Kenny "Clutch" is a dad of four and his world changed when doctors told him that his youngest son, Kristian, had cancer. Kenny shares how they stayed positive and focused while Kristian was in the hospital. He son is now cancer free and Kenny is sharing with the world how they too can battle adversity.
Just a few years ago, Lance and Brandy Salazar were on the brink of divorce. They lost touch in their marriage and were ready to go their separate ways. Just before they were going to call it quits, they decided to give it one last shot. Five years later their marriage is the best it's ever been and they want that for you too. This week we talk with Lance and Brandy about their story, how their relationship has changed and how it's impacting their family. We'll also talk about the book they...
When David Milender's son was born he asked his employer for his 12 weeks off that the Family Medical Leave Act allows. They said he didn't qualify because he's a dad! He helped them realize that's not true and he got his 12 unpaid weeks at home. He truly enjoyed his time at home and also thinks we can do better when it comes to time off for a growing family.
This year more than 3.7 American children will begin 6th grade. The move from elementary to middle school comes with all sorts of challenges. Grades often drop and disciplinary issues often jump. A new study from the University of Wisconsin says there is a simple way to make the transition much easier for these kids.
To say Micah Shrewsberry is busy would be an understatement. He coached NCAA and NBA basketball for 20 years. He is joining the staff at Purdue University after spending the last six years with the Boston Celtics. All this while he and his wife raise their four children. Micah joined us for a Dad Talk on family, teams and character.
It's no doubt that we live in a judgmental society. It's common when parenting- looking at what others do and comparing it to what we think we'd do. Many moms may feel like they face it often. It's called mommy shaming, but what about dads? It turns out daddy shaming exists too. This we we talk with Sarah Clark from the University of Michigan about her study on it. She found it's pretty common and it isn't helping dads - in fact it's pushing many away. And, the most common offender often...
Scott and Meg Panella were your classic American Family, happily married with two kids and a dog and in 2013 that all changed. That's when they welcomed their two new sons into their family. Scott shares his journey on adopting and how it's impacted everyone in their family. It's an eye opening interview that you'll really enjoy.
Jessica Gentry taught Kindergarten for 12 years. She isn't going back when school starts in the fall. She quit at the end of the school year and shared her decision and reasons in a viral Facebook post. We were curious about why Jessica felt like she needed to get out of the classroom and we reached out to her. She shares what she believes is going on in our schools and why good teachers are leaving.
At 10 years old, Peter Habyarimana made a choice that changed his life and the lives of thousands of others - he ran away from home. That decision set in motion what would eventually become his mission, becoming a foster dad. His story may change your life too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.