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 | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents

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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.18.2015 | 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 06.18.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 05.28.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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...

Even When Baby's in the Womb, Dads Have an Influence

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

It's no secret that dads are important, and that their role as caregivers has, for many families, broadened in the last 50 years. But there's one period of our development where dads tend to take a back seat -- the first nine months, to be precise.

The Top Five Things Parents Need To Know About Kids and Social Media

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

If your kids see you jostling to get the best shot of the most mundane moments of life, just so that you can post a picture of it on your Instagram account, they'll follow suit. If you post inappropriate images or comments on social media, the will be seen by your children, guaranteed. Limit and moderate your own social media activity.

Don't Blame Facebook for Cyberbullying

Jesse Miller | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jesse Miller

Parents: Facebook is not in the business of raising my child, nor should you expect Facebook to raise yours. It is not the responsibility of Twitter to make sure my child behaves well online -- it is my responsibility to make sure my child behaves in any environment. If we want major change, it will not come from laws or banning people from websites; it will come from parents, communities, and schools to engage in dialogue and education to raise children who have an understanding of digital citizenship and accountability for their online and offline actions, because accountability and respect still matter.

Are Expensive Kiddie Birthday Parties Really for Parents?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Birthday parties and loot bags have increasingly become an obscene display of excess and expense for no good purpose. We are raising a society of highly-indulged, coddled and spoiled children and we only have ourselves to blame.

My 8-Year-Old Saw Pornography, Now What?

Jeff Hay | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jeff Hay

Last Thursday, my almost-eight-year-old son's innocence was forever tainted when he discovered, through a Google search, bare-naked ladies (not the talented Canadian singing ones), on his iPod touch. We had a 'situation' here and I needed to deal with it. I didn't want my son to think he was that bad or a deviant.

SavvyMom Roundup: Tech Timeout, Social Media Narcissism and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

A tech family challenge, First World problems are not so bad, social media and narcissism, Father's Day and finding happiness -- that's what caught my attention this week.

A Suprising Secret to Straight As

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Living

Being active in their children's lives is one goal most parents work hard at every day, and a new study suggests good news for dads who spend hours on...