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Advice For Fathers on Parenting, Relationships, and Family Life


How to Be a Dad To A Daughter | Dad University Podcast Ep. 227
Jul 16 • 14 min
We had our son first and then our daughter about 2 years after. And it was different. I couldn’t exactly explain it, but the connection a dad has with his daughter is just different than he has with his a son. What I’m about to share with you is what I…
The Benefits of Family Vacations | Dad University Podcast Ep. 226
Jul 9 • 15 min
When I think back on my childhood, some of the great memories are the family vacations we took. We went to the mountains, to the beach, on cruises. My parents loved to travel so they would allow us to tag along every once in a while. Do you remember going…
Teaching Your Child Gratitude | Dad University Podcast Ep. 225
Jul 2 • 20 min
We have spoken that gratitude helps with depression. It’s hard to be depressed and sad if you are really grateful. Teaching our kids gratitude is valuable for that reason but it also is good manner Raising Grateful Children Project at THE UNIVERSITY of…
How to Promote Creativity in Your Child | Dad University Podcast Ep. 224
Jun 25 • 19 min
1) Allow them to be bored - stop entertaining them. This forces them to be creative. 2) Limit use of electronics - while some games are creative, watching television doesn’t help their creativity 3) Don’t solve their problems - ask them questions instead?…
Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety | Dad University Podcast Ep. 223
Jun 18 • 22 min
Nearly all kids experience some form of separation anxiety from 1-3 years old. This is when they get really upset when they see mom or dad leave. Not just upset but really upset. Alan, do you remember having any anxieties as a child? You said you were…
Your Child Doesn’t Have to Go To College | Dad University Podcast Ep. 222
Jun 11 • 22 min
I want to talk about college. When I was growing up, going to college was a given. It really wasn’t an option. Both of my parents went to college and it was just what you did. While I didn’t realize it at the time, college was something my parents were…
The Benefits of Kindness – How Being Nice Can Make Improve Your Health & Help Others | Dad University Podcast EP 221
Jun 4 • 19 min
People often think being kind is altruistic…it’s not. It makes us feel good. Health Benefits Makes you feel good - Releases serotonin in the brain which improves our mood. Being nice to someone makes us happy. Reduce depression and can calm you down.…
How to Get Your Child To Focus & Concentrate | Dad University Podcast EP 220
May 28 • 18 min
Remove distractions - sounds, screens, etc. This can also mean providing them a designated area. Move the body - Run them around - get energy out - moving stimulates the brain. Running club in the mornings. My children’s school has rocking chairs for some…
The Hardest Things About Parenting | Dad University Podcast EP 219
May 21 • 25 min
In todays podcast we go over the hardest things about parenting. Keeping calm - You may have a stressful day or be in a bad mood and it’s difficult to shut that and be happy and present for your kids. Seems kids often get the brunt of the stress and…
6 Things You Aren’t Doing as a Parent But Your Kids Need to See it | Dad University Podcast EP 218
May 14 • 14 min
1) Apologizing to them when you do something/say something wrong Let’s say you get in an argument with your child. You yell at them and tell them to go to their room. It’s really important to apologize for your own behavior and let them know that you…
How Our Standards Shape Who We Are & What We Achieve | Dad University Podcast EP 217
May 7 • 20 min
I was listening to a Tony Robbins lecture. He says the #1 way to change your life is to raise your standards. Raise our standards and it will change your life long term. Only thing that creates lasting change. There are bunch of things in life that we…
The Best New Parent Advice – 5 Things Every Dad Needs to Know | Dad University Podcast EP 216
Apr 30 • 17 min
I’m often asked “what’s your best advice for new parents”. The truth is that there are so many new things happening as a brand new parent, it’s hard to digest it all. Sure as a dad, the important parenting advice that you find valuable might be a little…
