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Empathy is a Mindset – Teaching our Kids to Care | E26

By James Shaw | August 19, 2019 |

Empathy is hard so most people don’t put forth the effort. That’s what a study from Penn State shows. Think about it… we’d rather not connect with others because it my be “too emotionally draining.” Our world could use more empathy, not less, so we invited the author of the study to join us for…

“Your son has cancer” – Kenny Clutch on Staying Positive in Tough Times – Dad Talk #10

By James Shaw | August 15, 2019 |

Kenny “Clutch” is a dad of four and his world changed when doctors told him that his youngest son, Kristian, had cancer. Kenny shares how they stayed positive and focused while Kristian was in the hospital. He son is now cancer free and Kenny is sharing with the world how they too can battle adversity.

“The Miracle Morning for Couples” with Lance & Brandy Salazar | E25

By James Shaw | August 12, 2019 |

Just a few years ago, Lance and Brandy Salazar were on the brink of divorce. They lost touch in their marriage and were ready to go their separate ways. Just before they were going to call it quits, they decided to give it one last shot. Five years later their marriage is the best it’s…

Dad Talk #9 – David Milender on Family Leave and Dads

By James Shaw | August 8, 2019 |

When David Milender’s son was born he asked his employer for his 12 weeks off that the Family Medical Leave Act allows. They said he didn’t qualify because he’s a dad! He helped them realize that’s not true and he got his 12 unpaid weeks at home. He truly enjoyed his time at home and…

That Was Awkward: The Transition to Middle School | E24

By James Shaw | August 5, 2019 |

This year more than 3.7 American children will begin 6th grade. The move from elementary to middle school comes with all sorts of challenges. Grades often drop and disciplinary issues often jump. A new study from the University of Wisconsin says there is a simple way to make the transition much easier for these kids.

Dad Talk #8: Basketball Coach Micah Shrewsberry on Family, Teams and Character

By James Shaw | August 1, 2019 |

To say Micah Shrewsberry is busy would be an understatement. He coached NCAA and NBA basketball for 20 years. He is joining the staff at Purdue University after spending the last six years with the Boston Celtics. All this while he and his wife raise their four children. Micah joined us for a Dad Talk…

Daddy Shaming – Facing Judgment for our Parenting | E23

By James Shaw | July 29, 2019 |

It’s no doubt that we live in a judgmental society. It’s common when parenting- looking at what others do and comparing it to what we think we’d do. Many moms may feel like they face it often. It’s called mommy shaming, but what about dads? It turns out daddy shaming exists too. This we we talk with Sarah Clark…

Dad Talk #7 – Scott Panella on Changing Lives with Adoption

By James Shaw | July 25, 2019 |

Scott and Meg Panella were your classic American Family, happily married with two kids and a dog and in 2013 that all changed. That’s when they welcomed their two new sons into their family. Scott shares his journey on adopting and how it’s impacted everyone in their family. It’s an eye opening interview that you’ll…

E22: Why She Quit Teaching & Why You Should Care

By | July 22, 2019 |

Jessica Gentry taught Kindergarten for 12 years. She isn’t going back when school starts in the fall. She quit at the end of the school year and shared her decision and reasons in a viral Facebook post. We were curious about why Jessica felt like she needed to get out of the classroom and we…

E22: Why She Quit Teaching & Why You Should Care

By James Shaw | July 22, 2019 |

Jessica Gentry taught Kindergarten for 12 years. She isn’t going back when school starts in the fall. She quit at the end of the school year and shared her decision and reasons in a viral Facebook post. We were curious about why Jessica felt like she needed to get out of the classroom and we…

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