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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 Find Her Muchness

Michelle Watson

Hey you ever have times where your daughter is a bit TOO MUCH for you to handle or decode? If so, then you’re going to want to tune into this episode of The Dad Whisper because I’m giving you tips on how to better understand her while helping your daughter FIND HER MUCHNESS!

Helping Your Daughter Shed Her False Self to Become Her True Self

Michelle Watson

Dad, sometimes we as daughters wish that we could tell you what a challenge it is not only to KNOW our true selves, but then to STAND STRONG in being who we really are. If you want to enter into a deeper conversation with your daughter then you’ll love the conversation today because you’ll learn ways to support your daughter in finding her TRUE SELF while shedding her false self!

HERO: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need (Interview with Dr. Meg Meeker)

Michelle Watson

I am so excited to have my kindred spirit friend, Dr. Meg Meeker joining me today. She is a pediatrician, author, and fathering expert who has written two awesome books that champion fathers. Today we’re talking about her book titled, "Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need.” She brings a wealth of wisdom to this topic and I guarantee that it will be worth your time to listen to this amazing national influencer as she shares insights gained from years of investing in dads.

How to Raise a World Changer (Interview with Lori Salierno-Maldonado)

Michelle Watson

"Dr. Lori Salierno-Maldonado (CEO of Teach One to Lead One) and I have been friends since high school and I can assure you that this incredible woman truly is a fierce WORLD CHANGER. In fact, she has more passion in the tips of her fingers than most of us have in our entire bodies! If you are a dad who wants to follow in the footsteps of Lori’s father who was intentional in the way that he raised his feisty and energetic daughter, you are going to love listening to this interview!”

How to "Date" Your Daughter (Interview with 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!

What It Takes to Be a Courageous Dad (Interview with Stephen Kendrick)

Michelle Watson

Joining me today on The Dad Whisperer is fathering champion and film director, Stephen Kendrick. In honor of his new movie that was just released this past weekend, OVERCOMER, I’m excited for you to hear his heart as he talks about what it takes to be a COURAGEOUS dad (which also happens to be the title of another movie that he and his brother Alex co-wrote and directed with the same name).

Healing Father Wounds (Interview with Dr. Margaret Nagib)

Michelle Watson

Today I have a guest joining me whose deep wisdom is sure to increase your awareness as she speaks to the depths inside each of us. Psychologist Dr. Margaret Nagib shares about a subject that is often hard to talk about: FATHER WOUNDS. Think of this as getting therapy for free and we invite you to join us for this deeply important conversation.

It’s Never Too Late To Turn Things Around (Interview with Bill Dolan)

Michelle Watson

There is phenomenal power in a dad’s presence in the life of his kids. If anyone knows about this first hand, it’s my friend, Bill Dolan, of Spirit Media. As an author and Emmy-nominated producer and director, his priorities were dramatically rearranged after a death experience that put all of his relationships into perspective. Join us today on The Dad Whisperer as Bill shares his incredible story.

10 Things Dialed in Dads of Daughters Don't Do

Michelle Watson

Dad, as a way to support your desire to connect with your daughter’s heart, I will highlight 10 “landmines” to avoid if you want to raise a healthy, vibrant, loving, and spirited daughter. Join me today on The Dad Whisperer to learn 10 things dialed-in dads don’t do!

How to Help Build Your Daughter’s Self Esteem

Michelle Watson

Most men tell me they like to BUILD—-whether it was with Legos as a kid or even now as adults when building shelves in their garage or a back deck—-all with a hammer in hand. For others it’s been what they’ve done with their portfolio. With that in mind, today I’m linking a dad’s love for BUILDING with practical ways he can do exactly that with his daughter’s self esteem!

Growing Up in My Father's Absence: Taylor's Story

Michelle Watson

As we all know, the impact to a daughter’s life when she loses her dad are immense. Today Taylor Smith is joining me to talk about what it’s been like for her to grow up in her father’s absence after he died during her senior year of high school. This conversation is raw and real and one that will touch your heart while giving HOPE that there is LIFE after LOSS.

How to Help Your Daughter Find Her Voice

Michelle Watson

I’ve heard it said that a girl’s voice may be "the most valuable and most threatened resource she has.” (Thank you Joe Kelly, for this powerful quote!). If you’re a dad who wants to help his daughter find and use her voice, listen today as I open up the conversation around this theme and give you a 7-day challenge to equip you to make it happen!

Principles of an Eternal-Minded Sports Dad (Interview with Mike Self)

Michelle Watson

Pastor Mike Self joins me again today to share “8 Principles of Eternal Prize-Minded Sports Dads." You’ll love hearing from this father since he’s an athlete himself, a coach, and is very involved in his kid's sports—which means that he gets this from the inside. I’ve never heard someone talk before about being a sports dad from this vantage point, which is why this is an interview you won’t want to miss!

A Daughter's Body Image and How a Dad Can Help-Not Hinder

Michelle Watson

Hey Dad…Did you know the research confirms that daughters who FEEL CONNECTED to their dads have healthier weights and less body dissatisfaction? That is why today on The Dad Whisperer, I want to talk to you about how you can help, not hinder, your daughter when it comes to promoting a positive BODY IMAGE and SELF IMAGE. Join me today to learn some key ways to lead your daughter in this area