I Don't Know Jack About Parenting

I Don't Know Jack About Parenting

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Parenting done the right way… usually. Well, it’s a learning process and Ryan Roy will give it to you straight.


259 American Idol Makes Me Cry
Feb 21 • 10 min
1:03 Every year it sucks me in 1:20 Didn’t look the part… 1:50 My older son started his second season of baseball 2:40 The stories are amazing 3:02 If you’re a parent, you envision your own kids 4:32 Yesterday was the first day of practice 5:35 I got lost…
258 Listening To Your Partner
Feb 14 • 8 min
0:55 It goes for men AND women 2:12 We donate our time and energies in a lot of areas 2:28 If feels like we’re ships passing 2:50 There are a LOT of scheduled activities most nights 4:35 Not a lot of downtime… 5:03 I hear loud and clear that my wife needs…
257 Interviewed by: Motherhood Simplified -With A Dad
Feb 7 • 63 min
This week Ryan was interviewed by Krista Lockwood, AKA Motherhood Simplified. She and her audience wanted a Dad’s perspective… and Ryan was happy to oblige!
256 Kobe Bryant The Storyteller
Jan 31 • 12 min
1:05 I’m not a big basketball fan 1:50 I have an appreciation for his talents 2:20 Interview: Kobe and Lewis Howes 3:05 What do I do next if my career ends? 3:39 “Stories move the world” 4:35 My kids light up when I tell stories 5:28 A joke is nothing…
2020 Parenting Goals
Dec 27, 2019 • 9 min
1:00 Living with intentionality 1:20 Goals and kids with amazingness 1:58 Respectful, disciplined children 2:20 My ultimate goal: to have the respect of my adult children 3:00 No thing and no fling will ever get in the way of that 3:10 No material goods,…
I Feel Like I’m Doing It All Wrong
Dec 26, 2019 • 11 min
1:05 Hopefully much of the Christmas chaos is behind you 2:05 I created a life where I could be involved with my children 3:02 My focused time with my kids is not where I want it to be 4:00 There must be a reason for it 5:20 I don’t keep my time just to…
Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2019 • 3 min
1:00 It’s been a wonderful year! 1:20 The craziness is behind you 1:40 It can be a lonely emotional time 2:05 It’s a time to reflect on what’s important 2:35 Pick up the phone, even if you don’t want to 3:05 From my family to yours: Merry Christmas
Kids Get Frustrated When You Don’t Listen
Dec 24, 2019 • 7 min
0:55 My 2-year-old is learning English 1:30 Santa was shocked! 2:10 His words aren’t perfect… yet 3:15 The Lucky Charms have been lingering for a while 4:00 He gets PISSED! 4:35 Do you get made? Do you pay attention? 5:50 He started pushing me… 6:25 He…
Half Empty Or Half Full?
Dec 23, 2019 • 5 min
1:15 I get a LOT of negative feedback 1:35 Facebook is a bad thing for parent’s feedback 1:55 Where are YOU when decisions are being made? 2:35 Whether or not you agree with the rules is beside the point 3:20 Sucking the energy from the people who are…
Celebrate More Criticize Less
Dec 20, 2019 • 12 min
1:05 Episode #250… that was my goal for the year! 1:50 For me, setting the goal and getting help, it’s a HUGE win!!! 2:10 Even if no one else listened, it will help how I parent my own children 2:30 Plus it will be documented for my children 3:05 The…
Your Support System
Dec 19, 2019 • 5 min
1:02 My support system as a child were my siblings 2:05 I know my entire neighborhood 2:15 We share taking care of each other’s kids 3:05 Step up and help each other 3:25 Your life will get easier 4:05 I’ve got your back!!!
It’s The Cold Season
Dec 18, 2019 • 6 min
1:00 It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon… 1:45 If I get a phone call, it’s more than minor 2:00 Fortunately, I can adjust my schedule 2:40 He’s automatically done for the next day too 3:25 He needs comforting, and he’s dripping all over the place 4:25 He…
Don’t Wait For Your Child To Be Sick
Dec 17, 2019 • 9 min
0:55 I’m on my way to pick up a sick child 1:30 The number one reason they don’t show up 2:10 If you have no choice… you can make time 3:02 We don’t have to wait until your kid is sick 3:25 It needs to be done Every Single Day 4:40 Get prepared 6:05 It…
Sleepless Nights
Dec 16, 2019 • 7 min
1:00 Recording this one REALLY early 1:25 This parenting thing is interesting 1:50 Moms tend to worry more about everything 2:35 What worries ME is when they start driving 3:00 These sleepless nights I’m talking about 4:10 I fell asleep at 9 o’clock! 5:02…
How To Connect With A 2 Year Old
Dec 13, 2019 • 8 min
1:00 Create routines and traditions 1:10 “Blue Car” 1:45 They can play with it, but not take it home 2:30 Blue car, or kick the ball? 3:00 30 minutes of kicking the ball and having a conversation 3:45 He doesn’t know what he’s doing… but it’s legos! 4:28…
Pour Into Others This Holiday Season
Dec 12, 2019 • 8 min
1:00 Marco Polo app for video texting 2:00 Share if you are having challenges 2:30 Piano and Christmas carols 3:01 Lighting up when thinking about childhood 3:50 It’s about honoring those around you and letting them know you loved them 5:25 Loving each…
Pick Up The Trash
Dec 11, 2019 • 7 min
1:20 We are fortunate to have people around us to help 2:02 Less than an hour to get it all done up front 2:20 Picking up the trash with the 2 and 8 year old! 3:10 Do the railroad tracks attract trash? 3:45 “Dad, why are we doing this?” 4:05 We can talk…
The Elf On The Shelf
Dec 10, 2019 • 6 min
1:05 The magical elf 1:40 The elf reports back to Santa 2:50 The elf didn’t move!!! 4:00 I suggest this is the month you must be on your best behavior 4:40 The elf helps to extent the belief in Santa 5:20 I look forward to the day we have “the discussion”
Missed Opportunities
Dec 9, 2019 • 9 min
0:55 Back from maturnity leave 1:45 Movie got scary! 2:40 How are you doing as a mom? 3:00 My husband REALLY stepped up! 3:30 I know I was that same dad… 4:40 Change diapers 5:30 Where’s that guy that sits in the corner? 6:30 That baby laid on my chest 6…
Let’s Talk Potty Training
Dec 6, 2019 • 11 min
1:15 A new two year old… may be a little early 2:05 They need to SEE how to do things 3:25 We just introduced it to him when we thought the time was right 3:55 Hey dude, come watch this! 4:40 M&M’s and Cheerios! 6:05 2 M&M’s for #2! 8:15 Communication and…
You Should Believe In Santa Claus
Dec 5, 2019 • 7 min
1:10 Not appropriate for kids under 10 1:45 He’s in “that” stage 2:00 The magic will begin all over again next year 2:40 As kids, we believe that anything and everything is possible 3:30 We were up front, so I watched the adults 5:05 The reason YOU should…
The Secret To Good Manners
Dec 4, 2019 • 6 min
1:05 Have good manners yourself 1:15 Always 1:45 Holding sneezes? 2:20 Here’s a ‘mild’ one 3:00 Bless you… from the 2 year old 3:35 It comes from consistency 5:00 Bye, bye Peter 5:25 Be the example
The Power Of A Hug
Dec 3, 2019 • 8 min
1:00 The innocence of a child and the power of a huge 3:00 The younger one LOVES the hugs 4:30 I’m glad my kids are social 4:50 What if he goes up to a stranger? 5:30 Are you okay with this? 5:50 You can’t help but smile and laugh 6:50 He took a liking to…
The Best Things In Life Are Free
Dec 2, 2019 • 7 min
1:05 I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving 1:30 40 of my family were in Cedar Key Florida 2:20 The best things in life, like getting the family together, are free 2:50 The HUGE oak tree! 3:20 Every singe leaf dropped in my yard while I was gone 4:00 Boy…
The Turkey Hangover
Nov 29, 2019 • 7 min
1:00 Traveling, family, festivities and football 1:30 Turkey hangover and overwhelm 1:50 Family issues 3:00 Relationships 4:05 Wherever you are in your journey… 4:35 A dream becomes a goal when you write it down 5:10 Work towards the things you desire…
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Nov 28, 2019 • 3 min
Happy Thanksgiving
No Electronics!
