154 episodes

A podcast about overcoming challenges surrounding fatherhood.

The show features everyday challenges dads face, with relatable ways to overcome them and a little comedy thrown in. Guests on the show range from regular dads like you who share their stories and how they became more vital fathers. There is something to take away from every episode from adoptions, mental health, being new fathers, and more.

We want to see you thrive as a dad. We want you to cut those toxic family legacies that no longer serve you so that you can succeed for your families. It‘s time to take hold of the challenges we face and grow with our children. Let‘s Rethink Fatherhood!

Fearless Fathers Dave Olander and Ryan McDonough

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A podcast about overcoming challenges surrounding fatherhood.

The show features everyday challenges dads face, with relatable ways to overcome them and a little comedy thrown in. Guests on the show range from regular dads like you who share their stories and how they became more vital fathers. There is something to take away from every episode from adoptions, mental health, being new fathers, and more.

We want to see you thrive as a dad. We want you to cut those toxic family legacies that no longer serve you so that you can succeed for your families. It‘s time to take hold of the challenges we face and grow with our children. Let‘s Rethink Fatherhood!

    Mastering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs For Dads

    Mastering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs For Dads

    Grab your climbing gear, cause we're setting for the summit. We're heading up to the top of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the profound relevance it plays in being a dad. 
     
    As we start this journey you need to pack the tools you'll need to make this perilous trip.
    As fathers, we often find ourselves navigating an intricate web of responsibilities, emotions, and aspirations. By understanding Maslow's Hierarchy and its implications, we can gain valuable insights into how to thrive in our paternal role, fostering our own growth while nurturing our children's development.
    Throughout the episode, we explore each level of Maslow's Hierarchy and analyze how it directly impacts our journey as fathers. From the foundational physiological needs—such as ensuring our children's health and safety—to the psychological aspects of belongingness and love, we dive into the profound connections we form with our kids and the importance of fostering strong family bonds.
    Whether you're a new dad, experienced parent, or someone interested in the complexities of the human experience, this episode of "Fearless Fathers” will provide you with profound insights into the intricacies of Maslow's Hierarchy and its relevance to the incredible journey of being a dad. Join us as we rethink fatherhood.

    • 28 min
    The Role of Parents as CEO of their Children’s Education: Examining Government Overreach in Schools

    The Role of Parents as CEO of their Children’s Education: Examining Government Overreach in Schools

    In this episode, we explore the growing concern of government overreach in schools and the critical role of parents in becoming the CEOs of their children's education. We discuss a recent incident in Florida where a teacher is being investigated for showing the movie "Strange World," which allegedly contained inappropriate content for minors. 
     
    We delve into the controversy surrounding this incident and what it says about the current state of education in the United States. We also analyze the growing trend of parents taking charge of their children's education, with the rise of homeschooling and alternative education models. 
     
    Throughout the episode, we examine the various challenges facing parents who seek to take control of their children's education and the steps they can take to ensure their authority is not undermined by government interference. 
     
    Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the current landscape of education in the US and the importance of parents taking an active role in their children's schooling. Whether you are a parent, educator, or anyone interested in the state of education, this thought-provoking episode is a must-listen.
     
    Ultimately, our podcast episode aims to stimulate thoughtful discussion around this complex issue, highlighting the importance of striking a balance between academic freedom and student welfare.

    • 42 min
    We Remember A Great Brother Lost on This Memorial Day - Plus Three Years of The Podcast

    We Remember A Great Brother Lost on This Memorial Day - Plus Three Years of The Podcast

    We are back from our break. This Memorial Day, we raise a glass to a great friend of ours who we served with. He unexpectedly died during a work accident. He was a loving father, veteran, mentor, and all-around great person whom we had the privilege of knowing. This also marked three years of Fearless Fathers. We share some stories coming up in the podcast.

