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This is a safe space to build upon and reinforce the values of fatherhood. We'll explore the gaps between the current generation of fathers and fathers of generations past, and mature the dialogue that will close those gaps for the generations to come. Whether your passion is to be a great father or peel back the layers of why your father wasn't present in your life (physically and/or emotionally), this is for you. Let's grow through it.

Dear Son‪,‬ Derek Johns

    • Kids & Family

This is a safe space to build upon and reinforce the values of fatherhood. We'll explore the gaps between the current generation of fathers and fathers of generations past, and mature the dialogue that will close those gaps for the generations to come. Whether your passion is to be a great father or peel back the layers of why your father wasn't present in your life (physically and/or emotionally), this is for you. Let's grow through it.

    This Is Why Your 2024 Resolutions Aren't Working | Ep 93

    This Is Why Your 2024 Resolutions Aren't Working | Ep 93

    In this episode of the Dear Son, Show, hosts D Johns and Jey Blac have candid conversations about fostering better family life and personal growth on the cusp of the New Year. They discuss the importance of lightening the load at home, being more active in family roles, the art of delegating responsibilities, and managing frustrations. They also delve into the significance of setting resolutions, staying true to them, treating goals as daily commitments, and having a healthier, more intentional lifestyle. Importantly, they highlight the cruciality of self-care, checking in on family and friends, and treating group efforts seriously. Moreover, they express their determination to make significant changes in their personal and professional life in the upcoming year.

    00:00:00 Introduction and Personal Anecdote
    00:01:35 Welcome to the DSR Show
    00:02:00 New Year Reflections and Resolutions
    00:02:20 The Problem with Resolutions
    00:03:09 Setting Goals and Focus for the New Year
    00:03:50 The Importance of Education and Follow Through
    00:05:31 Restoration and Learning to Ask for Help
    00:07:26 Diversification in Life and Business
    00:08:57 Lightening the Family Load
    00:19:07 The Importance of Time Allocation and Family Time
    00:21:37 The Struggle with Rest and Guilt
    00:22:23 The Dangers of Hustle Culture
    00:23:10 The Importance of Self-Care
    00:24:27 The Challenge of Overextension
    00:25:02 The Art of Saying No
    00:27:22 The Importance of Asking for Help
    00:27:26 The Consequences of Ignoring Health
    00:32:07 The Journey to Better Health
    00:36:11 The Importance of Treating Your Network Right
    00:38:50 The Power of Engaging with Your Circle

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    • 42 min
    So Much to Shay... Shay | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 92

    So Much to Shay... Shay | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 92

    In this episode of The Dear Son Show, hosts Jay Black and D John engage in significant, reflective discussions regarding the quotidian influences that shape their sons' characters and actions. Drawing lessons from current events, such as the Club Shay Shay interview controversy (without focusing on the actual dispute), they transition to personal parenting experiences unveiling implications of hasty conclusions and the significance of influence. Insights are shared on how teenagers' actions can lead to severe consequences while shedding light on recognizing their own influence over friends. The hosts consider the prevalence of passing quick judgments based on limited information, emphasizing the importance of hearing full stories before forming opinions.

    00:00:00 Introduction and Setting the Stage
    00:01:16 The Dear Son Show Begins
    00:01:37 NFL Sunday, Week 18 Discussion
    00:04:43 Analyzing the Current Events
    00:05:15 The Comedian Battle Situation
    00:11:41 The Impact of Popularity Over Truth
    00:14:32 The Role of Character in Defining Truth
    00:18:26 Navigating Friendships and Character Judgments
    00:21:20 The Expectations from Family and Friends
    00:25:00 Understanding Friendships and Disagreements
    00:25:52 The Importance of Truth in Relationships
    00:26:15 The Consequences of Being 'Loud and Wrong'
    00:26:49 Recognizing the Influence of Troublemakers
    00:27:46 The Role of Parents in Guiding Their Children
    00:29:05 Reflecting on Personal Experiences and Lessons
    00:34:07 The Impact of Actions on Personal Relationships
    00:34:44 The Influence of Environment on Behavior
    00:36:14 Reflecting on Past Mistakes and Lessons
    00:39:54 The Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy
    00:44:15 Closing Thoughts and Acknowledgements


