You want to be the best dad you can be, but sometimes life throws curveballs that make it hard to balance career, family, and self-care.

In this episode Ed sits sat down with Kevin Baker, a teen life coach and a devoted father, for an eye-opening conversation about fatherhood, career transitions, and the importance of self-care.

Here are the top three takeaways from their discussion:

1. Manage your energy and care for your needs: It’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is not selfish. In fact, it helps you to be there for others, especially your family. Moreover, self-care is essential for fathers to prioritize their physical and mental well-being in order to be the best version of themselves for their families.

2. Quality time over quantity: The conversation emphasizes the importance of quality time spent with children. It’s not just about the quantity of time but about being genuinely present and engaged with your kids. Fatherhood comes first, and finding the right balance between career and family is essential.

3. Prioritize tangible targets: Kevin Baker stresses the need for setting tangible targets, both in parenting and in self-care. By defining what success looks like for your child’s academic performance and behavior, you can guide your intervention strategy effectively. 

This insightful episode will provide valuable understanding and practical tips for parenting teenagers and caring for yourself as a dad.

We appreciate you joining us and hope this episode brings significant value to your life and parenting journey. We’d love to hear your feedback and encourage you to review, like, and share this episode if it resonated with you.

And remember, as Kevin Baker reminds us, “Taking care of yourself is not selfish – it’s essential. Prioritize your well-being to be the best version of yourself for your family.”

About Kevin Baker:

As a Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in empowering teenagers, Kevin Baker is on a mission to nurture self-esteem, confidence, and resilience in young minds. With a firm belief that true happiness and success stem from inner strength, he guides adolescents through the transformative process of self-discovery and growth.

Drawing inspiration from his own life experiences and a deep-rooted passion for connecting with others, Kevin champions the philosophy that life unfolds from within, echoing the sentiment that “Life Happens in the Mind.” Through his coaching, teens learn to navigate the complexities of their emotions, thoughts, and aspirations, paving the way for a future filled with purpose and fulfilment.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Kevin’s role as a parent fuels his dedication to guiding teenagers towards a brighter future. Recognizing the unique challenges young people face in today’s world, he advocates for a nurturing environment where teens can thrive emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.


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