Ep 92 - Dads Don’t Babysit, They Parent with Nate Feathers


Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

#92 Dads Don’t Babysit, They Parent

with Nate Feathers

In this week’s episode, host Ann McKitrick sits down with guest Nate Feathers as they discuss modern parenting and the evolving role of dads. He brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the table.

As we explore various aspects of parenting, from breaking generational norms to fostering intentional connections with children, you’re in for a thought-provoking and inspirational chat. This episode challenges preconceived notions and ignites a spark of positive change in your own approach to parenting or understanding of familial dynamics.

Join us as we navigate the landscape of fatherhood and uncover gems of dad wisdom. Get ready for an engaging conversation going beyond parenting boundaries, resonating with listeners from all walks of life.

Topics Discussed:
  • The catalyst for change
  • Mentoring fathers to break away
  • Changing parenting narratives
  • Personal growth and reflection
  • Family dynamics and challenges
  • The influence of past generations
About the Guest:

Nate Feathers is a father of five, with one more on the way. He likes to say he has one in college and one in diapers. He lives near Nashville, TN, with his wife Megan. Nate grew up in a religious home with both mom and dad. As he puts it, he had a great childhood, loving parents and a happy life.

But as his oldest left the nest, he realized how he had parented and felt like it had cost him a connected relationship with his son. Looking back, there were many areas of life where he regretted how he parented…which he states was by default. We parent the way we were parented unless we choose differently. 

Now, he challenges traditional parenting norms, advocating for a more connected and understanding approach. He believes that conscious parenting is the way to true connectedness with our kids and that the power and energy of our words as parents will set the trajectory of our kids’ lives.

He shares his failures and successes as a dad so that other dads behind him don’t feel the regrets of traditional parenting when their kids leave the nest.

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