Dads holding a conference? To talk about being better fathers and changing the image of fatherhood in the public's eye? Seemed like a silly idea only a few years ago, but the Dad 2.0 Summit has grown in size, scope and sponsorship since its start in 2012. Dad 2.0 Summit co-founders Doug French and John Pacini reflect on the impact the experience has had on dads, media, and the decision-makers in boardrooms across America, and preview this year's event, scheduled for Feb. 19-21 in San Francisco, on our latest The Modern Dads Podcast. The Dad 2.0 Summit is an annual conference where … [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...]
Movember is about much more than mustaches - it's about men's mental health issues. While prostate and testicular cancers have long been the focus of this charity movement, in the past two years a focus on mental health issues has been added to the campaign.
Three of our favorite dads -- Ryan Hamilton, Lorne Jaffe and Ron Mattocks -- join us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast to talk about their individual experiences with anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder, and the various ways each has found treatment and support for their men's … [Read more...]
The stereotype says fathers want sons so they can raise them in their own image … because that’s all they know. So what does a dad do when he has to raise daughters? Our latest Modern Dads Podcast tackles this issue with two of our favorite dads and online voices, blogger and Philly Dads Group co-founder Jeff Bogle and “Puzzling Posts” blogger Mike Reynolds. We talk about the uphill climb our daughters still face in the 21st century and the role that we as dads can play to raise daughters and in challenging the long-held beliefs and stereotypes foisted upon women and girls. (Chicago Dads … [Read more...]
Father of two and blogger Doyin Richards became an Internet sensation with a photo of him fixing one child's hair while the other sat in a carrier on his chest. Now Doyin. a member of our L.A. Dads Group, is the author of a book about how to engage moms in helping fatherhood evolve called Daddy Doin' Work and he joins us on the latest Modern Dads Podcast to discuss his mission and talk about the inspiration and perspective he has gained from his online community and his message about dads. NYC Dads Group member Christopher Persley, who gave a glowing review of Richards’ book, joins the … [Read more...]