Dad Space Podcast - for Dads by Dads

Dad Space Podcast - for Dads by Dads

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 for all things Dad!


March 24, 2023 35 min

EPISODE 44 - Dr. Sam Goldman - for children with sensory issues, eating is hard

When your child struggles to eat a variety of food, it can be frustrating and overwhelming. You might feel like you’ve tried it all, and just don’t know what else to do. Maybe, you’ve even been told it’s your fault because you don’t “force them” to eat. 

Can I ease your mind a bit? The truth is, that for children with “sensory issues,” eating is ha...

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E43 - Mike DiCioccio - A Message to Dad's Lessons Are Caught Not Just Taught, Capturing Memories

Mike drops in to share his thoughts as a single Dad, spending time with your kids and why that matters so much, Mike also shares stories of his Dad and the legacy that lives on.

Remember that our kids learn lessons from us every day - some of these lessons are caught and not just taught!

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E42 - Jesse Jackson - The Joys and Challenges of Having an Adult Friendship With Your Child

Lessons learned and discussion around life with our adult children - when to lead, when to follow - when to speak, when to listen

Recognizing your adult child as an adult is a very interesting point in time for any parent - Jesse is here to share his thoughts and some great examples from his own personal experiences - some wins and some loss...

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E41 - Derek T Freeman -  Author of Building Unstoppable Self-Confidence for Teens

You already have the key to unlocking your real personality and fearlessly creating your authentic life free of labels and comparisons – you just need to be shown how.

Labels and comparisons stop you from being your real self.

You try to live up to an ideal - to be like the teen you think is smarter, better looking, and more popular than...

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E40 - Sean Genovese - Find Something To Say Yes To, Stop Being a Status Quo Dad, Parenting and ADHD Kids

In this episode we look at:

- Being a Dad with an ADHD Child - how Sean and his wife removed the overwhelm and made big things easier for their daughter

- We challenge Dad's to find something to say yes to - like an off the cuff request for ice cream

- We challenge the Status-Quo Dad's to step outside of the minimum requirements...

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E39 - Rev. Steven Garrett - From The Barber Shop to the Pulpit - Building Community, A Living Legacy and Confidence In Your Kids

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E38 - Carl James - A Dad Story about ADHD, Living in a State Park, and Snakes In The Tree

Carl and his family live in one of the two homes located on Antelope Island - Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride the park’s backcountry trails for spectacular views of lake and island scenery; spend a star-filled night in one of several primitive campsites; stroll along sandy beaches and take a dip in the lake’s salty waters or step back in...

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E37 - Thoughts on Becoming a Dad for the First Time - Survival tips for Dad's that want to start right!

Are you becoming a father for the first time? Having a baby is an exciting and potentially terrifying experience for any first-time dad. If this is your first time being a dad, we’ve compiled a list of ways to calm your potential fears.

Although there’s a lot to learn and take in, knowledge is power. 

Knowing what to expect ...

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E36 - The Basics of Money with David Chudyk - Credit Cards, Real Estate and More Money Wisdom

Today we look at setting an example for our kids with money - David joins us to give us the BASICS of Money Management, including 

- when to get your kids a credit card?

- renting or owning property - How Dave set up his son when he went off to university

- How we need to improve who we are and how doing so impacts our finances

More a...

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E35 - How to to be a Happy Dad and enjoy a Happy New Year

We greet each other with a Happy New Year on January 1st - we wear silly hats, fireworks fill the sky and a new year starts.  My question to Dad's this year, how can we be a Happy Dad this year?

The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole!  We get stranded in a rut of what we think is happiness, but turns out, these things do not lead to happi...

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How to Cope When You Are Alone over the Holidays

In general, there are three ways to cope with being alone at Christmas. 

First, you can address your mental state and how it is contributing to your loneliness. 

Second, you can find things to do at Christmas that make you feel less alone. 

Third, you can plan ahead so that you are not alone this time next year if you don't want to be.

Tips for C...

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Thoughts on The Empty Nest and How We Find Joy in this New Stage in Life

When the kids are gone, you can discover a richer, deeper, and more fulfilling life than you ever imagined!

Whether you've been looking forward to it or dreading it, the experience of coming home to an empty nest brings with it a well of emotions, realizations, and one gigantic, all-consuming thought: Now what? As an empty nester, the option...

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Finding Your Way Back To Your Element, When You Are Out of It

I have been reading Finding your Element by: Sir Ken Robinson - it is definitely a book worth reading. It is fully packed with inspiration and motivates you to make the best of your life. The book is full of exercises, which help you to define your areas of interests and find your element.

I have pulled out a few thoughts from this book to share with y...

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Happy Thanksgiving - The Difference Between Being Grateful verses Being Thankful

Therefore, feeling grateful and thankful are both positive emotions that are sparked by an event. However, the difference between feeling grateful and thankful is that, by definition, grateful feelings are directed toward the person experiencing them, whereas thankful feelings are generated within the individual.
Let me elaborate...

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EPISODE 29 - 4 Tips On Disciplining Your Kids Effectively that Makes Them Better

Grab your coaches whistle!  Hit the field, let's talk about building our team within our home - so that we are all playing together, towards the same goal and serving the team with our efforts - how to discipline without driving your kids away in the process

Four Benefits of Disciplining Your Children

Every child requires discipline to gr...

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Hey Dad - Five Questions About Being a Father

Questions About Being a Father

Below are some questions to ask your father or yourself about being a father:

  • Are there things you wish you had done differently as a father

Questions along these lines will help dad think more about the quality of his role as a father and may identify some things that could influence your role as a parent.

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How To Get Out of Your Own Way and Find Contentment in Your Dad Journey

As a Dad we tend to operate in a provider mode - putting others first, making sure everyone around us is good - but what about us, what if we are not... good.  What happens when we "get in the way" of others, we push others hard, maybe too hard.

How do we become more mindful of others in our day to day and become aware of moments when pu...

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It is a call that you never want to answer - you are never fully prepared for, nor are you completely aware of how different your life will forever be after a freak accident on the job.  This happened to Joan.  Life carries on for Joan, her husband and 2 small kids - a carriage horse kicked Joan's husband in the head while on duty as a police officer.  An accident that set into motion fear, uncerta...

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Jason Centeno - Firefighter Dad What Adoption has taught him as a Dad

Jason shares his journey from Firefighter to Entrepreneur - his adoption story, how they opened their home to include adopted kids, what they have taught him about being a Dad!

Jason organized a pre-Father's Day event in his community encouraging Dads to participate and offering up a great prize that the winner keeps for 1 year

Check out a grea...

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Phil Vecchio joins us to chat about being a stay at home Dad - and yes, these are my kids, and no I am not babysitting!

Phil made the decision early on as a parent that he would stay home and raise the kids! Not work from home, stay at home!  Sure there is time to pursue the things that light Phil up - he is a podcaster, loves music and so much more, but he is a stay at home Dad!

With the high cost of Day Ca...

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