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Dads love to see their kids grow into confident and successful adults. The problem is most dads feel unsure how to get there and have nowhere to turn for help.

The Dad Central Show sponsored by Dove Men+Care coaches you to be your best, while bringing out the best in your family. Our candid conversations with fatherhood role models, topical experts and real dads give you the tools you’ll need for the job.

Dad, you play a critical role in helping your kids succeed in life and your influence is needed right from the start. Listen and subscribe to join a community of like-minded dads on the adventure of fatherhood. When you do, you’ll leave feeling ready for dad life!

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Dads love to see their kids grow into confident and successful adults. The problem is most dads feel unsure how to get there and have nowhere to turn for help.

The Dad Central Show sponsored by Dove Men+Care coaches you to be your best, while bringing out the best in your family. Our candid conversations with fatherhood role models, topical experts and real dads give you the tools you’ll need for the job.

Dad, you play a critical role in helping your kids succeed in life and your influence is needed right from the start. Listen and subscribe to join a community of like-minded dads on the adventure of fatherhood. When you do, you’ll leave feeling ready for dad life!

    Derick Grant: How Losing Everything Helped Him Become a Better Dad

    Derick Grant: How Losing Everything Helped Him Become a Better Dad

    This week Ed and I are joined by former Harlem Globetrotter and founder of coaching firm DGMindset, Derick Grant.  In this conversation we explore Derick’s early life and the powerful influence of his dad.  Despite losing his father at 7 years old, Derick’s dad persevered and provided a loving influence for his children. Derick’s dad’s influence is evident throughout this engaging conversation.
    The conversation moves to exploring Derick’s experience travelling for months at a time with the Harlem Globetrotters while trying to balance the demands of being a husband and father. He provides valuable insight and practices for dads who may find themselves physically absent but wanting to still be present for their children.
    Delving further into the challenges of fatherhood and career, Derick talks about losing everything and how that helped him become a better father. Having to rebuild his family’s life after a devastating deception helped him make positive changes to be more present and engaged, while balancing the rest of life much better.
    The conversation then shifts to the importance of being intentional and the value of discipline as a father. We conclude with Derick talking about the important leadership role dads have, likening them to CEOs of their family. He talks about the importance leading with authenticity, vulnerability and relatability. He leaves us with a powerful message to his own father, expressing gratitude for “pop-pop’s” words that have helped him succeed and that he says to his 10 year old son.
    Discover:
    The power of being intentional as a dad The importance of recognizing, processing, and communicating emotions How to connect with your children and help them build strong habits Derick Grant Conversation Highlights:
    00:00     Intro
    06:00     Importance of being present as a dad
    13:50     Importance of giving your child quality time no matter how much time you have (or don’t have)
    15:00     What is your why as a dad?
    17:39     Learning to have balance to achieve success
    21:00     Am I being all I can be for my children?
    25:25     Picking up the pieces after losing everything and how it helped him as a father
    33:49     How to practice intentionality as a dad
    36:00     Training for fatherhood like he did for sports
    42:42     Leadership – the most important skill Derick needs to be a father
    45:43     Derick’s message to his father
    About Derick Grant:
    Having played eight years for The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters, Derick knows what it takes to perform at an elite level. After realizing that it was his responsibility to cultivate this seed and make it grow, he set out on a mission to teach others. From experiencing his awakening at a rapid rate in 2020, Derick has been on a mission to help human beings remember what they were before they forgot. Derick now focuses on helping individuals to better understanding the nature of reality both in their inner world, and in their outer world. In His TEDx speech “Minding Your Mind: What the great ones don’t tell you”, Derick spoke about the importance of cultivating your mindset. 
    ​Derick is now living his passion; helping people realize their hidden potential & awaken their Christ consciousness to see the unity in us all. He has successfully developed a coaching firm that helps people gain a limitless mindset by fully realizing their infinite potential. His mentorship has produced Professional athletes, Elementary school teachers, CEOs of corporations amongst others.
    DG Mindset Links:
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dgmindset
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dgmindset
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/derickgrantresults
    Website: https://www.dgmindset.com/
    Derick’s TEDx Talk: Minding Your Mind: What High Achievers Don’t Tell Us.
    Find resources for your dad life at https://dadcentral.ca
    Check out our other conversations at https://dadcentral.ca/podcast

    • 51 min
    Jack Armstrong Helps Dads Know How to Be Significant for Their Children

    Jack Armstrong Helps Dads Know How to Be Significant for Their Children

    In this special conversation, Raptor’s broadcaster and personality, Jack Armstrong shares stories and examples that help dads move towards significance in their fatherhood journey, not just success.
    Jack Armstrong and his wife are adoptive parents to three, now adult African-American boys. His personal experience with being a dad, husband, former high-performance coach, and broadcaster all provide proven, practical, and insightful advice for building positive relationships with kids. He’s helped create winning teams, highly successful student-athletes, and a marriage that continues to be a united partnership. 
    Jack also talks about his experience in sports and how it’s helped him as a father. This conversation is like a fire-side chat with a mentor who wants to see you succeed. If you want to learn from a true professional and impactful person, you’ll love this conversation.
    Find resources for your dad life at https://dadcentral.ca
    Check out our other conversations at https://dadcentral.ca/podcast
    The Dad Central Show is sponsored by Dove Men+Care.  Dove Men+Care believes care is the best of a man, because when men care for themselves and others, there is a positive impact.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Shannon Carpenter Talks About the Power of Showing Up as a Dad

