Fatherhood Matters: February 2019

Fatherhood Matters is what Dad Central uses to stay in touch with you.  This is where we post interesting news, ideas, resources, and some fun stuff about fatherhood.  It is a mix of info for dads and info for those working to support fatherhood.  Enjoy! Dad Joke of the Month National Conference Registration still open …

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The Keys to Being a Good Dad: Part 1

by John Hoffman In my final three blogs I’m going to focus on what I think I’ve learned about what it takes to make a good father. Some people might start with words like commitment or love or parenting skills, but I’m going to start with another word: stress. Why stress? Commitment, love and skills …

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Paternity Leave in Canada: an opportunity not to be taken lightly

by Brian Russell My first daughter was born in 1996 (two others followed within the next 4 years).  That was the year of coming of age as a father for me.  It was before much of the conversation around father involvement had hit the social consciousness.  It was before I was giving much thought to …

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Early Bird Registration for National Conference – ends today

TODAY (Jan 15) is the LAST DAY for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Today - $359 Beginning Jan 16 - $399 Canadian National Father Involvement Conference Feb 28 & Mar 1, 2019 ~ Ottawa, ON Fatherhood Matters in the Early Years will focus on supporting and engaging fathers with relevant and effective services, programs, or resources. Our …

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Let’s put “Dad’s Don’t Babysit” to rest once and for all

by Brian Russell It was a beautiful, sunny day in July of 1997.  My 8 month old daughter and I were out for a stroll along our street.  She was sitting up in the stroller, watching everything happening around her.  I was home with her for the summer while my wife went to work to …

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Fatherhood Matters: Jan 11, 2019

Fatherhood Matters is what Dad Central uses to stay in touch with you.  This is where we post interesting news, ideas, resources, and some fun stuff about fatherhood.  It is a mix of info for dads and info for those working to support fatherhood.  Enjoy! Dad Joke of the Month National Conference Update - Early-bird …

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Babies and Sleep. One More Time.

by John Hoffman Over the course of my long career writing for and about parents, one of my ongoing pet topics has been baby and toddler sleep issues. That’s because, IMO, parents have been fed years of misleading information about babies and sleep. Much of the misinformation has focused on that crucialized and highly loaded …

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