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Andrew Haddad on Perfect Timing | Dad Talk #22

By James Shaw | November 21, 2019 |

Andrew Haddad says he has the perfect family. Not because they don’t face challenges, but because they do. After their daughter Charlie was born they had hopes to have another child. Like many families, they struggled with becoming pregnant. That struggle took them on an adventure that changed their lives and the life of a…

Parents & The Art of Screen Time | E39

By James Shaw | November 18, 2019 |

We talk A LOT about kids and screens. What about us? Is your “screen time” style, “do as I say, not as I do?” If we’d like to raise children to have a healthy relationship with screens, we must have one. We continue our conversation with Anya Kamenetz on her book The Art of Screen Time, this…

Mike Richardson on Fostering and Family | Dad Talk #21

By James Shaw | November 14, 2019 |

Mike and Katie Richardson had it all planned out. They got married, got their lives started and were ready to start a family. That’s when it didn’t go as planned. Like millions of American families, they struggled with pregnancy and that’s when they decided to take another route. That route changed their lives and the…

Kids & The Art of Screen Time | E38

By James Shaw | November 11, 2019 |

It’s one of the biggest debates in American homes… screen time. Are they on their devices too much? What are they watching? Are their brains going to mush? And on and and on and on. There are a lot of rumors, myths and fears about screens and kids. This week we attempt to get through…

Joel Clausen on Bryce’s Battle | Dad Talk #20

By James Shaw | November 7, 2019 |

“There is no cure. It is fatal.” That’s what doctors told Joel and Andrea Clausen last November. Words no parent wants to hear. The doctor was talking about their youngest son Bryce. He was diagnosed with Krabbe disease – an extremely rare condition that affects the brain and nervous system. Doctors told them Bryce had…

Start Finishing: Getting from Idea to Done | E37

By James Shaw | November 4, 2019 |

It happens to all of us, we have a great idea or set a big goal and then get stopped somewhere along the journey. Why does it happen and what can we do to actually get it done? This week we talk with Charlie Gilkey about his new book Start Finishing where he looks at how…

David Zarghami on Growth Mindset | Dad Talk #19

By James Shaw | October 31, 2019 |

David and Toni Zarghami are the parents of two young kids and they, like all of us, want their kids to grow up in to successful people. That’s why they are intentional about helping their son and daughter think with a growth mindset – seeing opportunity in everything and focused on using words and language…

Learning to Embrace Race | E36

By James Shaw | October 28, 2019 |

Did you know that babies as young as six-months old notice differences in skin color? We did a podcast on that study earlier in the year and that lead us to this week’s conversation. Knowing that kids may show a preference to those who look like them, how do we introduce our kids to people…

Dustin Grove on Quality Time | Dad Talk #18

By James Shaw | October 24, 2019 |

Dustin and Stacy Grove have three kids under the age of 11 and they lead busy lives. Both work very fluid schedules and still manage to get it done. Dustin says it’s important to him that he spend quality time with each of his kids. We talked with him about how he does it and…

#MeToo & Middle School – A Conversation with Author Barbara Dee | E35

By James Shaw | October 21, 2019 |

Sexual harassment is real and it’s happening earlier in life than you think. A recent study says more that 40% of middle school students said they’ve been victims of sexual harassment. That along with the #MeToo movement prompted children’s author Barbara Dee to write a novel called Maybe He Just Likes You. She takes a look at…

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