Singer-songwriter, fellow podcaster, and father Grant-Lee Phillips takes a break from interviewing musicians on Shortwave to assist Jeff as a co-host on today’s Love, Dad! Jeff discusses feeling disconnected to his daughter, having difficulty factoring in some time for his health, and ways to pare down anxiety. Grant-Lee talks about transitioning his daughter from co-sleeping to her own bedroom, his biggest fear as a dad, not trusting the Supernanny, and giving his daughter a bit of positive reinforcement by experimenting with potty presents. Plus, we hear Grant-Lee’s song to his daughter entitled “Violet.”
The grizzled veteran and rookie father welcome actor/writer/father Jerry Collins to his very first podcast on this week’s Love, Dad! Jerry tells us about being involved with his son’s love for sports, how he deals with dads who live through their kids, and gives us his take on the anti-competitive structure of children’s sports. Plus, Dave & Jeff talk to Jerry about play-dates, children’s health, and nutrition.
Today we welcome our very first guest, actor and fellow dad Ethan Embry to the show to talk about being a divorced dad. Ethan describes his relationship with his ex-wife, tells us about having the intentions of being the best father, and explains why it’s better to face an issue with a clear head. He also shares how his son made him into a baseball fan, explains the meaning behind his middle name, and tells us about his recent encounter with a skunk. Plus, Jeff shares a story about feeling old at a Wilco concert.
We’re getting to the bottom of consumerism on this week’s Love, Dad! Dave & Jeff discuss how to limit the many things children consume today from video games to smart phones. We also explore the importance of teaching kids the value of a dollar, setting rules early on, and being an involved parent by monitoring your child’s usage of technology. Plus, we have the clean joke of the week for you to consume!
Today’s Love, Dad is a very special episode where we answer your e-mail questions! Dave & Jeff give some advice on what lies ahead for an expectant dad, discuss how kids are sometimes pressured into a religion, and weigh in on how to deal with a bully situation. We also examine the idea of rough housing and letting kids be kids. In addition to all this question answering, we’re also treated with a clean joke of the week!
The rookie and veteran pass the axe as they discuss education on this week’s Love, Dad! Dave & Jeff recall their college experiences to determine the drastic change in higher education today. We also tackle the questions as to what motivates the youth, why the cost of tuition continues to rise, and what are the benefits of having the college experience. Plus, the clean joke of the week and a couple time saving tips of the week!
The dads are here to remind you to keep your eyes peeled on this week’s Love, Dad! Dave & Jeff kick things off with a clean joke of the week and then help a listener in need of some fatherly advice. They also discuss observing other parents and the different ways they interact with their children. That’s not all, here are Jeff’s Huffington Post Canada interview and Dave’s Kansas City Star interview.
Hey you! Look over here! Now that I have your attention, enjoy this week’s Love, Dad as the dads talk about attention! Dave & Jeff share their challenges of the week regarding being firm and fair, having patience, and balancing the amount of energy spent on how much attention is given to the kids. All this plus the clean joke of the week and a space saving tool of the week!