Dad Genes: Exploring the DNA of Healthy Fathering

A Kids, Family and Parenting podcast featuring Dedan K Bruner
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The Crew takes a deeper look on the concept and the practice of co-parenting.Links:While we don’t support smoking, we do support this clip of Eva Mendes smoking in the movie, We Own The Night.Dedan shares a 107 year old letter from girl-dad W.E
Part two of a two-part conversation on youth sports. We examine our efforts to introduce our children to athletics and discuss some of the benefits and the challenges that come with competition.**Content Warning: there are references to sexual
Part one of a two-part conversation on youth sports. We look back at our own experiences growing up with sports and examine the impact they’ve had on our lives. Email: [email protected]: ht
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Andre Perry, author of the new book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities. We discuss Dr. Perry's journeys as a son, a husband and as a father and how he began to opera
In the final installment of our 4-part exploration spotlighting fathers working in their communities, we welcome the Founder and CEO of C.H.A.M.P.S. (Culturally Helping And Making Positive Success) Mentoring Vondale Singleton.  Together we disc
In our third installment of our month-long look at fatherhood and communities, the crew welcomes Civic Leader, John Bailey IV, creator of Arch of Knowledge to the pod. We discuss value of civic engagement, burnout, and the potentially detriment
We continue our month-long exploration into fatherhood communities with a roundtable conversation featuring returning guest, pediatrician and councilman David Myles and father-to-be Carlton Fairley. We open up about some of the challenges we ha
As  fathers, sometimes we hide from our family in the services we provide for them. Sometimes we say we are putting in long hours at work and away from home for them, but we are actually doing it for ourselves. When does the overtime and endles
The Dad Genes crew answer audience questions and discuss memorable moments from our first year podcasting.Ten Crack Commandment Uncle Nearest BourbonI Am Athlete‎Bronzeville on Apple Podcasts HBR - 10 Must ReadsParable of the Talents‎Fare of th
With Mother's Day around the corner, we thought it would be fitting to chat with the women who gave us life. Songs that remind us of our mother'sBobby - Unity by Queen LatifahRev. Tay - I'll Be There by The Jackson 5Mrs. Jackson - Outstanding b
Over the years, our relationship with Hip Hop has taken many forms -an outlet for our creativity, a voice when we could not find the words, and always, as a soundtrack for our highs and lows. In this episode, the crew welcomes Dr. Raphael Travi
How do the depictions of women we ingest in our daily doses of media impact the way we see our daughters? More importantly, how do they impact the way our girls will see themselves? In this episode, we welcome nationally syndicated radio person
 These days we're all being pulled in different directions. At times, showing up can be a challenge. When we do, how often are we able to be our full selves? The fellas welcome Dr. Leone Lettsome to the pod to discuss some of the obstacles that
 In this episode, we welcome Mallory Tay back to the pod, this time in the guest host. We discuss what it means to raise "free people" and some of the challenges that comes along with it. Additional show notes.Email: [email protected]:
 In this episode, love and Covid-19 are in the air. The Crew reminisces on our worst dating experiences, Bryan and Harris talk about romance from married perspectives, and Dedan shares why he's scared of sunflowers. Email: [email protected]
 In this episode, Bryan checks in from paternity leave, and Harris and I welcome friend of the pod DeMetrius Kee to sit in as a guest host. We talk about grief, some of the various ways it impacts us, and our approaches to coping teaching, and
The Dad Genes Crew welcome Rick "Big Man Walks" McCray to the podcast to discuss his decision to walk 500+ miles in an effort to lose weight, see more of his community, and maybe even beat his sons in a race.Check out this must-see highlight of
Dads In Development is a new series in which we welcome dads from various arenas to discuss how their walk of life impacts their families and their fathering journey. Today we welcome William Mapp, III. Will is an author and father of two who u
With Halloween around the corner, the crew gets nostalgic about costumes past and discusses ways to safely celebrate in the midst of the Coronavirus.Email: [email protected]: https://www.fa
In this episode, the Dad Genes Crew discuss the impact of Toxic Masculinity on their journeys as fathers and their efforts related to identifying and addressing their potentially harmful impact. Additional show notes.Email: [email protected]
The crew joins forces with Kenny and Marshall, the duo behind the Father Good Podcast. They joke about the problematic relationship advice of their hypothetical 15 year-old friends, similarities between improv comedy and fatherhood, and managin
In the wake of Covid-19, more parents are considering homeschooling. In this episode, the crew chats with a veteran homeschool teacher and mother of two about what it takes to build a successful and sustainable homeschool environment. Additiona
As much as sometimes we pretend like we've always known (or currently know) what we are doing, behind most parenting wins are the fails that we learned from. In this episode, the Dad Genes Crew shares some of our hard-earned lessons learned. Th
The Dad Genes Crew welcomes Faiza Jackson, a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist based in Virginia. We discuss the Adultification of Black Children, how motherhood has impacts her work, and her special connection to the Dad Genes Crew. Additio
Be it geographical, financial, educational, family dynamics or even the addition of technology, our children are faced with challenges that simply didn’t exist for us. What has remained is the need to be able to navigate life’s twists and turns
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