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Get control of your kids!

Get control of your kids!

You have been there. It’s a scene we have all lived through. Our child is having a meltdown at the store. You have lost control of your kid. People are looking at you. Some raise their eyebrows, some snicker, some just walk away.

In Lexington, Kentucky, when one mother was continuing to shop while her child was having a tantrum along side her cart, one 19 year old said in a loud voice, “Man, some people need to learn how to control their f**king kids.” He was saying it to Matt Walsh, a local talk show host who was shopping there too. Dumb move kid. Matt, who has twins, understands, like all us Dads do. Sometimes kids lose it. What’s critical is that we don’t. The mom is this situation was fantastic. Here is the blog post.

Matt has received nearly 11,000 comments to his post. Some really bad ones, but most are good. What was the reaction from Todd and Kent? You will have to listen. But we give a little more, because Kent talks about his wife and how she would have handled the situation. Meanwhile, Todd actually throws his wife under the bus. Hey, he didn’t back over her, and it was a small Electric Vehicle.

How to control your kids. Do these two have answers? Hell no. Bu they have some advice given to them on how to handle it from some big time pros. They also have a take on this mom’s reaction. Plus they also talk about how handle Allowance, which might take care of these meltdowns. It’s the just the beginning of that conversation.

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Harsh Words never help, you idiot!

Harsh Words never help, you idiot!

Harsh words never help, period! I should know. I have delivered those once or twice. In fact, in this episode I actually share an experience I had recently when I got angry with my kids, yelled at them and then they turned it on me. I have never said once during the co-hosting of this show that I am perfect parent. I screw up every day and I just keep trying to get better and not screw up my kids too much.

In this episode Kent and I talk about 3 things.

1-Using Harsh verbal discipline with teens found to be harmful.

2-Every minute of physical activity really does count (I call complete BS on this study)

3-A blog post by Kent that actually gives tips for business which every Dad should use at home.

 

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Can Bill Gates help you have better sex? Yes!

Can Bill Gates help you have better sex? Yes!

Obesity: it’s an epidemic in our country. With kids heading back to school, there should be cause for concern. What are they feeding your kids? What are you feeding your kids? Have you actually looked at what goes into the food you are serving your child? Most big business doesn’t care, but lots of parents are starting to make some noise. We have some tips for you to help your kids start eating better. We also are concerned about you Dad! Are you eating well? What’s your BMI? That would be your Body Mass Index. Over 30% of America is obese. Let’s find out if you are. Actually, we do calculate Kent’s BMI on the show.

While Obesity is a problem that is getting worse, there has been another problem plaguing fathers across this great nation of ours. It’s not having very good condoms! So who is coming to our rescue? Oh geez, that was bad. Sorry. But none other than Bill Gates? The Pillar of Promiscuity. The Sultan of Sexiness. Oh yes, he and Melinda and their foundation are looking for people and companies who can innovate and come up with the best new condom out there. Damn it! I did it again. Sorry. You could win a very large grant. This is nuts! Oh, I give up. Want to learn how? It’s all yours…Plus check out one company that already seems to have the upper hand on it. Oh, that’s just too much…

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Dads, your kids are only going to get fatter

Dads, your kids are only going to get fatter

Dads, do Strollers make your kids fat? If today’s pop artists had their own cereals, what would they be called? And is there any nutritional value in fast food at all?

Who would have thunk it? Walking your kid around in a stroller all day will make them fat. That’s the word on the street. No kidding. But when do you start having your kid walk more than ride? When is it ok to put them back in the stroller? Have you seen a 5 year old being pushed around lately?

Speaking of fat, this one is spelled with a PH. Have you seen Macklemores new cereal? What about Jay Z’s? There is a blog making the rounds with images of celebrity song writers and the like showing off their cereals, though they are fake.  Todd and Kent show how out of touch they are by not knowing many of the artists, but still there were a few that made them laugh. Warning, The “F” word is used. It was in the blog.

Finally, the next time you have a screaming kid in the back seat and you know it’s because they are hungry, think about this episode, because we share with you, thanks to a recent study, which fast food joints serve up kids food that is nutritious and which one’s have absolutely ZERO nutrition. Some answers will surprise. Some won’t. Some will make you put down those fries.

And if this has got you all depressed that your kid is going to wind up obese, like most of America, then check out the latest gizmo that is going to get your kids moving, walking, running or at worst just off their butts! GeoPalz! We love these guys.

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Jimmy Fallon a great dad? Meh…

Jimmy Fallon a great dad? Meh…

Growing up in Hollywood is hard enough but to be the son or daughter of a big star can be brutal. Jimmy Fallon just recently welcomed his first child, a daughter named Winnie Rose, into the world. His first guest, post fatherhood entry was actor Hugh Jackman, who has a boy and a girl of his own.

As these two behemoths of Hollywood talked kids, Wolverine dished out a little parenting advice and boy was it lousy. I played the entire interview during the show so you could decide for yourself. I will admit that Jean Valjean did come back with something a little better later in the interview and it actually made some people swoon even more for the hunk. I’m talking about Hugh not Jimmy.

