33 minutes | May 24th 2018

The STANDcast 50: Life Lessons for Fathers & Daughters with Mark LaMaster

In episode 50 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by by author and coach Mark LaMaster to discuss his new book "Friday Night Lights for Fathers & Daughters". Mark shares how the book came about and how it can help fathers have meaningful conversations with their daughters about important topics, such as social media, boys, and friendships, all while creating a fun experience together. All this and much more on STANDcast 50.. Episode 50 fast facts and info: • Special guest: Author and coach Mark LaMaster • Dad 2.0 • Father with a daughter & son, nurse, living in Minnesota • Flight nurse or transport nurse • Unconsciously neglecting role as father and husband • Wrote his first book in 8 months • Realized the clock was ticking and he was missing time with his kids • Biggest challenge is to avoid hypocrisy and be intentional about spending time with kids • Missed daughter’s big race • Admit mistakes and try again • Dads have a difficult time reaching out for help • How are you being a dad to your son or daughter? • The importance of men being open and vulnerable and prioritizing family over career • Friday Night Lights for Fathers & Daughters • Central theme: how can dads and daughters start talking about important issues with their daughters? • Dads need to “do” something to interact with their kids • The book helps to create memories • Unleashing the creativity • 10 themes: Researched most relevant issues for teen girls, including screen time, opposite sex, friendships • Book is planned for conversations with daughters aged 11-15 or so • Mark makes shopping fun? • Men go “hunting” for clothes • Daughter helped consult on the book and offered a brief “take” on each chapter • Upliftingdads.com: faith-based resources for dads • Offers individual & group coaching, and online courses • Friday Night Lights for Fathers & Sons set up as ten game days • Next book: Fatherhood in general to help dads at various stages • Practice for fathers to be better dads: get out your calendar and schedule one hour of time for each of your kids and follow through • The book is available at Amazon • STAND magazine Music: Get Up Stand Up (Featuring Brother Ali) by Public Enemy, licensed under Creative Commons 4.0
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