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When kids misbehave, act out or refuse to listen, yelling may feel like the most instinctive thing to do, but yelling at kids has been shown to have detrimental short and long-term psychological effects on children.
Dad Central’s vision is to see an involved, responsible and devoted dad for every child. To help achieve this vision, we’d like to simplify what it means to be a positively involved dad. It’s also important that we communicate our position that healthy families come in many forms. What is also true from research is that positive father involvement is essential.
Learning to be actively involved in play with your kids is an important part of being a dad. This blog features excerpts from our “Daddy, Come Play With Me” booklet to help dads understand their role in play and how they can build bonds with their kids through play all while helping them learn important skills.
I have to admit – I’ve never really embraced the idea of Valentine’s Day. That being said, now that I have daughters and am approaching 15 years of marriage, I’ve come to see three important opportunities Valentine’s Day provides us as dads.
Children are often required to make split-second decisions that can lead to either a smooth or troublesome path. As a parent, you may have wondered how best to help your children learn to make positive choices. One way to set your children up for success is to establish good boundaries with them.
Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, created to bring awareness about Canadian’s mental health and end the stigma.
In honour of today’s purpose, Dad Central is sharing research about fathers and mental health. As you’ll see, the needs are important and have critical implications for both children and mothers, as well as fathers.
It’s always a good idea to stay organized throughout the year, but things don’t always go according to plan. During springtime, it’s popular to use the opportunity to whip your house into shape.
Children can be a great source of frustration. They’re also a great source of joy. You can embrace the joy and show your unconditional love with patience. After all, they depend on you to teach them how to best get along in this world. Why not exemplify patience and give them a gift they’ll never outgrow?
Change is inevitable. In fact, one of the few constants in life is that things will always change. Why then, do we often have such a challenge in coping with change?
You may have an easier time dealing with change than others. On the other hand, you may tend to have trouble handling change because you become almost addicted to holding onto things as they are. Either way, the effects of change in your life come down to healthy and positive attitude.