We parents are always telling our kids about the importance of money, but are we really talking to them about it?Don't fret. One of our nation's leading authorities on personal finance for young people, Beth Kobliner, appears on the new Modern Dads Podcast to help teach moms and dads how to discuss savings, earnings and more with their children.Kobliner has recently published Make Your Child a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not), a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids about money. She talks up the highlights of her latest tome while … [Read more...]
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...]
Dad 2.0 Summit enters its record-breaking sixth year when it comes to San Diego, Feb. 9-12. On the Modern Dads Podcast, we have conference co-founders Doug French and John Pacini preview this year’s event -- 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.
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Our talks covers how the conversation has evolved since its 2012 start in Austin -- where a "doofus dad" diaper ad … [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 book 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 Craig wrote in his award-winning "A Dad Influence" column for Indy’s Child … [Read more...]
Who isn't tired of Disney princesses?Jake Gosselin is for one. That's part of the reason he and his wife, Laura, created The Pinkaboos, a girl-powered adventure series designed to help children ages 7 to 10 conquer their fears and self doubt. He speaks about his work and inspiration, and how they hope to develop a more evolved approach to writing for and about girls on the latest Modern Dads Podcast.According to his website, the Pinkaboos takes place in The Land of Frights, where best friends Bitterly, Abyssma, and Belladonna attend Fright School, a magical academy that teaches young … [Read more...]