The year-end holidays are, in part, about celebrating family, so this is the perfect time to celebrate a few major victories our family of dads had in 2015. Portland Dads Group Organizer Chris Routly joins us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast to talk about the recent decision by one of the world's largest online retailers to change the name of one of its child care discount program from "Amazon Mom" to "Amazon Family." Philly Dads Group Co-Organizer Jeff Bogle adds to the discussion and also brings us his own good news: the generosity of the dad community is paying for 17 fathers to … [Read more...]
The holidays are a time of giving to others, but two dads are working to highlight what fathers are doing year-round to champion various worthy causes by creating the website, Dads 4 Change. Whit Honea of our Los Angeles Dads Group and Carter Gaddis are the founders of Dads 4 Change, and they discuss their effort to get fathers and their children involved in social change and community service, and some of the specific ways all of us can help. Dads 4 Change, according to its website, is a place to share causes that dads believe in, work with, donate to, and support through countless … [Read more...]
It’s Movember again, and City Dads Groups across the country again are supporting the campaign to bring awareness and funding to research and treatment of men’s health issues, both mental and physical. Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas joins us on the Modern Dads Podcast to discuss suicide prevention and the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, on organization she co-founded after her brother took his own life in 2004. She talks about the programs they run to reach men in most need of support and least likely to seek it. She also talks about how dad communities like ours can be part of the solution. ** … [Read more...]
A kid who is a picky eater can be a parent's worst nightmare. A diet of nothing but mac 'n' cheese and chicken nuggets isn't good for your child's health either. L.A. Dads Group co-organizer Zach Rosenberg explains how how he and his wife have raised a child who like a wide variety of foods -- including healthy ones -- without resorting to trickery in "How I Managed to Have a Kid Who Eats Everything," an article he wrote on behalf of City Dads Group for WhatToExpect.com. "Our goal was to expose our little boy's palate to as many good foods as we could, so he'd diversify his tastes and be … [Read more...]
Few, if any, parents ever said "I want my child not to succeed," but author Jessica Lahey thinks parents these days are too afraid to let their kids fail at even smallest of tasks. But they may be getting the message.
Lahey's latest book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed is a New York Times national best-seller with its premise that we help our kids develop more resourcefulness, skills and confidence by not constantly running to their rescue and protecting them from adversity and consequences.