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Fodder 4 Fathers Featured on Global News in Toronto

"The Role of the Modern Day-Dad" with Antony Robart (July 28.2014)

What started out as a small idea to support involved dads online has quickly grown in to something so much bigger. And today Fodder 4 Fathers is being recognized again and again as an outspoken voice for social change when it comes to the portrayal of New Dads (Older Dads, Stay-at-home Dads, Gay Dads, Involved Dads, Step Dads, Single Dads and more) in the media. From National Newpapers and Magazines and Televison News Reports, F4F can be heard far and wide in support of social reform when it comes to the plight of dads in today`s ever-changing world. To contact our founder, Adam Dolgin, for an interview please email us at: fodder4fathers@gmail.com There`s nothing we like to talk about more than fatherhood.


FODDER 4 FATHERS DISCUSSES EQUALITY IN PARENTING WITH "STOP RAISING EINSTEIN" AUTHOR AND RADIO HOST TARA KENNEDY-KLINE

August 06, 2013

What could be better then when two like-minded common sense parenting promoters get together and sit down for a chat, especially when they also share a similar sense of humor about how serious people can be when it comes to their parenting. Our own Adam Dolgin spoke with Tara for an entire hour about his wife and kids, his humble beginnings online, the growing presence of F4F on social media and their passion for helping people to see that there is more than just one way to raise a child. We highly recommend that you download it and hear it for yourself. Sure, Adam admittedly has an issue with speech tags (Ummm), but this is an interview worth listening to if you support involved fatherhood and the vision of the man behind F4F.

Here's the link: toginet.com/shows/stopraisingeinstein

Look under Recent Shows to Download this Episode. (Equality in Parenting with Guest Adam Dolgin 8-06-2013)

FODDER 4 FATHERS TALKS THE "MODERN DAD" TO HELP LAUNCH McCAIN'S NEW FAMILY FOODS BLOG

June 16th, 2013

F4F Founder, Adam Dolgin, and the Lil Fèr relaxing after a big mealF4F is pleased to announce a partnering with McCain's Canada to help launch their "All Good Blog." It was a no-brainer really... when a company that makes some of your favorite foods from childhood (french fries, pizzas and desserts) asks you to join a conversation about the modern dad, you simply say: "YES!" And what an awesome conversation it was. Imagine 3 of Canada`s top Dad bloggers talking about what it means to be a great dad and the roles they play in their household when it comes to such things as shopping and cooking and parenting - it was quite the eye-opening talk. 

Thanks again to McCain's for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the involved dad and for their forward thinking when it comes to including dads when it comes to talking about such important things as nutrition and meal planning and co-parenting.

Link - McCain.Ca - The All Good Blog - Modern Dads

Disclaimer: Fodder 4 Fathers is a compensated endorser of The McCains All Good Blog, but would support it regardless, as it`s an awesome idea from a forward thinking company we are proud to support.

FODDER 4 FATHERS FEATURED IN THE NATIONAL POST (CANADA) ON THE TOPIC OF THE NEW "INVOLVED DAD"

June 16, 2013

When you start a website to promote the involved dad, it’s a bit of a dream to be included in an article that mentions the Deloitte Dads, The Boston College Center for Work and Family, and Father’s Day all together on one page- especially when it pretty much reinforces what you’ve been saying all along with expert commentary from Sociologists and Researchers backing you up with empirical evidence. Society is starting to make strides towards accepting today’s new dads and F4F is happy to say we’ve been at the forefront of this movement in that last few years. And sure, this article kind of pushed out our humble opinions to make room for more "expert" commentary, but as Adam, our founder, always says: "it’s not about the man, it’s about the movement."

So thanks to reporter Sarah Boesveld and The National Post for giving dads the opportunity to be heard.

Link - The new ‘involved dad’ leading quiet revolution chipping away at stereotype of a bumbling distant parent - National Post.Com

Related Post:

The Birth of Something Great - Delivering New Dads to the Promised Land - Fodder 4 Fathers.Com

 

FODDER 4 FATHERS GOES GLOBAL

June 13th, 2013

F4F Founder, Adam Dolgin, Talks Older DadsIt's not everyday a local news channel asks if you'll provide expert commentary on a topic that you're covered in the past. So when Global News Toronto asked if Fodder 4 Fathers founder, Adam Dolgin, could add a little insight on the topic of men in their forties and fifties having babies for the first time, he jumped at the chance. What's wrong with men having kids later in life? Older Dads are calm, collected, and get it done. Sure, they may not be around to see their grandchildren, but the imprint of a great dad, no matter what his age, stays with a child and his legacy gets passed on from generation to generation. And we see nothing wrong with that.

