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Fathers mentoring fathers of kids with special needs - presented by the Special Fathers Network. Host David Hirsch interviews some amazing fathers of kids with special needs.

Dad to Dad Podcast David Hirsch

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Fathers mentoring fathers of kids with special needs - presented by the Special Fathers Network. Host David Hirsch interviews some amazing fathers of kids with special needs.

    Dad To Dad 221 - Dr. John DeMartini of Houston, TX, Father of 3, a World-Renowned Specialist in Human Behavior, Author & Global Educator

    Dad To Dad 221 - Dr. John DeMartini of Houston, TX, Father of 3, a World-Renowned Specialist in Human Behavior, Author & Global Educator

    Our guest this week is Dr. John DeMartini of Houston, TX, a world renowned human behavior specialist, an author and a global educator.

    John is the founder of the De Martini Institute, a global education organization, which has over 72 courses on self-development, life mastery and leadership in its extensive curriculum.

    He studied over 30,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has synthesized the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 100 countries.

    He is also the author of over 40 self-development books including the best-seller "The Breakthrough Experience" and his new global release, the "Values Factor."

    He has also been featured in film documentaries such as "The Secret," "The Opus" and "Oh My God" alongside Ringo Star, Seal and Hugh Jackman. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s most influential speakers such as Stephen Covey, Sir Richard Branson, and Deepak Chopra

    And he’s our guest this week on this SFN Dad to Dad Podcast.

    Email - john@drdemartini.com
    https://drdemartini.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/drjohndemartini?ref=ts
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/drjohndemartini
    http://www.youtube.com/drdemartini
    https://www.instagram.com/drjohndemartini/

    The Demartini Show Podcast Episode #4 Powerful Parenting Skills – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/7-powerful-parenting-skills-the-demartini-show/id1444530306?i=1000429449748

    Please take the SFN Early Intervention Parent Survey and as a token gift, receive a Great Dad Coin - https://tinyurl.com/5n869y2y

    Special Fathers Network -
    SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."

    SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.

    Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/

    • 56 min
    Dad to Dad 220 - Dr. Anju Usman Singh of Lisle, IL A Board Certified Family Practitioner & Medical Director at True Health Medical Center

    Dad to Dad 220 - Dr. Anju Usman Singh of Lisle, IL A Board Certified Family Practitioner & Medical Director at True Health Medical Center

    Our guest this week is Dr. Anju Usman Singh, a board certified family practitioner and the medical director at True Health Medical Center in Naperville, IL, providing integrative and biomedical treatments that enhance traditional medical care.

    Dr. Usman is director and owner of True Health Medical Center and Pure Compounding Pharmacy in Naperville, Illinois. She also is the Chief Science Officer for True Healing Naturals. She specializes in biomedical interventions for children with ADD, Autism, PANDAS/PANS, Down Syndrome and related disorders. She has been involved in research regarding copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She serves on the board for The Neuroimmune Foundation, and the medical advisory boards for TACA (The Autism Community in Action) and Autism Hope Alliance, as well as faculty for MAPs (Medical Academy for Pediatric Special Needs). Dr. Usman received her medical degree from Indiana University and completed a residency in Family Practice at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois.

    Tragically, Dr. Usman lost her oldest daughter, Priya, in 2003 (at age 12) to a peanut allergy.
    Her first husband, Predeep, died in 2018 at age 52. Collectively, her children have been challenged by allergies, asthma, ADD, Juvenile diabetes, and Autism.

    It’s a very enlightening story about overcoming adversity and an unwavering commitment to serving the needs of families touched by a variety of special healthcare needs, all on this episode of the SFN Dad to Dad Podcast.

    True Medical Center – https://www.truehealthmedical.com
    Pure Compounding Pharmacy - https://stores.purecompoundingpharmacy.com
    Email – asingh@truehealthmedical.com

    Please take the SFN Early Intervention Parent Survey and as a token gift, receive a Great Dad Coin - https://tinyurl.com/5n869y2y

    Special Fathers Network -
    SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."

    SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.

    Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/

    • 44 min
    Dad to Dad 219 - Jessica & Chris Patay of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Parents of Three Including A Son With Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Dad to Dad 219 - Jessica & Chris Patay of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Parents of Three Including A Son With Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Our guests this week on the SFN Dad To Dad Podcast are Jessica & Chris Patay of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. The Patays have been married for 25 years and are proud parents of three children: Luke (21), Kate (16), and middle child Ryan (18) who was born with a rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome.

    We'll learn about the Patay family journey, Prader-Willi Syndrome and how Jessica started We Are Better Together, a non profit organization that provides respite, community, and resources for mothers caring for children of any age with disabilities, unique needs, or other medical or mental health challenges. We also learn about the We Are Better Together Podcast Jessica hosts.

    It’s a fascinating and inspiring story here on this week’s SFN Dad to Dad Podcast.

    LinkedIn Jessica - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-patay-06094446/
    LinkedIn Chris - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrispatay/
    Email Jessica - wearebravetogether@gmail.com
    Email Chris - chpatay@gmail.com
    Website – We Are Brave Together - https://www.wearebravetogether.org
    Website – www.jessicapatay.com
    Prader-Willi California Foundation - www.PWCF.org
    Prader-Willi Syndrome Association - https://www.pwsausa.org
    Foundation for Prader-Willi Research - www.fpwr.org
    Harbor Regional Center – https://www.harborrc.org/

    Please take the SFN Early Intervention Parent Survey and as a token gift, receive a Great Dad Coin - https://tinyurl.com/5n869y2y

    Special Fathers Network -
    SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."

    SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.

    Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/

    • 55 min
    Dad to Dad 218 - Pete Hixson of Woodstock, GA, Father of Two, a Pastor & Launch Director at Shepherds College

    Dad to Dad 218 - Pete Hixson of Woodstock, GA, Father of Two, a Pastor & Launch Director at Shepherds College

    Our guest this week is Pete Hixson of Woodstock, GA, the father of two, a pastor, certified business coach, a facilitator at Story Brand, Campus Launch Director at Shepherds College and CEO/founder of Beyond Communities.

    Pete and wife, Hollie, have been married for 25 years and are the proud parents of two girls: Addie (18) and Hope (20), who has Cerebral Palsy as well as seizures.

    We learn about Pete's role at Story Brand, a business that helps organizations clarify their message and build a sales funnel to thrive in the marketplace.

    We also learn about Pete's role at Shepherds College, the nation's leading post-secondary school created with the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mind.

    And, we also learn about Beyond Communities, the organization Pete founded that develops and builds residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    It's an inspiring story about a father's commitment to serve his family, his parish, the broader community and he’s our guest on this week’s Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.

    Email – pete@beyondcommunities.org
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-hixson/
    Beyond Communities - http://www.beyondcommunities.org/
    Shepherds College – https://shepherdscollege.edu
    Story Brand - https://storybrand.com

    Please take the SFN Early Intervention Parent Survey and as a token gift, receive a Great Dad Coin - https://tinyurl.com/5n869y2y

    Special Fathers Network -
    SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."

    SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.

    Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/

    • 52 min
    Dad to Dad 217 - Doug Noll of Fresno County, CA, Lawyer, Mediator, Peacemaker, Author & Co-Founder of Prison of Peace

    Dad to Dad 217 - Doug Noll of Fresno County, CA, Lawyer, Mediator, Peacemaker, Author & Co-Founder of Prison of Peace

    Our guest this week is Doug Noll, of Fresno County, CA, who worked for 20 years as a corporate lawyer, is a professional mediator, recognized expert in the area of peacemaking and conflict resolution, co-founder of Prison of Peace, and author of four books, including the Best-Seller - De-Escalate: How to Calm An Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less.

    Most remarkably, growing up in San Marino, CA, Doug was the oldest of five, was blind, partially deaf and club footed. At three he had corrective surgery. In 4th grade his sight was 20/400. While Doug knew he was loved, he describes his childhood as 'quite miserable.'

