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Talking With Your Kids – How Asking The Right Questions Helps Them Think | E31

By James Shaw | September 23, 2019 |

Reading with your young kids is super important and most parents know that. What you talk about while reading may be just as important. The questions you ask your kids can have a big impact on how they think and it turns out most parents could ask better ones. That’s according to a study from…

Jovan McNeill on Making A Difference | Dad Talk #14

By James Shaw | September 19, 2019 |

Jovan McNeill’s dad wasn’t around when he was a kid. He says not having his father involved in his life created some challenges – challenges he’s is determined to keep other kids from having. That’s why he started Cloud Nine Outdoors, an organization to help kids without active fathers. That mission is helping him as…

Parents & Teachers: A Partnership | E30

By James Shaw | September 16, 2019 |

The new school year is here and each one brings some excitement and challenges. Our goal is simple, to create little people who become amazing adults. So how can parents, teachers and schools partner to make it happen? It’s an important conversation in a world of test scores, school and teacher assessments and today’s busy…

Scott Behson on Working Dads | Dad Talk #13

By James Shaw | September 12, 2019 |

The balance between family and work is a challenge for so many and Dr. Scott Behson is making it his mission to help. As a father, he knows the battle and that’s why he wrote The Working Dad’s Survival Guide. Dr. Behson joined us for a Dad Talk episode to share what he’s learned about making…

Ready To Grow Up? Fostering Independence in our Teens | E29

By James Shaw | September 9, 2019 |

Most parents say their teens aren’t ready for the real world. That’s what a study from the University of Michigan found. And parents may be to blame. What can we do better? How can we help our kids be ready to be on their own? This week we talk about some things you can do…

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…

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