FathersFyre

FathersFyre

By Jody Sedrick
Are you ready for the greatest adventure of your life? In this podcast, we explore the adventures, challenges, triumphs, ups and downs, and joy that encompass fatherhood. I am the father of 6 kids; for that my wife and I had 4 and adopted two from Haiti. I think I have a unique perspective and experiences to help fathers become the best dad possible.
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Ep. 30 - Dealing with the "Broken" Child
Take a walk with me in the snow as I share a VERY challenging week with my daughter. Straight up gents, this was a week of testing my patience, my internal resolve to truly love and support my daughter as she was truly struggling with some internal challenges.  Fortunately, I'm blessed with an amazing wife who provides me and we provide each other a "parent check" to make sure we are acting in a positive, loving way with our kids especially when they are being difficult. Show highlights: Shout out to Sean Brasfield for releasing his first book "Lights, Camera, Success" Taking a walk in the snow as I share my frustration and thoughts for this week Dealing with an extremely obstinate daughter Setting down consequences for certain actions but knowing when to step back from bringing the hammer down. Our daughter finally coming in and having an emotional breakdown, crying her little heart out. The principle of broken Recognizing that we are all broken at times and need someone to help us put the pieces back together again I also have to quit walking in the snow. It's too cold to talk and share thoughts ;) Thank you guys for joining me every week on FathersFyre. I would love to hear how you deal with the obstinate, hurt child and help them push through the pain and develop the skills to cope with the hurtful challenges of life.  Something on your mind give me a shout at fathersfyre@gmail.com or jsedrick@cableone.net. You can also check me out on Instagram @jodysedrick I invite you to also check out the podcast I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick called Choose Don't Excuse.
15:13
January 14, 2020
29. College Bound
Hey Gents, Welcome to FathersFyre. This week I share my experiences helping my daughter pack up for college and then driving down to Utah Valley University, UVU. Yes, it was a rollercoaster of emotions especially for my daughter Ke'lani and mom. We meet Coach Sam Atoa for a personal tour of UVU and hear some key words of wisdom he had for my daughter and the other new athlete joining Ke'ilani.   Coach Atoa Nuggets: “On time is late. Be early”. It gives you time to take care of the unexpected. It gives you time to prepare. Culture of respect. Respect for your coaches and teammates by showing up on time. The way we talk to each other working to build each other up Communicate Be accountable for your mistakes Sorry for the wind in the audio I walking out in the cold to collect and share my thoughts.Thank you for joining me.
14:14
January 6, 2020
28. Get off The Couch
Good morning gents! This week we have a candid discussion about getting off the couch and spending deliberate time with your kids and wife. Show Highlights: Fun things we did as a family over the Christmas break. (A lot of them didn't cost any money) Nice compliment my wife received about our family My experience with counseling a young couple who was struggling in their marriage and he was complaining about lack of intimacy Yes, you're tired when you get home so is your wife. Help her so you can have some time together Get off the couch and be an active part in raising your kids and helping around the house Thank you for joining me every week. Something on your mind give me a shout at fathersfyre@gmail.com or jsedrick@cableone.net. You can also check me out on Instagram @jodysedrick I invite you to also check out the podcast I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick called Choose Don't Excuse.
14:28
December 30, 2019
Teaching Your Kids Hunting and Entrepreneurship - Interview with Oscar Williamson
This morning I visit with Oscar Williamson owner of Catch and Release Cammo a C-Sik Fishing Apparel. Join us as we discuss taking your kids on that first hunting trip, starting his business with his entire family, and fueling his son Parker's interest in running the business and helping him develop his own product to take to market. Show highlights: Starting his hunting apparel business centered around creating quality and affordable product for youth Counting down the days to take his son out on his first hunt Teaching your kids to hunt. Holding back and letting your kid take the shot. Learning patience as a dad especially when you are an AVID hunter that is all about business to have a successful hunt Starting Catch and Release Cammo with his family support The different interest and talents of each child One of Oscar’s son is very interested in learning how to operate and build a business. Oscar showing his son Parker the actual blueprint of how to create, source, market, and sell his own shirts as part of Catch and Release Cammo The importance of setting your child up for success but allowing them to fail. Teaching your kids to be prepared for failure and in showing them how to respond to obstacles Oscar learning Social Media strategies from his son Parker Guest info: Oscar Williamson Website http://catchandrelease.us Instagram: Catch & Release Cammo Website: http://csik.us Instagram: C-Sik Fishing Apparel Thank you for tuning in to FathersFyre. Please subscribe and review.  Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.
