On the latest Modern Dads Podcast, we talk with psychotherapist Kent Hoffman about his new book, Raising a Secure Child, and the concept of the “Circle of Security” that helps parents be nurturing and protective while still encouraging children’s independence. "Instead of perfect parenting, the (Raising a Secure Child) authors stress the need for present parenting. They believe being there for our children, mistakes and all, builds trust and frees our children to be who they really are in front of us. Security leads to confidence, which leads to self-reliance," wrote a book … [Read more...]
In this first Modern Dads Podcast of the new season, we talk about the joys of play -- for you and your kids -- and when parents need to step back to let children have fun on their own. On hand is Meredith Sinclair, an author and creative play advocate, to give us her wisdom and discusses her new book, Well Played: The Ultimate Guide to Awakening Your Family’s Playful Spirit.
Well Played has received generally positive reviews.
"The bulk of the book is spent reminding grown-ups that we don’t have to be so serious. We can … [Read more...]
Game theory deals with predicting outcomes based on interactions based on known preferences. It's something parents are already well acquainted with in their daily raising of their kids.
Paul Raeburn, co-author of The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting: How the Science if Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know — Your Kids, discusses how to use this sometime complex method used in economics and trade in simpler terms on the latest Modern Dads Podcast. The results: practical win-win parenting methods that teach kids about … [Read more...]
Best-selling author and childhood nutrition expert Dr. Tanya Altmann dishes to The Modern Dads Podcast about the importance of introducing healthy foods early on, and discuss the latest research on food allergies, GMOs, organic food and more.
Altman, a UCLA-trained pediatrician practicing in southern California, also discusses her new book, What to Feed Your Baby: A Pediatrician’s Guide to the 11 Essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy Eating Kids.
Altmann is the associate medical editor of the American Academy of … [Read more...]
What kind of dad writes a children's book called Go the F**k to Sleep? The same kind of father who follows it up with one called You Have to F*****g Eat. Adam Mansbach, the dad behind these best-selling "children's books for adults," reveals why he thinks swearing is a valid -- as well as colorful form -- of expression, and what he's teaching his daughter about language appropriate for the situation in our interview with him on the latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast. Mansbach also takes on his many critics and delves into his surreal Twitter debate with entertainer Raffi about … [Read more...]