In this episode of the podcast I am talking with my Dad, Gerry Vassar. He is the president and CEO of Lakeside which is a nonprofit that deals with all kinds of stuff, from parenting resource education, to early childhood development and trauma. Lakeside impacts thousands of students every year and they are always up to some new and interesting things. My dad’s side jam is counseling. He has been counseling people for over 30 years at this point and I would say that he is an expert in relationships. A lot of the counseling he does has to do with early childhood trauma, dysfunctional relationships, and all manner of unhealthy social interactions. As a result he has become what I would describe as an expert in how to start, cultivate, and maintain healthy relationships. We get into a bunch of great stuff about relationships and my pops really fleshes out some useful and effective relational techniques. This stuff really does work so I hope you guys enjoy it.