Canada Dads

14 Dads Who Have This Parenting Thing All Figured Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Parents

Thank you, dads, for always making us laugh.

What It Means To Be A Dad Today

Erin Silver | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

There's been a lot of media attention lately devoted to changing the idea that dads aren't babysitters. That they are equal parenting partners. I'm seeing it more and more and I love it. While previous generations of dads (and even some dads I know today) believe in tough love, see it as their responsibility to "toughen up" their kids, and who have an easier time raising their voice than giving hugs, I hope these kinds of parents are on the way out of fashion.

A Love Letter To Hands-On Dads

Amy Gibson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Amy Gibson

Have we told you lately that we love you? Have we told you lately that we appreciate all that you do? Because we do. We really, really do. Have we mentioned that your strength, dedication and tenderness never cease to amaze us? We want you to know that the love that you show all of us never goes unnoticed.

Dad, Your Cruel Criticisms Still Haunt Me

Lenora Thompson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Lenora Thompson

I was just a little girl, but you had a barbed tongue. Oh, you always couched your cruelty in humour. As if comedy was a disinfectant that redeems meanness. Time and again, I asked Mommy, "Please, tell Daddy to stop teasing me. It hurts my feelings." But you wouldn't or couldn't stop.

Think Of Dads Around The World This Father's Day

Megan Radford | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Megan Radford

As a teacher, my dad has worked hard to instill in me a love of language and learning. Now, as a writer and editor with World Vision, I get to hear lots of stories of dads who, like mine did, are building a foundation for their children's futures. The reality is though, that my father has had more opportunities in life than the dads we meet with World Vision. And there's no better time to highlight those dads than on Father's Day.

New School Gifts Old School Dads Will Appreciate

Giftagram | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Giftagram

We'll listen to his dad jokes all day long, sit shotgun in his station wagon, and if he insists on wearing socks with his Birkenstocks -- nah, we won't let him do that. There are very few surprises when it comes to the old man, so why not surprise him with a new school gift this Father's Day that complements his old school spirit?

Canadian Dads Are More Involved Than Ever, Study Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Parents

Canada's doing a pretty good job when it comes to moms and dads sharing child care responsibilities.

The Truth Behind Baby Advice

Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Parents

The truth behind four common pieces of baby advice.

I Was Shamed For Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

James Di Fiore | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Parents
James Di Fiore

I thought it was just a random idiot, an anecdotal experience I could laugh at but not take too seriously. And then it happened again. And then it kept on happening. Strangers, sometimes men (but mostly women), would make off the cuff comments about me staying home to take care of my kid.

I Love You But I Can't Stand Your Kid

BLUNTmoms | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Parents
BLUNTmoms

I hope that we can still be friends, but I understand if it's just too awkward for the next 15 years or so. Perhaps I'm high maintenance, but I feel that a three year old should eat his or her lunch sitting in a chair rather than standing on the kitchen table throwing crackers at another child. I do not believe my son should be hiding in the bathroom for an hour during a play date just to avoid his "friend."

A Man's Place Is In The Home, Too

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I'm a stay-at-home dad with an empty nest -- I'm what is affectionately known as a "house hubby," a "kept husband," a defunct "Mr. Mom." Despite all my best attempts to spin a better narrative, I am at a loss when it comes to finding empowering vocabulary to describe how I spend my days.

Why It's Crucial to Engage Men in Maternal Health

Plan International Canada | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

When men accompany their partners to prenatal visits and attend at birthing, the women report a much more positive experience, according to our commissioned study, Men Matter. When men share in the housework and rearrange certain duties or workloads to accommodate their pregnant or breastfeeding partners, the couple's relationship strengthens and the household becomes a happier place.

Dads Who Dare To Do It Differently

ByBlacks.com | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Parents
ByBlacks.com

Being a black father, I notice people being shocked that I am even involved with my children -- that's about living in a wider racist culture. Black masculinity has always been under attack. This Father's Day I want to encourage every black dad out there to remember you don't have to conform, you can do it differently, if you dare.

Lakeshore Lessons From My Dad

Hannah Jack | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

On all of the Wednesday's in 2007 and 2008 my Dad, Doug Jack, picked me up early from school and would drive me an hour and forty minutes into downtow...

Thank You to the Dads Who Have Embraced Fatherhood

Aneta Alaei | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Aneta Alaei

You are the father to our children yet we don't say it enough. Thank you. Thank you for being a pillars of strength. Thank you for embracing fatherhood and all it has to offer. The runny noses and diaper blowouts leave much to be desired but you have always faced them head on.

How Do Broken Hearts Commemorate Father's Day?

Lori Gard | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I ask you: how do breaking hearts face Father's day, without a father to honour? For us, Father's Day will never be the same again. The world is now forever changed. How does one do things when the dad you formerly did them for/with/to is forever gone?

8 Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Traveling Dad

Amanda Blakley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada
Amanda Blakley

He packs light but thoughtfully. Give him the gift of style and function with this sleek and highly functional American Tourister black hard case carry-on. It has all kinds of great features that will get dad excited -- especially the four swivel wheels which will make it easy to scoot through all the international airports he logs hours in.

This Father's Day, Let's Honour Dads Around the World

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

As Father's Day approaches, I wanted to learn how dads around the world encourage, mentor and care for their children. Looking through the World Vision photo database, I found dozens of men who go to immense lengths for their little ones.

Parents, Learn How to Foster Independence in Your Kids

Kids Help Phone | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Kids Help Phone

Developing independence is part of growing up, and it's something that young people should be encouraged to develop at every age. Safety should always be a priority for parents, but kids' maturity should also be taken into consideration as well. When you show young people that you trust them, it helps kids to trust themselves.

Happy Mother's Day to Dads Who Have to Be Moms, Too

Lori Gard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

But I have been thinking more and more of the unofficial 'mothers' who never get recognized on Mother's Day, and I'm talking about the dads.

It's Time to Appreciate the Father's Role in the World of Parenting

Casey Palmer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Casey Palmer

I didn't know what to expect when I became a Dad. I didn't lack good fatherly figures -- I just had no clue of what the world expected of me. We hear plenty of stories blaming fathers in absentia for children's bad behaviour, society diagnosing a lack of the firm disciplinarian they so sorely needed to keep them in line -- but people rarely talk about what the value of a good father is.

What To Do When You And Your Partner Disagree On How To Raise The Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

We all thought starting a family was the most romantic thing we could do as a couple. Making a baby is the ultimate act of love. During our pregnancy ...

So This Is What A Baby Does To Your Marriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Shawna Scafe | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

If you are trying to conceive, seeing that pink line will make your heart burst with cotton candy love and joy. You and your partner will dance in the...

5 Things Dads Can Do To Bond With Their Kids

Lori Gard | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada
Lori Gard

In anticipation of Father's Day on Sunday, I stumbled across a book, which I then read today to my students on the topic of animal dads. It inspired me, and with Father's Day in mind, I am offering five unique ways in which human dads can care for their children, in no certain order.

What Cute Canadian Dads ACTUALLY Want For Father's Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living

Sometimes, it's not about going through hundreds of gift guides or guessing what Dad could really use on June 15. Sometimes, it's just about the basic...