“The problem” with fatherhood for Joe Lopes and Jared Szmansky was navigating their own childhood experiences and identifying the best ways to be present and supportive fathers. They sought to break the cycle of fatherlessness and create a supportive community for dads. They wanted to be actively involved in their children’s lives and be emotionally and physically available for them.

Welcome to The Dad Central Show where your hosts Ed Gough Jr. and Drew Soleyn dive into conversations about fatherhood and wellness. In this episode, they sit down with Joe Lopes and Jared Szmansky, the duo behind the “Big Dad Energy” podcast, to discuss their experiences with fatherhood and the importance of being present and supportive parents.

Three Key Takeaways:

– Being Present: Joe and Jared emphasize the importance of being emotionally and physically present for your children and partners. The key is learning to stay present in the moment and not rushing through activities with your kids.

– Self-Care and Support: The guests share their experiences with therapy and emphasize the importance of self-care and being supportive to oneself. They highlight the significance of managing time and energy, extending grace to oneself, and staying emotionally in tune with your partner.

– Adapting to Change: Joe and Jared discuss the impact of the pandemic on their fatherhood journey and relationships. They share their experiences of adapting to change and the importance of being adaptable as a father.

This episode sheds light on the struggles, tips, and tricks that Joe and Jared have encountered on their parenting journey. As a listener, you’ll gain valuable insight into the importance of being present, practicing self-care, and adapting to change in your role as a father and partner. The conversations shared by the guests offer practical advice and inspiration for dads seeking to be actively involved and emotionally available for their kids.

We appreciate you tuning in and hope the content was valuable for you. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review, liking, and sharing it with other parents who may find it beneficial.

As Joe and Jared discussed, “How am I being supportive?” As a call to action, take time to ask yourself this question and reflect on being present, practicing self-care, and adapting to change in your role as a father and partner. Your active involvement and emotional availability for your kids will make a difference.

Thank you for listening!

About Joe and Jared’s podcast, Big Dad Energy:

Joe and Jared get together to discuss the journey of what being an adult is really like. Especially being young adults and parents. Babies, home projects, babies, video games, cooking, and probably babies. We’ve got it all. You’ll hear how two first time dads discover the meaning of adulting.

Send us your questions, suggestions, and feedback to [email protected]
Check us out on Instagram @Bigdadenergypodcast, and on Facebook & Twitter @Bigdadenergypod

Link for the podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/18eyzjgEGYcpc3gFyVzbX3

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Dads love to see their kids grow into confident and successful adults. The problem is most dads feel unsure how to get there and have nowhere to turn for help.

The Dad Central Show coaches you to be your best, while bringing out the best in your family.

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