Building Confidence in Your Child | Dad University Podcast EP 215
Apr 23 • 16 min
We all want our kids to be have confidence. It’s an attractive quality that adults find valuable. It’s not something we are necessarily born with. So how can we build confidence in our child? It’s easier than you think. But you might not realize that some…
The Importance of Men Showing Emotion | Dad University Podcast EP 214
Apr 16 • 19 min
Have you ever hear any of these or said any of these to anyone? You big wussy suck it up cry baby You wonder why men have difficulty with emotions. Maybe you cried and were made fun of because of it. or maybe you were scared and had to suppress those…
Dealing With Temper Tantrums – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 213
Apr 9 • 17 min
You know why kids throw temper tantrums? Because they work. We hear the crying, whining, and acting up and we just want it to stop. So we buy them the toy, give them the lollipop, or let them do what they wanted to do before they threw the tantrum.…
6 Things I Wished I Didn’t Worry About as a New Father | Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 212
Apr 2 • 17 min
Being a new father is awesome, but along with the awesome, comes some stress and worrying. Granted, I was a little more uptight than most dads, but if If I look back on my own experience when i was a new father, there are definitely some things that I…
Why You Should Let Your Child Fail – Dudes to Dads Ep 211
Mar 26 • 20 min
As a parent you don’t like to see your child fail. Whether that’s falling down when they first start to walk, doing horrible on a test in school, or even getting fired from a job. We don’t want them to go through pain and suffering that can come with…
The Art of Good Sex – Interview with SpiresMen Co-founder Joe Zanotelli – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 210
Mar 19 • 41 min
Joe and his wife Jeni recently co-founded the company SpiresMan, which offers courses to “Teach good men the art of good sex.” Joe is a retired electrical engineer with 25 years of experience, he has an executive MBA From UCSD and holds five US patents.…
Stop Complaining If You Want Your Kids To Listen – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 209
Mar 12 • 12 min
You room is always a mess You never listen to me You are so picky with your food. You take so long to get ready If you are human, you might recognize some of these. They are common complaints that parents have. We get frustrated with our children’s…
How Becoming a Father Changed Me – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 208
Mar 5 • 16 min
When you find out your going to become a father, one of the 5 thousand questions that will probably go through your head is ”am I going to change?” I know I was concerned with how my life was going to be effected. Little did I know that the positive…
Dad To Be Tips Nobody Tells You – Dudes to Dads Ep 207
Feb 26 • 16 min
When you are a dad to be everyone tells you that you will never get sleep again, you won’t have a social life, and you better make some more money because kids are expensive. Well, those are all true. But what about the secret dad to be advice? The tips…
How To Be More Patient With Your Child – Dudes to Dads Ep 206
Feb 19 • 20 min
If you have listened to some of our other episodes, you have probably guessed that I operate at a fairly high energy level….I get excited about things….I’m what they would call a “Type A” personality. What often comes along with that personally is very…
Postpartum Depression In Men – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 205
Feb 12 • 26 min
Also know as Paternal Postnatal Depression It’s a type of depression caused by the process of pregnancy and the birth of the child 25% (1 in 4) Factors that increase risk: - Stress - Financial, relationship - Lack of sleep - history of depression (can be…
Unplanned Pregnancy – The Reality of For Men – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 204
Feb 5 • 22 min
This episode is really for the men who find themselves in a situation in which they are part of an unwanted pregnancy or unexpected pregnancy and they are going to be a father. Not so much a happily married many who thought about starting a family and it…
How to Get More Attention From Your Wife – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 203
