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?

Back to School

by John Hoffman Here we are halfway through August and three quarters of the way through summer holidays for school kids. And that means we’ll soon be seeing the usual round of media advice about how to get kids ready for “back to school.” I sometimes think we make too much of a big deal about … More Back to School

Dads and Moms Needed: research on the impact of PPD on families

ARE YOU PREGNANT OR JUST HAD A BABY LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AGO? The Unviersity of Toronto has an exciting study for you to participate in! University of Toronto researchers are currently recruiting over 5000 new mothers AND fathers across Canada to participate in an innovative and exciting new study. We would like to learn more … More Dads and Moms Needed: research on the impact of PPD on families

#thingsdadsdo

Fatherhood is made up of a lot of things – middle-of-the-night wake up calls, trips to the drug store, hugs, tears, unsuccessful (and successful!) potty-training moments, tender moments, laughter, reading a bedtime story . . . again, adventure – and so much more. What are the #thingsdadsdo that you see or experience?  Maybe its at … More #thingsdadsdo