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Kenny Bodanis
Montreal, Canada
Parenting Author, Blogger, and Columnist, Husband of one, Father of two.
Interests: Writing (when I'm not busy running), Running (when I'm not busy writing), movies, potato chips, reading, potato chips.
Recent Activity
I'm happy to announce that my book "What Do I Do While You're Pregnant?", in addition to being available for Kindle and in paperback on Amazon, is now also being distributed through all the major online retail outlets. This means it can now also be enjoyed on the Nook, iPad, and Kobo Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at MenGetPregnantToo
With my son heading away to Scout Camp this weekend, I reread a post I had written one year ago about the lessons I'd learned the first time I saw this group of kids gain autonomy the moment the stepped away from their parents. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at MenGetPregnantToo
I had a great debate about a dad-to-be's role during his partner's pregnancy, and after birth with the whole panel on CTV's The Social. The pulled no punches! Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
This morning's chat with Global Montreal's Jessica Laventure. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
What began as an interview about my book, developed into a much more involved conversation about fatherhood and what it means to stand alongside a pregnant partner for nine months. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
On Montreal's Breakfast Television this morning, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about how to make the task of choosing a high school for your tween a little less daunting. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
They say the number one method for correcting and guiding behavior in your children is creating clear rules and guidelines...and sticking to them. That is often more easily said, than done: Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
Here is the panel discussion on CTV's Canada AM with myself, AnjumChoudhry Nayyar, and Elizabeth Booth. We discuss whether all this talk of "focusing on the family" will really pay off for Canada's political parties. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
Catherine Vernon-Diamond, Andrea Howick and I discuss the benefits of introducing sex education as part of a mandatory school curriculum. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
One will say the other has no idea what it’s like to be home with monosyllabic, incontinent, explosive infants all day; the other will insist there is no pressure like being responsible for a full-time salary and obligations to the The Man at The Corporation. The consistent complaint for all of us is: pressure. And that’s what airlocks are for. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
Hopefully, moms and dads can read this book together, and spark a new discussion about how men, or other parents-to-be who are not carrying their child through pregnancy, experiences those nine months of gestation. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
CTV National News reporter Vanessa Lee stopped by my home yesterday to talk to my daughter and me about James Harrison. The NFLer returned his sons' participation trophies because he felt they hadn't really earned them; after all, real men don't get trophies for showing up; they have to beat somebody first. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
As someone who grew up trying to fit in as young male figure skater, I think this is a fantastic example of how shifting gender roles can empower both sexes. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
An interview with John Boulay about the latest methods of recognizing and treating concussions. Sending your child back onto the field too soon after they've suffered even a seemingly minor head injury could put them at risk for far more permanent damage. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
Don't fret! These tips for preparing for the start of the school year begin by emphasizing getting the most out of your summer...especially if you're a parent who has been putting themselves second since the end of June. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
I know, he's a comedian. Fantastic. If that's your brand of humor, yuck it up. But there are many of us dads who work hard to be what our children expect from a parent, and what society is only very slowly awakening to. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
This morning, on BT Montreal, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about the endless labels parents assign themselves: Tiger Mom, Helicopter Parent, Free-Range Parent. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
My conversation with Pierre Poilievre - Minister of Employment and Social Development - regarding the pro's and potential con's of the conservative government's new Universal Child Care Benefit. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
"The most dangerous behaviour most North American men engage in is driving a car. And there is a good chance it is a minivan, a boxy emblem of masculine decline." Really? Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
We struggle to teach our children open-mindedness and the advantages of critical thinking; while we stodgy parents gradually seem to become convinced we have found the easiest way of doing almost everything. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
Elias Makos and I talk about the challenges facing a working parent with a sick child. How do you manage deadlines? Do you have an understanding employer? Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
They created a character called Dr. Rich Mahogany. He is a man who talks about mental health in a way that our double-jeopardy men can relate to, and they pass it on to each other. It really takes the things that we know about mental health and translates them to a tone and a language and a format that can reach these men who can be very challenging to find and to benefit. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
My little 8-year-old girl has so far shown every sign of eventually becoming a self-assured, confident young adult with just the right amount of "My Way." I see no need to potentially derail that with thirteen minutes of "cleavage sells records." Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
The combination of men not having a strong support system, while also being conditioned to hide psychological weakness, has a tragic consequence. Even the men who do seek help, are unwilling to share that experience with others, leaving each person believing they are unique and alone in their suffering. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
Some children learn that Santa says "No" to some toys, others will be enjoying a new tablet, and still others will be given one by Mom and/or Dad. On my most recent visit to BT Montreal, I talk with Joanne Vrakas about the pro's and con's of giving your kids - and therefore the whole family - expensive tech gifts. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo