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E21: Faith & Fatherhood

By James Shaw | July 15, 2019 |

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.

Dad Talk #5: Taron Stubbs on Being a Long Distance Dad

By James Shaw | July 11, 2019 |

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.

Episode 20: They Are What You Eat

By James Shaw | July 8, 2019 |

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…

Dad Talk #4: Juan Ruiz on Traveling with Twins

By James Shaw | July 4, 2019 |

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…

Episode 19: Raising Grateful Kids

By James Shaw | July 1, 2019 |

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…

Dad Talk E3: Kaleb Kinney on Being a Stay-at-Home-Dad

By James Shaw | June 27, 2019 |

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)…

Episode 18: Gratitude & Kids

By James Shaw | June 24, 2019 |

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…

Dad Talk #2: Jordan Freed on Raising Rebel Girls

By James Shaw | June 20, 2019 |

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.

Episode 17: A Conversation with Dad

By James Shaw | June 17, 2019 |

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…

Dad Talk: Real Dads. Real Talk. Episode 1

By James Shaw | June 13, 2019 |

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…

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