FUN: It’s important to child development in more ways than you think

by John Hoffman It always sticks in my craw a little bit when people say, “Play is child’s work.” I know what they’re trying to get at. Play is a really important part of children’s development. But what bugs me about comparing child’s play to adult work is that, forme, play is the exact opposite … More FUN: It’s important to child development in more ways than you think

Why Are Researchers Still Obsessed with Proving that Good Fathers are Good for Kids?

By John Hoffman So, yet another study has found that father involvement is beneficial for babies. This particular one found that toddlers whose fathers had been more engaged and sensitive scored higher on a sort of toddler IQ test called the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. My reaction: So what? Tell me something I don’t … More Why Are Researchers Still Obsessed with Proving that Good Fathers are Good for Kids?

What the Women’s March on Washington Means to Me as a Father

by John Hoffman Like many people I was touched and impressed by the Women’s March on Washington, and the sister marches in other cities all over the world. But of all the photos and video clips I saw, here’s the one I thought about the most. It was a photo of a young guy marching … More What the Women’s March on Washington Means to Me as a Father

Does Society Expect Less of Fathers Than Mothers?

Today, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  Dad Central Ontario believes strongly in the importance of a caring, supportive relationship between parents.  This post reminds all of us of the value of motherhood in the healthy development of children. -ed. by John Hoffman When I started taking our first … More Does Society Expect Less of Fathers Than Mothers?