Nov 27, 2019 • 8 min
5:50 Telling your kids “no electronics!” 1:20 A no electronics holiday 2:03 You are going to hit some major pushback 2:45 Do things so you don’t NEED electronics instead 3:45 Tell kids what they CAN do! 4:20 Make a game out of it 5:20 Acknowledge the…
Thanksgiving, Comedians, Stories
Nov 26, 2019 • 11 min
0:50 It’s the week of Thanksgiving 1:10 You’re working on a gathering 2:15 All families have challenges 2:40 What are you thankful for? 3:08 A client shared a story from a comedian 4:55 If you see your parents twice a year… 5:45 Connection vs electronics…
To Cut Or Not - Circumcision
Nov 25, 2019 • 7 min
1:25 All of the me defending against circumcision haven’t be circumcised 2:05 Clean or not clean? 2:30 Why put him through the pain? 3:02 If it’s okay, could I ask you this question? 4:05 Every father wants his son to be like him 5:20 Stop debating
Kicked Out Of Daycare
Nov 22, 2019 • 9 min
1:05 The first child vs the second child 1:44 The second child is a bully 2:40 7 write-ups in 4 days 3:25 Why don’t we wait and talk to the school 4:05 The cover all the good stuff, then… 5:10 Concerns are documented 6:05 Yours is the last family we would…
The Dreaded Carpool Line
Nov 21, 2019 • 10 min
1:02 15 Cars back and she isn’t paying attention 1:25 Doors open and now they all have to tie their shoes 1:50 One way in and one way out 2:25 “This new traffic pattern is stupid!” 2:50 Another option is to ride the bus 3:10 Be the first one there (or try…
Masses Move Individuals
Nov 20, 2019 • 8 min
1:03 An example from my FBI Dads 1:50 A story from a counselor 2:40 She knows the routine 4:10 Fast forward a week later 4:50 Masses create reasons, in spite of problems 5:20 The dad came in instead of dropping off 5:40 “That’s my DAD!” 6:20 Dad and mom…
Message From A 1st Grade Teacher
Nov 19, 2019 • 7 min
1:08 I’ll read it and let you marinate on it 2:05 I can see kindness and manners 2:40 I can see how you speak by how they speak to others 3:40 Love your little ones, it’s all they need
Do You Fear The Worst
Nov 18, 2019 • 7 min
0:55 The 3rd year of life 1:20 This class bully 1:50 My wife’s biggest fear! 3:02 This isn’t unusual for a 2 year old 4:25 Horrible nightmares 5:45 He was getting the lessons but need reinforcement 7:05 Choose carefully, it might just come true
The Death Of A Dad
Nov 15, 2019 • 10 min
1:02 FBI - Fathers Being Involved 1:25 We had a huge turnout - 170 dads! 2:00 Did you hear what happened to the 4th grader in back? 2:50 What are you going to do about it? 3:20 Fast forward a month later… 4:00 Without hesitation, I made a beeline for the…
Gracefully Broken
Nov 14, 2019 • 8 min
0:50 I’m not the biggest fan of social media 1:35 She is still here with us, due to God’s grace 2:00 “Gracefully broken” 2:10 The two kids in line… 2:55 I had to break it to fix it 3:25 Some are intent to ‘be’, others need to be broken first in order to…
The Secret To Great Parenting
Nov 13, 2019 • 9 min
1:00 A sports analogy… 1:40 Their coach has a plan without emotion 2:45 It doesn’t matter what the situation is 4:00 The best parents have a plan too and remove the emotion 5:00 It doesn’t matter how it makes US feel 6:10 They show up every day based on…
When Emotions Are High Intelligence Is Low
Nov 12, 2019 • 10 min
0:55 Kids can be manipulators 1:40 It’s okay to want things and it’s okay to cry 2:30 We aren’t allowed to give away donuts to random kids 3:15 If a parent or guardian says ‘okay’ then all is good 3:55 I got negative feedback on Facebook 5:15 Maybe nobody…
The Weatherman Is Always Wrong
Nov 11, 2019 • 7 min
1:00 Most of us wouldn’t have a job if we did it at that level 2:15 You made a commitment and we’re going to keep it 3:00 There were a LOT of moving parts, but it’s supposed to rain 3:35 Camping in the cold rain is not a priority 4:20 But this is why I…
With Growth Comes Growing Pains
Nov 8, 2019 • 8 min
1:00 You may not remember when it happened to you 1:40 Growing of all types, causes pain 2:25 Why I’m talking about this… 6 dads to 170 in 2 years 3:40 When people don’t understand the vision, negative people surface 5:10 “Moms aren’t dads” 5:35 Dads back…
Rediscovering My Love For Sports
Nov 7, 2019 • 10 min
1:30 Watching my son get interested, learn, grow etc. is getting to me 3:30 I love his hustle… that’s about all he has right now 4:05 Just do your best, try your hardest and you’ll get better 5:01 I’m starting to love baseball through my son 5:20 In order…
Hand Foot Mouth Disease
Nov 6, 2019 • 5 min
1:12 My two year old came home with hand, foot, mouth disease 2:00 It’s everywhere, but adults rarely get affected by it 2:55 Full, pussed pimple looking sores 3:15 … and I got it too :( 4:10 Clean, clean, clean 4:40 I hate to say it, but you need to stay…
Hand Me Downs
Nov 5, 2019 • 7 min
1:45 Recycled toys and hand me downs 2:10 Greater attachment brings greater trama 3:20 Our biggest problem is picking a boy’s name! 4:10 These clothes are fine… except for picture day :) 5:10 Sort clothes according to diaper sizes 6:05 There’s no good…
Simple Things Entertain Kids
Nov 4, 2019 • 7 min
1:05 They are home sick… soooo 1:30 Fresh air and just push it around 2:40 This is how simple it can be, popsicles 3:10 Dad… Drive (pretending to drive) 3:50 Kids don’t need a lot, they just want to be like us 5:10 Dad, I love you and thank you for…
Grandfathers Being Involved
Nov 1, 2019 • 8 min
1:03 Sharing a success story 1:20 From just reading to interactive program PLUS reading to the classes 2:15 I was reaching out to dads, but a grandfather reached out to me 3:02 I’ve been waiting for you… 3:35 I just want you to know that I feel blessed…
Be Flexible Like Gumby
Oct 31, 2019 • 9 min
1:20 My schedule and then changes… 1:55 Hand, foot and mouth 2:25 Make arrangements to come pick him up 3:20 The goal was to get a lot of other things done 4:40 I know I need to take this moment by moment 6:30 Working from home is not all it’s cracked up…
Allow Kids To Do Things In Their Own Time
Oct 30, 2019 • 8 min
1:00 Allow your kids to do things in their own time 1:45 I rode a bike at 5, but my son can’t at 8 3:10 I didn’t have time to help him ride his bike? 3:30 But he was ready so I reworked my schedule 4:35 Dad, my butt’s kinda hurting 5:00 He fell and wanted…
Fathers Being Involved - FBI Dads
Oct 29, 2019 • 9 min
1:02 My excitement and my story 1:30 I lacked having parental involvement at my school 2:15 She was the only mom not at the meaning last night 3:40 Why was I not important enough for my mom to not show up? 4:20 I’m building FBI Dads so it can expand to…
Report Card Results
Oct 28, 2019 • 7 min
1:00 My immediate thoughts after the teacher conference 1:35 Dynamic, listens, takes criticism, works hard 2:10 Work ethic, gets along with EVERYbody 2:55 This is how he behaves when I release him to the world 3:10 The 40 lessons are the reason why he’s…
Every Kid Should Get A Trophy
Oct 25, 2019 • 11 min
0:55 Shouldn’t every kid get a trophy 1:15 It’s all about the “feelings” 2:50 Bill Parcells had it right 3:30 90% of people stay in their comfort zone 5:00 Coddling and trophies 5:50 Struggling because they got a trophy 6:40 That’s what a 2 year old does…
Every Kid Should Get A Trophy
Oct 25, 2019 • 11 min
0:55 Shouldn’t every kid get a trophy 1:15 It’s all about the “feelings” 2:50 Bill Parcells had it right 3:30 90% of people stay in their comfort zone 5:00 Coddling and trophies 5:50 Struggling because they got a trophy 6:40 That’s what a 2 year old does…
Why I Look Forward To Report Card Day
Oct 24, 2019 • 11 min
0:50 My third grader 1:30 Up until now, report card day has always been a pleasant experience 2:20 Things that are worthwhile take time 3:10 Math video games 4:45 I trust him because he knows there are consequences 5:45 Rules of the school day 6:45…
College Costs: 10X in 50 Years
Oct 23, 2019 • 9 min
1:25 Background information about my college 2:55 LSU has a lazy river on campus… paid for by students 3:25 It becomes a “cash cow” 3:55 Anything to draw enrollment 4:20 Infrastructure necessary to education is falling about while perks are state of the…
You Should Talk To Your Kids
Oct 22, 2019 • 10 min
1:10 Stage 3 throat cancer 1:35 I frequently share lessons from the podcast 2:10 I thanked his teachers for all they do 3:00 I told you he could 3:35 I talk to them at MY level NOT his 4:40 Tell me what happened on General Hospital 5:25 I read to him…
No Gratitude? Then You Get Nothing!
