Dad Space Podcast - for Dads by Dads
Dad Space Podcast - for Dads by Dads

Dad Space Podcast - for Dads by Dads

Dave Campbell

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DadSpace - A Podcast for Dads by Dads. Dad Space is a safe space to ask questions, learn from other Dads and grow in community! We equip Dads with how to tips, marriage tips, family insights and even the occasional Dad Joke! Great guests will join us to share their Dad journey with you. Whether you are a new Dad, a Step-Dad, an empty nester or Grandparent! Dad Space is a safe space for Dads to connect and do life together! Visit DadSpace.ca for all things Dad!

Recent Episodes

Cory Jenks - I Guess I'm A Dad Now - Yes And, Keep Enjoying the Game - Keep Playing
MAY 27, 2024
Cory Jenks - I Guess I'm A Dad Now - Yes And, Keep Enjoying the Game - Keep Playing
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45 MIN
Securing Your Family's Future, Good Debt vs Bad Debt - Dad Space Podcast
MAY 20, 2024
Securing Your Family's Future, Good Debt vs Bad Debt - Dad Space Podcast

Episode 103 - Securing Your Family's Future, Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Securing Your Family's Future: Good Debt vs Bad DebtAs fathers, our primary goal is to create a legacy of financial security and prosperity for our children. While the words "debt" and "borrowing" may carry a negative connotation, it's essential to understand that not all debt is created equal. By making informed decisions, we can leverage good debt to build generational wealth and provide a solid foundation for our families.

Good Debt: A Pathway to Wealth CreationGood debt is an investment in your future and that of your children. It increases your net worth and generates value beyond your present income.

Here are some examples of good debt:

  1. Homeownership: Taking out a mortgage to purchase a home is often considered good debt. Real estate has historically appreciated in value, and owning a home can provide a sense of stability and security for your family.
  2. Education: Borrowing student loans to finance higher education can be a wise investment. A quality education can open doors to better career opportunities and higher earning potential, ultimately benefiting your children's future.
  3. Business Ventures: Accessing lines of credit or small business loans to start or expand a profitable business can be a form of good debt. Successful entrepreneurial endeavors can create generational wealth and financial independence.

Bad Debt: A Burden to AvoidBad debt, on the other hand, is often used to purchase goods or services that have no lasting value or potential for growth.

Examples of bad debt include:

  • Credit Card Debt: High-interest credit card debt can quickly spiral out of control, leading to a cycle of debt and financial strain.
  • Payday Loans: These short-term loans often come with exorbitant interest rates and can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.
  • Luxury Purchases: Borrowing money to finance luxury items like fancy cars or extravagant vacations may provide temporary satisfaction but offers no long-term financial benefit.

While we all enjoy the occasional indulgence, it's crucial to prioritize investments that will bolster your family's financial portfolio and secure your children's future.

A Legacy of Financial WisdomGood debt, when used strategically, can be a powerful tool for building generational wealth.

By making wise choices and prioritizing investments that appreciate in value or generate income, we can create a legacy of financial stability for our children.

Remember, the decisions we make today will shape the future of our families for generations to come.

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24 MIN
An Epidemic of Loneliness for Men is Happening - The Friendship Recession
MAY 13, 2024
An Epidemic of Loneliness for Men is Happening - The Friendship Recession

Episode 102 - An Epidemic of Loneliness for Men is Happening - The Friendship Recession

According to the search results, male loneliness has become a significant public health issue in 2024. Studies show that a growing number of men are struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation:


Lost.

Disaffected.

Adrift.

Checked out.

Dislocated.

Withdrawn.

What is happening with so many of our boys and men? Economists lament inexplicable drops in male labor force participation. Public health officials point to disproportionately male “deaths of despair” from suicide or overdose. Parents see their sons struggling and worry what it means for their future.

In Of Boys and Men, Richard Reeves provides a groundbreaking diagnosis of the contemporary male malaise. Many of the rapid economic, social, and cultural changes over recent decades pose new challenges to boys and men—especially those at the bottom of the economic ladder. Black boys and men face the most acute challenges of all.

Politicians on both left and right have failed to engage constructively with the problems of boys and men. Views on what it means to be a man in the twenty-first century have hardened along partisan lines. But as Reeves writes: “We can hold two thoughts in our head at once. We can be passionate about women’s rights and compassionate toward vulnerable boys and men.”

Drawing on years of deep research as well as his personal experience as a father of three sons, Reeves offers a compelling diagnosis of the problems of boys and men—and a bold set of solutions.

Men often have a harder time expressing their feelings and reaching out for help when dealing with loneliness. Many turn to online communities or public figures like podcasters to find a sense of connection

However, experts emphasize that face-to-face interactions and activities with other men are essential for building meaningful friendships

To combat the growing male loneliness epidemic, some suggestions include:Ultimately, addressing male loneliness will require a multi-faceted approach - from destigmatizing discussions around mental health, to ensuring more institutional resources and support are available for men

By prioritizing social connection, men can take proactive steps to improve their overall health and well-being

⁠https://www.acalltomen.org/why-men-are-primed-for-loneliness/⁠⁠https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2023/09/11/men-loneliness-epidemic-women⁠

⁠https://www.menshealth.com/uk/mental-strength/a759609/the-truth-about-male-loneliness/⁠

⁠https://hive.rochesterregional.org/mens-health/men-loneliness-friends⁠

⁠https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/surgeon-general-social-connection-advisory.pdf⁠

Book mentioned: Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It - ⁠Richard V. Reeves⁠ 

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31 MIN
Speech Pathologist - Michelle Mintz - Communicating Face to Face With Our Kids, Pacifiers and Parenting
MAY 6, 2024
Speech Pathologist - Michelle Mintz - Communicating Face to Face With Our Kids, Pacifiers and Parenting
Episode 101 - Speech Pathologist - Michelle Mintz - Communicating Face to Face With Our Kids, Pacifiers and Parenting Everyone has a special gift. You may know what yours is or perhaps you have not yet discovered it. I am fortunate to know that my special gift is having the key that is needed to help children unlock the doors of communication. I have this wonderful ability to relate to children in such a way that they feel comfortable and have fun at the same time that they are blooming. For over 25 years, my passion has been connecting and communicating with parents, grandparents, nannies, siblings and their babies from birth through five years old. Guiding both the children and adults during my sessions provides me with great joy and pride. To be present for the beautiful moment when a mom hears her child speak a word they have never spoken before is an inspiring and exhilarating shared experience. Watching the looks of pure awe and joy from the families when they see their baby making those connections is what continues to drive my passion for helping other babies bloom. As babies bloom…families blossom. Through my years of experience, I have discovered that coaching those who spend the most time with a baby such as parents, grandparents, and nannies to integrate my proactive strategies into their natural daily activities is the most impactful way to help a baby bloom. https://babybloomingmoments.com/ (https://babybloomingmoments.com/) https://dadspace.ca/ (____) https://dadspace.ca/ (https://dadspace.ca/) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dad-space-podcast/message
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46 MIN