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Sportsnet’s Donnovan Bennett On Being Very Intentional as a Dad

Sportsnet personality and author Donnovan Bennett talks about his father’s influence, important lessons learned from his dad and other important men in his life, and how he applies them to his role as a dad of two young children. Filled with his unmistakable wit, this episode drops important insights about what it takes to be an intentional dad while managing the rest of life’s demands.

Trevor Linden Gets Real About Mental Health and Not Screwing Up Your Kid

20 year NHL Veteran, former NHLPA President, and current Business Owner Trevor Linden talks about fatherhood, mental and emotional health, and giving kids what they need – not what we want, as fathers.

What the The Dad Central Show is All About

Dads love to see their kids grow into confident and successful adults. The problem is most dads feel unsure how to get there and have nowhere to turn for help. The Dad Central Show coaches you to be your best, while bringing out the best in your family.

How Dad Central and Dove Men+Care are Impacting Dads

Since 2020 Dad Central has partnered with Dove Men+Care to promote involved fatherhood across Canada. In that time, over 150,000 dads have been impacted through delivery of free fatherhood resources and training.

What is a Positively Involved Father?

What is a Positively Involved Father?

At Dad Central our vision is to see every child have access to an involved, responsible and devoted dad. We exist to connect, inspire and train dads and communities to build healthy children together.

As we approach the fall of 2021 and a post-pandemic world, we’re starting a new blog series that goes back to the basics. It’s our Facts For Fathers series.

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9 Ways to Build Strong Father-Child Bonds

9 Ways to Build Strong Father-Child Bonds

Just about everything you could ever want to accomplish as a parent is tied to the relationship you have with your child. Whether you want to encourage good behaviour and judgement, teach skills or pass on good values, you won’t get far if you and your child don’t feel a sense of connection.

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Adventures in Creative Thinking

Adventures in Creative Thinking

How many times have you caught yourself saying that there could be no other solution to a problem — and that that problem leads to a dead end? How many times have you felt stumped knowing that the problem laying before you is one you cannot solve. No leads. No options. No solutions.

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Top 7 Tips For Stress-Free Family Vacations

Top 7 Tips For Stress-Free Family Vacations

Although family vacations can be a little frustrating at times, they’re the source of many comical and pleasant memories. Whether you plan to go to the beach, the mountains, or even the big city, you can take a memorable family vacation that’s low-stress and fun for everyone.

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8 Simple Exercise Routines to Fit into Your Busy Life

8 Simple Exercise Routines to Fit into Your Busy Life

Are you thinking that you don’t have time to fit exercise into your busy lifestyle? Well, think again! Here are 8 simple routines that are easy to do and – best of all – they don’t take much time. Just spend 10 minutes or less on these easy activities and a new, healthier lifestyle will be yours!

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Our Top 5 Resources

Our Top 5 Resources

One of the main ways Dad Central supports dads and organizations is the creation of resources. Every year, thousands of materials are distributed through organizations that serve families. This is a summary of our top 5 resources that help dads.

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Guiding Teens Through Setting and Achieving Goals

Guiding Teens Through Setting and Achieving Goals

You know how teenagers need guidance and proper advice, especially in their age when their personalities of manhood and womanhood are being developed and framed.

You can always help your teenage kids dream better about their future. They have so much to learn, and as a parent or a guardian, it is your responsibility to make sure their dreams are on the right path and are achievable and reasonable.

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Top Ten Tangible Benefits of Optimism

Top Ten Tangible Benefits of Optimism

There are two general attitudes you can hold: Pessimism and optimism. Pessimists have poorer long-term results than optimists. Optimists are healthier, happier, and more successful. If you’ve been accused of being pessimistic, rethink your perspective. Optimism is a more enjoyable way to live.

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Turn a Chaotic Life into Calming Balance with Simple Organization Tips

Turn a Chaotic Life into Calming Balance with Simple Organization Tips

Does it sometimes feel like everything is in disarray? Regardless of how hard you try, you just aren’t able to eliminate the chaos. In your mind, you’re probably thinking that just too much is happening at once.

However, have you stopped to consider an alternate explanation for the chaos? Maybe it has absolutely nothing to do with the amount of things happening. Instead, it may simply be due to how you organize your time.

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How to Help Your Teen Overcome Challenges

How to Help Your Teen Overcome Challenges

Do you notice that your teen may be more reserved, less social or more irritable than usual? It’s possible that they’re struggling with something and they’re unsure how to deal with their feelings or rise above them.

If you want to help your teenager overcome their struggles, it’s important to consider the teen’s feelings and use a gentle approach.

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What Does It Mean To Be a Dad?

What Does It Mean To Be a Dad?

The role you play as a dad in your family will depend on what your children are like, what you and your partner are like, and the type of work you both do. But it all starts with what your children need. And the more attention you pay to all their needs, the less you’ll be asking, “What’s my role?”

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How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids: 5 steps for dads

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids: 5 steps for dads

I imagine many dads may struggle with staying calm in the midst of challenging times. Despite our best effort, something can always push our buttons and result in momentarily losing control of our voices. That being said, it’s crucial to learn better ways to respond in the moment and communicate in calm, respectful ways. Making this change is important if you truly want to raise confident and successful children.

The goal of this post is not to condemn the fact you yell – it’s to help you decrease, and ultimately stop yelling at your kids. From personal experience, let me tell you it’s worth the time and energy to improve in this area.

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What Does Being Present as a Dad Mean to You?

What Does Being Present as a Dad Mean to You?

There are so many types of dads out here and the term “being present” means so many things. To the dad who lives at home with his kids, being present may look like putting down your digital device long enough to give your kids attention. To the long-distance dad, being present may look like using creative ways to spend time with your children. To empty nest dads, finding a way to stay involved in your children’s lives when they no longer live at home is a challenge.

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