New Year's

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I say full because since we’ve had kids (twin 6 years old’s and a 4 year old) time has seemed to pass exponentially quicker.  There never seems to be enough time, and too many items on our list of “to do’s”. So slowing down, reconnecting, and reflecting on the year …

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Christmas holidays

When Big Days Blow Up on You: Preventing holiday meltdowns

by John Hoffman Not that I want to be a Grinch during the season of good cheer but… Here’s one of the less pleasant realities of being a parent of little kids. Sometimes the days that you really, really want to go well are the ones that really, really, really don’t go well. You know, …

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Holidays and gift ideas to help dads

Help For The Holidays

The holidays can be stressful. Let this summary of resources and ways to enjoy the holidays with your family be a great guide for you.

A Dad’s Story – Investing In My Fatherhood Journey

by Justin Tsui “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” - John C. Maxwell I will be the first to admit that I’ve always struggled with parenting, especially with my son Tyler. It’s an area of my life that has …

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Reflections After My First Month

by Drew Soleyn It’s hard to believe that I’ve officially been in the role of Director, Dad Central Ontario for almost a month.  How time has flown.  Now that I can take a moment to reflect, I’m excited to introduce myself to our community. I’m also excited to share my observations and enthusiasm for the …

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Research Participants Needed: Fathers and Health-care Professionals

FATHERS MATTER: Blending patient-oriented and knowledge translation approaches to enhance health-care experiences among fathers of children with developmental disabilities For fathers of children with disabilities: You are being invited to participate to a research project at McGill University Health Centre, entitled “FATHERS MATTER: Blending patient-oriented and knowledge translation approaches to enhance health-care experiences among fathers of …

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New Leadership – New Direction – Same Destination

by Brian Russell “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean It was 2002 when I was given the opportunity to facilitate my very first fathers' group.  It was at the LAMP Community Health Centre in Toronto, ON.  Those were the early …

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