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Meet Daniel 

Daniel is 34-year-old dad who served in the Marine Corps who knew he wanted more for his life.  He transitioned out of the uniform, got a job, started a family, but still felt something was missing.  He would stay up at night wondering how he was going to provide for his family.  How he was going to be the dad he knew he wanted to be.  How to show up as the husband and create the certainty his wife needed.

Daniel looks at his kids and wonders what life he is creating for them to grow up in.

He is seeking that connection to his wife and kids.  He keeps a lot of things bottled up because that is what he was told was the "right" thing.  He has conversations in his head that always end with him feeling broken, worthless, and wondering if this is what life is really about. 

He is looking for that one thing that will change his life in a radical way, he has big dreams, big ambitions, and a heart the size of the ocean. 

 He hears a podcast that says "Dads coming home" and he realizes he has been on autopilot with so much of his life.  He says "Today will be the day", he takes the first step which begins a journey of discovery,  growth, and vulnerability with others in a way he has never known.    

Mar 29, 2020

April is National Alcohol Responsibility Month in the United States and today we get to talk to the Executive Director of Responsibility.org.  Responsible drinking is something that is a dark area of American culture and a lot of it not talked about in the world of parenting or being an adult. 

We touch on a big idea here in this episode about being responsible for your own life and the choices you make and don't make have a direct correlation to the success you experience in life. 

As parents, we need to understand that the only wrong thing to do when it comes to having this talk with our kids is NOT HAVING IT.

The #1 influence on a kid's choice to drink responsibly is their parents, and if we don't talk about it they will watch our actions or someones elses. 

Topics Covered:

  • Planting the seeds of responsibility when they are young that carry over into being an adult.
  • Kids have a curiosity to learn and understand the world around them.
  • The emotional connection to alcohol and drug use
  • The patterns of your behavior will repeat with your kids
  • Drinking is not a coping mechanism
  • Tools for veterans facing alcohol and drug issues
  • Difference between Mental Health and Mental Wellness
  • Breaking the behavior groove of your habits to change the direction we are headed
  • Is letting your kids drink in your presence good or bad?
  • Having the talk with your kids > https://bit.ly/2WTfyLe
  • The many things that come from dad and we need to be active in their life

Tool Recommendation

CARS – Screening and Assessment Tool> https://bit.ly/2JmzCgT

Ask, Listen, Learn > https://bit.ly/3dNHVjY

How to connect with guest

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