    Shannon Carpenter Talks About the Power of Showing Up as a Dad

    Author of The Ultimate-Stay-At-Home Dad, Shannon Carpenter shares his humour and wisdom to help dads navigate everything fatherhood. Whether it’s the powerful story of his father, or the hilarious anecdote about helping his kids build a working guillotine, this conversation has something for everyone.
    Shannon talks about the process of becoming a stay-at-home dad, building resilience, fighting the isolation that many dads feel, building a community, learning parenting skills, working with your spouse/partner, and most importantly – making the choice to show up as a dad, no matter what.
    This conversation covers a wide range of fatherhood topics that will encourage and inspire every dad.
    Learn more about Shannon Carpenter:
    Website: https://www.shannoncarpenterauthor.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hossman53
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HossmanAtHome
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hossmanathome53/
    Shannon’s Story:
    Shannon Carpenter has been a stay-at-home dad since 2008. He is also a humor writer trained through the famous Second City. Whether writing social satire or parenting essays, he is always able to find your funny bone and leave you with a lasting impression. He has done public readings on local NPR affiliate KCUR and teaching through the National At-Home Dad Network, and the Dad 2.0 national conference, which named him one of the funniest dads of 2019.
    Shannon has also given interviews about his experiences to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNBC, Slate Magazine, and The New York Times, as well as his local NBC and FOX stations. Redbook magazine has named him as one of America’s “Adventure Dads.” Finally, BuzzFeed recognized him as one of the funniest women of the week in 2020, which was weird because he is not a woman. However, he is very funny.
    Find resources for your dad life at https://dadcentral.ca
    Check out our other conversations at https://dadcentral.ca/podcast
    The Dad Central Show is sponsored by Dove Men+Care.  Dove Men+Care believes care is the best of a man, because when men care for themselves and others, there is a positive impact.

    • 54 min
    The Challenges of Being a Stay At Home Dad and How to Overcome Them

    The Challenges of Being a Stay At Home Dad and How to Overcome Them

    Members of the National At Home Dad Network share stories of becoming stay at home dads and the power of finding community. This episode explores the unique experience of five different stay at home dads – all current members of the National At Home Dad Network leadership team.
    The conversation goes into the isolation dads experience, the lack of acknowledgement dads receive as parents, navigating roles at home, connecting with your kids and learning how to rise above the challenges. Each dad talks about the importance of finding a supportive community and how the “Network” has helped them in their fatherhood journey.
    There are important principles that every parent can take from this conversation. It’s especially relevant for any stay at home dad or those who know stay at home dads.
    Learn more about the National At Home Dad Network at: https://athomedad.org/
    Register for the National At Home Dad Conference, HomeDadCon here: https://homedadcon.org
    Find resources for your dad life at https://dadcentral.ca
    Check out our other conversations at https://dadcentral.ca/podcast
    The Dad Central Show is sponsored by Dove Men+Care.  Dove Men+Care believes care is the best of a man, because when men care for themselves and others, there is a positive impact.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dr. John Oliffe Helps Dads Know How to Improve Their Health

    Dr. John Oliffe Helps Dads Know How to Improve Their Health

    Canada Research Chair for Men’s Health Promotion, Dr. John Oliffe talks about the importance of applying what you know and learn to make better choices. Dr. Oliffe founded the University of British Columbia’s Men’s Health Research Program and focusses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviours along with its impact on families and quality of life.  With over 20 years of emergency medicine experience prior to becoming a researcher, a personal connection and a passion for finding answers have helped him create programs and materials that drive changes in men’s health behaviours.
    In this conversation he talks about mental health, impacts of COVID, and spends a lot of time helping dads learn insights about how to create and sustain healthy relationships. Much of his wisdom comes through his research on distressed relationships. He talks about the mistakes men make as well as surprising findings he and his team didn’t expect to see, but can make a huge difference for improving relationships.
    This is an interesting, enlightening, and empowering conversation that will help everyone improve their health and well-being.
    You can learn more about Dr. John Oliffe and UBC Men’s Health Research at: https://menshealthresearch.ubc.ca/
    Follow UBC Men’s Health Research on twitter @MensHealthUBC
    Other resources mentioned: Heads Up Guys: https://headsupguys.org
    Find resources for your dad life at https://dadcentral.ca
    Check out our other conversations at https://dadcentral.ca/podcast
    The Dad Central Show is sponsored by Dove Men+Care.  Dove Men+Care believes care is the best of a man, because when men care for themselves and others, there is a positive impact.

    • 58 min
    Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett On Being Very Intentional as a Dad

    Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett On Being Very Intentional as a Dad

    Sportsnet personality and author Donnovan Bennett talks about his father's influence, important lessons learned from his dad and other important men in his life, and how he applies them to his role as a dad of two young children. Filled with his unmistakable wit, this episode drops important insights about what it takes to be an intentional dad while managing the rest of life's demands. Donnovan also asks important questions about dealing with toddlers and the frustrations they can create for dads.
    He also talks about his purpose as a dad and working as a teammate in the parenting process. If you want to hear great stories and examples you can apply right away to help you raise confident and successful kids, then you need to listen to this conversation!
    You can learn more about Donnovan at: https://www.sportsnet.ca/author/donnovan-bennett/
    Or follow him on twitter @donnovanbennett or instagram donnovanbennett
    Find more resources for your dad life at https://dadcentral.ca
    Check out our other conversations at https://dadcentral.ca/podcast
    The Dad Central Show is sponsored by Dove Men+Care. Dove Men+Care believes care is the best of a man, because when men care for themselves and others, there is a positive impact.
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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Incredible Resource

Such a great tool for dads seeking to take their parenting to the next level…

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Real dads real questions real answers.

I’m looking forward for more shows to fuel, motivate and encourage me on my Dad-life journey. A real God send!

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