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I exist to help dads learn to communicate and engage with their young adult daughters.  I provide resources from my vast amounts of research and experience with dads and daughters, and this is the place where you'll find the tools you need to become the hero you've always wanted to be.

The Dad Whisperer Podcast

It’s my joy and honor to equip dads with practical tools to better dial into their daughters’ hearts.


With 20 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor and over 35 years working directly with teens and young adult women; Dr. Michelle Watson brings practical wisdom to dads with daughters of all ages.

Helping Your Daughter Close the Dream Gap

Michelle Watson

Hey Dads…did you know there is something called “the dream gap” that keeps your daughter from believing that she can do and be anything she wants to do and be? If you want to learn how to support her with more precision, you’ll definitely want to listen today as I unpack the research and give you practical ideas for helping to CLOSE THE DREAM GAP for your daughter!

The Blessing of a Father (Interview with Ed McGlasson pt 1)

Michelle Watson

Today we have the privilege of hearing from my friend and former NFL lineman who played with the Giants, the Jets, and the Rams, Ed McGlasson, as he talks about the importance of a dad giving a blessing to his daughter. He’ll also share some of his own story that will cause you as a dad to want to follow his lead.

There's Power In a Name

Michelle Watson

Dads, did you know that there is POWER in your daughter’s name due to the fact that her name is tied to her identity and self worth? Today I’ll be sharing some practical and creative ways that you can powerfully invest in your daughter with the way you affirm her name…and her nickname!

How One Dad Dismantled His False Identity So He Could Be Rebuilt (Interview with David Van Diest)

Michelle Watson

Today is a raw and real day on The Dad Whisperer as my COURAGEOUS guest, David Van Diest, takes off his mask and admits to a pornography addiction that significantly impacted his life for over two decades. If you want to be inspired by the story of a man whose false identity was dismantled so that his true identity could be rebuilt, then you’ll definitely want to tune in to our conversation today.

Understanding a Father's Heart From an Emotional, Not a Program View (Interview with Scott Lekan)

Michelle Watson

Today I have the privilege of talking with my friend, Scott Lekan, who is the Commissioner of the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. As a dad to two daughters, he’ll be sharing about his roles as a leader in his home, as well as in our nation. You’ll be amazed at his humility as he reveals his journey of understanding a father’s heart from an emotional, not just a program view.

What's Up With Men and Anger (Interview with Keith Jenkins)

Michelle Watson

Today on The Dad Whisperer I've invited my pastor and friend, Keith Jenkins, to share his story of trekking through the maze of anger that used to strangle him to now be living in a place of freedom over rage. The title of our interview is: What’s Up with Men and Anger? Trust me…this is an interview you don’t want to miss!

Leaving a Legacy (originally aires on 12.26.16)

Michelle Watson

If we’re being honest, with all that’s piled on our life plates, it’s super challenging to think past today while creating a plan for LEAVING A LEGACY. For that reason, today I’m breaking down this topic into practical action steps so that you as a dad will know how to make intentional deposits into your daughter’s life that will last a lifetime!

Guarding Your Daughter's Unshakeable Heart (Interview with Mark Lee)

Michelle Watson

Today I’m excited to be interviewing Mark Lee, lead guitar player for Third Day, as he opens up about his love for his two daughters, his new book, and the story behind his hit song, “Unshakable Heart.” If you want to be inspired by a dad who seeks to guard his daughter’s vulnerable hearts, this is an interview you don’t want to miss! 

Dad, Here are Your Lines (originally aires on 11.28.16)

Michelle Watson

Hi Dads…I know that oftentimes you feel lost when it comes to understanding your daughters because they seem to read between the lines of what you’re saying. Today on The Dad Whisperer I’m going to help you take the guess work out of understanding the women in your life by sharing some key insights to help you decode them with more precision. Trust me when I say that you’ll thank me for this one!

Capitalizing on Car Ride Conversations

Michelle Watson

Dad, have you discovered that some of the BEST talks you’ve ever had with your daughter are when you’re driving somewhere? There’s something about being side by side that seems to lend itself to quality interactions. Listen today if you want more tips on how to CAPITALIZE ON CAR RIDE CONVERSATIONS!  

What Makes a Dad a Hero?

Michelle Watson

Most dads admit they want to be a hero to their kids yet sometimes the task seems insurmountable. Join me today if you want to learn more about WHAT MAKES A DAD A HERO where I’ll be giving you practical action steps to be the hero you want to be and that your daughter needs you to be!

Perfume Day with my Dad

Michelle Watson

Guess who is joining me today as a return guest on The Dad Whisperer? My Dad! We love talking about one of our favorite days of the year—PERFUME DAY—and are hoping to inspire dads across America to join us in making this an annual tradition with their daughters. And Dad, if your daughter isn’t into perfume, we’ve got a few other creative ideas that will help you create forever Christmas memories together. This is going to be a really FUN conversation and we’d love you to join us! 

Choosing Boys Wisely: How a Dad Can Help His Daughter (Interview with Terra Mattson).

Michelle Watson

I am so excited to have my longtime friend, new author, and co-founder of LivingWholehearted, Terra Mattson, joining me today to teach dads how to help their daughters choose boys wisely. If you’re a dad who could benefit from a clear road map for leading conversations with your girls about the complex world of BOYS and DATING, then you will love hearing from this seasoned counselor as she brings her wisdom to the conversation today!

Ten Tried and True Tips for Talking to Your Teen

Michelle Watson

Dad, if you have a teenage daughter, I’m guessing that you’d love to know a few “insider Venusian trade secrets” that are guaranteed to help you better dial in to her heart space. Today I’m giving you “10 Tried and True Tips for Talking to Your Teen.” If you’re ready to add a few more tools to your fathering toolbox that will help your adolescent daughter thrive, then this is the show for you!

How to Date Your Daughters (Interview with Dr. Joe Martin)

Michelle Watson

Today on The Dad Whisperer I'm excited for you to hear from my friend, Dr. Joe Martin of Real Men Connect, as he shares effective ways that he connects with his teenage daughter through Dad-Daughter Dates. He shares practical, goal-oriented strategies for engaging her heart that will help you win your daughter’s heart too!