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E21: Faith & Fatherhood

Just how much does a dad's faith impact his children? One study says it's big and that got us thinking. Just how are the decisions we make about going to church, faith, prayer, etc., shaping our kids? We talked with a pastor about the study and his thoughts around faith and fatherhood.


Dad Talk #5: Taron Stubbs on Being a Long Distance Dad

Being a dad isn't easy and it can be even tougher when your kids are two states away. Today we talk with Taron Stubbs. He's a long distance dad of two and he shares how he stays connected to his boys and how he intends to break the cycle of absent fathers in his family.


Episode 20: They Are What You Eat

Family meals are about more than spending time together. It turns out that research shows it helps kids and teens eat healthier and make better decisions. They are also more likely to eat well when dad eats well. This week we talk with Dr. Kathryn Walton from the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto about the importance of eating together as a family.


Dad Talk #4: Juan Ruiz on Traveling with Twins

Travel can be a joy and a mess at the same time. In this week's Dad Talk episode, we talk with Juan Ruiz about why he and his wife make sure they travel often with their young twin daughters. It's an eye opening interview that could get you out on the road this summer! Be sure to follow Juan too on Instagram and Twitter at DoubleDutyDaddy and read about his travels on The Points Guy.


Episode 19: Raising Grateful Kids

We're following up last week's episode on the science of gratitude with a look at how we help our children become more grateful. How do we take them from granted to gratitude? We talk with Dr. Andrea Hussong from the University of North Carolina about the four ways to look at gratitude and how we can cultivate it in our families.


Dad Talk E3: Kaleb Kinney on Being a Stay-at-Home-Dad

The number of dads who stay at home has nearly doubled in the last 30 years. There are many reasons why: change is parenting roles, moms with careers, cost of child care and more. This week on our Dad Talk episode we talk with Kaleb Kinney. He's a dad of two (soon to be three) who is home with the kids while is wife runs a successful real estate business.


Episode 18: Gratitude & Kids

We intend to raise kids who are grateful and we do that by teaching them to say, "thank you" when someone compliments or gives them a gift. Is that really the best way to teach gratitude? What about for us... how can we be more thankful in today's world? This week we talk with an expert on gratitude who shares just how much saying thanks does for us and others and then we look at how to teach it to our kids.


Dad Talk #2: Jordan Freed on Raising Rebel Girls

Jordan Freed is the dad to two daughters - ages 3 and 5 and he says he's raising them to be rebel girls. In an amazing interview Jordan shares how he's doing that and the three rules for his family. It's an eye-opening and powerful interview.


Episode 17: A Conversation with Dad

It's a special Father's Day episode of Positively Dad. This week, I talk with my dad about being a dad. What does he want me to know about fatherhood? What is he most proud of? Who does he like more - me or my sister? OK... that question can go unanswered! Naomi gets to talk to him too in the Kids Corner. I hope you enjoy this special conversation.


Dad Talk: Real Dads. Real Talk. Episode 1

We are excited to launch a new midweek podcast from Positively Dad. It's called Dad Talk and each week we'll talk to real dads about real stuff. What are they proud of? What did they wish the knew when they became fathers? What are the challenges they face? How are they helping their kids grow and learn? How is life with their partner? We talk with Travis from Springfield, Missouri on our first episode. He's been married 15 years and is a father of two girls. He shares his goals as a dad and...


Episode 16: Kids & Weight – The Link Between Teasing and Weight Gain

It's an easy target for teasing - weight. Nearly 20% of American children are overweight according to the Center's for Disease Control and getting healthy may be harder than you think. Teasing, bullying and even well-meaning comments could make it harder for overweight kids to get healthier. This week we talk with Dr. Natasha Schvey from Uniformed Services University about her study on the link between teasing and weight gain.


Episode 15: A Healthy Family

It's a special health episode of Positively Dad. This week we look at how important dad's health is... even before he becomes a dad! We'll also take a look at those low-sugar and sugar substitute drinks and are our kids really healthier when we choose those.


Episode 14: Success, Gratitude and Family – A Conversation with a Super Bowl Champion

Lionel Dalton beat the odds. He grew up in a tough neighborhood and somehow found his way to the NFL. Undrafted, he played in the league for nine seasons and won a Super Bowl. This father of four joins us to talk about mindset, gratitude and family.


Episode 13: Teen Suicide

An alarming study is out that says teen suicide attempts are on the rise. It caught our attention and it should catch yours. This week we talk with one of the study co-Author about what they found, what it means and what parents can do.


Episode 12: Spanking. It’s Not a Debate

It's been a debate forever. To spank or not to spank. Every parent has their own thoughts on it and now some research may have an answer. We talk with an author of a study that says spanking offers no value and may actually have a long term impact.


Episode 11: Team & Family

Top teams are like families. They have a culture of support, accountability and a desire to win. This week we talk to an elite high school basketball coach about team and family. Steve Frank is retiring after 28 years coaching boys and girls basketball. He's spent the last four years coaching his twin daughters and their teammates at Strafford High School in Missouri. Together they've won three straight state titles and 115 consecutive games. There's a lot to learn about mindset, failure,...


Episode 10: Allowing Our Children To Be Heard

Our world is changing and this generation of children has a huge opportunity to be heard. What does that mean for parents? How do we help them share their feelings on issues that are important to them? What if we disagree? This week we talk with 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee about how empowering our children to be involved in social activism could be good for them. It's a powerful interview and one that could have a huge impact on your family.


Episode 9: Postpartum Depression for Dads

For years doctors have been working with moms who experience postpartum depression. A new study shows that it may be just a common for dads. The challenge is that many doctors are asking about it and many dads ignore it. This week we talk with the doctor who did the research on postpartum depression for dads. We look at what it means for dad and his family, how to tell if you may be experience it and how to move forward.


Episode 8: The Screen Time Debate

Screen time, social media and technology... those are all hot topics in the parenting world today. The rules, options, platforms, suggestions and studies are always changing. So what are we supposed to do? This week we talk with Dr. Jordan Shapiro, author of The New Childhood about how families can navigate the new world of technology.


Episode 7: Stronger Relationships Through Music

Music is a big part of growing up. It's common for parents to sing to their young children. They often listen to songs together, play instruments and sing silly songs. That tends to stop and kids get older and develop their own musical interests. A study from the University of Arizona found that there may be a great reason for parents to continue enjoying music as their children get older. This week we talk with Dr. Jake Harwood about music builds a bond that can last a lifetime.