Monthly Archives: August 2017

#206 – Dr. Thomas Armstrong – American Institute for Learning and Human Development



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 206 - Dr. Thomas Armstrong - American Institute for Learning and Human Development

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on educator and psychologist, Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., to talk about his latest book, The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion.

This book provides a thought-provoking argument against this hidden agenda of underlying values behind the ADD/ADHD diagnosis. After addressing the many inconsistencies, faulty logic, and unsupported conclusions of the ADHD paradigm, Dr. Armstrong spends the remaining two-thirds of his book proposing a far broader range of practical, positive, and organic strategies that parents and educators should consider to help kids diagnosed with ADHD.

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years. Over one million copies of his books are in print in English on issues related to learning and human development.

Dr. Armstrong is the author of sixteen books. For more information, visit the American Institute for Learning and Human Development at Institute4Learning.com.


#205 – Aaron Canwell – Micah and Me – HomeDadCon



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 205 - Aaron Canwell - Micah and Me - HomeDadCon

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Aaron Canwell, lead singer in the band Micah and Me, who talks about his music, family life, and the HomeDadCon that he helps to organize.

Aaron Canwell started the band Micah and Me when he became a stay-at-home dad. Aaron was wandering around Portland looking for activities to do with his son. He stumbled into a Kindie performance. This performance engaged children young and old to sing and dance. Aaron attended performances during that first year and got hooked. He got the idea to take his love of music and movement to share with children. Shortly after he realized that having a band partner would be very helpful. Aaron posted in the Portland Dads At Home Facebook group asking if any other dads wanted to join him on this new adventure. Aaron plays the ukulele, sings and is the band’s hype man!

HomeDadCon — the Annual At-Home Dads Convention — brings primary caregiver dads together from across the country for professional development as dads who embrace parenting as their most important job, to network with other active and involved dads…and for a well-deserved chance to relax.

Founded in Chicago in 1996, this will mark their 22nd year. HomeDadCon 2017 is brought to you by the National At-Home Dad Network, a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing advocacy, community, education, and support for families where fathers are the primary caregivers of their children. Their purpose is to empower fathers and champion a culture that recognizes them as capable and competent parents.


#204 – Dr. Cara Natterson – Worry Proof MD



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 204 - Dr. Cara Natterson - Worry Proof MD

Art Eddy talks with Dr. Cara Natterson to talk about her latest book, Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.

Guy Stuff provides boys with the answers that will help them take care of themselves better, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between. With tips, how-tos, and facts from a real pediatrician, it’s the perfect book to help boys learn about their body’s changes.

Dr. Cara Natterson is a pediatrician, consultant, and award-winning author. She grew up in Los Angeles, dreaming of helping others. After medical school and training to be a pediatrician, she returned to her hometown where she worked as a primary care doctor. Her experiences were extraordinary as she learned first-hand how difficult it can be for parents to navigate all of the information (good and bad) thrust at them. That’s when Cara started writing books. At first she focused on medical issues, but over time her writing shifted to the most common fears and misconceptions about pediatric health.

Go to Dr. Cara Natterson‘s website at WorryProofMD.com to purchase her new book, read articles, watch videos and more.


#203 – Dr. Catherine Pearlman – The Family Coach



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 203 - Dr. Catherine Pearlman - The Family Coach

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Dr. Catherine Pearlman to talk about her new book, Ignore It: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction.

Dr. Catherine Pearlman is the founder of The Family Coach, a private practice specializing in helping families resolve everyday problems related to discipline, sleep, and sibling rivalry, among other issues.

She is the proud parent of a son in elementary school and a daughter in middle school. Her syndicated Dear Family Coach column has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many regional parenting magazines. She has appeared on Today and her advice has been featured in Parenting, Men’s Health, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post.

Dr. Pearlman is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years. She is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman University and received a PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University and a masters of social work from New York University.

Find Dr. Catherine Pearlman on Twitter @TheFamilyCoach, Facebook, and TheFamilyCoach.com.


#202 – Wade Jackson – Camp LUCK



The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 202 - Wade Jackson - Camp LUCK

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Wade Jackson to talk about the phenomenal work that he and his wife Kim are doing at Camp LUCK.

Wade lost his son, Jacob Jackson, to a congenital heart defect following open heart surgery when his son was only 17 years old. Since Jacob’s passing, Wade and his wife Kim have channeled their grief into the creation and continued growth of Camp LUCK (Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids).

Developed for kids like Jacob, the camp seeks to provide a place for kids with heart disease to gather together and experience community. The couple volunteers countless hours to spreading the organization’s mission, which stretches across the many programs that Camp LUCK has to offer, including Kids Camp and a family camp, where families can spend a long weekend together at the site. During Kids Camp, campers are able to bring one of their siblings to enjoy the camp experience with them.

Last year when he won the Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award. This award seeks to recognize philanthropic efforts within the NASCAR community.

For more information, watch this video and go to CampLUCK.com.