Stand-Up Dads

A podcast for parents with a sense of humor. Two stand-up comics just trying to make sense of parenting in today’s world.

Episode 39 - Communicating with Your Kids

October 6th, 2019
On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss how to communicate with your kids

     - Rob goes over the classic parenting book "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk"

- Deciphering the codes that teens are putting on their texts

- This week's bad dad changes his adopted kid's age so that they can abandon them.  Confused?  So were we!

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnSNFkyP0SI (Jeff Allen Link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jidvx2sELXs (Tim Wilkins Link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOSo0r-9Sz4 (Chad Daniels Link)

https://www.fatherly.com/play/the-classic-parenting-book-how-to-talk-so-kids-will-listen-in-under-1000-words/

https://mumcentral.com.au/secret-teen-text-codes/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/establishing-cell-phone-rules-for-teens-2609120

https://www.jconline.com/story/news/2019/09/18/michael-kristine-barnett-daughter-abandon-ukraine-adoption-dwarfism-prodigy/2364895001/

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 36 - To Spank or Not to Spank?

September 15th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss different views on spanking your kids and effective alternatives to spanking

- Guess which of the hosts got smacked around by their folks

- Rob and Mike butt heads on charter schools, setting up a future episode that will be intense!

- This week's Bad Dad has a distasteful method for disciplining his young son

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the videos and articles mentioned in the show are below:

 

https://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/louis-ck-fox-news-and-hitting-children/83877693/ (Louis C.K. clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64UzydR9KHQ (Denis Leary clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RybwBGcsLPE (Paul Jensen clip)

https://www.sciencealert.com/science-why-you-should-never-spank-children

https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/discipline-and-behavior/spanking-grabbing-other-physical-discipline/

https://www.yahoo.com/news/dads-controversial-sign-offering-free-spankings-divides-internet-161925660.html

https://ca.style.yahoo.com/georgia-parents-asked-sign-consent-paddle-form-charter-school-reinstates-corporal-punishment-163410404.html

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/seven-alternatives-spanking-your-child-that-actually-work.html

https://wtkr.com/2019/04/26/father-accused-of-forcing-4-year-old-son-to-drink-hot-sauce-for-cursing/

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 32 - Bullying

August 18th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss how to identify and deal with bullying while throwing in bullying stories from their past

- Bad Dad this week is a Mom doing the right thing the wrong way

- What happens when little kids take their parents' cars to McDonald's without their consent

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urdf4g-LXk4 (Steve Martin Clip)

https://childmind.org/article/what-to-do-if-your-child-is-bullying/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/ways-discipline-child-for-bullying-others-460520

https://www.verywellfamily.com/reasons-why-kids-are-bullied-460777

http://wiki.c2.com/?FoggingTechnique

http://www.kenrigby.net/07c-Fogging

https://www.bark.us/blog/5-best-anti-bullying-videos-on-youtube-for-tweens-and-teens/

https://www.ncab.org.au/

https://kdvr.com/2017/10/17/local-childrens-author-uses-humor-to-teach-bullying-prevention/

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mom-banned-school-threatening-daughters-alleged-bullies-ill-f-115259918.html

Thanks for listening!

Episode 29 - Youth Sports and Participation Trophies

July 28th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike go over the current state of youth sports and their impact on kids and parents

- Participation trophies... good or bad?

- Bad dad segment covers a bunch of parents who can't control themselves at a little league game

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/msa8w8/john-oliver-s-new-york-stand-up-show-cholo-soccer-dad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQIeGSbG8Yc&list=PLLNUevQUGnUNN49joU9gNKhTFlIxjR041&index=3&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Xtk7ALaUI

https://fox2now.com/2019/06/19/parents-brawl-over-a-13-year-old-umpires-call-at-little-league-game-police-tell-parents-to-grow-up/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-new-you/201806/should-we-give-our-kids-participation-trophies

https://www.athleticscholarships.net/benefits-risks-youth-sport.htm

Thanks for listening!

Episode 26 - Pets and your kids

July 7th, 2019

On this episode:

- Rob and Mike discuss the pros and cons of getting a pet for your kids

- Is it wrong that Rob grew up eating some of his pets?

- Bad dad or hero?  You decide!

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.wkrn.com/news/children-stabbed-with-broken-golf-club-during-nashville-fight/

Thanks for listening!

Episode 24 - Father’s Day recap and dealing with your kids over the Summer break

June 23rd, 2019

On this episode:

- Father's Day recap with Mike and Rob

- How to enjoy Summer break with your kids

 

- This week's Bad Dad goes too far

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com 

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZwyKkv36dc (Ali Siddiq's take on Father's Day.  Thank you Comedy Central!)

https://messymotherhood.com/survive-summer-break-five-amazing-tips/

https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/traditions/Summer-Activities-Kids-Home

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/baby-killed-after-video-game-loss_n_5cd17caae4b0548b735fd86c

Thanks for listening!

Episode 23 - Special Guest Tom Mailey - Managing Expectations for your kids and Empty Nest Syndrome

June 16th, 2019

On this episode:

- We managed to get Tom Mailey from the Pat & Tom Show, the longest running morning show in Sacramento radio on 105.1 FM KNCI to join us and he was a wonderful guest!

