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…

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…

Episode 6: Raising Children Who are Happy & Successful

Every parent hopes their kids grow up to be happy and successful. We are putting in the foundation for their success and happiness, yet we may be looking at it in the wrong way. This week we talk to author, teacher and counselor, John Doran. John wrote a book called “Ways to Well-Being,” he’s done…

Episode 5: When Dad Reads

Many little kids love reading time with grown ups. It’s a common part of the bedtime routine for many families. The question is who is doing the reading and does it matter if it’s mom or dad? One study says it does. On this episode of Positively Dad, we talk with a researcher who looked…