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Podcast: Tell me a story!

December 6, 2010

DaddyTeller: How to be a Hero to Your Kids and Teach Them What's Really Important By Telling Them One Simple Story at a Time

"DaddyTeller: How to be a Hero to Your Kids and Teach Them What's Really Important By Telling Them One Simple Story at a Time" by K. Sean Buvala

Today’s guest is K. Sean Buvala, professional storyteller. This guy’s good. How good? Well, in 2007 he won the annual Oracle Award by the National Storytelling Network for his work in the promotion of storytelling, including the development of storyteller.net, an online goldmine of resources for storytellers of all stripes and their audiences. So yeah, that’s how good!

Sean is the father of four beautiful daughters. That kinda sounds  like the beginning of a story, doesn’t it? Sean is also the author of DaddyTeller: How to be a Hero to Your Kid and Teach Them What’s Really Important by Telling them One Simple Story At a Time.

According to Sean, the average dad spends “less than 30 minutes a day with his kids.” That’s not good. I know, I know, parents are busy. Apparently so are kids. On average our children spend four hours a day focused on TV, Internet and/or video games. That’s an awful lot of influence being pumped into them from… who knows where? If fathers want more of a hand in shaping the values and character of their kids… short of becoming stay-at-home dads, what can they do it? Great question! Stick around. We’ve got answers.

Listen to my conversation with Sean Buvala right here:

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Upcoming guests include:

Rachel Simon, author of Riding The Bus With My Sister and The House on Teacher’s Lane

Dr. Karyn Purvis, co-author (with Dr. David Cross, Wendy Lyons Sunshine) of The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

Judith Warner, author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety and We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi Annie,

    Thanks for bringing my attention to Sean and this great interview!

    This is such an interesting podcast. Congratulations on the fantastic guest and topic.

    Sean Buvala is such an inspiration for dads around the world.

    Storytelling is really a magical “tool” to connect with the kids, I am practicing it with my twins – and they are spellbound.

    Read Aloud Dad

    Comment by Read Aloud Dad — February 27, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

  2. I immediately went on line and got “Daddy Teller” for my son-in-law who is way better than typical And tells stories to my grandsons. Can’t wait to read it myself. I have notes in my checkbook register to help me re tell a story to my grandson, He doesn’t like me to get the details wrong!

    Comment by @lindajones — April 3, 2011 @ 2:52 am

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