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Teens & Depression: How Parents Can Notice and Help | E44

By James Shaw | December 23, 2019 |

Teen suicide attempts are going up. We did a podcast on it earlier this year. Would you know if your child was depressed or considering suicide? A new study from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan says most parents think they’d know and yet they still have some uncertainty.We talked with Sarah…

Guy Patton on a Stay-At-Home Dad’s Search for Work | Dad Talk #26

By James Shaw | December 19, 2019 |

Guy Patton decided to leave his job when his son was born and stay at home. He joined a growing, and still small, group of dads who are choosing raising a family over growing a career. Now that his son is in school he’s back on the job hunt and it surprised on just how…

When Politics & Family Collide: A Conversation with Lauren Duca | E43

By James Shaw | December 16, 2019 |

Lauren Duca was devastated on election night of 2016. She couldn’t believe Donald Trump won and was disappointed her father voted for him. That disappointment eventually turned to frustration and anger. About a month after the election, Lauren wrote a story for Teen Vogue called Donald Trump is Gaslighting America and that only made things…

Pat Mancuso on Being Present | Dad Talk #25

By James Shaw | December 12, 2019 |

Pat Mancuso and his family experienced something no family wants to experience, the loss of a child. That loss adjusted Pat’s perspective and changed the lives of his family. He shares how he’s been purposeful in being present with his family while still having a big business life.

Sports & Kids: Are You Setting Them Up To Win? | E42

By James Shaw | December 9, 2019 |

Nearly 70% of American children participate in sports and almost all of them will quit before they’re a teenager. Why? Parents are the likely reason. Experts say we may not be setting our kids up to win. A 2018 study showed nearly 60% of parents are encouraging their kids to specialize in one sport and…

Jared Rutherford on Teaching Our Kids How to Think | Dad Talk #24

By James Shaw | December 5, 2019 |

Jared and Amber Rutherford have four kids age 10 and under and they are very purposeful on how they parent. It’s something that’s evolved over the years. Jared says he has one major responsibility as a dad – to teach his kids how to think. He shares his story and gives us some great ideas…

Grief & Family: How to Manage Tough Times | E41

By James Shaw | December 2, 2019 |

Life isn’t perfect and we all have tough times. How do we get through? How can we support others when they experience loss? This week we talk with Dr. David Wheeler, a Psychologist from Baton Rouge about grief and family. He shares how we can get through those times and how we can support our…

The Shaw Family on Gratitude & Thanksgiving | Dad Talk #23

By James Shaw | November 28, 2019 |

We have a special episode for you this Thanksgiving. The entire Positively Dad family shares some thoughts on gratitude. We’re thankful to all our listeners and trust you’ll enjoy this look at gratitude from James, Terri and Naomi Shaw.

Getting Emotional: Giving Our Kids Permission to Feel | E40

By James Shaw | November 25, 2019 |

People get emotional. It’s part of life. How do you handle your emotions and are you a great role model for your kids? How do you respond when your children get emotional? We answer these questions and more in or conversation with Dr. Marc Brackett from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He shares amazing…

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…

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