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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.

Dr. Seuss Weighs in on Fathering

Michelle Watson

Hi Dads...I’m discussing a really FUN topic on The Dad Whisperer today, one that I believe you’re going to enjoy. I’ve titled it: “Dr. Seuss Weighs in on Fathering.” If you’re a dad who wants to hear a UNIQUE way to connect with your daughter’s heart, tune in!

The FATHER Formula

Michelle Watson

Dad, do you ever wish you had a road map for decoding your daughter? Good news…Today I’m giving you a FATHER FORMULA—6 specific ways that will guide you to reach your daughter’s heart with success!

How to Raise a World Changer! (Interview with Dr. 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 today! 

Healing Father Wounds (Interview with Dr. Margaret Nagib)

Michelle Watson

Today is Part 2 of a series on a subject that often is hard to talk about: FATHER WOUNDS. Last week I talked about FACING father wounds while today my wise friend and colleague, psychologist Dr. Margaret Nagib, will be addressing HEALING father wounds. This is like getting therapy for free! We invite you to join us for this deeply important conversation.

Facing Your Own Father Wounds

Michelle Watson

Today is the first of a two-part series on a vitally important subject: FATHER WOUNDS. I love the way my friend Tom said it: “This topic is so important because if I’m not prepared to look at my own relationship with my dad and the impact it had on me, how can I look at my own relationship with my daughter who is potentially more fragile?” #thedadwhisperer

Dependent Independence: Partnering with Your Daughter as She Navigates Adulting (Interview with Hannah Ellenwood)

Michelle Watson

Today is a fun day on The Dad Whisperer because you’ll get to hear the backstory to the dad-daughter relationship. You’ll love hearing directly from Hannah Ellenwood—who is now 26-years old—about how her dad partners with her in this season of her life as she navigates “adulting” (which is when daughters REALLY need their dads, incidentally!)

Dad - Don't Let Your Daughter Lose Her Muchness

Michelle Watson

Hey Dad...do 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 The Dad Whisperer today because I’m giving you tips on how to better understand her while helping your daughter FIND HER MUCHNESS!

What It Takes to Be a Courageous Dad

Michelle Watson

Joining me today on The Dad Whisperer is my friend and fathering champion, Stephen Kendrick. Listen in as he shares about what it takes to be a COURAGEOUS dad—-which just happens to be the title of the movie that he and his brother wrote and directed!

Investing in 4 Daughters-in-law - A Dad's Journey

Michelle Watson

Joining me today on The Dad Whisperer is my friend, Jeff Kemp (retired NFL quarterback) who is a dad to FOUR sons. He will be sharing about the life-enhancing, family-strengthening relationships that he has with his FOUR daughters-in-law, all whom he says have definitely made their home richer…and more civilized!

Holes in the Covering - How Porn Use by a Dad Hurts His Daughter

Michelle Watson

Today’s topic is heavy, yet VITAL to healing and strengthening the dad-daughter relationship. Join me as I share firsthand reports from a daughter’s point of view about how a father’s PORN USE impacts them. I’ve interviewed many women on this issue and as their voices are heard, I pray that their insights touch your hearts in deep ways today.

Dads, It's Time To Start A Movement Against Sexual Assault

Michelle Watson

With sexual assault being at pandemic levels in the US, the time is NOW for fathers to stand up to fight on behalf of their precious girls. Today on The Dad Whisperer I am calling you as dads of daughters to ACTION! Join me to learn SIX PRACTICAL WAYS to support your daughters and help protect them against sexual violence.

How a Dad Can Inspire His Daughter's Greatness

Michelle Watson

Dads, you’ll enjoy hearing today from radio host and best-selling author Eric Metaxas as he reveals how he champions his daughter’s GREATNESS! (which happens to coincide with the title of one of his books, “Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness!”)

Better Than A Dozen Roses

Michelle Watson

Hey Dads...With this being Valentine’s Week, I’ve got your back when it comes to helping you cover your bases by giving you 12 creative ways to let your daughter know she’s your Valentine!

The Science and Power of Your Heart Brain

Michelle Watson

My friend, Dr. Margaret Nagib, teaches today about a fascinating concept called the “heart brain,” which is a powerful way of understanding how our hearts have an electromagnetic field of 6 to 12 feet that can hurt or heal those around us. This has far-reaching impact when it comes to the dad-daughter relationship. If you want to get smarter, listen in today!

20 Things Your Daughter Really Longs For

Michelle Watson

Dads often tell me that the process of figuring out what their daughters really need from them can be overwhelming. In seeking to answer that question, here are 20 THINGS YOUR DAUGHTER REALLY LONGS FOR...because it will make a world of difference in her life as you, Dad, meet her at the point of her deepest longings. #thedadwhisperer

 

Father of the Bride (Interview with Tobie Hatfield)

Michelle Watson

One of my favorite conversations to have with dads is when they tell me how emotional and deeply meaningful it is for them to walk their daughters down the aisle. Today I’ve asked my friend, Tobie Hatfield to share from his heart and give us an insider’s view into what this recent event was like for him!

How to Help Build Your Daughter's Self Esteem

Michelle Watson

Most men tell me they like to BUILD—-whether it was with Lego’s 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. Today on #thedadwhisperer I’m linking a dad’s love for BUILDING with ways he can do that with his daughter’s self esteem!

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