Jan 29 • 23 min
You probably fall into one of these two categories: 1) You are a soon to be dad or a new dad and you are concerned that your sex life is going to be different (and not as good) after the baby is born. 2) and then the other group already has a child or…
Parenting Mistakes We All Make But Need To Stop – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 202
Jan 22 • 32 min
I have never made any mistakes in parenting……said no parent….ever. Parenting and mistakes go hand in hand. I’m going to provide you a little tough love in this podcast. You may not like some of the things what you are going to hear…but you need to hear…
Getting Through The Tough Times of Fatherhood – Dudes To Dads Ep 201
Jan 15 • 23 min
As men, we are expected to be strong, to control our emotions, and handle whatever comes our way. Well the part society didn’t seem to consider is that we are actually human. Humans get sad, angry, frustrated, and yes…depressed. While life is overall…
What Did We Learn in the First 200 Episodes? Dudes To Dads Ep 200
Jan 1 • 36 min
So in celebrating our 200th episode, I thought it would be fun to review some of our most important topics. We have covered a lot but there are definitely topics that have stood out for me. Before we do that, I wanted to touch on how the podcast and…
The Biggest Surprises About Fatherhood – Dudes To Dads Ep 199
Dec 25, 2018 • 23 min
You are never going to get any sleep You aren’t going to have time for anything You really think you can afford to have a child Your relationship is totally going to change I knew it, you are not the same that you used to be Whoa…chill….Those aren’t…
Is Work Life Balance Achievable as a Parent? Dudes To Dads Ep 198
Dec 18, 2018 • 22 min
No doubt that when you become a father, life gets a little more complicated. You were already trying to balance your work, relationship, and friends. Now you have a child. You may even have a couple of them. So how do you balance it all? How do you make…
7 New Dad Parenting Mistakes to Avoid – Dudes To Dads Ep 197
Dec 11, 2018 • 13 min
We all have good intentions when the baby is born. But realize you are going to make mistakes. We all make them. Of course there are tactical mistakes like not having enough diapers, not buckling car seats correctly, or not bringing enough change of…
The Differences of Parenting in the 1980s vs Now – How Did We Survive – Dudes To Dads Ep 196
Dec 4, 2018 • 21 min
I was born in the mid 70s and grew up in the early 80s. Times were different and parenting was definitely different. There was a huge difference in what people thought was safe and what kids were aloud to do. I thought it would be fun to go over some of…
The 14 Biggest Lies Parents Tell Their Kids – Dudes To Dads Ep 195
Nov 27, 2018 • 13 min
Since the beginning of time, children have relied on their parents to pass down wisdom and knowledge about the world. Unfortunately, parents have taken advantage of this and have told their kids some lies. We are not always sure of the motive for the lie,…
Important Skills Every New Dad Should Know – Dudes To Dads Ep 194
Nov 20, 2018 • 20 min
I’m sure when you found out you were going to be a father, you said to yourself: I got this. I know everything there is to know about being a dad. It’s easy. Dealing with a baby, my wife, work, family, I got it all handled. Ok, reality is that being a new…
How to Stop Being Defensive – Dudes To Dads Ep 193
Nov 13, 2018 • 19 min
We are guilty of being defensive in some aspect of our lives. In happens in our personal relationships and our work. Being defensive typically involves us justifying our actions or words or trying to protect ourselves from either looking bad or being…
How To Get Your Child To Listen Without Yelling – Dudes To Dads Ep 192
Nov 6, 2018 • 14 min
I know it can’t just be my house, but getting your child to listen to what your saying can be frustrating. This is why I have a podcast….so i can pretend that at least someone is listening to me. When children are really young, it just seems like they are…
What Soon To Be Dads Need to Know – Dudes To Dads Ep 191
Oct 30, 2018 • 11 min
I’m thinking back when my wife was pregnant and I had this combination of feelings….being really excited but also really nervous. I knew nothing about babies. I was never really around kids. I didn’t know how to change a diaper, feed a baby, or even hold…