21:12
December 23, 2019
26. Breaking the Generational Curse of Fatherless Sons - An Interview with Sean Brasfield
This week I meet with my good friend Sean Brasfield. We discuss overcoming the generational curse of fatherlessness. Sean openly shares his experience and feelings of not having his father around as a young boy.   Show highlights The impact of being a fatherless son  As a boy wrestled with the thought “am I not good enough for my father”? His father thought he needed to give him things, what Sean really wanted was his time and love The Impact of his father’s death on him at the age of 19 Missing the blueprint of becoming a man - transitioning from teenage years to adulthood Jody’s experience of being stripped of his pants at church and locked outside Wrestling with growing up and discovering your identity Now that Sean is a father What is he doing to be fully there for his kids Feeling the responsibility to break the generational curse of not having a father who is active in his kids' lives Recapturing your childhood by living vicariously through playing with your kids Building a home built on prayer and serving the Lord Guest Sean Brasfield Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theofficialseanb/ YoungFyre Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6iUtRxt6mfflbZGubN2udM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MrBrasfield Thank you for tuning in to FathersFyre. Please subscribe and review. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. 
35:43
December 16, 2019
25. I'm On The Naughty List? An 8 Year Old Nightmare
When I was 8 or 9 Years old I desperately wanted a diver's watch from Santa.  My heart went from excitement and anticipation to disappointment, despair, and disbelief when I came down the stairs Christmas to discover Santa hadn't left me any gift at all. Join me as we explore my experience of thinking I was on the naughty list. Merry Christmas! Jody Sedrick
10:59
December 9, 2019
24. A Single Dad's Focus on Building Memories with His Kids - Interview with Jose Junco
This week I meet with my good friend Jose Junco who I met detailing Air Force One a year and a half ago. He is a single father of 2 who is extremely invested in his children. We discuss what it takes to truly build memories with your kids and putting them first. Show highlights: How he was able to get his daughter Vivian into art classes to develop her natural interest and talent for art Finding creative ways to do things for your kids with limited resources Encouraging and cheering his son on in his love for playing soccer How do you juggle being the last line of defense for your kids like a goalie but being the 1st line of offense for your kids. Giving your kids the ultimate gift — you Building memories with your kids is the most important thing Helping your kids see what they can’t see Sometimes you need outside help for your kids. Getting therapy for your kids when they need it. Becoming a better person so you can be a better dad One of the best things I ever did was stay home in the morning and cook my kids breakfast to start “our” day right Learn to love the process of becoming a good dad Two tips from Jose Having open communication with the kids and learning how to listening Investing in building memories with your kids Thank you for joining me for another episode of FathersFyre.  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
26:02
December 2, 2019
23, FathersFyre Thanksgiving Edition - Thank You Letter to My Dad
I love this time of year! Thanksgiving and Christmas bring me so much joy and fun with my family and friends. Naturally this week my heart is turned with greater intent on being grateful. Inspired by an activity in Shon Hart’s Facebook Group 90 Days to Dominate Your Lane I thought I’d write a letter to my dad telling him why I’m grateful for him. I hope it generates thoughts of gratitude for the dad or man in your life that has had a significant impact on your life: Thanks Dad for: One of the keys to becoming a better man is being grateful Shon Hart’s 90 Day to Dominate your Lane activity to write a love letter to yourself. I adapt it to writing a letter of love gratitude to my dad Thank you for teaching me.. How to work To set a goal so big that you would walk with me and support me in achieving that goal That family is THE MOST important thing Teaching us how to play It’s ok to change and be willing to share that you need to change To love and honor God. To honor and love women To be dedicated and loyal Taking time to call us and just talk to us Keep true to the faith, keep working and the Lord will make it right Thank you for joining me for another episode of FathersFyre. Happy Thanksgiving! I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
