The latest episode of The Dad Central Show features a captivating conversation with the Dr. Greg Fabiano, a clinical psychologist, professor of psychology at Florida International University, and a dedicated father of three.
In this thought-provoking episode, Dr. Fabiano delves into the impact of technology on children, drawing from his own personal experiences with his teenage daughter. We discuss the struggles of setting limits and restrictions on cell phone use and the potential risks it poses to our children’s social interactions and overall well-being.
But that’s not all! We also had the opportunity to explore Dr. Fabiano’s own journey as a father and how his childhood experiences, particularly in sports, influenced his career and research in psychology.
Key Takeaways from the episode:
1️⃣ Importance of Setting Limits: It’s vital for parents to establish boundaries and restrictions when it comes to their children’s cell phone usage. Dr. Fabiano shares his own strategies for managing technology access with his daughter, highlighting the importance of open communication and setting clear expectations.
2️⃣ The Power of Positive Parenting: Dr. Fabiano emphasizes the significance of positive reinforcement and creating a supportive environment for children. By catching and praising children’s positive actions, we can boost their confidence and encourage future positive behavior. The episode dives into specific examples for effective praise and its long-lasting impact.
3️⃣ Building a Fatherhood Community: Our new fatherhood community, Dad Mentor, aims to provide fathers with the support and resources they need to feel in control, patient, and connected to their children. Dr. Fabiano shares his experience developing a soccer little league program that not only improved fathers’ coaching strategies but also fostered a sense of community and connection.
Join the conversation and listen to this enlightening episode of The Dad Central Show to gain valuable insights from Dr. Greg Fabiano’s extensive research and personal experiences.
To connect, collaborate, or learn more about Dr. Fabiano’s work, feel free to reach out to him directly. Don’t miss out on this enriching discussion that will help you become the best version of yourself as a father or caregiver.
About Dr. Greg Fabiano:
Dr. Fabiano is a professor of psychology at Florida International University (FIU). He is a core faculty member in the Clinical Science in Child in Adolescent Psychology Doctoral Program and the Center for Children and Families (CCF).
His program of research has focused on the development, validation and implementation of effective assessments and interventions for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families. He has expertise in assessment and intervention development and implementation for youth with ADHD. This has included the development a rating scale teachers and parents can use to indicate impairment in daily life functioning, a parenting intervention for fathers of children with ADHD, a school-based behavioral intervention for children with ADHD in special education placements and an intensive psychosocial intervention for novice teen drivers with ADHD. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple clinical trials that investigated psychosocial and/or pharmacological treatments for ADHD, and these studies have included multiple designs (single-subject, cross-over, between group, adaptive treatment).
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