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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…

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…

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