    • 39 min
    Navigating Parenthood During Post Covid: Understanding How it Affects Our Kids

    Navigating Parenthood During Post Covid: Understanding How it Affects Our Kids

    Join us in this eye-opening episode, where we discuss the impact of Covid-19 on children and how it has changed their lives forever. As parents, we are facing unprecedented challenges in raising our children during this pandemic, and we need to understand how it is affecting them both physically and mentally. In this podcast, we talk about our experiences with our kid's post covid, and how it's affected more than just health. Moreover, we delve into the long-term effects of Covid-19 on our children's mental health, education, and overall development. We provide practical tips and strategies on how to help our children cope with the challenges brought on by the pandemic and how to positively parent them during these difficult times. So if you are a parent, guardian, or anyone who cares about the well-being of our children, tune in to this episode and discover the power of understanding our children's perspectives and feelings on living through a pandemic.

    • 41 min
    Child Leashes: The Walking Solution?

    Child Leashes: The Walking Solution?

    We'll be talking about child leashes: the controversial contraption that has parents everywhere divided. Some say it's a practical way to keep your little ones safe in crowded areas, while others think it's slightly reminiscent of dog walking. 
     
    We'll be exploring both sides of the argument, discussing the pros and cons of child leashes with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure. 
     
    Whether you think child leashes are ridiculous or your kid is basically Houdini and you need all the help you can get, this video is for you. We'll also be sharing our personal experiences with child leashes - spoiler alert: it involves a very determined toddler and a crowded department store. 
     
    So, grab your leash (or grab your pitchfork), and join us for a lively discussion on one of the most polarizing parenting topics out there.

    • 33 min
    Take The High Road In Your Divorce - Ways To Effectively Navigate, Communicate and Build Natural Co-Parenting with Andy Heller

    Take The High Road In Your Divorce - Ways To Effectively Navigate, Communicate and Build Natural Co-Parenting with Andy Heller

    Co-parenting can be one of the most difficult parts of navigating a divorce. Depending on how old they are, you may have many years of close co-parenting ahead of you. Your children are observing everything you do. How you treat your former spouse is becoming part of your children’s wiring. For most people, there is a period of 1-5 years during a divorce that has the potential to be extremely toxic. It’s not easy, but you owe it to your children to provide them with the smoothest transition possible.

    Andy Heller never set out to become an expert on divorce. Andy had already co-authored two real estate investing books, but had no intention of writing another book until going through his own divorce. Over 6 years, Andy conducted dozens of interviews with field experts, including co-parenting counselors, attorneys, mediators, as well as divorced couples who overcame massive challenges in their own separations. Filled with blunt advice, real-world examples, and 46 practical strategies for better separation, Take the High Road: Divorce with Compassion for Yourself and Your Family provides readers with a well-organized roadmap to a more positive destination, a less-traveled route for navigating a divorce that can heal hearts, prepare them for the future, and nurture their children.

    Commonly after divorce, one - if not the biggest - complaint when it comes to co-parenting can sound like, "My ex won't do this, or my ex always does that!"  Andy Heller recognizes this and focuses his advice specifically on unilateral steps that divorcees can take to improve their co-parenting reality that in no way depends on actions an ex might or might not take in return."
     
    Divorce should be viewed as a marathon, not a sprint. Andy aims to move everyone involved through a divorce with compassion and care. Andy’s book is a roadmap, not only for the person reading but for their former partner and their children as well.
     
    Learn more about Andy and his book at the links below:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/takethehighroadbook
    https://www.instagram.com/andyhheller/
    www.takethehighroaddivorce.com
     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ctirp ,

I’m hooked!

Definitely motivating to listen to the passion that Dave speaks with about being the best dad you can be! Most certainly adding this to my weekly rotation

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Gabe

I’m not a fearless father. I have a 2 year old a 5 year old and run a company. I’m scared and tired a lot. These guys really help period!!!

BHickey83 ,

Breaking barriers

Dave-O and Ryan are a fantastic duo doing a phenomenal job tackling the stigma of fatherhood. Be sure to subscribe and listen for practical advice and a generous dose of humor, too. A must-have for dads, and, everyone really!

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