Fears are normal. I didn't have a fear of the dark, but my seven-year-old is having issues. No judgment, just communicate. Being a "safe place". We are designed to need each other.

Show Notes:

1:00 I didn't have this fear as a child
1:20 ... but my 7 year old is having challenges
2:00 Both upstairs AND downstairs
2:40 Emotions vs logic
3:20 No judgement, just communication
3:35 Communicate Change
4:39 Legit fears
5:00 Adaptation
6:05 Is it time to just "man up"?
6:35 What happens when a real occurance happens?
7:30 Sharing the lessons in the book
7:48 Seeing long term vs in the moment
8:20 Pouring into a child
8:40 Engaging a child vs prioritizing adults
9:15 I'm here to listen
9:35 Being a "safe place"
10:00 Peer pressure
10:25 "My dad always said..."
11:00 We are designed to need each other

Ryan Roy

Ryan's father abandoned him when he was only five years old. After getting married, his biggest fear was having a child and not knowing how to be a good dad. After studying everything he could find, writing a bestselling book, hosting 300 episodes of a popular parenting podcast, PLUS growing an immensely successful FBI Dads program at his own kids' school... Ryan has decided to share what he's learned. FBI Dads is Ryan's life mission. Ryan welcomes YOU to join him in this journey to help dads connect, be present and be a positive influence on their children.