Oct 21, 2019 • 9 min
1:03 These are MY beliefs 2:50 It happens at 6 o’clock in the morning 3:08 “Daddy Do” 3:50 Then I closed the container 4:05 But then he had a temper tantrum 4:40 If you don’t have gratitude for what you have, you will get NOTHING 6:20 At school a child…
Where Did Daddy Go?
Oct 18, 2019 • 6 min
1:05 My 2 year old asked where I was, “where did daddy go” 2:02 He just asked a legitimate question 2:50 I was just trying to make it easier 3:15 It was three nights in a row without his father 4:30 He shouldn’t have to ask where his daddy is 5:42 That’s…
The Power Of The Handwritten Note
Oct 17, 2019 • 9 min
5:00 It think it’s fascinating that parents teach it but don’t do it 1:45 Productive not busy 2:40 The art of writing notes has been lost 3:30 If you teach something you think is important, don’t you think you should do it too? 4:50 He’s in virtual tears……
Do Your Kids Listen To Adults?
Oct 16, 2019 • 11 min
1:35 Last night a Boy Scouts… the Pokeman card again 2:55 There’s a big puddle and kids are jumping in it 3:20 I asked you NOT to do that! 3:40 Did you hear me? Yes… and he did it again anyway 4:30 He turned his back on me… then back-talked me 5:30 We…
Beware Bad Parenting Advice
Oct 15, 2019 • 19 min
1:20 He’s been doing it for over 30 years 1:50 Obedient children are happy and so are the parents? 2:25 “Obedience To Authority” a book from college 3:05 No explanation? That’s not going to fly with me 4:25 Obedience is not the measuring stick 4:50 My…
Recycled Toys
Oct 14, 2019 • 8 min
1:05 She kept everything we had that’s reusable 1:50 If we have another boy, we’ll need these 2:00 It’s cool to see the older boy play with his old toys with his younger brother 3:20 This is just kudos to my wife… 3:45 After this, THEN they get donated…
Be Consistent
Oct 11, 2019 • 8 min
1:10 Four years worth of work in 10 months! 1:40 Consistency and showing up 1:50 Anything you have in life, whether you want it or not, is due to your consistency in that area 2:55 If you want something different you have to behave differently 4:01 It’s…
How To Love
Oct 10, 2019 • 8 min
1:02 People don’t know how to be loved 1:20 Beat, ignored, absent, etc. 2:25 Some people actually got an “I Love You” 2:52 Yes, you’re broken too 4:05 I don’t know that I’m giving the kind of love they need 5:40 What was lacking when you grew up? Should…
Your Words Are Killing Your Kids
Oct 9, 2019 • 9 min
1:02 It takes about 20 positive statments to negate 1 negative 1:37 Affects of positivity last a lifetime 2:25 25 kids, plus the stresses of life… 3:15 “Why don’t you know this yet?” 3:50 I met my father only once, and I long for the day he calls me 4:25…
Parenting Is Simple, But Not Always Easy To Do
Oct 8, 2019 • 10 min
1:05 “It can’t be that easy” 2:05 Podcasting is simple, but not easy to do 2:25 Parenting is simple too, but not always easy to do 2:40 Do simple things like create structure and stick to it 3:30 There are no exceptions, everybody has a different way they…
You Learn Something New Every Day
Oct 7, 2019 • 7 min
1:00 He was having a rough morning… 2:01 No, No, Bye bye toys! 3:20 Gas stations, colors, letters etc. 3:50 I’m GOOD 4:15 Lives get simpler with diversion instead of confronting 4:28 My mom always said you’re going to learn something new every, single,…
Love Thy Neighbor
Oct 4, 2019 • 11 min
1:30 We are fortunate to have these new neighbors 2:10 Praying for good neighbors 2:50 I didn’t know any better… 3:25 The house is good, but YOU are gold 4:00 It’s a good offer, but you have value too 5:10 We’ve done so many things together 6:25 The…
#1 Versus #2
Oct 3, 2019 • 6 min
1:01 Polar opposites 1:14 First child statistically is the “parent pleaser” 1:35 Second child is the rebel or free spirited one 2:50 Understandings and expectations are important 3:50 Comparisons 4:45 Even us being the same parents, we’re different 6…
Your Kids Don’t Listen
Oct 2, 2019 • 7 min
0:52 Differences between 8 yo and 2 yo 1:15 You just don’t give them credit 1:45 I’ve been bragging a lot 2:20 Speak as if they know already… 3:10 Let’s go on “6” 4:10 Opportunities to listen and teach 4:40 Off topic: marital advice 5:45 Listen: what do…
Parenting Is A Team Sport
Oct 1, 2019 • 8 min
1:05 It seems like we’re a wrestling tag-team 2:00 We need to get flu shots (etc) 2:40 Calling, sending gifts and cards 3:25 The grandmother’s only job is to spoil them 4:25 We have amazing neighbors too 5:15 We don’t have family near us 5:45 We are there…
I’m A Dad, And I Got Mom-Shamed
Sep 30, 2019 • 9 min
1:20 I’m involved in everything my kids do 1:50 It’s like having several “second” jobs 2:20 People at the school know who I am 3:25 It that moment, I got the look of disgust, eye-roll and head shake 3:50 It’s not my job to do things that I’m not good at…
ABC’s and 123’s
Sep 27, 2019 • 6 min
1:03 How much more information the 2-year-old can repeat 2:10 Practicing and repetition 2:30 The older one didn’t do this until closer to 3! 2:45 Is he smarter? Or are we parenting differently? 3:40 Videos made by “people”, not companies trying to sell…
Are Your Kids Polar Opposites?