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    • 50 min
    The Court of Public Opinion Exposed: The Ugly Truth

    The Court of Public Opinion Exposed: The Ugly Truth

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    In this free-flowing conversation, the two hosts discuss various socio-cultural and personal topics. They delve into the complexity of navigating life, addressing their journey with personal growth, authenticity, and their experiences as fathers. They reflect on the power of ego, the influence of people around them, the role of effective communication, expectations in relationships, and the significance of self-awareness. They touch upon the repercussions of false accusations, the impact of fabricated narratives, and the societal inclination to amplify negativity. An important aspect of their discussion is on the inherent difficulty of being human, the influence of external situations, and enduring societal pressures that often skew personal values. They also encourage open, candid conversations as a tool to improve understanding of oneself and others.

    00:00:00 Introduction and Casual Conversation
    00:00:10 Reflecting on Personal Growth and Changes
    00:00:41 Discussing End of the Year Reflections
    00:00:49 Reminiscing About the Show's Evolution
    00:01:07 Appreciating the Journey and Acknowledging Challenges
    00:02:09 Sports Talk and Friendly Banter
    00:02:38 Official Show Introduction
    00:04:43 Discussing the Impact of Scandals and Controversies
    00:18:01 Reflecting on the Influence of Technology and AI
    00:24:22 Discussing Expectations and Misunderstandings in Relationships
    00:26:16 Desire for New Experiences and Physical Interaction
    00:26:43 The Game of Being the Catch
    00:27:16 Understanding Expectations and Communication
    00:28:15 The Power of Ego and Pride
    00:29:01 The Impact of People Around You
    00:30:11 Tolerance vs Acceptance
    00:31:21 The Importance of Genuine Conversations
    00:31:40 The Reality of Relationships
    00:32:18 The Challenge of Acceptance and Tolerance
    00:32:46 Re-evaluating Friendships and Relationships
    00:37:02 The Importance of Accountability
    00:46:34 Understanding Identity and Genuine Conversations
    00:48:46 The Importance of Growth and Progress
    00:53:53 Acknowledging Good Things and Progress

    Key Takeaways:

    1.     The hosts discuss the importance of understanding one's own uniqueness and identity in the face of societal influences. They emphasize that understanding who you truly are can guide your approach to relationships, decision-making, and personal growth.
    2.     The conversation highlights the significance of clear, open, and truthful communication in relationships, specifically, expressing one's actual truths without fear of how the other person may react. They suggest that such communication may prevent misunderstandings and build stronger bonds.
    3.     The hosts stress the fact that the individuals in one's immediate environment greatly shape their identity and behavior. They argue that one's interactions and experiences with these people substantially affect how they perceive themselves and the world.
    4.     The hosts explore the distinction between acceptance and tolerance in interpersonal dynamics. They suggest that while tolerance can be seen as coping with or enduring something, acceptance involves a more wholehearted and genuine embrace.
    5.     Lastly, the conversation unpacks the idea of living a life that's in conflict with one's public presentation. The hosts warn about the potential repercussions of such a conflicting lifestyle, encouraging listeners to live authentically and harmoniously with their public image.

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    • 54 min
    Why Dads Need to Slow Down | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 90 #fatherhood #anxious #anxiety

    Why Dads Need to Slow Down | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 90 #fatherhood #anxious #anxiety

    Sometimes you just need to slow down. In this episode, we discuss various personal experiences to emphasize the importance of slowing down in life. We got into our hectic daily schedules, balancing family and work, overcommitting to tasks, and the challenges of entrepreneurship. This conversation highlights the importance of effective communication within families and re-evaluating their priorities to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

    This conversation, as do most, provides a transparent view of life through the lens of fatherhood; however, it does not exclude women. There may be parallel experiences that resonate with you, or you may just want a peak into the minds of men. We wouldn’t be here without you. You're welcome.... you’re all welcome. We invite you to take this ride with us to experience life as we know it.

