The Fathering Project, Lunchbox Dad, Stay-At-Home Dads, Father's Day Prep, Expecting Dads, Quarantine Kids
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 486
- Jun 19, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:45:40 mins
The Fathering Project (0:00:00) With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, we're talking about fathers and father figures who are changing kids' lives by being great dads. But, what are the characteristics of a great dad? Joining us today is Wayne Bradshaw, CEO of the Fathering Project, a non-profit based at the University of Western Australia. He joins us to talk about how to be a great dad and the benefits of fatherhood. Lunchbox Dad (0:15:15) We talk with Lunchbox Dad Beau Coffron about the amazing food creations he makes for his kids. Stay-At-Home Dads (0:31:56) Some men picture stay-at-home parenting to be a dream. Never having to wake up early to go to work, setting their own schedules and rules, watching TV with the kids… but is stay-at-home parenting really that dreamy oasis from the workforce? The job seems to be more and more appealing as the number of stay-at-home dads increases every year, but what does it really take? Here to tell us what prospective fathers should know before volunteering to hold down the fort is Jonathan Heisey-Grove, president of the National at Home Dad Network. Father's Day Prep (0:52:50) Carrie Ann Rhodes joins us to discuss what we can do to prepare for Father's Day. Expecting Dads (1:15:29) When a couple is expecting a baby, people often fawn over the soon-to-be mother, asking weirdly personal questions, and sometimes even asking to touch her belly. But for an expecting father, it can be hard to figure out what your role is while waiting for the big day. In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, we’re joined by child development and parenting expert Rebecca Parlakian to talk about how expectant dads can stay involved in their spouse’s pregnancy. Kids in Quarantine (1:31:43) One perspective that is important to remember during this time is that of our teenage children. We know how frustrating it is to be a parent and an adult during this time, but a lot of teenagers are experiencing so many losses like prom, graduation and end of the school year celebrations to name a few. These things are once-in-a-lifetime events that they will never be able to get back, and understandably, our young adults are frustrated.We are talking today with Dr. Jennifer Powell-Lunder, a clinical psychologist who works with tweens and teens, to talk about our “quaranteenagers” and how we can help adopt their perspective.