Sep 26, 2019 • 9 min
1:10 I didn’t know if I wanted a second child 1:30 We are BLESSED when it comes to the first child 2:10 It’s funny to watch the two personalities 2:20 They both attended the same preschool starting at the same ages 3:02 They look alike, but they DON’T act…
Bubble Gum
Sep 25, 2019 • 8 min
1:25 It’s called bubble gum 1:40 He thinks it’s cool and wants to blow bubbles 2:20 The art of the bubble gum bubble 2:50 I had nothing other to do… 3:15 I had time to learn to whistle too 3:30 It was that time to learn lots of different things 4:45 Where…
Enjoy The Firsts
Sep 24, 2019 • 7 min
0:51 First Hit!!! 2:14 It was one of the most fulfilling things EVER as a dad! 2:35 There will be a LOT of firsts 3:10 Most dads picture having a boy and doing what they’re passionate about WITH them 4:20 It’s part of the game 4:50 He’ll listen to YOU…
What Are Your Fall Traditions
Sep 23, 2019 • 10 min
1:02 I have lists of podcasts to record, some come in the moment 1:50 It’s still sunny, but the leaves are starting to fall 2:25 Not much of this “fall” weather stuff in South Florida 3:10 Starting Football season :) 3:50 Crispness, not Christmas 5:00 I…
Birthday Partly Planning
Sep 20, 2019 • 12 min
1:10 It’s comical to me 1:43 There’s no one birthday I had that stands out to me 2:10 It was a huge, expensive ordeal 3:00 They are VASTLY different parties 4:25 Sure, we can bake a GIANT cookie! 5:20 He wants a sleepover, but 5 kids over is a LOT! 6:30…
Wetting The Bed
Sep 19, 2019 • 12 min
1:20 Let me put some energy and effort into that 2:45 He felt the urge, did the deed and got the reward 3:40 I would go pick him up every night 4:40 I think you can do this and make it through the night 5:30 My concern… 6:40 Before we start the next…
Riding A Bike
Sep 18, 2019 • 10 min
1:11 My child vs the child with fear 1:48 “You should know how to do this already” 3:25 Learn to ride a bike or miss the outing 4:25 I don’t want to break a bone 4:50 I believe in you and I trust you 5:30 He believes in himself now… 6:10 He learned to…
I LOVE Baseball
Sep 17, 2019 • 9 min
1:03 He could have done BOTH if he wanted to 1:28 He thought it would be easy 3:08 So he gets 3 swings… 4:30 He told me NOT to touch the bases! 4:55 He’s not the best player on the team… by FAR 5:55 He bats against their version of a closer 7:02 He didn’t…
Sharing Your Passions
Sep 16, 2019 • 8 min
1:12 My ultimate goal… 1:31 What is YOUR passion? 1:50 Don’t EXPECT them to share 2:45 He knows football better than 97% of adults 3:30 But the little one in taking over 5:20 I think everything “football” is awesome! 7:20 Music or Monster cars, doesn’t…
EP180 How Charitable Work Impacts Your Kids
Sep 13, 2019 • 9 min
1:30 I’m mimicking what my mom did, that’s what kids do 2:10 Sock-it-to’em sock campaign 4:05 I’m working with them to spread the word and collect socks 5:20 She gave me her time and I give my time to my children… 6:05 The long term effect on our kids…
Parenting: Are You Results Or Effort Based?
Sep 12, 2019 • 10 min
1:05 I like action sports like Football and Volleyball 2:10 Baseball just isn’t on my radar 3:10 He puts forth his best effort 3:45 They have to put forth the effort, results come later 5:10 Who is it not enough for… him or you? 6:00 He gave HIS best…
I Hate Extracurricular Activities
Sep 11, 2019 • 10 min
1:50 Every single night there’s something… 2:20 There’s NO downtime… 2:50 But it’s okay because it’s all productive for the kids 3:35 At swim practice with the little one, it’s a major bonding exercise 4:50 He doesn’t like the camaraderie 6:05 I didn’t…
Time-OUT vs Time-IN
Sep 10, 2019 • 8 min
1:02 Super Nanny… 1 minute timeout per year of age 1:35 Timeouts have their place 2:20 Divert his attention and don’t give the bad activity any energy 3:15 My wife’s frustration… 4:20 Bring your children into your world 5:03 Instead of a time-out… let’s…
If You Don’t Find Time For Your Kids, Somebody Else Will
Sep 9, 2019 • 10 min
1:02 We all have “those” feelings in life 1:40 Time can get lost as we’re so busy 2:00 I was wearing my podcast T-shirt 2:30 … somebody else will… 3:03 I was in a position to make some bad choices 3:40 Somebody found time for my brothers… not the good…
Traditions Week - Summary
Sep 6, 2019 • 11 min
1:00 Traditions can be daily, weekly, yearly… whatever 1:20 They build a bond of love and trust 1:58 Routine and consistency so our kids feel loved and safe 2:58 I don’t want my life to be spent on work and TV etc. 3:30 Do you have time for this? 3:50 You…
Traditions Week: Yearly Traditions
Sep 5, 2019 • 10 min
0:50 Annual traditions are the ones most people think of 1:35 College buddies and meeting with an adult beverage 2:10 Upstate New York to my Uncle’s cabin 3:20 Shelby passed away… 5:00 Thanksgiving in New York, Florida Keys and other places 5:30 Christmas…
Traditions Week: Monthly Traditions
Sep 4, 2019 • 8 min
1:20 Certain things happen in certain months 1:50 6 presentations per year at the school 3:02 I’m fine if front of crowds and cameras, but I want my kids to be okay with it too 4:05 Once a month we serve the homeless 5:39 We’ve been busy, how has it been…
Traditions Week: Weekly Traditions
Sep 3, 2019 • 9 min
1:05 Weekly traditions/routines 1:20 Feeling loved and safe, then thriving can begin 2:10 Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days 3:55 Every Friday is Pizza and Movie night 5:00 Look for the deal and stream the movie! 5:25 “Can you research this for me?” 6:00…
Traditions Week: Daily Traditions
Sep 2, 2019 • 9 min
1:05 Daily Traditions… for the week 2:12 These things have just been ingrained in them 2:30 They will thrive on these things 3:05 If they feel loved, they can thrive in that environment 4:00 The big boy bed without rails allowed me to start lying with him…
Teachable Moments
Aug 30, 2019 • 10 min
0:55 I was taught by one of the best teachers I will ever know 1:45 I like to pour into people because of the standard my mom set 2:35 Chef Nick… 3:55 Move forward, make a change 4:14 Be consistent and show up every day 4:45 Continue to be inspired 5:10 I…
How Involved Is TOO Involved?
Aug 29, 2019 • 11 min
1:20 At some point the kids need and identity away from me 3:35 I created a boundary today… 3:45 I said “NO” (and he was shocked) 4:55 He’s a pushover and you’re not 5:35 This is my opportunity to step back and let someone else take the lead 6:25 I am not…
3rd Grade Expectations (Rant Warning!)
Aug 28, 2019 • 12 min
2:02 Unlike my mom, I have the ability to create structure at home 3:05 Assessment test? I really don’t care the results 3:54 Fortunately, his best efforts are pretty good 5:02 This is NOT going to define them at 8 years old 5:28 It’s this simple… 5:50 It…
Your Kids Are Always Right… Seriously!
Aug 27, 2019 • 9 min
0:50 There is not right or wrong, there just IS 1:10 We are always right from our own experience 1:20 Parents just have more perspective 2:05 The problems come when us parents know too much 3:15 We all have irrational fears, so understand those of your…
The 80/20 Rule Of Podcasting
Aug 26, 2019 • 8 min
1:00 In business, 80% of your profits come from 20% of your customers 2:50 The dads in the scouts are the same ones in your dads group 3:30 The way I see the 80/20 rule: 80% of what you get out of your child comes from the 20% that you put into them 4:30…
Learning From Trains
Aug 23, 2019 • 9 min
1:00 I’m sad I didn’t put the train in my book 2:55 They love to watch the local train go backy 3:20 Got them both in the wagon… then the train came 4:20 I remember how much fun it was when my older son was younger 5:10 To see it up close in mesmerizing…
Why You Must Be Mean To Your Kids
Aug 22, 2019 • 9 min
1:00 2 Instances of when I’ve been called mean 1:50 MY son… at bus time ignores the younger neighbor 2:20 I can guide him but not control him 3:25 He just waiting for the bus 3:30 Can you let him be him? 5:25 Next morning I’m mean again… 6:03 You’re a…
Safely Riding A Bike
Aug 21, 2019 • 9 min
0:50 8 in two weeks and can’t ride a bike! 1:40 The boy just didn’t want to fall again 2:10 Life is failure first, then success 3:35 He was ready to try again! 4:20 I didn’t know how to teach him, so I googled it… 5:00 Get the balance first, then take the…
Scouting?
