#DadChat is “Dark” this week and next in honor of #Christmas and #NewYears

DadChat 2014 Year2Date

We’ve had an incredible year at #DadChat – see the 2014 stats, year-to-date, above. A record for us and probably one of the most popular chats on Twitter, period. I’m so proud of our community, my partner Christopher Lewis, and grateful for ALL the incredible guests and sponsors we’ve had this year. We look forward to 2015 bringing EVERYONE joy, health, and prosperity! Our FIRST #DadChat of 2015 will be Thursday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET!

Pet Quirks at #PetRap Sunday

Goofy dogs - pet quirks

Everyone who has pets has had those times when their pet does something that simply makes you giggle. Call it a quirk; call it personality; call it whatever! It’s one of the many joys of having pets in your life. Let’s get together this Sunday, June 9 at noon – 1:00 p.m. PT/3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET and share some of those funny pet quirks.

Choosing Hope with a Challenging Kid at #DadChat

Good Boy Roy - Zach Hix

We all read about having a “challenging” child. The challenges can range from simple behavior issues to a wide-range of diagnosed learning disabilities and illnesses. It seems to me it’s hard enough – these days – to raise good kids, period. Imagine when you add the stress of a real illness or a real challenging mental or learning disorder to the mix?

How do you cope? How does a relationship/marriage cope? What if you are doing the parenting alone? How much help is available in the public sphere? Do friends stay or abandon you? Do relatives? Who do you turn to, to simply rant or share a hard day’s frustration? THIS is the topic for #DadChat on Thursday, May 30 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Prizes tonight – read further for details and images.

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