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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Hey Mom, You Influence Dad’s Connection with the Kids

by John Hoffman In my second last post for Dad Central I want to go back one of the most important factors in fathering, which is mothers. Not the father’s own mother, but the mother of his children. One of the first articles I wrote about fathering, almost 30 years ago, was about “roadblocks” to …

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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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My Daughter Has a Boyfriend. What do I do now?

by Raymond From the first day our daughters our born, they will forever be the most important and most beautiful women in our lives. Therefore, it will be expected that no one can ever care for them as we do. However, as much as we want to believe that there will never be another man …

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Make It Worse

Surprising thoughts about challenging children by John Hoffman The other day I was hanging out with a family who have a very interesting, cute, bright --and challenging -- 14-month old. This little girl is definitely one of those kids who I think of as “more.” They are like other kids their age…except more. More easily upset and …

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