Helping Your Elderly Parents – Dudes To Dads Ep 190
Oct 23, 2018 • 22 min
One of the things I think we don’t prepare for very well (at least in America), is our aging parents and how we deal with that. Kind of like parenting, you aren’t given an instruction manual but even worse, it’s not really talked about. Dealing with aging…
Distracted Parenting is Hurting Your Child – Dudes To Dads Ep 189
Oct 17, 2018 • 14 min
Here are some examples that you might identify with: 1) You are at the playground and instead of participating with your child (or let’s say even watching your child), you are on your phone. Your child asks you to come on the monkey bars and you are on…
6 Reasons Why Being a Dad is Awesome – Dudes To Dads Ep 188
Oct 9, 2018 • 14 min
If you are new dad or soon to be dad, you hear a lot about the challenges that come with fatherhood: “Oh man you are never going to get any sleep” or how about this one: “forget about going out with your friends anymore.” and the ever so positive…..”whoa…
Boys Will Be Boys is BS – Dudes To Dads Ep 187
Oct 2, 2018 • 13 min
You may have hear the term before “Boys Will be Boys”. When someone says this, what does this mean to you? It’s a term used to express the view that mischievous or childish behavior is typical of boys or young men and should not cause surprise when it…
Stop Over Posting Your Kids on Social Media? No More Sharenting! Dudes To Dads Ep 186
Sep 25, 2018 • 23 min
I’m not really a controversial guy, but boy do people have strong feelings about this one. It is true that moms have a tendency to post much more about their kids than dads do, but dads are guilty as well. The topic for today’s episode is sharenting The…
Pushing Yourself Beyond Limits – Interview with Ultramarathon Runner Dad Alex Nemet – Dudes To Dads Ep 185
Sep 18, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode we talk with Alex Nemet, an ultramarathon runner who has learned to push himself beyond his limits. Here are some of his stats: - He has been doing these races for over 15 years - He is approaching 50 - 100 mile + races - He has climbed…
Stop Being Needy and You Will Get What You Need – Dudes To Dads Ep 184
Sep 11, 2018 • 14 min
I think stereotypically in the beginning of relationships, women are typically considered more needy than men. However I think there is a shift for married men and especially when the kids come into the picture…..we become more needy. Our expectations may…
Horrible Parenting Styles – The Helicopter, The Lawnmower, The Tiger, & More – Dudes To Dads Ep 183
Sep 4, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode we are going over some bad parenting styles and their effects on kids. 1) Helicopter Parents - First used in 1969 in the book Parents & Teenagers by Dr. Haim Ginott’s. Teens said their parents would hover over them like a helicopter; This…
Does Grounding Your Kid Work? – Dudes to Dads Ep 182
Aug 28, 2018 • 24 min
In episode 105 we talked about how punishing your kids doesn’t work. We discussed why people punish their kids and then provided some tips on what to do. One of the things I wanted to expand on was talking about specific scenarios that happen with your…
Social Anxiety and How to Overcome It – Dudes To Dads Ep 181
Aug 21, 2018 • 24 min
I have heard this topic come up more and more lately. I know a few people that suffer from this. I have seen some discussions in the Dad Facebook groups about it. And then I recently saw a brief clip of Henry Rollins on the Joe Rogan podcast in which…
Tips for Overcoming Jealousy in a Relationship – Dudes To Dads Ep 180
Aug 14, 2018 • 28 min
Most people are pretty aware on whether they are a jealous person or not. For those that are, they may create scenarios in their head. Most of the time reality has nothing to do with it. But certainly there are times when something just feels off or quite…
Interview with Alan Bush, Co-host of Dudes To Dads Ep 179
Aug 7, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode Jason interviews Alan, the co-host of the podcast. We learn about Alan’s childhood, his personal and professional journey, and a little about his current interests. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the hearing the man with the really deep voice!!
