How to Talk to a Grade Schooler About Teachers They Hate

Talking about kid-teacher conflicts means walking a fine line of empathy and support. Originally published on Fatherly.com (September 18, 2017). Written by Patrick Coleman Parents might expect their elementary school-aged kid to run into a certain amount of relationship problems during the weekdays. After all, they’re spending eight hours every day with dozens of other […]

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Talking to your kids about racism

How do you talk to your children about racism? Has the recent events in America prompted a conversation with your children? I hope it has, because this is your opportunity as a father to do the right thing and teach your children that hatred and prejudice are wrong and have no place. Children are not […]

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Daddy-Baby Bonding

As appeared in the Frankly Fatherhood column of the March 2017 issue of The Mom & Caregiver Magazine Holding my sons, skin-to-skin, only seconds after each of them were born will always be the most powerful and extraordinary moments of my life. To say that becoming a father has changed me is a broad understatement. And […]

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What your kid needs to know before starting kindergarten

“Academically, children are at varying levels when they enter kindergarten,” Karen Jokinen, a kindergarten teacher in Markham, Ont., says. “There is no expectation that children know the alphabet and numbers, or can write their names, but if they can do some of this, it helps with their confidence at school.” One of the most important […]

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How to handle interest rate hikes

Let’s cut right to it – finances is one of those topics that many of us hate to talk and/or read about, but it’s nearly impossible to escape; especially when you have a family to budget for. With that expressed, new and existing clients of mine have recently come to me with questions about the […]

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At what age should a child enter a change room unattended?

By CBC London, July 26, 2017 A pool change room controversy sparked the Lippy Londoner discussion. DCL VP Tyler McTaggart joins a panel to discuss this hot topic in London. Listen to the full conversation > Share

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Dad Bod

How to keep your Dad Bod tip-top this summer

You’ve had a winter full of cakes and rich stews and creamy eggnog lattes, and now you’re on display. Everyone knows that summer is both a time for having your shirt off AND not exercising. Here are some tips to stay fighting trim the old fashioned way. Easy and lazy – the true dad bod […]

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Becoming Your Special Needs Child’s Advocate

As appears on caring4ourkids.com, a resource for Parents of Kids with ASD, CFS, or Fibromyalgia When your child has a special need, you instantly step into the role of advocate. Especially when your child is too young to speak up for his own needs, you have to fight to ensure your child gets adequate and just education […]

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Dad Club London is growing into a vibrant community builder

By Sheryl Rooth, thelondoner.ca July 11, 2017 “The best things that happen in this city only happen when we work together. Dad Club London is a remarkable movement…” Read the FULL ARTICLE> Share

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CTV London: Dad Club for Defibrillators

Check out the CTV London news clip! Share

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