Video Link - The Changing Face of Fathers - Minna Rhee - Global News.Ca - Featuring Adam Dolgin

 Related link:

You're Never Too Old to Get in the Game - Fodder 4 Fathers. Com

FODDER 4 FATHERS GIVES SOME FATHERLY ADVICE TO NEW DADS IN A GREAT GLOBE AND MAIL.COM ARTICLE FOR FATHER'S DAY

May 21st, 2013

It's always an honor to be asked by a well-respected National Newpaper to add your thoughts to a post for New Dads for Father's Day. But it's even better when some of your fellow dad bloggers, and countrymen, are featured in the same article. That's right, the Canadian Dads gave their thoughts on how to be a better dad to the up and comers, and I think we did a great job (i.e. I don't think we scared anyone off- or, at least I hope not). Thanks to The Globe and Mail for featuring F4F in this article, entitled "Need a hand, dad? Top parenting advice from 5 daddy bloggers (www.globeandmail.com/life), and including us with some of Canada's greatest dad voices- the men behind blogs like Dad Camp, Canadian Dad, All 4 My Boy, and Daddy BloggerI'm sure Fodder 4 Fathers speaks for the rest of the guys (Buzz, Chris, Bobb and Ricky) when we say we are proud to represent the many great dads of our home and native land.

 

 

FODDER 4 FATHER'S FOUNDER, ADAM DOLGIN, FEATURED IN MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE ON THE TOPIC OF FORCING CHILDREN TO KISS AND HUG DISTANT RELATIVES

May 08, 2013

Well, you can't always get what you want, and in some cases you may not be quoted as you intended, but it's never a bad thing to get your name in a National publication, especially on the topic of forcing your kids to kiss Great Aunts with more facial hair than Colonel Sanders. And although we feel our very short quote in Emma Teitel's article in Macleans.ca, entitled " Why children need to feel the pinch: From forcing kisses on relatives to hand-holding, kids may be losing their liberties, didn't quite do our feelings on the topic justice, it was enough to show our distaste for those who might "encourage" (i.e. force) their children to go against their own natural instincts to flee. Here at F4F we believe in allowing our kids to make their own choices about whom they show affection towards, and as long as they respectfully decline the advances of an extended family member they don't feel obligated to kiss or hug (and don't embarrass anyone), we feel this is the right of the child. Sure, this may affect the child's ability to make copious amounts of money from various last wills and testaments of extended family members with no children, but hey, aren't we supposed to teach our kids how to make calculated decisions and learn to live with the outcomes? Why this was left out of the article, we'll never know, but hey, we appreciate the opportunity to be heard, whenever we can get it. Thanks MacLean's!

And, if Ms. Teiltel is still unsure about the true ramifications of forcing a child to do something against their own best interests, maybe this sketch from Eddie Murphy's classic comedy special might enlighten her as to the downside of coercing a child to do your bidding.

Youtube - Eddie Murphy - Delerious - "Aunt Bunny" (Warning: Graphic Content)

"LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS": FODDER 4 FATHERS TALKS "THE MODERN DAD" WITH PLAYDATE PLANET'S MERYL NEIMAN

April 08, 2012

It's always fun to hear the perspectives of different dads doing their thing and doing it well. This week our founder and president, Adam Dolgin, had the opportunity to be interviewed along with two other outspoken dads, Kevin McKeever from the popular dad blog Always Home and Uncool and Lance Somerfeld from the NYC Dads Group, about the new face of Fatherhood.

Thanks to Playdate Planet Host Meryl Neiman for giving dads from different walks of life the opportunity to talk about both our differences and similarities when raising our kids. I think this interview shows that whether you're a working dad or a stay-at-home dad, or a work-at-home dad who is the primary caregiver to your kids, it doesn't matter, today's involved dads just find a way to make it work to provide the best upbringing for their kids.

If you're looking for an eye-opening hour of what dads really thing about controlling moms, the portrayal of dads in the media, and how dads think they parent differently then their partners, you really want don't want to miss this interview:

***Playdate Planet Interview featuring F4F founder Adam Dolgin, Kevin McKeever and Lance Somerfeld***

F4F Founder, Adam DolginFODDER 4 FATHERS TALKS "WORKING DADS" WITH NEWSTALK 1010'S JERRY AGAR IN TORONTO

Canada: March 04, 2013

After being featured in the Globe and Mail (Toronto) in an article by Leah Eichler talking about the plight of "working dads," Fodder 4 Fathers Founder, Adam Dolgin, was invited to discuss the article with popular Toronto radio talkshow host Jerry Agar of Newstalk 1010. Adam held his own against the always opinionated Agar- even if it was his first ever radio interview- and represented, as always, for the involved dad.