Aug 20, 2019 • 7 min
1:00 I grew up in survival mode… no extras like scouting 1:30 We went out and did our own thing 2:35 We had our own version of the boy scouts 3:25 Three of my older sons friends are joining 4:10 “I signed him up and YOU’RE getting involved” 5:10 Our local…
How Should We Treat Special Needs Children?
Aug 19, 2019 • 8 min
1:00 I don’t have a special needs child… however 1:40 No monitor on the bus 1:55 … so the shoes went out the window 2:15 Every ounce of me wanted to do this… 3:10 It just makes sense to me he’s craving attention 3:45 Was it a good decision or not? Why?…
What Are You Failing To Teach Your Kids
Aug 16, 2019 • 12 min
1:15 He had a flat tire right in front of school 2:10 Nobody taught this man what to do 2:45 Never take a wheel off without jacking up the car 4:35 You may be late, but drive slowly 5:35 What’s for dinner? 6:55 Did it ever occur to you that… 7:35 He…
Be The Village You Desire
Aug 15, 2019 • 7 min
1:02 What does this week look like for you? 1:25 I didn’t realize it was the first week of school 2:00 There is a LOT of attention to detail with new clients 2:35 I had a lot of other commitments, my neighbor stepped in 2:55 People came out of the…
Your Kids Eat What You Eat
Aug 14, 2019 • 11 min
1:00 Be can be very sensitive… what do you mean by that 1:35 I eat pizza every Friday, but can’t stomack fast food pizza 2:10 I hired a baby sitter, just for a few hours 2:55 The shelves are pretty bare 4:20 No quick grab and go foods in our house 5:35…
Would You Be Willing To Quit Your Addictions For Your Kids
Aug 13, 2019 • 8 min
1:07 There is zero judgement… I have my stuff 1:25 I don’t care who you are, you’re going to laugh at my addiction 2:00 I can binge on my addiction for 12 hours at a time 3:12 Alcohol, porn, shopping… we all have something 3:35 The question is, does it…
The Power Of The Word “YET”
Aug 12, 2019 • 6 min
1:10 PTA, Teachers and getting to know everyone 1:35 Exuding friendliness 2:00 “The Power Of The Word ‘YET’” 2:35 Put “yet” and the end of a limiting belief 2:50 I can’t do xxxxx YET 4:05 The more I learn the more I share 5:25 This thing we call “life” I…
If You Don’t Have 15 You Need To Find 30
Aug 9, 2019 • 12 min
1:05 If you don’t have 15, you better find 30 1:40 The MOST successful people on the planet do THIS 2:44 Finding the time to meditate is alot like parenting 3:48 Hey, you wanna grab some books? 5:00 Are you excited for the new day? 6:05 They may help cook…
How To Prevent Your Child From Peeing Their Pants
Aug 8, 2019 • 9 min
0:55 This thoughts of the first day at kindergarten 1:20 He was rushing to the bathroom after school 2:15 10 Hours without going potty!!! 3:07 Will you promise daddy you’ll ask if you need to go? 4:05 We take a LOT of things for granted 4:50 I got it…
Constant Contact Is The Key To Parental Success
Aug 7, 2019 • 7 min
1:10 Consistent Contact works in business, why not parenting? 2:45 Hugs, kisses, daily routines, pizza night, etc. 3:45 Pouring into him… consistently 4:10 Where do you show up consistently and they can depend on it? 4:45 The families that NEED super…
Your Kid Loves Video Games Because…
Aug 6, 2019 • 9 min
1:12 Why do kids like watching other people play video games? 1:35 We enjoy things we enjoy 2:25 I took an interest in my son’s interest… so I watched too 3:00 ZebraGamer 3:40 He got rewarded for all the things he did right 5:00 They keep getting rewarded…
Why Isn’t My Child Speaking Yet?
Aug 5, 2019 • 7 min
1:12 I get a LOT of questions from other parents 1:45 How do you get him to do that? 2:00 And please tell my son too! 2:35 Another father asked me… 3:20 I talk a LOT and I talk to my kids a LOT 4:05 His demeanor and his son’s are alike 4:40 It’s a matter…
Do You Hear Your Own Excuses?
Aug 2, 2019 • 8 min
Either you will find a way or you will find an excuse
M&M’s Are Miracle Workers
Aug 1, 2019 • 7 min
Reward the behavior you desire!
Are You Effing Exhausted?
Jul 31, 2019 • 7 min
What can you do for just 1 hour this week to care for yourself?
How Do You Respond To Your Children’s Mistakes?
Jul 30, 2019 • 9 min
You’re going to be human for a LONG time, so own up to your mistakes then cleaning them up will be easier
Can You Hug Your Children Too Much?
Jul 29, 2019 • 16 min
What I learned from a book and the Super Nanny about emotional intelligence and teaching kids about emotions
Real Talk With A Single Dad - Landon Prater
Jul 26, 2019 • 37 min
Landon Prater talks about his challenges having 5 children with three women and working hard to maintain relationships with each one of them
I Don’t Think You Know How To Think
Jul 25, 2019 • 16 min
In order to be productive, we must learn critical thinking
You Aren’t Preparing Your Kids For Adulthood!
Jul 24, 2019 • 19 min
Are you empowering your kids to make decisions early and often… and coaching them through them?
Your Kids Suck Because YOU Suck!
Jul 23, 2019 • 18 min
If your kids suck it’s because you suck… your kids are a reflection of you
Parents To Avoid - The PTA
Jul 22, 2019 • 13 min
It’s your duty as a parent to be as involved as possible for YOU
Sexting vs Sallying
Jul 19, 2019 • 13 min
“Well they’re just kids”… or teenagers, or young adults
Tell Your Kids What TO DO
Jul 18, 2019 • 10 min
We don’t understand the damage we’re doing to our children
Your Kids Are Addicted To Gaming - Expert Interview with Tom Andre
Jul 17, 2019 • 44 min
Tom Andre and Ryan Roy discuss how to deal with gaming addictions
Your Relationship With Your Parents
Jul 16, 2019 • 13 min
Unsolicited advice… mostly from our parents
Non-Parents Just Don’t Get It!
Jul 15, 2019 • 10 min
The awkwardness of nothingness
The Wheels On The Bus
Jul 11, 2019 • 7 min
Appreciate where they are
Mom-Dad-Kid Shaming
Jul 10, 2019 • 16 min
Surround yourself, and allow your kids to be around people that lift us up
When Should Kids Pay For Necessities?
Jul 9, 2019 • 12 min
Parents need to look at the big picture, not just the moment
Super Nanny
Jul 8, 2019 • 19 min
Your kid’s behavior is a reflection of you
My Kid Hates The Water
Jul 5, 2019 • 10 min
We’re not leaving because you’re crying, we’re leaving because it’s time to go
You Aren’t Connecting With Your Kids
Jul 5, 2019 • 15 min
As you bring joy to yourself, your child will want to join
Holiday Traditions - Happy 4th Of July!
Jul 4, 2019 • 13 min
We all have traditions, so let’s talk about combining yours with your spouse’s and creating new ones too
Sleepless Nights
Jul 3, 2019 • 11 min
From my favorite coach, Jimmy Johnson: “fatigue will make a coward out of any man”… Or Parent!
Let’s Talk Autism
Jul 2, 2019 • 16 min
Make it fun, try different things, find a connection
Are You Being Financially Responsible?