    We learned quite about ourselves during this dialogue, and that’s typical. Hopefully, a point or two will prompt you to have similar meaningful discussions in your home. We highly recommend that you consume the entire episode for the best results. Also, meet us in the comments or tag us with your opinion on social media via the links below. As always, we welcome your perspective. It takes a village. 

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    #daddyissues #parentingadvice #blackfathers #fatherandson #parentingtips #betterparents #vulnerable #beliefsystem

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    • 38 min
    Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Kids | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 89 #fatherhood #top5 #studentteacher

    Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Kids | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 89 #fatherhood #top5 #studentteacher

    This platform focuses on lessons we’ve learned as men and how we apply them to fatherhood. Sometimes we need to take a step back and identify what we’re learning from our children. We used this episode to be very intentional about giving our children their flowers. The assignment was for each of us to bring five lessons to the episode, but we didn’t compare notes. Luckily, the lists didn’t overlap… so we’re really delivering the top 10 lessons we’ve learned from our children. 

    The episode is serious but delivered in a lighthearted manner. Laughter is good for the soul. It is amazing how much you can learn from your children when a little humility is applied. Too often the pressures of parenthood are self-inflicted. That is, we take it so seriously that we miss the beautiful moments of being present. As a father of 5, I can assure you that there is no play-by-play guide to always getting parenthood right. I have learned to renew my commitment to being better every morning. Little by little…bit by bit, I’ve noticed the growth.

    This conversation, as do most, provides a transparent view of life through the lens of fatherhood; however, it does not exclude women. There may be parallel experiences that resonate with you, or you may just want a peak into the minds of men. We wouldn’t be here without you. You're welcome.... you’re all welcome. We invite you to take this ride with us to experience life as we know it.

    We learned quite about ourselves during this dialogue, and that’s typical. Hopefully, a point or two will prompt you to have similar meaningful discussions in your home. We highly recommend that you consume the entire episode for the best results. Also, meet us in the comments or tag us with your opinion on social media via the links below. As always, we welcome your perspective. It takes a village. 

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    #daddyissues #parentingadvice #blackfathers #fatherandson #parentingtips #betterparents #vulnerable #beliefsystem

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    The Three Foundational Pillars of the DSP Community

    1. Reveal trauma 

    2. Heal from trauma

    3. Help others through telling stories of it all


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    • 47 min
    Fatherhood Is Overwhelming | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 88 #fatherhood #pressure #overwhelmed

    Fatherhood Is Overwhelming | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 88 #fatherhood #pressure #overwhelmed

    The fatherhood journey has emotional phases. We should talk about that more. At some point, just being resilient isn’t enough. I encourage all fathers to find safe spaces to emotionally dump the toxins within. That’s what this episode was for me. If you feel a way, process that feeling. When necessary, seek professional help.  

    This conversation, as do most, provides a transparent view of life through the lens of fatherhood; however, it does not exclude women. There may be parallel experiences that resonate with you, or you may just want a peak into the minds of men. We wouldn’t be here without you. You're welcome.... you’re all welcome. We invite you to take this ride with us to experience life as we know it.

    We learned quite about ourselves during this dialogue, and that’s typical. Hopefully, a point or two will prompt you to have similar meaningful discussions in your home. We highly recommend that you consume the entire episode for the best results. Also, meet us in the comments or tag us with your opinion on social media via the links below. As always, we welcome your perspective. It takes a village. 

    “20 Life Prompts that Facilitate Effective Parenting” (eBook) - https://thedearsonpodcast.com/dsp-merch-%26-digital/ols/products/20lifepromptsv1

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    #daddyissues #parentingadvice #blackfathers #fatherandson #parentingtips #betterparents #vulnerable #beliefsystem

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    The Three Foundational Pillars of the DSP Community

    1. Reveal trauma 

    2. Heal from trauma

    3. Help others through telling stories of it all


    “Better Men. Better Fathers.”


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    • 49 min

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