Upcoming Trainings you may want to take advantage of: Into the Circle – June 13, Toronto, ON Together we will share experiences, stories, and best practices that will support our efforts to encourage and strengthen the role Aboriginal men play in their children’s lives. We will also be introduced to Circles of Fatherhood, a program … More The Directive – May 19/17
by John Hoffman The other day I read an article about women’s invisible workload, written by Lisa Wade, professor of sociology at Occidental College. The idea that mothers have a hidden workload – a psychological and emotional burden – that men don’t always see is not a new idea to me. I have written about … More How Well Do You See The “Motherload”?
Welcome to The Directive. This is a regular assortment of father related news stories, information, and fun stuff. If you have anything you would like posted here, please send it our way. Do you work with Indigenous families? We are hosting Into the Circle with Native Child and Family Services on June 13 in Toronto. … More The Directive: May 4/2017
by John Hoffman A few months ago, a book called the The Collapse of Parenting got a lot of press. Maclean’s magazine did a feature story on this book that included this tagline: “It’s time for parents to grow up. If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children.” Nice….Not. I … More Parent Critics
Welcome to The Directive. This is a regular assortment of father related news stories, information, and fun stuff. If you have anything you would like posted here, please send it our way. Into the Circle: Joining the Journey of Indigenous Fatherhood. This is professional development training for anyone working with First Nations families and fathers: … More The Directive – Apr 4/2017
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A couple people offered their reflections on the Side-by-Side conference that took place last week. Here are their thoughts: It takes a village to raise a child I attended to support the organization I founded, Inspire Community Outreach, in better understanding the complex social needs fathers face within society, and to answer: “How can we … More Reflections on the Side-by-Side Conference