Jul 1, 2019 • 13 min
The struggle between easy money and working for it
Saying “I’m Sorry” Is Not Enough
Jun 28, 2019 • 12 min
There is a process for a sincere apology vs a curt “I’m sorry”
Don’t Ever Answer Your Kids’ Questions
Jun 27, 2019 • 12 min
Stop answering questions, teach them to think and give them resources to help find answers
My Kids Don’t Eat Anything
Jun 26, 2019 • 8 min
It’s not a perfect system, but it’s a step in the right direction
The Joke Is On You
Jun 25, 2019 • 12 min
It’s always funny, but it’s not always appropriate
No! Because It’s Raining Outside
Jun 24, 2019 • 11 min
It all starts in early childhood. Stop putting limiting beliefs on your children.
You Can’t Tell Your Kids Jack!
Jun 21, 2019 • 14 min
Actually, you can’t tell anyone jack… but in this podcast I give you the way to handle it that works!
Can You Laugh At Yourself?
Jun 20, 2019 • 14 min
Colorful language, storytelling and the art of delivery… It doesn’t matter as long as they’re happy!
You Talk Negatively To Your Kids
Jun 19, 2019 • 19 min
Stay positive by surrounding yourself with positive people. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.
Parenting Teamwork
Jun 18, 2019 • 14 min
Get yourself and your child on a schedule early. They’ll sleep better and you’ll function better too. Read the book “12 Hours Of Sleep In 12 Weeks”
Vomit!
Jun 17, 2019 • 7 min
Parenting is about unconditional love
Father’s Day Doesn’t Mean Jack
Jun 14, 2019 • 17 min
I didn’t grow up with a dad. Now that I have two boys, every day is father’s day to me
Repeat After Me
Jun 13, 2019 • 7 min
Clapping, High Fives and Great Jobs
You “GET” To Comfort Your Children
Jun 12, 2019 • 10 min
They won’t always be so small and need you so intimately. Appreciate what you have. It’s a privilege.
The Summer Lemonade Stand
Jun 11, 2019 • 12 min
Enjoying the process and reaping the rewards
Two Different Parenting Styles Under One Roof
Jun 10, 2019 • 13 min
We’re just trying to get through this in one piece as one family unit
Your Kids Don’t Listen To You
Jun 7, 2019 • 9 min
When listening becomes fun, they will do it when it’s important
WTF - You Get Zero Credit
Jun 6, 2019 • 14 min
When there is no success, people don’t want to look in the mirror… they want to blame someone else
Preparing Your Kids For College
Jun 5, 2019 • 13 min
College costs are rising exponentially, but opportunities in the job market aren’t. Here is my advice to make your mark in the world
School Bus Tales
Jun 4, 2019 • 14 min
Moms will think this is the worst advice ever… Dads will understand
Economics Week At School
Jun 3, 2019 • 12 min
People don’t have money problems, they have creativity problems
First Day Of Summer
May 31, 2019 • 12 min
Do you really forget everything if you go on vacation?
Summer Vacation Plans
May 30, 2019 • 10 min
Keep the kids moving… a fun filled summer of learning
Consequences For Actions
May 29, 2019 • 11 min
Learn to do it now, or you will suffer greatly in the long term
Say Thank You Through Your Action
May 28, 2019 • 12 min
The $5 gift that lights up her world
This Is A Difficult Conversation
May 27, 2019 • 14 min
The quality of your life is determined by the number of difficult conversations you’re willing to have
What Is Your Perspective
May 24, 2019 • 12 min
There are a LOT of ways to look at any given situation. What is your choice? Something understanding and uplifting, or gloom and doom? Your choice is reflecting in your child’s life. Choose wisely.
You Will Thank Me Later
May 23, 2019 • 12 min
Building the foundation for a happy productive adult-to-be is not easy or quick… but it’s worth doing. Your children will thank you later.
The Importance Of Three Little Words
May 22, 2019 • 12 min
Say it often… “I Love You”. Back it up with your actions. Stop spending money, start spending time.
Transitioning Into Kindergarten
May 21, 2019 • 17 min
Make the transition to a new school easier for your child. Get involved in the school if possible, know your way around, set expectations for your child and prepare them to succeed on day 1.
I Am Proud Of You Because
May 20, 2019 • 11 min
I believe in you, I love you, I am proud of you because… these are all things we need to say regularly and frequently to our children. Today, I’m going to discuss “I am proud of you because”. Watch your children’s faces light up when you say exactly WHY…
The Ripple Effect
May 17, 2019 • 12 min
We don’t know the long term ramifications of our daily actions. Good actions will produce long term good outcomes, and bad actions will produce bad. Stay in high integrity and do your best every day and the world will become a better place because of it.…
No Excuses!
May 16, 2019 • 11 min
I don’t allow my clients to get away with it, nor do I let my kids or their friends. It takes a little extra time, but it’s worth it to get direct answers about situations.
Repeat After Me
May 15, 2019 • 11 min
Trust is a two way street. Of course you want to raise children that you can trust, but you must act in a way that your child can trust YOU too. Children may not hear what you say, but they certainly watch what you do!
How Busy Can Your Kids Possibly Be
May 14, 2019 • 11 min
Are your kids TOO busy? Do they (and you) have time to think, reflect and be present? Maybe it’s time for everyone to unplug and experience the simple things. There is nothing better than the sound of a kid laughing
Happy Mothers Day
May 13, 2019 • 26 min
We think of our parents in unique ways. Some of us see them as superheroes and others see them as villains. They are just people doing the best that they know how. We, as adults, have the ability to make our own choices. Choose to forgive, love and…
7 Strategies To Build Trust With Your Children (2 of2)
May 10, 2019 • 6 min
Trust is a two way street. Of course you want to raise children that you can trust, but you must act in a way that your child can trust YOU too. Children may not hear what you say, but they certainly watch what you do!
7 Strategies To Build Trust With Your Children (1 of 2)
May 9, 2019 • 15 min
Trust is a two way street. Of course you want to raise children that you can trust, but you must act in a way that your child can trust YOU too. Children may not hear what you say, but they certainly watch what you do!
Are You Teaching Your Kids To Be Resourceful
May 8, 2019 • 13 min
Buying things isn’t always the answer. Sometimes we have to be clever to get the things we want. Are you teaching your kids there is more than one way to get things done and be successful?
Deal With Problems IMMEDIATELY
May 7, 2019 • 13 min
When you are involved with your kids and the community, it’s much easier to know what’s going on… and you can jump in and take appropriate action when needed.
You Have No Patience!
May 6, 2019 • 11 min
When you day gets off to a rough start, do you react or do you respond. When all else fails perhaps it time to be grateful.
10 Ways You Can Help Your Kids Believe In Themselves
May 2, 2019 • 25 min
Self Esteem is extremely important. Self esteem means having confidence that you can handle whatever life throws at you. Here are 10 ways you can help your child build their confidence.
6 Ways Parents Destroy Their Kids Without Trying
May 1, 2019 • 17 min
It’s always good to be self aware and learn and attempt to be a better person and a better parent. Here are 6 ways you may be hurting your kids that you haven’t thought of. It takes effort to be a good parent.
4 Ideas In Parenting That No One Is Talking About
Apr 30, 2019 • 14 min
I read a great article by Gary Vaynerchuk about parenting. I found that we have a lot in common about raising kids. In this episode, I discuss 4 things that Gary V stresses.
Bully Prevention
Apr 29, 2019 • 14 min
Believe it or not, preventing bullying starts at home. What you do at home can prevent your child from becoming a bully or from being bullied.
Death Questions From My Son
Apr 26, 2019 • 15 min
The innocence and resilience of childhood, plus the amazing questions about death and funeral services. It’s good to be honest, open and aware of your child’s needs.