    With Laurel Kaufer, Doug founded Prison of Peace in 2009. The Prison of Peace project has been the most profound peace training Doug has conducted thus far in his career. He has been deeply moved by inmates who have learned and applied deep, empathic listening skills, leadership skills, and problem-solving skills to reduce violence in their prison communities. Their dedication to learning, improving, and serving their communities motivates him to expand the principles of Prison of Peace as much as possible so that every human wanting to learn the skills of peace may do so.

    Doug is an accomplished alpine skier, whitewater rafter, fly fisherman, jazz violinist, and pilot (airplanes and helicopters).

    He’s an amazing human being and he’s our guest on this week’s Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.

    Website – https://dougnoll.com/
    Email - doug@dougnoll.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougnoll/
    De-Escalate - https://www.amazon.com/De-Escalate-Douglas-E-Noll-audiobook/dp/B0744P9LV2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2M2B2NZ2XAA1B&keywords=De-Escalate%3A+How+to+Calm+an+Angry+Person+in+90+Seconds+or+Less&qid=1642607370&sprefix=de-escalate+how+to+calm+an+angry+person+in+90+seconds+or+less+%2Caps%2C224&sr=8-3
    Prison of Peace - https://www.prisonofpeace.org/
    Prison of Peace YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qttBkDyPGWw&t=27s

    Please take the SFN Early Intervention Parent Survey and as a token gift, receive a Great Dad Coin - https://tinyurl.com/5n869y2y

    Special Fathers Network -
    SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."

    SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.

    Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here...

    • 1 hr
    Dad to Dad 216 - Sanath Kumar Ramesh of San Jose, CA Father of a Son With SSMD and Co-Founder of the Open Treatment Foundation

    Dad to Dad 216 - Sanath Kumar Ramesh of San Jose, CA Father of a Son With SSMD and Co-Founder of the Open Treatment Foundation

    Our guest this week is Sanath Kumar Ramesh of San Jose, CA, IL, the father of a son with a super rare disease, a successful tech executive and co-founder of the Open Treatment Foundation.

    Sanath and his wife, Ramya, have been married for 7 years and are the proud parents of Raghav, who is 3 and was diagnosed with SSMD or Sedaghatiantype Spondylo Metaphyseal Dysplasia an extremely rare progressive disease.

    Sanath is very open and transparent about his early denial. And we learn about Sanath's efforts to create the Open Treatment Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to creating a software platform that streamlines therapy development for any monogenic rare disease regardless of rarity and geography.

    We also learn about the Raising Rare Podcast that Sanath hosts to draw attention to the Open Treatment Foundation and efforts to educate, enlighten and inspire those touched by rare disease.

    It’s a fascinating and uplifting story about gratitude, overcoming denial, as well as making the most of life, in the face of rare disease.

    Open Treatments Foundation - https://www.opentreatments.org
    SSMD - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8542321/
    Email - sanath@gpx4.org
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanathkr/
    Raising Rare Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raising-rare/id1500783011

    Please take the SFN Early Intervention Parent Survey and as a token gift, receive a Great Dad Coin - https://tinyurl.com/5n869y2y

    Special Fathers Network -
    SFN is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs. Many of the 500+ SFN Mentor Fathers, who are raising kids with special needs, have said: "I wish there was something like this when we first received our child's diagnosis. I felt so isolated. There was no one within my family, at work, at church or within my friend group who understood or could relate to what I was going through."

    SFN Mentor Fathers share their experiences with younger dads closer to the beginning of their journey raising a child with the same or similar special needs. The SFN Mentor Fathers do NOT offer legal or medical advice, that is what lawyers and doctors do. They simply share their experiences and how they have made the most of challenging situations.

    Special Fathers Network: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    Check out the 21CD YouTube Channel with dozens of videos on topics relevant to dads raising children with special needs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDFCvQimWNEb158ll6Q4cA Please support the SFN. Click here to donate: https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/

    • 52 min

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