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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, Here are Your Lines (originally aires on 11.28.16)

Michelle Watson

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!

Capitalizing on Car Ride Conversations

Michelle Watson

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!  

What Makes a Dad a Hero?

Michelle Watson

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!

Perfume Day with my Dad

Michelle Watson

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! 

Choosing Boys Wisely: How a Dad Can Help His Daughter (Interview with Terra Mattson).

Michelle Watson

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!

Ten Tried and True Tips for Talking to Your Teen

Michelle Watson

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!

How to Date Your Daughters (Interview with Dr. Joe Martin)

Michelle Watson

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!

Dad, Take Off Your Mask

Michelle Watson

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.

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.