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Avoiding Burnout: The Balance Between Work & Family | E28

By James Shaw | September 2, 2019 |

Creating a balance between work and life can be tough. It’s so tough that it can be common for business owners and entrepreneurs to give up — even if the business is successful. That’s according to a study from Ball State University. This week we talk with the authors about it and what you can…

Marcus Tankard on Changing the Cycle | Dad Talk #12

By James Shaw | August 29, 2019 |

Marcus Tankard is a dad of three boys. He loves spending time with each of them and is truly involved in his life. He says it’s proof you can be a great dad even if yours was missing. Marcus and his dad have a great relationship now, one that even made it to a TV…

You’ll Know In Kindergarten – The Connection Between Success in Kindergarten and Success in Life

By James Shaw | August 26, 2019 |

Every parent hopes their kids will grow up and be successful adults. What if you could tell early on if they had a good chance to do that or not? Well, a 30 year study from Penn State says you may. It’s tracked over 700 people since the age of five and it’s found some…

Fathers, Fate & Field of Dreams: A Conversation with Dwier Brown | Dad Talk #11

By James Shaw | August 22, 2019 |

It’s a legendary scene in a classic movie… when Ray Kinsella meets his dad in Field of Dreams. Dwier Brown plays Ray’s dad, John Kinsella, in the movie and that role changed his life. It led him to write a book If You Build It… A Book about Fathers, Fate and Field of Dreams where he shares the…

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…

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