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Getting Emotional | An Encore Episode with Dr. Marc Brackett

By James Shaw | May 28, 2020 |

It’s no doubt that emotions are high right now. COVID-19 has us making change after change in our lives. It’s impacting every part of our world and it can be tough on us, our partners and our kids.This week we present an encore conversation with Dr. Marc Brackett from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence…

Supporting the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center Food Pantry

By James Shaw | May 25, 2020 |

Join us in supporting the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center food pantry with the Positively Dad Virtual 5k & Family Fun Run on May 30. In the last two months, Mattie Williams has nearly doubled the number of families it supports. Food is becoming more expensive for the center to purchase and so we’ve asked Gigglewaters to help. We talk with…

Wil Loesel on His Biggest Fight Yet

By James Shaw | May 21, 2020 |

Wil Loesel left his corporate job to become a middle school math teacher. Just six months into his first year in teaching, everything changed. Concerns over COVID-19 shutdown the school and Wil had to move his classes online. What this dad of two didn’t realize is that Coronavirus was nothing compared to the battle he…

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…

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…

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