Let’s Talk About Death – The Dos and Don’ts (2 of 2)
Apr 25, 2019 • 14 min
I needed information, so I Googled what I needed. I suggest you do the same, but here is what I found and how it played out in our lives (2 of 2)
Let’s Talk About Death – The Dos and Don’ts (1 of 2)
Apr 24, 2019 • 16 min
I needed information, so I Googled what I needed. I suggest you do the same, but here is what I found and how it played out in our lives (1 of 2)
18 Month Milestones… NOOO!!!
Apr 23, 2019 • 15 min
Milestone of hitting 18 months old and thankful for Facebook and the reminders of my first one at this age.
Helicopter Parents… STOP!!!
Apr 22, 2019 • 14 min
Every ounce of me makes me want to tell him to stop. But my job as a parent is to prepare him for life… and that includes letting him make his own mistakes.
Your Are The Key Ingredient To Your Children’s Success
Apr 19, 2019 • 12 min
It’s all about the stories, the memories made, being involved… and seeking approval. We are all motivated and driven by our relationships with our parents.
Death Is A Part Of Life
Apr 18, 2019 • 8 min
My son’s best friend lost his mom. It brought up a lot of questions about how to help our son deal with life and death. Sometimes too much experience on our part makes it hard to understand how to respond.
It Takes A Village To Raise Children
Apr 17, 2019 • 13 min
The tragic death in our community has helped me to realize that we all need to do our part to not only take care of our own children, but to do simple but impactful things to raise others up too.
I Hate School But I Love To Learn
Apr 16, 2019 • 10 min
School vs. Learning. Allowing the school to dictate whether or not your child enjoys learning vs. getting involved with the learning experience.
Living With A Mini Rocky Balboa
Apr 15, 2019 • 10 min
What do you do when you want your kid to protect himself, but you don’t want him to fight? What if you’re thrilled that his self-esteem is high and he won’t be a victim, but you don’t want to set a precedent?
Your Perfectionism Is Killing Your Kids
Apr 12, 2019 • 11 min
Do you want it perfect now, or do you want help later? Do you want a relationship with your kids and build creativity, or do you want to make your kids feel ‘less than’?
You Don’t Pay Attention To Your Kids
Apr 11, 2019 • 13 min
We all have things we’re interested in, and we like to share those interests with the people we care about. Take extra time and attention to show the ones you care about that you share their interests.
Why Your Kids Might Leave You Alone In A Nursing Home
Apr 10, 2019 • 11 min
Pour into your kids now. It’s not sacrificing, it is a good parents way of life. If your kids can’t talk to you when they’re young, why expect them to later?
Do Your Leave Your Kids With Just Anyone?
Apr 9, 2019 • 13 min
Of course there will be times when you need to trust other people to watch your kids. What are your boundaries? There is no definitive answer, but you should always look to protect your children against the unknowns if possible.
You Should Never Coach Your Kids
Apr 8, 2019 • 15 min
Someone will be coaching your kids. You can be the coach, support the coach, coach from the sidelines or whatever you choose to do. But be the leader that you are and always continue to support and encourage your children.
Krista Lockwood The Declutter Queen
Apr 5, 2019 • 44 min
Ryan interviews the Experts… MOMS! Today he talks to Krista Lockwood and her method to declutter so parent have less stress and more time to spend with the kids
You Don’t Appreciate Your Spouse
Apr 4, 2019 • 13 min
Honor your spouse with gratitude. We all want love and we all want to be appreciated. Now is a good time to start doing that for YOUR spouse. You just might be surprised how it is returned.
Parents Don’t Need Sleep
Apr 3, 2019 • 8 min
Last week I got virtually NO sleep. Kids can be challenging, so I recommend the book ‘12 Hours In 12 Weeks’. I think I figured out what’s keeping my 17 month old awake!
Tell Your Kids To Stop Throwing The Ball
Apr 2, 2019 • 12 min
Throwing the ball is what my younger son loves to do. I don’t tell him ‘no’, but I do give him a target. Encourage your kids. Encouragement leads to success, wherever that may be.
It Sucks Being A Single Parent
Apr 1, 2019 • 13 min
I admire all the “non-traditional” parents out there. The single parent sacrifices a LOT for the kids. They don’t have as many options when things go crazy or need a break. I appreciate my mom more every day for what she went through.
Part 5 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
Mar 29, 2019 • 13 min
A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone… Day 5… Combining Thursday and Friday… I’m golden, I’m almost there… Lessons in the Rocky movies… Stronger together though each of us is capable
Part 4 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
Mar 28, 2019 • 11 min
A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone… Day 4… International phone calls… Too many moving parts… Dad’s melt down… Back to Rocky and the project… Do parents ever sleep?
Part 3 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
Mar 27, 2019 • 12 min
A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone… Day 3… The routine is starting… the reason for this series… smacked in the mouth… the melt-down
Part 2 of 5 – The Week Without The Wife
Mar 26, 2019 • 9 min
A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone… Day 2… My normal responsibilities done change… Hikes, friends, forts… Cabin fever… The Rocky series… The project is due… the coming meltdown
Part 1 of 5 The Week Without The Wife
Mar 25, 2019 • 9 min
A week in the life of a family man with the wife gone… Day 1… sending the wife off and getting started the next day with 100% of the responsibility instead of 50%. Lot’s of one on one time.
Parents- This Is Why You Should Love Video Games
Mar 22, 2019 • 12 min
Video games… I don’t love them, never have. But now it seems like I need to disconnect the video games before the video games further disconnect this family. It’s challenging.
Are Your Kids Afraid Of The Dark?
Mar 21, 2019 • 12 min
Fears are normal. I didn’t have a fear of the dark, but my seven-year-old is having issues. No judgment, just communicate. Being a “safe place”. We are designed to need each other.
Would You Buy Weapons For Your Kids
Mar 20, 2019 • 13 min
Encouraging the entrepreneurial child. Think about what others what and how you can serve them… and who actually pulls out the money. Moms don’t want to buy weapons for their kids!
Booger or Burger?
Mar 19, 2019 • 9 min
The tools I’m using to encourage my boys to learn to speak. Repeat after me… Mimicking… Give the right information not negative reinforcement.
You Don’t Have Any Imagination
Mar 18, 2019 • 13 min
Kids have a great imagination. Encourage it. Don’t stifle it. Don’t put your limitations on them. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean your child doesn’t.
Parents - Forget About Self Care - Focus On The Kids
Mar 15, 2019 • 16 min
Focus on the kids first… not a great plan. In fact, it’s the opposite of what you should be doing. You are an individual first, then part of a couple THEN you are a parent.
Let Your Small Kids Use Big Tools
Mar 14, 2019 • 10 min
Harness the joy and pride of trusting your children (once they are ready) to handle big tools and responsibility.
Stop Doing Your Kids Homework
Mar 13, 2019 • 10 min
Help your children with their homework. Empower them to learn and have fun… but don’t cheat them or create long term problems for yourself by doing it FOR them.
Let’s Talk About The Birds And The Bees
Mar 12, 2019 • 9 min
Talking about the birds and the bees (the sex talk) with your young children who may be just starting to explore their bodies.
Road Trips With The Kids Suck!
Mar 11, 2019 • 11 min
Do you dread taking a road trip with young kids? It doesn’t have to suck like you think it’s going to. Ryan gives a step by step example of how to do it right.
Latch Key Kids
Mar 8, 2019 • 8 min
At what age is it okay to leave your kids home alone? At what age, in your state, is it LEGAL to leave you child alone? Do you know your child well enough to trust him/her?
You’re Never Going To Change
Mar 7, 2019 • 12 min
There is only one person you can change, but it isn’t easy… that’s you. So stop expecting to change others. Accept it. If they weren’t good parents, don’t expect them to be good grandparents.
You Don’t Get It
Mar 6, 2019 • 9 min
You don’t get it… but if you DID get it, life would be easier. It’s about re-framing how you look at life. One way life can be hard, the other way life is a gift.
What If Your Child Has A Temperature Of 103?
