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How To Be A Happier Dad | E49

By James Shaw | February 3, 2020 |

Parenting isn’t easy and it’s making you unhappy. One study says 73% of parents were happier before kids. Woah. Happiness for parents is complicated and we found an expert to help. KJ Dell’Antonia wrote the book on it, How to Be a Happier Parent and she joins us this week for a conversation with dads.

Remembering Kobe & Gigi: A Tribute to Kobe Bryant – Girl Dad

By James Shaw | January 30, 2020 |

The entire world was shocked with Sunday’s news. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in southern California. Since then we’ve heard so many stories about how important being a father was to Kobe. One man got an up close look at Kobe the dad. His name is Russ…

Getting Focus in 2020: Mike Ashcraft on “My One Word” | E48

By James Shaw | January 27, 2020 |

We’re just about a month into a new year. How’s it going? Chances are you planned to make some changes in 2020, yet most people fail to pull off those New Year’s resolutions. Pastor Mike Ashcraft was curious on why so many fail and decided to change things. Instead of focusing on a resolution he…

Kelly McCann on His #1 Job – Being a Dad | Dad Talk #31

By James Shaw | January 23, 2020 |

Kelly McCann made a major shift when his daughter was born. He gave up the big career to focus on being a dad. Now, this dad of four is both – a great dad and a successful business owner with his wife Leah. He shares how he changed his focus and began living his life…

#MeToo & Middle School – An Encore Episode | E47

By James Shaw | January 20, 2020 |

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 harassment and #metoo through…

Ladd Gasparovic on Being a Purposeful Parent | Dad Talk #30

By James Shaw | January 16, 2020 |

What does it mean to be a purposeful parent? Father of two, Ladd Gasparovic believes he knows and he says it’s important in raising his kids. This week he shares how all of us can be purposeful with how we engage, support and spend time with our families.

A Call To Dads: Being a Father & A Man in 2020

By James Shaw | January 13, 2020 |

Dads, it’s time we have a real conversation about fatherhood and manhood. Are we truly being the best we can be or are we falling prey to old stereotypes? Could we be causing harm without even realizing it? Are we really supporting our partners and children? We’ll answer these questions in our conversation with Tony…

Gary Brackett on a Championship Mindset | Dad Talk #29

By James Shaw | January 9, 2020 |

Gary Brackett keeps beating the odds and he says his mindset is the reason why. Now he’s made it is mission to help others do the same. Gary went from walk-on at Rutgers to team captain and from undrafted to Super Bowl champion with the Indianapolis Colts. We talk with Gary about how we can…

Failure is an Option, Sometimes It’s a Better One | E45

By James Shaw | January 6, 2020 |

The popular motivational quote says, “failure isn’t an option.” Well, that’s not true. It IS an option and sometimes it may be a better one. A study from Northwestern University shows failure may be better than just barely succeeding. We talk with Dr. Dashun Wang about how we learn from failure and how to use…

Kenny Curtis On Family

By James Shaw | January 2, 2020 |

Kenny Curtis has one wonderful, unique and very large family. He calls it “a tribe” and it’s a tribe with a story that will amaze you. The SiriusXM host of “The Animal Farm” on Kids Place Live truly has a heart for kids and family and it shows.

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