We’re noticing that parents, especially parents of young children, are unhappy. We all desperately want to enjoy this time with our children, but it is easy to get bogged down in late night feedings, pre-school admissions, trying to get our kids to eat a vegetable, or worrying about our kids’ addiction to Fortnite. We’re tackling the issue head-on with former New York Times Motherlode Editor, KJ Dell’Antonia, as we talk about her new book, How to be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute.
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All too often, we see dads in the news threatening their daughters’ boyfriends with various forms of bodily harm. Recently, it was former NFL kicker Jay Feely holding a gun by his side as he wished his daughter and her date a good time at prom. The Internet blew up with the usual debates about guns, but we saw another issue though– fathers of sons don’t want their children to be treated like predators.
For this episode, we brought together some of our favorite dads to offer Mr. Feely and other dads of daughters a different perspective. Jason Greene, Mike Reynolds, and Chris Bernholdt offer their perspective as dads of daughters, and Whit Honea offers his perspective as a father of sons.
Whit Honea speaks this week with two powerful voices on parents’ roles in #MeToo, Karen Walrond and Mike Reynolds. Mike is a blogger and journeyman cross-stitcher and Karen is an author, photographer, speaker, and coach. Each gives their unique perspective on how we, as parents, can best prepare our children for a new — and more equitable — world.
The Dangerous Book for Boys was required reading in City Dads contributor Whit Honea’s house when his sons were younger, and the new Amazon Prime series by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola is now must-watch TV. Whit speaks with one of the young stars from the new show, Gabriel Bateman, who plays Wyatt, a boy trying to find himself through loss and imagination. Whit’s 12-year-old Zane Honea also joins to share his thoughts on the book, the show, and his dad’s overall job performance.
Psychologist, author and mother of three Sheryl Ziegler talks about her new book Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process. We discuss strategies to help both moms and dads avoid burnout as they navigate between work, child and elder care, their relationship and self-care.