Mar 5, 2019 • 14 min
How are parents different in dealing with stressful situation? Does one handle illness better than physical dangers? We all parent differently, but it’s time we attempt to step outside our comfort zones but stay calm for the betterment of our children.
Growing Pains Of Parenthood
Mar 4, 2019 • 8 min
Growing Pains of Parenthood… for the parents. Things change as we have more kids and as they get older. We must be aware, understand the current situation and adapt.
My Biggest Parenting Fear - Am I Enough
Mar 1, 2019 • 15 min
What is fear? It’s NOT what most people think it is or what they first say. Look it up. Then give your children what they need most and everything will be fine. You can do this.
Your Toddler Does Not Need A Pacifier
Feb 28, 2019 • 10 min
As parents, we are very critical of ourselves, we don’t need anyone else to help with that! So if your child needs a little comforting give it to them, even if that comfort is a pacifier!
Do Your Kids Really Know What Hard Work Is?
Feb 27, 2019 • 10 min
Kids don’t know what hard work is… very few adults even know what hard work is. Smart work is what we need… Your kids doing homework and think that’s hard? That is called “practice”.
Reasons Or Results - You Can’t Have Both
Feb 26, 2019 • 12 min
The number one reason parents tell me WHY they can’t engage with their kids more… you can have reasons or you can have results, but you can’t have both. Which is more important to you?
Preparing To Fly With Kids
Feb 22, 2019 • 14 min
There’s a lot more to preparing for a trip besides packing clothes and toys. Do you dread flying with your kids? Do you dread seeing other kids on what you hoped would be a nice, quiet flight? Here is the trick behind those “good kids” you see on trips.…
Your Kids Don’t Listen To You
Feb 21, 2019 • 15 min
Your kids will not listen to you unless your actions are in alignment with your words. Easy to understand, but critical for you to do. Your actions are what they mimic. Choose wisely.
Preparing For College Financially
Feb 20, 2019 • 9 min
Numbers don’t lie. The sooner you get started the easier it is, but don’t fall into a trap.
It’s Better To Give
Feb 19, 2019 • 14 min
Giving is good for everyone. Ryan’s favorite cause is “Sock It To Em Socks”. http://sockittoemsockcampaign.org/ Today Ryan is on his way to pick up 2,200 socks that were donated by Zkano. https://zkano.com/ Socks are the #1 thing requested by the homeless…
Gillette - The Best A Man Can Get
Feb 18, 2019 • 10 min
What is the controversy about? Do we have room to get better? What effect does it have on the kids?
Let’s Have Some Fun!
Feb 15, 2019 • 10 min
Some things, like getting sick or getting stuck in traffic and not fun. But guess what, it’s possible to make them fun anyway. Why not? Isn’t fun better than miserable and complaining?
Google It!
Feb 14, 2019 • 13 min
There are a lot of things we know nothing about, but we have a friend that knows far more than we do. He’s called ‘Google’. He’s there if you have a question.
The Key To Happiness For Your Children
Feb 13, 2019 • 10 min
Happiness, perspective and serving others. A simple story with a powerful message that will benefit not only your children but you too. http://sockittoemsockcampaign.org/
Do You Say “I’m Sorry”?
Feb 12, 2019 • 14 min
When kids do the wrong thing, we expect them to apologize. But apologies are a learned response. What are you modeling?
Parenting Is Like Playing A Game Of Dodgeball
Feb 11, 2019 • 13 min
In parenting, like dodgeball, things are coming at us at a very fast pace. We have to learn to dodge and redirect what life throws at us
Mine!!! Your Kids Don’t Share Because…
Feb 8, 2019 • 9 min
Sharing is a learned skill. It has nothing to do with birth order.
And My Wife Doesn’t Know Jack Either
Feb 7, 2019 • 11 min
She’s not right and I’m not wrong, we just come from different perspectives. We need to find some middle ground.
My Kids Made $200 Today
Feb 6, 2019 • 11 min
When should you start discussing money, REAL money, not the digital stuff we use every day
Parenting Is Simple, You Complicate It
Feb 5, 2019 • 13 min
If they didn’t have it 100 years ago, maybe it’s time you reevaluate what the baby’s true needs are today
I’m A Man, So I Don’t Know Jack
Feb 4, 2019 • 20 min
When dads step up and get involved, treat them with the same inclusion and respect that you do the moms. Thank you…
Tell Your Kids The Truth And Stop Lying To Them!
Feb 1, 2019 • 16 min
Let your kids dream and believe that anything is possible if they put their mind and efforts behind it. Don’t let your own limiting beliefs hold them back
Are You Teaching Your Kids To Treat You Badly?
Jan 31, 2019 • 16 min
You are the example of how your children will treat you. Break the cycle. Forgive. Do it for your children and for yourself.
Positive Affirmations Don’t Work
Jan 30, 2019 • 14 min
What kind of messages are you sending to your children? They are listening and paying attention.
Kids And Fireplaces
Jan 29, 2019 • 10 min
What do you do when your 14-month-old is running toward the fireplace… and all of your instincts are wrong
I Love You
Jan 25, 2019 • 13 min
Three of the most powerful words in the English language. Use them often with you children
Hurt People, Hurt People
Jan 24, 2019 • 11 min
People that are hurt tend to hurt other people. Ryan shares a very private story about his hurt and how he healed himself so he wouldn’t pass the pain to his son. This is generational healing and it’s extremely important to learn!
Your Kids Will Go To Extremes
Jan 23, 2019 • 15 min
Until you get to the root of the problem (attention) you will not solve it… and the solution is much easier than ignoring it.
Do Your Kids Have You Trained Yet?
Jan 22, 2019 • 17 min
If you aren’t training them, then they are training you. Who’s bed is it anyway?
Never Take Your Kids To The Park
Jan 18, 2019 • 21 min
Most parents don’t even have a clue what the park is for, or why their kids are there, or what their role is when they are both there. There’s a LOT more to it than you realize…
When Kids Get Sick
Jan 17, 2019 • 7 min
What happens to you when your kids get sick? What are your options?
Superbowl Champ Example
Jan 16, 2019 • 10 min
If a Superbowl Champ coach can make his family his #1 priority, is this something you can do too? Are you willing to? Tough question, but this may help you understand why it matters
Watch The News With Your Kids?
Jan 15, 2019 • 12 min
Is it really a good idea to watch the news with your kids, or even have it playing where they can hear it? Do you know what kids really need most? Listen and hear what Ryan Thinks
2 Sons, 2 Dads, 2 Different Relationships
Jan 11, 2019 • 10 min
The mom was baffled, but once she read the book she understood why one son wouldn’t talk to his dad and the other went to extraordinary lengths to visit his… and the shocking twist
Winning The Parenting Lottery
Jan 10, 2019 • 13 min
Do you play the lottery? What would you do if you won… or more importantly, what can your child and you teach each other?
You Are A Bad Dad
Jan 9, 2019 • 14 min
Co-sleeping… Is it good? Is It bad? Here are my thoughts, and a totally different way to look at it. It’s likely to make a few people really mad at me. Oh, well
My Little Brother Blues
Jan 8, 2019 • 15 min
It takes a little extra effort to be aware of how to keep the older siblings from resenting the younger ones. There are some great lessons here.
4 Signs of Anxiety In Your Child
Jan 7, 2019 • 15 min
4 Signs of anxiety in children… what they are, how to recognize them and what to do
Digging for gold in the diaper… and finding it!
Jan 4, 2019 • 14 min
Stick with me on this one, it’s about minding your language… because your kids for sure are!
He Punched Himself In The Face!!!
Jan 2, 2019 • 11 min
I had never seen this before. It was hard. But I know there was work to be done.
From Absolute Fear To Life Mission
Jan 2, 2019 • 16 min
Ryan’s father abandoned him when he was only 5 years old. His biggest fear was becoming a father and damaging another child. This episode is how he went from his biggest fear to finding his life’s mission… and why he wrote his bestselling book… and why he…