Reducing Mealtime Battles with Toddlers – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 178
Jul 31, 2018 • 19 min
Mealtime can be frustrating, especially with toddlers. Whether they refuse to eat or act just like a crazy child, it can really get to you as a parent. We are primarily talking about dinner, but certainly it can apply to other meals. I can’t tell you that…
How to Get Closer and Bond With Your New Baby – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 177
Jul 24, 2018 • 13 min
hen a baby is first born, men often indicate that they don’t feel very close to the baby. Although mom’s carry the child for 9 months, feel it kicking and turning inside of them so the relationship foundation begins much earlier. I know with my first…
Why Are So Many Men Not Taking Paternity Leave? – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 176
Jul 17, 2018 • 17 min
For years many women in the workplace have been concerned that taking time off when having a baby could negatively affect their career. Would the perception of them at the company change? Would there be too much of an impact on the company? Well a new…
Is it OK to Drink Alcohol Around Your Kids? – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 175
Jul 10, 2018 • 15 min
In America, like many countries, alcohol is a big part of our society. It’s part of celebrations, parties, holidays, and even relaxation. Alcohol beverage sales in the US in 2016 were appox. $223 billion It’s also the 3rd largest preventable cause of…
Quality of Time vs Quantity Time Spent With Your Child – Which is Better? Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 174
Jul 3, 2018 • 16 min
We have had discussions on work/life balance. Is it better to spend a short amount of quality time versus a larger amount of time that is not as high of quality? I don’t think we do this in other parts of our lives? If you were learning to read and only…
8 Life Lessons Every Dad Should Teach Their Sons – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 173
Jun 26, 2018 • 16 min
In episode 171 we talk about 8 lessons to teach your daughter. In this episode we touch on some important life lessons to teach our sons. #1 - Men can have emotions - It’s ok to be vulnerable, it’s ok to cry #2 - Treat people with respect - Treat others…
9 Things You Should NEVER Say To a Child – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 172
Jun 19, 2018 • 23 min
We all want our kids to thrive and do well. Unfortunately, some of the things we say to our kids are doing more harm than good. Here are 9 things you should NEVER say to your child and what you should say instead: #1 What not to say: “I’m So Proud of You”…
8 Life Lessons Every Dad Should Teach His Daughter – Dudes To Dads Ep 171
Jun 12, 2018 • 15 min
I wanted to create an episode that I thought would be really important for my young daughter to listen to. This episode is from the perspective of me talking to her. If you are able to communicate and teach these lessons to your own daughter, that is…
Why Your Wife Isn’t Paying Attention To You After Having a Child – Get Some More Attention – Dudes To Dads Ep 170
Jun 5, 2018 • 19 min
You just had a child, whether you have a newborn, or your child is now a toddler, she’s tired. She’s tired of cleaning up after the kid, tired of taking the child places, and most likely tired of you complaining. While for some guys it may be as simple as…
Traveling with a Toddler – Long Car Rides & Flights – Dudesto Dads Ep 169
May 29, 2018 • 21 min
I recalled having a lot of anxiety before any traveling we did when our kids were toddlers. A long car ride or a long flight can be a nightmare if you are not well prepared. I figured I would offer some tips to surviving the trip: For car rides: 1)…
How to Get Your Child To Listen – Raising a Good Listener – Dudes To Dads Ep 168
May 22, 2018 • 20 min
I said I was going to write a book called 1000 times because that is how many times it feels that we need to say something as parents before our child gets it. In Episode 144 - we talked about 11 ways to improve your listening skills. But this is for us…
Achieving Self Acceptance – Your Emotional Well-being Is at Stake – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 167
May 15, 2018 • 19 min
Self-esteem is a popular word that is used in self-improvement. People strive to have self-esteem (feeling good about yourself). Having confidence in our own abilities or worth. The key is that we evaluate our worth. This is not a great concept to help…
Unconditional Love vs Conditional Love – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 166
