24 episodes

Dad-ability is dedicated to supporting, and empowering dads of all kids with disabilities by encouraging dads to be vulnerable, open up and share stories of success, struggle and everything in between.

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Dad-ability Rob Hale

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Dad-ability is dedicated to supporting, and empowering dads of all kids with disabilities by encouraging dads to be vulnerable, open up and share stories of success, struggle and everything in between.

Have a story to share with other dads?
Get in touch: dadabilitypodcast@gmail.com

Drop me a voice message using the link below:
https://anchor.fm/rob-hale9/message

Dad-ability is proudly brought to you by WeFlex, fitness for everybody. Connecting people living with a disability and unique needs with the health and fitness industry.

Visit www.weflex.com.au to find out more information

    Episode 22: 365 Days of Reflection

    Episode 22: 365 Days of Reflection

    In this first season finale I reflect with pride 365 days after first checking myself into a mental health hospital on my learnings, progress and gratitude. I didn’t think I could change, felt out of control and felt hopeless and hopeful at the same time. A year on I’m now the strongest mentally I have ever been and feel equipped with skills and knowledge I need to be the best dad I can be for my family.

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    • 24 min
    Episode 21: Practical Positivity with Dan Lawley

    Episode 21: Practical Positivity with Dan Lawley

    On this episode I have a very honest and refreshing chat with Dan Lawley, who shares his thoughts on the importance of acceptance and educating yourself as a dad. We discuss navigating social situations when your kids develop self awareness of autism by teaching strategies of focusing on respect and what they can do, and finally Dan shared why he is adopting a practical approach of engaging more on the positives and what his daughter loves doing

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    • 37 min
    Episode 20: Get connected with Kindship

    Episode 20: Get connected with Kindship

    Do you ever feel isolated? Lonely? Wish you good connect with another dad that just gets it? I have an epic chat with the incredible team behind Kindship the first social networking app built by and exclusively for parents raising children with disabilities, delays, and neurodiversity. We talk about how to find positive and supportive connections so you don’t have to go or alone

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    • 49 min
    Episode 19: Personal Manifesto

    Episode 19: Personal Manifesto

    A manifesto is defined as a declaration of one’s beliefs, opinions, motives, and intentions. It is simply a way for a company or person to write and declare what is important to them. I decided to write a personal manifesto in the form of a ‘Letter to Leo’ that serves also as a note to self and commitment to how I want to show up as a dad for him

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    • 19 min
    Episode 18: Social Anxiety

    Episode 18: Social Anxiety

    On todays episode I share my struggle and experiences with social anxiety. Why do we struggle with social anxiety as dads of disability? Why is it so commonly experienced? What can we do to break the cycle of avoidance and make confronting our social encounters easier?

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    • 34 min
    Episode 17: Lightening the load

    Episode 17: Lightening the load

    Just because someone carries it well, doesn’t mean it’s not heavy. There is a lot of heavy lifting going on by dads in juggling all of life’s demands everyday. On this episode I talk about what makes it so heavy for dads of children with disabilities, and then share some practical ways to lighten the load we are carrying through talking it out, finding the good and reframing failure.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Nay_Young ,

The most needed podcast of 2022

Thanks for making this show. A stand out of truth, courage and building community where it is needed.

hemel man ,

Powerful listening every time

I think this is a must for all dads, not just the ones that have children who live with disability.

Amazing effort.

Ben Lewis_78 ,

Love this!!

Just wonderful Rob. Keep doing this important work. It’s really encouraging to hear men speak about navigating parenting kids with disabilities. Thanks!

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