Here's the interview in it's entirety:

F4F in the News- Fatherhood Issues- Working Dads in Canada (Youtube)

FODDER 4 FATHERS FEATURED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL ARTICLE "DOUBLE DUTY: THE PLIGHT OF THE WORKING DAD," BY LEAH EICHLER

Canada: March 02, 2013

Photo by Della Rollins from the Globe and Mail, Feb, 28, 2013Lord loves a "working dad," and big business may not be far behind, at least that's the position Fodder 4 Fathers and special reporter Leah Eichler take in her article for the Globe and Mail entitled, "Double duty: The plight of the working dad." We'd like to thank Leah and the Globe for the opportunity to speak out on the trials and tribulations facing dads as they try to balance both working outside of the home with being the best dads they can be. This was a fantastic article that we were proud to be a part of, especially since it also included one of our good friends, Daddy Doin' Work, a fantastic dad blogger, and working dad, out of California. This is not to take away from the growing number of amazing Stay-at-home-dads out there; an involved dad is an involved dad, and however you go about it, there will always be difficulties facing fathers working to be more involved in their children's lives.

Related Links:

Anything Moms Can Do Dads Can Do- Equally - by Fodder 4 Fathers

The New Dad- Caring, Committed and Conflicted (Boston College Study, 2011)

FODDER 4 FATHERS FEATURED IN EVERY LITTLE THING! BIRTH & BEYOND 360 MAGAZINE AS `AWESOME DAD OF THE MONTH.`

January 17th, 2013

F4F founder and creator, Adam Dolgin, is honored to be featured in the current issue of Every Little Thing! Birth And Beyond 360 Magazine (Volumes 9 and 10) as it`s Awesome Dad of the Month-Inspirational Dads Who Inspire and Empower. Since the inception of Fodder 4 Fathers in December of 2010, Adam has worked tirelessly to champion the New, Involved Dad, and he is overjoyed to be recognized and celebrated as someone who inspires and empowers dads all over the world to be the best dads that they can be.

Please check out the current issue of Every Little Thing! Birth and Beyond Magazine to read more about our brave leader.

www.birthandbeyondmagazine.com

 

FODDER 4 FATHERS FEATURED ON MAMAPEDIA.COM

Iconic Dad, Tony Micelli From "Who's the Boss."On December 28th, 2012, Fodder 4 Fathers broke new ground by having one of their blog posts featured on one of the internets finest resources for moms, Mamapedia.com. The blog post, titled "Anything Moms Can Do Dads Can Do...Equally" (originally posted on December 9th, 2012) is a commentary on the struggles dads and dad bloggers still face whenever they attempt to prove themselves to be competent caregivers to their children in social media settings. We thank Mamapedia for the opportunity to reach a larger (although potentially hostile) audience, and hope to be able to work with them again. After all, parenting isn't about who is better- moms or dads - it's about raising great kids together.

Thanks again

our newest parenting partner.

FODDER 4 FATHERS REPRESENTS AT FIRST EVER P20 TALKS IN SAN DIEGO

On August 17th, 2012, our founder, Adam Dolgin, flew himself and his 7-months pregnant wife, Mrs. F4F, down to San Diego. They took in the sights (most notably, beautiful Old Towne San Diego) and took part in the first ever P20 Talks. This collaboration of some of the best minds in parenting included educators, innovators, and one very awestruck dad blogger who saw the coming together of life-skills instructors from all over the world to create something truly inspiring.

 Don’t let the name fool you, this conference wasn’t all talk; it was a movement toward solidarity amongst parenting professionals, and the introduction of a global movement to improve the interaction between parents and those who would endeavor to improve their lives and the messages they receive. Topics included Finance for our kids, Cyber Bullying, Talking to Teens, and a subject close to our hearts, Involved Fatherhood.

Look for Adam’s speech (as he had the honor of introducing Parenting 2.0s Global Presence to the World) in the next few weeks. We are proud to be a part of this growing movement towards better parenting through a more conscious collaboration amongst parents and parenting professionals. And special thanks to Marlaine Cover, founder of Parenting 2.0, for including us in such a momentous occasion.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE (TORONTO) CELEBRATES DADS - FATHERS DAY 2012

Our Founder, Adam Dolgin, listening intently as two dads speak about what RMH means to them at the Ronald McDonald House (Toronto) "Celebration of Dads," June 2012. It was an eye opening experience, what this great charity offers to the many families from around the world that need affordable accomodations as they await treatment for a sick child at Toronto's world reknowned Sick Kids Hospital.

And, were happy to say Adam only embarrassed himself a little bit by spilling coffee on his pants while talking to some well respected fatherhood authors, website owners and bloggers.