May 8, 2018 • 19 min
I wanted to discuss the topic of love. Specifically the differences of unconditional love versus conditional love and how important it is for our kids. Unconditional love means you love someone regardless of what they do. This can mean what they do for…
How to React When Kids Make Mistakes – Dudes To Dads Ep 165
May 1, 2018 • 28 min
Our job as parents is to teach. I have talked about looking at yourself as a coach in your child’s life. How we react and respond to them begins to shape their behavior. It will also shape the relationship we build with them. Let’s start with a discussion…
Signs You Are Judgmental and What To Do About It – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 164
Apr 24, 2018 • 15 min
We have so many areas of our life when being judgmental can show up. It happens inside families, at work, with your friends, or even strangers on the street. For many, the opportunity to judge is abundant. But why do we do it and how do we know if we are…
Anger Management for Kids – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 163
Apr 17, 2018 • 18 min
As kids develop their emotions develop as well. You may experience this yourself as a parent or have seen other kids……hitting their parents, being disrespectful. I recall as a kid getting really angry a lot. I don’t remember why other than it was…
6 Life Lessons I Learned As a Father – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 162
Apr 10, 2018 • 17 min
The problem is that most of that advice doesn’t really help you deal with the serious stuff you face as a new dad. I am going over 6 very valuable lessons that I learned as a new dad. I’m hoping these help you along your journey. #1. It’s not all about me…
Using the Scale of 1 to 10 in Your Life – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 161
Apr 3, 2018 • 13 min
I wanted to talk about a technique my mother used to use on so many things. It was a really simple way she would measure things. It could be how bad a cut hurt when I fell off my bike, to judging the taste of a meal at a restaurant. I’m talking about…
Why Love Languages Are So Important – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 160
Mar 27, 2018 • 20 min
There is a very popular book called “The 5 Love Languages” The author is Dr. Gary Chapman. The major concept is that there are 5 different love languages and we all have preferences on how we prefer to receive love (and also give love could be different).…
Creating Family Rules – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 159
Mar 20, 2018 • 16 min
As a child goes from a baby to a toddler, they begin to understand rules. Words like “NO” come into play. When they are toddlers, it’s a great idea to establish family rules that everyone needs to follow. It begin to teach them boundaries. We created a…
How to Identify and Nurture Your Child’s Talents – Dudes To Dads Podcast – Ep 158
Mar 13, 2018 • 14 min
We focus so much of our attention on improving what we are not very good at. It seems that it would be much more fruitful for us to focus on what we are good at. Put all of our effort on the areas where we are talented. So how do you figure this out with…
Pushing Ourselves Out of Our Comfort Zone – How the Day of Madness Changed Me – Dudes To Dads Ep 157
Mar 6, 2018 • 23 min
This past weekend on Sunday, I accomplished a personal challenge that I had set a few months ago. This was both a mental and physical accomplishment. I had a lot of anxiety building up to the days before this event. The event was called the “Day of…
Money Saving Tips For New Parents – Dudes To Dads Ep – 156
Feb 27, 2018 • 23 min
Having a baby can be pretty scary. What’s even more scary is thinking about how much a new baby is going to cost. The average American family spends over $12,000 on child related expenses before the baby’s first birthday. According to the Department of…
Empathy Can Change Your Life For the Better – Dudes To Dads Ep 155
Feb 20, 2018 • 27 min
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, empathy is the single most important parenting technique I have learned. It has saved me in so many situations from getting upset. It has also helped me connect with my children on a much greater level. I would…
Expectations for First Time Dads – Dudes To Dads Ep 154
Feb 13, 2018 • 23 min
Today we are talking about expectations for first time dads. What should you expect when the baby is born. Here is my overall advice: Expectations are only good to have for the negative stuff. For the good stuff, you don’t want to have expectations. This…
