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Relationships

Vulnerability, Parenting, and Letting Go of Control—Inside A Guy’s Perspective With Our Friends From Dadville

Episode Notes

Research shows that many men are struggling and not sure how to get support. So I asked our friends from the Dadville podcast to come on and talk about how to encourage the guys in your life!

What a joy to host this insightful and fun duo! Jon McLaughlin and Dave Barnes are best known for their careers as musicians and song writers, but on their off-time, they encourage and inspire us on their popular parenting podcast, Dadville. You'll find so much wisdom in this conversation, including:

1. How to find joy in the dream vs. the destination

2. Guys and vulnerability

3. The true goal of parenting

4. Why we all have to face our own blind spots

5. A beautiful picture of letting go of control with our kids

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"Art is never finished, only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci"Whenever we come together to share strengths it breeds competition; whenever we come together sharing our weaknesses, it breeds community." -Anonymous The Timehop appDadville PodcastAlison's episode on the Dadville PodcastResources for supportRelated Podcast EpisodesEpisode 32: Productivity and the Never Ending To Do List: How to Stop Hustling & Embrace the Joy of EnoughEpisode 28: The Pain of Performing For Others and How to Claw Your Way Out with Toni CollierTherapy Adjacent Series:Episode 63: Spiritual Direction, the Power of Listening, & How to Attune to Yourself and to OthersEpisode 64: Women's Health-Menopause, Hormones, Depression and How to Advocate for Yourself Through Your Body's ChangesMore Podcast Episodes

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