Are you a dad? Going to be a dad? You, my friend, need a laugh. Maybe some parenting advice. And perhaps an IV drip of caffeine. DAD (Direct Advice for Dads) brings you all three - through the gloriously unfiltered stories and “wisdom” of Australian dads who are currently navigating the labyrinth of kids, work, family life and relationships. The DAD Podcast is an offshoot of the DAD blog, which contains over 300 articles that are just as funny, raw and important as this podcast. Check it out at https://www.directadvicefordads.com.au/
Teaching kids the skill of decision making
21:16David Gribble is the CEO of the Constable Care Foundation, a WA based organisation that focuses on keeping our kids safe and educating them to be so. David chats about their brand-new initiative, taking the issue of ethics and “making good decisions” by teaching it in schools as part of a trial curriculum. A powerful episode on empowering our kids to make good life decisions.
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A doctor's take on screen time for kids
22:30It’s the battery powered elephant in the room for you and your kids. How much screen time is too much screen time? The boys chat with Dr Rosa Virgara from the University of SA, who has recently completed a study on this very same issue. She breaks down quality screen time over “junk” screen time, and reveals not only how much screen time our kids should be getting, but how much “huff and puff” time they should be doing daily too.
Dad and the workplace
24:15Friend of the pod, The Fatherhood’s Jeremy Macvean, is back to share his work in changing workplace attitudes. In particular, why it’s okay to be “there” for your kids when they need you. Jeremy shares a deeply personal story about navigating a divorce and how coming through that, as well as a pandemic, has changed him as a man and a dad.
Being ninja fit with Sam Goodall from Ninja Warrior Australia
20:23Is it all getting away from you? You’re not alone, but that’s why we got Ninja Warrior and dad of three (and about to be four), Sam Goodall. He shares a whole bunch of gold about what it takes to stay fit and continue to be the best version of a dad you can be.
Tips and tricks to be a “fun” dad
23:55For most dads, it’s why we sign up to be a dad, right? To have lots of fun with your kids. Ross and Dan are fun blokes who have made it their quest to be the “fun” dad, and they both share some personal tips and tricks on how you can make some of the more mundane dad stuff a little bit more fun.
Pete Rowsthorn - the forefather of the modern dad
24:48Australians have known Pete Rowsthorn for years during his time on The Comedy Company and of course, his role as the long-suffering Brett Craig on Kath and Kim. But what makes Pete tick as a dad? Ross and Dan get to know the Australian comedy legend in a ‘warts and all’ chat about his journey as a dad and husband.