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”?
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
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?
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
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
by John Hoffman Steve is used to the looks he gets from salespeople when he gives his teenaged daughters advice on what colour makeup to buy. He got similar looks when he took 16-year-old Anna to buy a prom dress. He really got looks when he took Anna and Siobhan to buy their first bras. … More Dads and Teenagers: Keep talking no matter what
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