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Dad Talk: Real Dads. Real Talk. Episode 1

By James Shaw | June 13, 2019 | 1 Comment

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…

Episode 16: Kids & Weight – The Link Between Teasing and Weight Gain

By James Shaw | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s an easy target for teasing – weight. Nearly 20% of American children are overweight according to the Center’s for Disease Control and getting healthy may be harder than you think. Teasing, bullying and even well-meaning comments could make it harder for overweight kids to get healthier. This week we talk with Dr. Natasha Schvey…

Episode 15: A Healthy Family

By James Shaw | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a special health episode of Positively Dad. This week we look at how important dad’s health is… even before he becomes a dad! We’ll also take a look at those low-sugar and sugar substitute drinks and are our kids really healthier when we choose those.

Episode 14: Success, Gratitude and Family – A Conversation with a Super Bowl Champion

By James Shaw | May 27, 2019 | 2 Comments

Lionel Dalton beat the odds. He grew up in a tough neighborhood and somehow found his way to the NFL. Undrafted, he played in the league for nine seasons and won a Super Bowl. This father of four joins us to talk about mindset, gratitude and family.

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 | 1 Comment

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.

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