Up With Daddy Days!

by John Hoffman The federal government recently floated the idea of changing Canada’s parental leave policies to include “Daddy Days.” That’s a chunk of paid parental leave that can be taken only by fathers. I’ll gladly add my voice to those who want to see the feds follow through with this policy. Daddy Days is … More Up With Daddy Days!

The Four Most Important Things Dads Need to Learn

by John Hoffman “Children don’t come with a set of instructions.” It’s the oldest parenting cliché in the world. And, like most clichés it’s partly true. But even if kids did come with a set of instructions, being a parent is an ongoing learning journey. What are the most important things for dads to learn? … More The Four Most Important Things Dads Need to Learn

Top Ten Things Dads Need to Know About Breastfeeding

by John Hoffman Breastfeeding. Big topic. Important topic.  But there is so much information out there about breastfeeding that it can be mindboggling sometimes. I am far from what you’d call an expert. But I have done a lot of research and writing about breastfeeding. I’ve talked to dozens of mothers about their experiences. And … More Top Ten Things Dads Need to Know About Breastfeeding

Does your relationship need the “Anti-Corrosion Treatment?”

by John Hoffman In my last post I started looking at conflict between parenting partners. This time I want to talk about what some experts call corrosive conflict. That’s the ongoing, unresolved conflict that poses the real danger to relationships. Corrosive conflict is like rust. It can gradually damage a relationship that once was strong. … More Does your relationship need the “Anti-Corrosion Treatment?”