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7 Trends of Today’s Dad

By James Shaw | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

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?

By James Shaw | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By James Shaw | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

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?

By James Shaw | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By James Shaw | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

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?

By James Shaw | February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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