On today's episode: One of my favorite, most sure-fire (and fun!), ways to connect with your daughter. Hint: all it takes is a mirror & a pen.
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.
Dad, do you ever wish you had an easier way to make a positive impact in the life of your kids? Today I'm giving you an easy, TWO-WORD TOOL for your fathering toolbox that will make a HUGE difference in how you communicate (and yes, this technique works for ALL your relationships, not just with your girls!). #thedadwhisperer #twowordtool
If you're a dad with a teenage daughter and could use some pointers on how to navigate conflict when you push each other's buttons, you're going to LOVE hearing from 14-year-old Olivia Mills today on The Dad Whisperer. She opens up about how she and her dad fight well...and succeed in staying allied!
If you are a Mom who has ever felt caught between your daughter and her dad, you will LOVE hearing from my BFF Connie Patty today on The Dad Whisperer. Not only does she share a few secrets she has learned along the way, but she gives input from her husband, Dave Patty (President of Josiah Venture) as he weighs in on this topic from his vantage point!
Dads, do you ever wonder if you are all that important in the lives of your kids, especially if mom is covering a lot of the parenting bases? Today I'm giving you 10 reasons that fathers really matter, with the title, “The Sturdier the Foundation, the Stronger the House.” I trust you’ll be challenged by hearing why your daughter and son desperately need YOU! #thedadwhisperer #dadsmatter
I invite you to listen in today as my dear friend, Paul Young, shares more of his story about how God as a Father brought healing and became close as his Papa. (You'll love hearing the backstory to how he landed on the name "Papa"). I hope you can join us live, online (at KPDQ.com), or on iTunes!
Just a reminder that tomorrow on The Dad Whisperer you'll get to hear Part 2 of my interview with the best hugger on the planet, Paul Young! (I describe them as "holy hugs" because they are so healing). Last week he opened up about his relationship with his dad and this week he will be talking more specifically about God as his Father, his Papa.
And remember that if you're not in your car or near a radio, you can go to the KPDQ website and click "listen live" on the upper right corner of the screen...or listen later and subscribe on iTunes.
Jim Jones, president of Valiant Leaders, has been a friend of mine since high school and today on The Dad Whisperer he will be sharing about the qualities that shape leaders--and fathers--both inside and outside the home. As a father to three sons and a grandfather to four granddaughters, as well as having been a pastor for 16 years, Jim comes to this topic with extensive personal experience and a heart to inspire fathers to be the leaders they want to be.
On this day after Fathers Day, the celebration continues as my friend Brooke Perry shares 25 things her dad taught her that have stayed with her 25 years without him. If any dad ever doubts that the little things he does will have a big and lasting impact, join us today to hear Brooke's story and you'll be convinced!
Episode Resource: 25 Things My Dad Taught Me
In celebration of Father's Day week, today on The Dad Whisperer you will hear from two recent Abba Project graduates--Dan Forney and Greg Theim--as they share about what it's been like this year to "kick it up a notch" in pursuit of their daughter's hearts!
Today my dear friend and author ("Brave is the New Beautiful"), Lee Wolfe Blum vulnerably shares about growing up with a deep longing for her dad to see her yet feeling invisible much of the time. You will love hearing her powerful story of healing that came after years of pain.
My friend Maddie Pringle is 16 years old and she recently told me that her dad is one of her best friends (how awesome is that?!) 😄 If you want to hear how she and her dad are thriving during her teenage years--with dad Steve opening up about how he wins her heart ♥️--listen in today on The Dad Whisperer.
We've all heard the old adage that says: sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us. How crazy is that?! Join me today as I teach you FIVE WAYS to build up--not tear down--your daughter.
Pediatrician, author, and fathering expert, Dr. Meg Meeker joins me to talk about her newest book that launches TODAY 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.
When a daughter transitions into adulthood, it requires a different skill set for a dad to connect with her. Listen today as my good friend Joe Battaglia shares stories of reaching his daughter’s heart through the years which have set a foundation for their solid relationship today.
Dad, did you know that hugging your daughter can make her feel more secure, resilient, and confident? Today on The Dad Whisperer I’ll be sharing how to have healthy physical interactions with your girl in ways that will help her thrive while honoring her boundaries.
Today we have the privilege of hearing about fathering from relationship expert, Dr. Gregg Jantz, not only from his vantage point as a dad to two sons, but also as one who leads and inspires others in their journey. You’re going to love hearing his heart, as well as learning about what it looks like to have “Digital Dinners” with your kids!
If the bridge between you and your daughter has been broken or burned down and you’re ready to repair and rebuild, but don’t quite know how---then today is the show for you. I will be sharing stories of interactions I’ve had with other dads who have been in the same situation, coupled with practical steps for you to take to restore that which has been damaged.
When a dad is written out of his daughter’s life story, he often feels helpless and lost. Join me as my good friend, David Murrow (best-selling author, national leader, and director of Church for Men), vulnerably shares what he has learned about himself and his daughter through their very challenging journey. This is a powerful interview that you won’t want to miss!
Dads, I realize that listening is HARD WORK! And yet if you’re not listening well, then much of what you do will fall flat and have less than optimal impact. Join me today as I teach you proven, effective ways to be a powerful active listener, which has the added benefit of boosting your daughter’s confidence!