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Episode 13: Teen Suicide

By James Shaw | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By James Shaw | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By James Shaw | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…


Episode 10: Allowing Our Children To Be Heard

By James Shaw | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Episode 9: Postpartum Depression for Dads

By James Shaw | April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Episode 8: The Screen Time Debate

By James Shaw | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By James Shaw | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By James Shaw | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By James Shaw | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…


Episode 4: Born with Bias?

By James Shaw | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chances are you’d be surprised to learn that a baby may already have a bias toward people of a different race. We were surprised to hear the results of a study that claims just that. Today we talk with Dr. Kang Lee from the University of Toronto about his findings and what all dads can…


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