Parent Critics

by John Hoffman A few months ago, a book called the The Collapse of Parenting got a lot of press. Maclean’s magazine did a feature story on this book that included this tagline: “It’s time for parents to grow up. If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children.” Nice….Not. I … More Parent Critics

The Joys of Being With Kids: How some Syrian children are helping me rekindle some of the best feelings of fatherhood

by John Hoffman Like many other Canadians, I have become part of a support group for a family of refugees from Syria. I came a little late to this party. I started out doing volunteer driving for various folks last summer. But recently one of the support groups here in Peterborough lost a couple of … More The Joys of Being With Kids: How some Syrian children are helping me rekindle some of the best feelings of fatherhood

Let Kids Be Kids

Do we really need to talk to young kids about things like Donald Trump’s election victory? by John Hoffman I can’t believe how many articles I’ve seen over the past week about how to talk to your kids about Donald Trump being elected. Being the contrarian I sometimes am, my first impulse is to not … More Let Kids Be Kids