- We get a unique glimpse into the world of music

- We get to see a parent that's been through it from beginning to end and has a success story to show for it

- Managing expectations for your kids without messing them up

- We learn about the WOODSHOP ROCKS program and its wonderful success story! (https://goldcountrymedia.com/news/10572/woodshop-rocks/)

- We test the waters of Empty Nest Syndrome... it's not all bad!

- This week's bad dad calls himself "the Indiana Jones of Spirituality!"

- Who’s the comic of the week?  Listen and find out!

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

Tom's projects can be found here ---> His radio show (https://kncifm.com/pat-tom/) and his podcast (https://www.radio.com/media/podcast/write-you-song-podcast)

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

http://anderstorms.com/

http://www.ktvu.com/news/fairfield-father-of-10-accused-of-child-abuse-im-the-indiana-jones-of-spirituality

https://theconfidentmom.com/09/parenting/setting-realistic-expectations-for-your-child/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cui-bono/201802/the-psychology-expectations

https://medium.com/the-mission/why-you-should-stop-expecting-others-to-be-who-theyre-not-68e2d781da07

https://www.tipsonlifeandlove.com/parenting/manage-your-expectations-not-your-child

https://slate.com/human-interest/2008/11/why-parents-expect-too-much-from-their-kids.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/surviving-your-childs-adolescence/201003/adolescence-and-the-problem-parental-expectations

https://qz.com/559821/parents-your-absurdly-high-expectations-are-harming-your-childrens-achievement/

https://www.verywellmind.com/wonderful-things-about-the-empty-nest-4036018

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/empty-nest-syndrome_b_3956231

https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2018/empty-nest-advice.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/empty-nest-syndrome

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 21 - LIVE at Sacramento Podcast Festival! First jobs with special guest, Jay Wuck!

June 1st, 2019

On this episode:

***Stand-Up Dads performs LIVE at the first annual Sacramento Podcast Festival***

- Rob, Mike and Jay talk about their first jobs

- Different strategies to introduce your kid to the working world

- Mike tells about how he almost managed to run himself over with his own truck while still driving (Rob's heard the story a dozen times and still doesn't get it)

- This week's bad dad tries to get his 5 year-old daughter to do his dirty work and has to pay the price 

- Who’s the comic of the week?  He's not a comic!  Confused?  Listen and find out!

 

*** Special thanks to the hardworking folks at Stab! Comedy Theater for putting together this amazing Podcast Festival!  Please show them some love and send some business their way so that they can continue to put together wonderful shows like this one.  Check them out at https://www.stabcomedytheater.com/ and www.sacpodfest.com ***

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  International parent?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/jobs-kids-all-ages-2085439

 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/maryland-father-accused-directing-his-daughter-5-steal-package-porch-n950436

Thanks for listening!

Episode 20 - The Misfit Episode!

May 25th, 2019

On this episode:

- Mike spends some father/son time with his dad at a weed dispensary!

- A Texas school discovers a cure for ADHD without medication???

- Local mom goes too far trying to support her kid's basketball team

- Fire trucks invade!

- A dad goes too far protecting his daughter.

- Mike earns his first nomination as this week's Bad Dad!

- Who’s the comic of the week?  Listen and find out!

 

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!***

Stand-Up Dads Podcast will be at the Sacramento Podcast Festival!!!  June 1st at 4:00 PM at Stab! Comedy Theater.  Come witness a live recording with Mike, Rob and, special guest, Jay Wuck!  Details can be found at http://www.sacpodfest.com/

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.getholistichealth.com/79283/texas-school-beat-adhd/

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/man-accused-of-beating-another-man-who-followed-his-daughter-into-a-bathroom

https://abc7news.com/5305911/

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 19 - The Grumpy Old Man Episode: Teaching kids about money and millennials about being adults

May 19th, 2019

On this episode:

- Mike calls in remotely to discuss teaching our kids about money.  Turns out we already messed up.

- What are Rob and Mike's stupidest impulse buys?

- This week’s bad dad isn't a dad at all, but earns a spot just in time for Mother's Day weekend!

- Mike learns about bots on dating apps.

- Who’s the comic of the week?  Listen and find out!

 

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!***

Stand-Up Dads Podcast will be at the Sacramento Podcast Festival!!!  June 1st at 4:00 PM at Stab! Comedy Theater.  Come witness a live recording with Mike, Rob and, special guest, Jay Wuck!  Details can be found at http://www.sacpodfest.com/

 

Have comments, suggestions or just want to say, "Hi!"?  Have an embarrassing fact that you want to learn about Mike?  Email us at thestandupdads@gmail.com

Find us at https://standupdads.podbean.com/ or on facebook @standupdadspod

Find Mike's site at https://pencilforhire.myportfolio.com/

Find Big Nick's Gag on This Podcast at https://gagonthis.podbean.com/

 

Links to the articles mentioned in the show are below:

https://www.parents.com/parenting/money/family-finances/teaching-kids-about-money-an-age-by-age-guide/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2013/10/15/the-5-most-important-money-lessons-to-teach-your-kids/#713f61a16826

https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-to-teach-kids-about-money

https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/10/millennials-adulting-classes-life-skills-turning-30/574246/

https://news.yahoo.com/woman-arrested-toddler-calls-911-003954475.html

Thanks for listening!

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