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Shawn Watson on Fatherhood & the Road to Recovery | Dad Talk #37

By James Shaw | March 5, 2020 |

Shawn Watson was addicted to meth. His life was spent in and out of jail until he made a decision to put that life behind him. Now Shawn is a single dad raising his 11 year old daughter. He shares his story of fatherhood and his road to recovery and redemption.

Under Pressure: Our Daughters and Their Stress | E53

By James Shaw | March 2, 2020 |

Our kids, especially our daughters, are more stressed than ever. Some of that stress is good, it helps them grow and learn – like the stress over taking a test or learning something new. So when can it move past the good and into something where we should be concerned? How can we support our…

Today’s Dad: An Encore Episode to Celebrate One Year of Positively Dad

By James Shaw | February 29, 2020 |

It’s our one year anniversary and it’s time to celebrate! Thank you for supporting Positively Dad and our mission to help you become a better parent, partner and person. We thought we’d celebrate today by going back to the beginning and sharing an encore of our first episode. A Dad’s role is changing. You’re spending…

Michael Flores on Fatherless to Fatherhood | Dad Talk #36

By James Shaw | February 27, 2020 |

Michael Flores’ dad wasn’t around when he was growing up. In fact, Michael says that his dad “left and never looked back.” Unfortunately, that’s the story for many kids in the country – dads who, for some reason or another, just aren’t there. We’ve talked to several dads who have similar stories and every single…

Dad, You’re Stressing Me Out | E52

By James Shaw | February 24, 2020 |

Yes, we just want to help. We want our kids to realize things aren’t as bad as they think. We have so much more experience… if they would only listen. It’s something we think often and it’s making us struggle in connecting with your kids. And then the older our kids get, the less effective…

Mark Solomon on Being a Military Dad | Dad Talk #35

By James Shaw | February 20, 2020 |

Mark Solomon is a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves and he’s getting ready for a year away from his family in service to our country. That means he’ll be away from his wife and two teenage boys for a year of school, holidays and moments. It’s the story nearly two million American families experience.…

Living a Life on Purpose | E51

By James Shaw | February 17, 2020 |

Do you ever feel like life is the same story – different day? Day after day after day is the same – with no real sense of direction or purpose. Or maybe you do feel like you’re living on purpose and even more clarity or direction could help you. Think about what life is like…

Jon & Brittany Brooks on the Balance Between Business and Family | Dad Talk #34

By James Shaw | February 13, 2020 |

If you’d ask Jon and Brittany Brooks they’d tell you their life is awesome. Great marriage, successful business and a new baby girl. They’d also admit that the last year has been a “beautiful disaster.” Jon and Brittany joined us to share their story of the last year and all they’ve learned about balancing family…

We’re Different, We’re the Same | E50

By James Shaw | February 10, 2020 |

If you’ve been listening to us for a while, you know that learning about others, understanding diversity and getting to know people from different cultures, religions and backgrounds, is important to us as a family. Saadia Faruqi is the author of the popular Yasmin children’s books and her mission is to educate others about different…

Glen Bulloss on Dads & Depression | Dad Talk #33

By James Shaw | February 6, 2020 |

New dad Glen Bulloss couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t happy after he became a dad. What was supposed to be an amazing time in his life didn’t feel like one. It turns out he, like many new parents, suffered from postpartum depression. Yes, dads experience it too. One study says it’s actually just as…

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