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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
My dear friend, Pastor and author, Bo Stern will be sharing today about how she navigates life as a single parent. We’ve titled today’s show: "Mrs. Dad: When a Mom Needs to Step into a Dad Role.” Trust me…this is a conversation you don’t want to miss!
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!
Since it’s the week of Halloween, it seems fitting to talk about what it means to TAKE OFF OUR MASKS. (Of course, I’m talking about figurative ones, not literal!) Listen today if you want to gain insights for how to live an UNMASKED LIFE with more vulnerability and courage.
I am excited to interview author Gretchen Lindemann who tells about finishing the writing of a book that her dad started years before he died. What a powerful legacy this dad left to his incredible and gifted daughter.
Dad, if you’re like a lot of men, you may not always realize the value of sharing your life story with your daughter—which includes telling her about your successes, as well as things you’ve learned the hard way. Opening up more of your story inherently invites her to follow your lead, which ultimately strengthens your dad-daughter bond. Listen today to learn practical tips for effectively telling your story.
My friend, Dr. Margaret A. Nagib PSYD, teaches us 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 strongly influences those around us in either a positive
or negative way. This has far-reaching impact when it comes to the dad-daughter relationship.
If you want to get a bit smarter today, listen in!
Today on my radio program for dads of daughters, we'll be talking about "FATHER HUNGER:
What Your Daughter is Starving For." Not only will I be sharing my eating disorder story, but will
be quoting excerpts from my good friend Dave Patty's new book, but I'll encourage you to focus
on AFFIRMATION, ACCEPTANCE, AFFECTION, and ALLIANCE.
Today on The Dad Whisperer, I’m privileged to welcome my dear friend, Dr. Ken Canfield,
founder of the National Center for Fathering and the National Association for Grandparenting.
He will be validating the role of grandparents who are increasingly vital to our communities and
nation as they have a specific and unique role in strengthening families across generations. You
won’t want to miss his incredible insights because GRANDS MATTER.
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 that she’s 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
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").