Psychotherapist and author Kent Hoffman joins us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast to talk about his new book, Raising a Secure Child. We discuss his concept of the “Circle of Security” that helps parents be nurturing and protective while still encouraging children’s independence. We also talk about the difference between attachment parenting and attachment theory, and the idea that "good enough" is far better than parenting perfection. "Instead of perfect parenting, the (Raising a Secure Child) authors stress the need for present parenting. They believe being there for our children, … [Read more...]
A conference about dads? In its sixth year, no less?
Dad 2.0 Summit -- a national three-day meeting where marketers, social media leaders, blogging parents and regular dads get together to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood -- comes to San Diego on Feb. 9-12. On this Modern Dads Podcast, conference co-founders Doug French and John Pacini preview this year’s event -- also known as Dad 2.017.
Our talks covers how the conversation has evolved since its 2012 start in Austin -- where a … [Read more...]
How does one write humorously about being an at-home father without slipping into the ol' "dumb dad" tropes? How does a parent write about his or her children in a way that won't embarrass them years down the road? Brian Craig of our Indianapolis Dads Group tackles those questions and also reads a couple of selections from his first book, the at-home dad memoir Lone Pair of Blue Jeans in a Sea of Yoga Pants, in this latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast. Lone Pair of Blue Jeans in a Sea of Yoga Pants compiles some of the best posts from among the 400 or so Craig wrote in his … [Read more...]