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Positively Dad Podcast.

Fatherhood is fascinating. Let's enjoy the journey. The Positively Dad Podcast is all about supporting dads in becoming amazing leaders, cheerleaders and supporters of their kids, families and partners. We'll learn, grow and be challenged together by connecting with experts on fatherhood and families.

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“I love this podcast! As a father it challenges my thinking and reminds me of what an honor fatherhood is.”


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Safety Harbor, Florida

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7 Trends of Today’s Dad

April 12, 2019

Ward and June Cleaver, Archie and Edith Bunker, Homer and Marge Simpson, and more recently, Andre and Rainbow Johnson: this list of names brings up strong images of television families and dads. These shows portray just a slice of how media has exemplified the changing role of the American dad during the last 70 years.…

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Do your kids have a growth mindset?

April 3, 2019

An obvious goal of fatherhood is raising children who are happy and successful. Life isn’t filled with fun and constant winning. It’s not pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows. As John Doran shared with us on a podcast, learning to turn negativity and bad experiences into teaching points is one of the best ways to…

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Make Reading Fun

March 28, 2019

If you’re a dad, there are probably lots of ways you love spending time with your kids. One of the most beneficial for both you and your child is the time you spend reading to them. Reading to kids doesn’t only have a slew of benefits like improving language skills and boosting social skills, it…

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Real Books or E Books, Does it Matter?

March 26, 2019

We talked about reading on this week’s Positively Dad podcast and it turns out that it’s important that dads read to their kids. Dr. Elisabeth Duursma told us that it helps our kids learn even if we read to them just 10 minutes a day a couple times a week. So that got me thinking,…

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When it’s not bullying

March 7, 2019

Bullying is a hot topic right now. We may be more aware of it now than any other generation in history and our podcast episode got a lot or response. Dr. James Brown from the Indiana University of Social Work opened the episode explaining the difference between bullying and conflict. Bullying happens when there is…

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Why now?

February 28, 2019

Wow! Positively Dad is finally here. I’m so excited it’s finally launched and thankful that you’ve decided to check it out. Positively Dad has been on my mind since early 2012, just before Naomi was born, and I never got around to it. It was just one of those “someday” things. Well… someday is today…

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About your host and the Podcast

Thank you for joining me for the Positively Dad journey! My name is James Shaw and I'm a husband and father. I live in the Tampa Bay area with my wife, Terri and our young daughter, Naomi. The goal with Positively Dad for us to think, learn and grow. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day and miss opportunities to become amazing fathers. I trust that the conversations we have on Positively Dad will help you see that fatherhood is truly a journey and that we are better together than figuring it all out on our own.