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Who do you want to be as a dad? The fun dad? Adventurous dad? The more structured dad? The effective communicator dad? The present dad? The compassionate dad? The potential options are limitless! It’s like asking a kid “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and they start listing off their heart’s desires.

Derick Grant: How Losing Everything Helped Him Become a Better Dad

This week we’re joined by former Harlem Globetrotter and founder of coaching firm DGMindset, Derick Grant. In this conversation, we discover the power of being intentional as a dad; the importance of recognizing, processing, and communicating emotions; and how to connect with your children to help them build strong habits

Jack Armstrong Helps Dads Know How to Be Significant for Their Children

In this special conversation, Raptor’s broadcaster and personality, Jack Armstrong shares stories and examples that help dads move towards significance in their fatherhood journey, not just success.

Shannon Carpenter Talks About the Power of Showing Up as a Dad

Author of The Ultimate-Stay-At-Home Dad, Shannon Carpenter shares his humour and wisdom to help dads navigate everything fatherhood. Whether it’s the powerful story of his father, or the hilarious anecdote about helping his kids build a working guillotine, this conversation has something for everyone.

Sportsnet’s Donnovan Bennett On Being Very Intentional as a Dad

Sportsnet’s Donnovan Bennett On Being Very Intentional as a Dad

Sportsnet personality and author Donnovan Bennett talks about his father’s influence, important lessons learned from his dad and other important men in his life, and how he applies them to his role as a dad of two young children. Filled with his unmistakable wit, this episode drops important insights about what it takes to be an intentional dad while managing the rest of life’s demands.

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What the The Dad Central Show is All About

What the The Dad Central Show is All About

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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Seeking Advice as a Dad

Seeking Advice as a Dad

Seeking advice is an interesting concept. What is the point? Who do I ask? Do I trust or believe the source? What do I want to know? How much do I share? I’d like to answer some of these questions from my perspective and hopefully you can share your perspective as well in the comments.

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The Motherload

The Motherload

Over the years there are a few themes I have kept coming back to because I think they are so important. One of them is “the motherload.” That’s the somewhat intangible (and to men, sometimes invisible) load of responsibility, care, worry, planning and keeping track that usually falls on mothers’ shoulders.

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How to Get the Best Out of Your Kids

How to Get the Best Out of Your Kids

We share two powerful stories that can help kids reach their potential. In our first video, Jack Armstrong shares the impact his “tough love” had on his former players. He then connects that to how parents can set expectations and support their children in meeting or exceeding those expectations. His insight and wit in telling the story makes the principle easy to digest.

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What Does It Mean To Be a Dad?

What Does It Mean To Be a Dad?

The role you play as a dad in your family will depend on what your children are like, what you and your partner are like, and the type of work you both do. But it all starts with what your children need. And the more attention you pay to all their needs, the less you’ll be asking, “What’s my role?”

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How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids: 5 steps for dads

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids: 5 steps for dads

I imagine many dads may struggle with staying calm in the midst of challenging times. Despite our best effort, something can always push our buttons and result in momentarily losing control of our voices. That being said, it’s crucial to learn better ways to respond in the moment and communicate in calm, respectful ways. Making this change is important if you truly want to raise confident and successful children.

The goal of this post is not to condemn the fact you yell – it’s to help you decrease, and ultimately stop yelling at your kids. From personal experience, let me tell you it’s worth the time and energy to improve in this area.

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What Does Being Present as a Dad Mean to You?

What Does Being Present as a Dad Mean to You?

There are so many types of dads out here and the term “being present” means so many things. To the dad who lives at home with his kids, being present may look like putting down your digital device long enough to give your kids attention. To the long-distance dad, being present may look like using creative ways to spend time with your children. To empty nest dads, finding a way to stay involved in your children’s lives when they no longer live at home is a challenge.

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Being the Dad You Want to Be

Being the Dad You Want to Be

Who do you want to be as a dad? The fun dad? Adventurous dad? The more structured dad? The effective communicator dad? The present dad? The compassionate dad? The potential options are limitless! It’s like asking a kid “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and they start listing off their heart’s desires.

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