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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.

What It Means to be a Dialed-in Dad

Michelle Watson

If you’ve read my book, seen my Dad-Daughter Friday blogs or listened to The Dad Whisperer, you know there’s a phrase I use often: “DIALED-IN DAD.” So I figured it was time to break it down and make sure that you as dads know what it truly means to DIAL IN to your daughter’s heart with precision!

The Power of Rest in a Non-Stop World (Interview with AJ Swoboda)

Michelle Watson

If you want to be inspired, convicted, and challenged in an area that has the potential to be LIFE-CHANGING, then listen in to my very wise friend, Dr. A.J. Swoboda, as he shares about the POWER of REST in a non-stop world. This one applies to dads and daughters, moms and sons—so let’s get the conversation started about SABBATH REST! 

Open to a Purpose Greater than Herself

Michelle Watson

Dads,  you may not fully realize how much INFLUENCE you really have in the life of your girls. When it comes to helping your daughter stay OPEN to a purpose greater than herself, YOU play a POWERFUL part in that process happening for her. Listen in for tips on how to lead her in greater ways! 

Teaching Your Daughters to Believe God for the Impossible (Interview with Jason Noble)

Michelle Watson

Dads, if you want to raise daughters who believe God for the seemingly impossible, you’re definitely going to want to hear my friend, Pastor Jason Noble today. His story includes being front and center to a BIG miracle when a teenage boy in his congregation died and then came back to life, only to walk out of the hospital two weeks later, completely healed. Listen in as Jason shares about teaching his three daughters to trust the God of the BREAKTHROUGH! (which is the name of a movie based on this story that will be in theaters next Easter) 

Dr. Seuss Weighs in on Fathering

Michelle Watson

Hi Dads...I’m discussing a really FUN topic on this episode of The Dad Whisperer, 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... 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! 

Quality Time Does Not Replace Quantity Time

Michelle Watson

We’ve all heard it said that it doesn’t really matter if you have QUANTITY time together because what’s really important is QUALITY time. I wholeheartedly disagree with that statement because the reality is that we girls need FACE TIME (in minutes and hours) with our dads. Listen in if you’re a father who is ready learn some creative ways to make the best use of the QUANTITY TIME you do have with your daughters!

Healing Father Wounds (Interview with Dr. Margaret Nagib)

Michelle Watson

This episode 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 on this episode 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

This episode 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?”

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

Michelle Watson

This is a fun episode 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 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!

What It Takes to Be a Courageous Dad

Michelle Watson

Joining me on this episode of 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 on this episode of 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.