Facts about Fathers and Relationships

This month we focus our attention on supporting dads in developing healthy relationships. To get started, we focus on facts about the relationship with your partner as you become parents.

What I Wish I Knew Then: Three lessons to ring in the new year – Part 3

In the third and final post of this series I share the most important lesson I've learned, and how it changed our family.

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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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Do Dads Still Show Their Children How to do Stuff?

by John Hoffman Not long ago I read a British news media article that claimed today’s dads aren’t teaching their kids skills the way fathers did in days gone by. Mind you, some of the examples they gave were little odd. In fact, the headline listed “making a catapult” as one of the “basic life skills” …

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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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Do Fathers Have an Invisible Load Too?

by John Hoffman Last month, in honour of Mother’s day, I focused on the invisible workload of moms and why dads should be mindful of it. However, there is also an invisible load that men and fathers carry. And it has to do with mental health and stress. That’s the argument made by author Josh …

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