How often do we talk at #DadChat about the importance of teaching our kids to do the right thing, to give back to the world, to do Tikkun Olam (“Repair the World”)? A LOT! Do you believe in Good Karma? Do you believe that it comes back to you? This Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 -10:00 p.m. ET, we have co-host Annie Fox to help guide us through steps to help our kids be better people. Her new book is Teaching Kids to be Good People and we will be giving away THREE copies during #DadChat. And, as always at #DadChat, you will have to earn the giveaway!
Who hasn’t dealt with rejection in their lives? What parent hasn’t had to console a child over a variety of rejections, whether from a sports team, an audition, or the more common cliques and first-love dramas? BUT, isn’t rejection and its corollary – failure – really an opportunity to grow and learn? Don’t we usually get more from failure than success IF we have the right context in hand? Special co-host Susan Campbell Cross will take on this sometimes painful issue this Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET.
Ahhh, boundaries. Do we as parents know how to set and stick with them? Do we set them with our partners? With our employers? Heck, with ourselves!? That’s the topic we’re going to tackle Thursday, March 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. We are graced with a wonderful co-host, Carla Young who suggested this terrific topic!
Do we get lazy with our winter time workouts? Does inclement weather discourage you? Exercise and workouts must be a year-round habit. For me, as you can see above, I love to ski but that is limited as far as its frequency. We will discuss both exercise, workouts, diet and more with Heather Frey aka @SmashFit, this Thursday, March 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Heather will also chat about her Change Challenge, which she presented on The Ricki Lake Show. Dress for this chat is “workout casual.”
I hope you can wait until this Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET when we take on the complicated issue of “Patience.” Since this is #DadChat, we are going to approach it largely from a parenting point-of-view. When should we be patient with our kids? Is there ever a time we should be impatient? We are pleased to have Andy Holloman as our co-host for this evening’s #DadChat
One of my columns this week generated a lot of buzz and is worthy of discussion at #DadChat. Can our kids handle criticism – constructive or any form? Your homework for this week’s #DadChat, on Thursday February 21 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET, is to read Constructive Criticism – Are Today’s Millennials too Thin-Skinned to Handle It?
Perhaps the greatest love songs album of all-time and certainly Sinatra’s all-time best!
Every time #DadChat does music, we have a blast. Don’t we ALL love LOVE songs? What are your favorites? Bring your favorite rock ‘n’ roll love songs and your classic pop ones as well. Back again to co-host is School-of-Rock maven Jason Ramsey! Heck, if you have a fav hip-hop or rap, share ‘em! That means, have the YouTube link handy and ready. We’ll have a transcript this week so don’t worry about seeing them all during our chat this Valentine’s Day, February 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Homework for this chat is my #1 column on 12Most.com – 12 Most Classic Romantic Songs for Valentine’s Day.