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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.

Dad, Tell Her Your Story

Michelle Watson

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. 

The Science and Power of Your Heart Brain (Interview with Dr. Margaret Nagib)

Michelle Watson

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!

GRANDS MATTER (Interview with Dr. Ken Canfield)

Michelle Watson

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.

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!