Young Girls Biggest Concern? It may not be what you think.

by John Hoffman This blog post was inspired by an October 11 Facebook post made by my federal MP, Maryam Monsef. October 11 was the international day of the girl. That day, Ms. Monsef hosted a Girls Leadership Assembly at the Peterborough, Ontario school she attended as a girl. She asked Grade 7 and 8 …

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Points of Connection

by John Hoffman When Chris Wilton is driving along in the car with his family, he’ll sometimes reach back and hold one of his boys’ feet for a few seconds.  He started doing this when the boys were little. He still does it the odd time. “Usually it’s just a squeeze rather than a prolonged …

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Fatherhood Matters . . . in Toronto

Are you part of the city of Toronto - either by residence, work, or play? Would you be interested in discussing the state of Fatherhood within Toronto? Join us for an evening of discussion, planning, and networking about fatherhood. Wed Oct 25 6:30 - 9:00 Native Child and Family Services 30 College St We are …

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What’s the best way to stop yelling at your kids?

The answer may surprise you! by John Hoffman My last blog was about “big talks” with kids. This one is about big voices. I mean yelling at kids. I’d guess that most fathers do it sometimes and I’d also bet that few of them feel very good about it. Tony Errington (not his real name), …

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Big Talks and Tricky Conversations

ed note: Many interesting and confusing things are going in the world today.  With the school year looming we thought it would be prudent to consider how to talk with about  those issues that directly affect our kids.  In this post, John encourages us to have these important conversations as we journey through life with our …

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