Are You Aware of What You Are Feeding Your Child? – Dudes To Dads Ep 153
Feb 6, 2018 • 29 min
Well, first I wanted to introduce our sponsor for today’s podcast: SmartyPants Vitamins They are Non-GMO & Gluten-Free and filled with great vitamins and minerals like Omega 3 fish oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and much more. You can buy them from Target,…
Establishing a Morning Routine – Dudes To Dads Ep 152
Jan 30, 2018 • 26 min
Last week we discussed establishing a night time routine. Well, the second biggest battle in the house is the morning routine. The need for a morning routine really comes into play when your child starts kindergarten. The night time routine can be…
Establishing a Night Time Routine – Dudes To Dads Ep 151
Jan 23, 2018 • 22 min
People have been in world wars, some of been stuck in mine shafts for days on end without food, There are those that have been tortured by enemies…..none of these, I repeat none of these are as difficult as dealing with night time with a toddler. So…
Dudes To Dads Podcast Episode Awards – Ep 150
Jan 16, 2018 • 21 min
In celebration of our 150th episode we are looking back to celebrate ourselves. In fact we are giving ourselves awards. I have come up with a few categories and have selected the winners myself. I can do that since I don’t have a staff of people or a…
Phone Addiction – Parents Need to Put Their Phones Down – Dudes To Dads Ep 149
Jan 9, 2018 • 17 min
This episode is basically a rant about being on your phone: #putyourphonedown If you are on your phone, you can’t be fully present. Jason provides a few examples of the situation he witnessed in which people were on their phone, not paying attention to…
The Best 80s TV Shows to Learn Parenting – Dudes To Dads Ep 148
Jan 2, 2018 • 24 min
There are some classic TV shows that provide parents insight and examples that we all have to deal with. While I watched these shows as a kid, seeing them as an adult has provided a new level of respect for the knowledge they share and the family values…
New Year’s Challenges To Be a Better Dad – Resolutions for Fathers – Dudes To Dads Ep 147
Dec 26, 2017 • 28 min
In a few days it’s going o be 2018. So we put together his list of new year’s resolutions for dads. In the new year, these are ways we can improve our parenting and roles as fathers: Be more affectionate towards the kids - At least a hug and kiss every…
Should We Reward Kids For Good Grades? Dudes To Dads Ep 146
Dec 19, 2017 • 17 min
I was talking to another parent that was explaining the different amounts of money their child gets depending on their grades. $20 for this, $10 for this, etc. Have you ever been rewarded for your grades? either money or a gift? Parents will often use…
Raising Resilient Kids – 10 Tips to Build Resiliency – Dudes To Dads Ep 145
Dec 12, 2017 • 20 min
While my wife and I would joke about keeping our kids in a large bubble, the reality is that we need to teach them resiliency to not be greatly effected by life’s ups and downs. From bullying to stress, building resiliency can help kids navigate through…
How to Listen – 11 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills – Dudes To Dads Ep 144
Dec 5, 2017
Today we are talking about one of the most important skills a person can have: listening. Being a good listener can help you professionally as well as personally. It can improve the relationship with your spouse and help create a good relationship with…
Are You Overindulging Your Child? Stop Spoiling Them – Dudes To Dads Ep 143
Nov 28, 2017 • 20 min
We all want our kids to be happy. Parents often think that by giving their child stuff or having an abundance of freedom, they are making them happy. Unfortunately this is very short lived stimuli. What we need to be doing is teaching them to be capable…
The Importance of Play – Let Your Kids Have Fun – Dudes To Dads Ep 142
Nov 21, 2017 • 20 min
Typically my kids come in when it gets dark out. I remember growing up, when the street lights come on, that was the time to go in. The other day, it had been dark for about an hour and my kids were still outside. I went outside to call them in for dinner…
Give Your Child More Affection – They Need It and So Do You – Dudes To Dads Ep 141
Nov 14, 2017 • 23 min
It’s already proven, there is really no debate….affection is crucial for a child’s well being. The truth is we all want love and affection. Dads often have a harder time providing affection than moms do. Whether it was the fact that their dad was not…
Steve Jobs & Bill Gates Limited Their Kids Technology Use – Seems We Should Too – Dudes To Dads Ep 140
