Podcast Episodes

Episode 10: Allowing Our Children To Be Heard

By James Shaw | April 29, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…

Episode 3: Paternity Leave

By James Shaw | March 11, 2019 |

Dads have a choice to make when they welcome a new child to the world… stay home or not. Unfortunately our society doesn’t see staying home as important. Most employers don’t even offer paid time off for moms. Even fewer offer it for dads. It turns out though that there are huge benefits to staying…

Episode 2: Bullying – Is Your Kid One?

By James Shaw | March 4, 2019 |

Bullying. It’s been happening forever. Nearly 25% of high school students say they’ve been bullied. Is it just kids being kids or is it something much bigger? In this episode we talk with Dr. James Brown from the Indiana University School of Social Work. Dr. Brown shares what parents can do when their child is…

Episode 1: Today’s Dad

By James Shaw | February 27, 2019 |

Hey Dad, your role is changing. You’re spending more time with your family, helping out more at home and more engaged with your children. Why? There are many reasons. What does it mean for you and your family? A lot. We talk with Dr. Kevin Shafer of Brigham Young University about his study of fatherhood…

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