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How to Maximize the Value of Play With Young Children

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.

Three Opportunities Valentine’s Day Creates for Dads

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.

Setting Loving Boundaries to Help Your Kids Make Positive Choices

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.

What You Need to Know About Fathers and Mental Health

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.

5 of Our Top Blog Posts of 2020

5 of Our Top Blog Posts of 2020

Today we’re sharing a short blog featuring five of our top blog posts of 2020. We’re always open to new blog ideas and would love for you to share any ideas you’d like to see us write about this year. If there’s anything you’d like to see us write more about or new topics you’d like us to cover, please share your suggestions with us in the blog comments below.

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Happy Holidays and A Gift from Dad Central

Happy Holidays and A Gift from Dad Central

To help you celebrate the best of 2020 and look forward to 2021, we’ve put together a short holiday gathering conversation starter. You can use it with your kids, a loved one, or your entire family. The goal is to stimulate your collective thoughts, inject some humour and help you and your loved ones find hope.

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Allow Your Children to Make (and Learn From) Mistakes

Allow Your Children to Make (and Learn From) Mistakes

We all learn from our mistakes. Every situation is an opportunity for growth. Obviously there are certain mistakes you want to protect your kids from, such as playing on a busy road or sticking their hand on a hot burner. But in other situations, they’ll learn more if left to discover the consequences themselves.

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