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!
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
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
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?”
Dad Central Ontario is committed to supporting anyone working with fathers and families in their efforts to provide quality, effective programs and services for dads. We love to train people in their communities to meet the needs of fathers. Two things are coming up you may be interested in: Super Dads Super Kids Facilitation Training … More Dad Central Ontario Training Opportunities
Emotional wellness comes from coping with stress and making positive contributions to the world. Fathers play a role in this for children. Here’s what you can do: Help your child feel safe and connected to you and her environment. A sense of belonging encourages a child’s confidence and trust. Nurture resiliency. Be there to help … More Dad, Your Emotions Matter
by John Hoffman People often talk about mothers and hormones. But, in the last few years we’ve learned a lot about the way hormones affect new fathers. And to cut to the chase, the story here is not just that guys have parenting hormones – which shouldn’t surprise anyone – it’s that men’s hormonal systems … More Daddies Have Hormones, Too!