This week I’m talking with family and marriage therapist and the author of Fatherhood in 40-Minute Snapshots, Jeremy Schneider. In our conversation, we are going to get into how dads can be the parent their differently wired child needs. 

I wanted to briefly acknowledge that in the two-and-a-half years I’ve been doing this podcast, I’ve released several episodes specifically geared to moms, while this is the first show that’s specifically geared to fathers. I also realize that sometimes the conversations may come across as being more relevant to moms than to dads. This is partly because the overwhelming majority of the audience for the show, as well as the active members in TiLT community, is women. At the same time, I know there are many fathers who are part of this tribe, and I also know you are a critical part of this equation in most families. If you are one of these dads, you probably sometimes feel left out of the conversation. Some of you have told me so. I thank you for sharing this with me.

I want to make sure that this show serves your needs as well. So I have a favor: If you are a father listening to this show and you have things you want to hear about or there are perspectives you’re missing that would support you and help your families, will you please let me know? If you have suggested guests you want to hear from on specific topics that are relevant to you within this broader conversation, please email me and share them with me. Thank you!

 

About Jeremy: Jeremy G. Schneider is the author of Fatherhood in 40-Minute Snapshots and a marriage and family therapist whose career spans more than 15 years of working with individuals and families, focusing on parenting, relationships and mental health. For his work, he has been a featured in The New York Times, TODAY, and CNN and has been a speaker on panels in New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Liverpool, England. Jeremy lives and works in New York City with his wife, Gem, and his son and daughter, Lucas and Dorit.

 

THINGS YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • Why some dads hold back from being the father their child and partner needs
  • The difference between “parenting” a child and “connecting” with a child
  • Practical ways fathers can offer emotional support and bond with their child at an early age
  • How couples can become more aligned and design a collaborative parenting structure
  • The role healthy communication plays in helping couples more effectively work together

 

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