good Dad: Part 1

by John Hoffman In my final three blogs I’m going to focus on what I think I’ve learned about what it takes to make a good father. Some people might start with words like commitment or love or parenting skills, but I’m going to start with another word: stress. Why stress? Commitment, love and skills …

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