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Fatherhood & Finances

By James Shaw | May 18, 2020 |

It’s a common cause of stress for families… money. The economic impact of COVID-19 isn’t helping. Nearly 36 million Americans are out of work and almost 70% of adults in this country say they are worried about money.Jay Gabrini wants to help and his organization, Prepared Fathers, is doing just that. He joins us to…

Help From A Homeschool Dad

By James Shaw | May 14, 2020 |

Jason White’s girls have been homeschooled their entire lives – until this year. His three daughters went to public school last fall and now they’re back home again, just like the rest of us. Jason has some advice that can help the rest of us who are figuring out homeschool for the first time.

Parenting In A Pandemic

By James Shaw | May 11, 2020 |

Our now normal is here to stay and we’ll continue to be a resource for you. We welcome back Audrey Monke from Sunshine Parenting for an important conversation on parenting during a pandemic.

Dad, Are You OK? | The Impact of COVID-19 on Your Mental Health

By James Shaw | May 7, 2020 |

We’re in challenging times. How are you doing? You know, it’s OK to not be OK. Sometimes we feel like we have to be the strong dad when we may be struggling inside. This week we’re talking with Mark Williams about our mental well-being. He is part of an organization called Fathers Reaching Out and…

Happy Campers: How Thinking Like a Camp Counselor May Make You a Better Dad

By James Shaw | May 4, 2020 |

No doubt you’d like your kids to grow up to become amazing, successful and happy adults. That’s the end goal of being a dad, right?!?! To set your kids up for success in life. So are you doing that? You likely think you are. Audrey Monke says summer camp is a great parenting model. She…

Brian Lewis on Positive Parenting and True Connection

By James Shaw | April 30, 2020 |

Brian Lewis is a dad of three and wants is kids to grow up in an uplifting home. That can be tough at times and he and his wife work really hard to keep things positive. Brian shares how they believe we can build a true connection with our kids. It’s a follow up to…

I’m Lonely | Could Social Distancing Make Your Kids & Teens Socially Distant?

By James Shaw | April 27, 2020 |

Social distancing is a way of life right now. We’re staying home and away from others. What is the impact on our kids and teens? It’s may not be a big issue for young kids. It can be one for school age kids and only children. Dr. Amy Learmonth from William Paterson University shares what…

Screens & Quarantine | Dr. Jordan Shapiro on Kids and Technology During COVID-19

By James Shaw | April 23, 2020 |

Your kids are home from school, most of their after school events are cancelled, they don’t get to play with their friends as much, so what do you do? Many parents are worried about kids over-using technology and spending too much time on screens. We talked with Dr. Jordan Shapiro, author of The New Childhood…

Parents & Kids And Their Behavior: What Really Works?

By James Shaw | April 20, 2020 |

Let’s talk about our kids, their behavior, their decision making and how we’re helping them and holding them back. The days of, “because I’m the dad” are over. The research shows that style of parenting just doesn’t work. Spanking, screaming – even the time out – are out. So what do we do? How do…

Something is Changing | The Gift COVID-19 May Bring to Parenting

By James Shaw | April 16, 2020 |

You already know, family life is very different right now. More people are working from home, nearly every American child is out of school, families are making massive adjustments to make it all work. It turns out the adjustments we’re being forced to make may actually be good for our families. Dr. Matthias Doepke from…

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