52 episodes

We chat about being a father in Vancouver, hot parenting topics, and what it's like being a Millennial Dad. With special guests.

Stay in touch via www.SocialDad.ca or on Twitter - @JamesRCS

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The SocialDad Podcast James R.C. Smith

    • Kids & Family

We chat about being a father in Vancouver, hot parenting topics, and what it's like being a Millennial Dad. With special guests.

Stay in touch via www.SocialDad.ca or on Twitter - @JamesRCS

Support via Buy Me A Coffee
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/socialdad

    Episode 52 - Kollyn Conrad and Publicly Private - a resource for LGBTQ+ youth

    Episode 52 - Kollyn Conrad and Publicly Private - a resource for LGBTQ+ youth

    According to The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, and LGBTQ youth who felt high social support from their family reported attempting suicide at less than half the rate of those who felt low or moderate social support, proving that educational resources and support do make a difference.

    “Research shows that LGBQ+ youth suffer more than heterosexual youth from depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns,” said Conrad. “This correlates directly to a high suicide rate. Resources for LGBTQ+ must be vigilant and accessible in order to foster well-being.”



    Find Kollyn and Publicly Private here:

    https://www.publiclyprivate.org/

    https://www.instagram.com/pblclyprvt/

    • 28 min
    Ep 51 - Gap Years - Should I take a year off from education?

    Ep 51 - Gap Years - Should I take a year off from education?

    On today's show, Michelle Dittmer, President and Co-Founder of the Canadian Gap Year Association talks about the structure and benefits of a gap year for students needing a little growth or new opportunity between high school and college. 

    • 21 min
    Ep 50 - Dealing with Back to School Anxiety

    Ep 50 - Dealing with Back to School Anxiety

    Are you and/or your kids a bit of a mess on school mornings? That's ok. Today we go through a few quick and easy tips I've learned to help kids and parents on hectic mornings. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 49 - Teaching Social Media Safety

    Episode 49 - Teaching Social Media Safety

    Content lives forever, what we hear isn't always true, and how algorithms can keep us from getting new opinions. Social media and an online world keeps changing and we need to be able to help our kids navigate it safely and that starts with education. 

    • 44 min
    Ep 48 - Talking with a CBT Therapist

    Ep 48 - Talking with a CBT Therapist

    In this episode, we meet Myles, a Therapist at Alli.io  and discuss a few helpful tips about how to listen, when to offer advice and when to hold it, and how/why/when to get therapy. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 47 - Alison McGregor and the Power of Mischievous Stories

    Episode 47 - Alison McGregor and the Power of Mischievous Stories

    Author and parent Alison McGregor joins to share the power of storytelling and why raising mischievous kids is important. 



    Little Antoinette is on an adventure of a lifetime to Africa. Lions and elephants are jolly to see but where could all the giraffes be? Will she see her favourite animal, the giraffe, or are they make-believe? A totally true tale as she makes her way to her new home in Tanzania.

    Find the 'Antoinette and the...' series here: Amazon

    • 27 min

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