As for the rest of the show, Todd asks a very simple question: How will you know if you have been a great father to your kids? Do you have a plan as to how to figure that out? Todd has asked older parents and most of their answers are as simple as: “Well they are still alive aren’t they?” But that’s a cop out. Find out how Todd will know whether or not he has been a great father to his two boys.

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The Bachelor Party from Hell! – Explicit!

The Bachelor Party from Hell! – Explicit!

Ok, we may be pushing the limits here, but Eddie Murphy is funny…and in this bit, he SWEARS alot! So be careful! This is an explicit episode…earmuffs!

Why did we play it? Because the town of Long Beach is banning the Ice Cream man! What? Talk about the Grinch or someone who is out to destroy childhood.

A 14 month old child in Oregon bought her dad a car using his phone. Luckily it was only $250 bucks, but what the hell is a dad doing allowing his 14 month old to play with his phone? Do you allow you to play with yours?

Dead Beat dads. Do you feel any sympathy to former professional athletes who are now Dead Beat Dads? How can a guy who earns over $40 Million in a career, be over $250,000 in debt tot he wife of his kids? Danny Tartabull, you were my hero as a kid. What happened to you?

Tip to homeowners:  if you find a naked woman in your pool, someone might be robbing you!

What did you do on your bachelor party? Was is out of control? Did you have the night of your life? Did you wind up in jail? Kent and Todd share their stories. One English gent had a night he will never forget, especially since he had a rash that lasted over two months… The story is hilarious…,

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4th of July with Colbert and Gaffigan

4th of July with Colbert and Gaffigan

What’s important to you this 4th of July? Family? Usually that is at the top of the list. Todd and Kent use some very funny guys to help drive the point home. Steven Colbert’s tribute to his mom, who recently passed away is the one you should be giving to your mom when/if you see her this 4th of July. As for Jim Gaffigan, remember this fourth of July that you are not leading his life and that is one thing to be thankful for. You can find out why in this episode. He has a new book called, Dad is Fat and you should check this out because if you think he is funny on stage, he is even funnier when he has the chance to edit what he says…if you want to listen to some of his stuff, here’s a sample.

Don’t do anything stupid this 4th of July and wind up as that guy on the viral video that is getting 5 million hits by Friday night.

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The Secret History of Balls!

The Secret History of Balls!

Do you play with balls? Have you played with yours? Most boys and men do, even girls do. Oh wait, now we are sounding gross, but if you read between the lines you will see that I am talking about athletic balls.

Josh Chetwynd, former Northwestern University baseball player, former staff reporter for USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter and U.S. News and World Report, and current author joined Todd to talk about all things balls. Australian rules football, bandy ball, baseball, basketball, hacky sack, Koosh ball, magic 8 ball, petanque boules, sliotar, tetherball, wiffle ball, zorb globe… How many of these have you ever played with? Where do they come from? What did the first one look like? How have they been made better? Find out the back story of every ball you have ever known.

This is the perfect book for all us dads while we are waiting for your wife to get directions or waiting for her to dry her hair and get dressed. Or maybe you are the type that takes your time while on the toilet. Get rid of the People magazines and make this your number one choice. You will be smarter after your time on the hopper.

Plus, we look back at Father’s Day. Did you have the one you expected? Did Todd or Kent? It’s all on this extended version of Dads Unplugged.

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The Best Dads of Portland, Oregon

The Best Dads of Portland, Oregon

Recently, Red Tricycle unveiled their best dads of 2013 in honor of Father’s Day. They had 15 different Dads on their site and guess who was one of them? Kent Lewis!

Todd asked the smart follow up question. “What the F@&K is that about?”

You have to check out the write up and in this episode, Todd and Kent bravely go where no Dad has publicly gone before. What the hell is going on with all of these graduations? Kids don’t graduate when they are going from Kindergarten to 1st grade. Or do they? Kent stands up for the little tykes, while Todd tries to bash them down.

And back to Dads for a moment, “Pops, if you want to get a great Dads Day present, then you better friggin’ ask for it! No wife is going to sit around coming up with the perfect gift for you because you think you are…wait what? Kent’s wife got him an awesome gift? She knew exactly what he was thinking about? What the F@&K is that about?” Todd basically gets to babysit all day while his wife gets free time. Nice father’s day. What did you ask for? Did you get it? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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The top 10 things parents hate about other parents

The top 10 things parents hate about other parents

Parents are kind of like assholes. We’ve all got one. Some are nice. Some are a pain. That being said, if you are a parent, you know that there are times when you think to yourself, “That parent is nuts!” or “What is that parent doing? I would never do that to my kid.” Well, that may be true, but you know what? If you are a parent, you’ve done some stupid stuff. You have made some bad choices. Those choices might have had an effect on your kids, your spouse, yourself. However, we are all trying to be our best and help our children become their best. Still…

So Drew Magary writes this article on Deadspin.com, “The Haters Guide to Other Parents”. It’s very worth the read, but Kent and I took a few moments to actually break down his 10 things parents hate about other parents. It was easy to pick out the ones that relate to Kent and to me. Can you pick them out? 

Every parent that Magary refers to, you have seen, met, dealt with or yelled at. They are all in there. Are you one of these kinds of parents? In this finger pointing society we live in, it’s time we pointed the thumb a little bit. So do it right along with Kent and I as we debate the top 10 things parents hate about other parents.

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