Nov 7, 2017 • 18 min
You know how I really have a dislike for technology as it relates to kids. According to a Business Insider article, Both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had very heavy restrictions on their kid’s use of technology and screen time. Back in 2007, Bill Gates…
11 Things Dads Should Never Apologize For – Don’t Feel Guilty – Dudes To Dads Ep 139
Oct 31, 2017 • 23 min
In episode 139 we discuss 11 things that dads should never apologize for. There are things that happen in the world or at work that you shouldn’t apologize for and then items related to your family. Not directed at your family (world/work) 1. That you got…
My Child Is Scared of Everything- Kids Fears Are Real – Dudes to Dads Ep 138
Oct 24, 2017 • 23 min
I was talking to a dad the other day and he was mentioning his 5-year-old is scared of EVERYTHING. He said, “She just seems scared of everything and everybody”. Now I don’t know if he was exaggerating but it did give me the idea for this episode. The…
Relationship Advice For Dads – Dudes To Dads Ep 137
Oct 17, 2017 • 27 min
We focus so much on the parent-child relationship, however, it’s important for us to focus on the relationship we have with our spouse. Here are some relationship advice tips for dads: 1) Listen to her instead of trying to solve problems - We men have a…
Natural Consequences – Let Your Kids Be Cold, Wet, & Lunchless – Dudes To Dads Ep 136
Oct 10, 2017 • 15 min
Today in Episode 136 we are talking about natural consequences. What are they are why are they so effective? Definition: Natural consequences to children are things that happen as a result of behavior (or lack of it) with no interference by an adult. The…
How To Help Your Child Make New Friends – Dudes To Dads Ep 135
Oct 3, 2017 • 24 min
This episode 135 is about helping your child make new friends. As they get into school in kindergarten they start creating friendships. A lot of it is related to proximity. Kids in the same class become friends or you become friends with kids in the…
9 Values To Teach Your Child – Dudes To Dads Ep 134
Sep 26, 2017 • 19 min
In episode 134 Alan and Jason discuss 9 values dad can teach their kids. Here they are in no particular order: 1. Respect - Have respect for other people, yourself, and things around you. 2. Honesty - Tell the truth. Sometimes it’s really hard, to tell…
Anger Management for Dads – Tips to Control Your Temper – Dudes to Dads Ep 133
Sep 19, 2017 • 20 min
Anger is a real. We all get angry. But as a dad, it’s important we learn how to control our anger as our kids are watching. They see how we react and how we deal with things. Most of us don’t want to be angry, we just sometimes can’t help it. Although the…
Stop Shoulding On Your Kid – Love the Child You Have, Not the One You Want – Dudes To Dads Ep 132
Sep 12, 2017 • 21 min
As fathers, we may have an idea of how things should be. We “should” all over everyone. We often have high expectations. This may be expectations for ourselves, our spouses, and yes, even our children. But what happens when we think something should go a…
The Biggest Parenting Mistakes Dads Make – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 131
Sep 5, 2017 • 25 min
Believe it not, we as dads are not perfect. Of course, it’s important to identify our mistakes so we can fix them. Here are 10 parenting mistakes dads make: 1) Leaving the parenting up to mom 2) Trying to solve problems instead of showing empathy 3) Not…
Is Wanting Time Alone Considered Being Selfish? – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 130
Aug 29, 2017 • 24 min
In Episode 130 Alan and Jason have a discussion about Dads managing their time and having alone time. There seem to be 3 different scenarios: Dads with No Time - These dads need to make time for themselves. If they are wanting time, how do they carve it…
Teaching Your Child Time Management – Dudes To Dads Podcast Ep 129
Aug 22, 2017 • 17 min
This podcast episode 129 was inspired by an article found on TheSpruce.com written by Apryl Duncan. While plenty of adults struggle with time management, it’s important for us to pass this education on to our kids. Here are some tips: Start Early - Don’t…
7 Ways to Motivate Your Kids Without Bribing Them – Dudes To Dads Ep 128
Aug 15, 2017 • 24 min
Rewards can motivate people, but it’s short term. If the reward stops, then the behavior stops. If you stopped getting paid for work, would you still go? We see rewards and bribes everywhere: including schools and in homes. For true motivation, it has to…