11:40
November 25, 2019
Ep 22. Fostering Creativity and Imagination
This weekend Judie and I watched Jessica compete in the High School District Drama competitions. It was a week of preparation, writing, rewriting, practicing the 5-minute play that she and her friends had written.  I was blown away by the creativity by not only her team but all the kids who competed. I thought we'd explore fostering creativity and imagination in your kids. Show highlights: Jessica’s High School Drama Competition Cody expressing a desire to paint. His dad Derek bought a Bob Ross video, paints and canvas and they both learned together Christian building a Haunted House in our entire backyard Creating shrunken heads and selling them to the neighborhood kids Foster and embrace the creative interests in your kids Walk that creative journey with them I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
12:08
November 18, 2019
Ep. 21 3 Dads and a Wannabe
This week I am at SEMA, the largest automotive show in they world. I gather 3 men who I respect, William Lara - Miami Luxe Detailing, Jamie Buchanan - Visual Perfection, and Rod Puzey - Zenware to talk about one key lesson they learned from their dad and what they are doing or plan to do with their kids. Show highlights: Teaching the value of work and strong work ethic Taking your kids to work with you Trusting them and giving them work to do Teaching the kids the value of a dollar Help your kids explore and pursue dreams When you play, play hard Allow your kids to change interests and pursuits Treating girls equal to sons Help your kids work for their dreams, foster their drive to pursue their dreams Thank you for tuning in. I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
31:59
November 11, 2019
20. 5A State Volleyball Championships
This weekend Judie and I drove up to beautiful Coeur d'Alene Idaho for the 5A State Volleyball Championship. It was an EPIC weekend of competition and lessons observed watching our girls and other teams play on such an ELITE level.  Our girls lost the first match setting them in the loser bracket forces them to go the LONG way around to the final championship game with Thunder Ridge. It was an epic experience watching the girls battle back to the top. Show Highlights: Losing and then pushing through adversity to come all the way back to the final championship game Teach your kids to work hard for a dream. Teach them that what they do off the court or when no one is looking makes a huge difference. It is a true measure of your character of who you are. Teach them to work through failure. Teach them to lose gracefully. Teach them to celebrate their wins while being graceful winners Teach them to be grateful to the coaches and men and women in their lives. Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
11:14
November 4, 2019
19 Kenny Clutch - Taking The Lead - Getting Through Tough Things As Dad
Super excited to have Kenny Clutch, "The Dancing Dad" join me for this episode of FathersFyre.  We explore the key lessons learned and the things he did to help his son Christian through his fight with leukemia. Go to your my Coach (God) in prayer first Get my mind right first then take the lead in my family Set the atmosphere, make it positive. No negativity allowed. The importance of knowing the plan so you can then break it down to your kid and your family The blessing of being a calm spirit Helping his daughter get through  Dancing and music is and was such a key part in helping Christian and the family Don't Quit. You have to ask yourself, "Is it the right decision to quit"? Take the lead as the King of your family and place your wife as the Queen Why not you? Learning how to serve through our gifts. Check out Kenny Clutch Website - https://www.kennyclutchspeaks.com/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJ6ldZfYUe_1qq_EO4SfAA Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
40:44
October 28, 2019
18. Dad's Expectations vs. Kid's Experience
This week Neil Legend of ChampionFyre joins me for a very candid discussion about some differences in the black and white community that he saw as a young man in preparing kids for adulthood.  He asks some very hard-hitting questions leading up to a discussion about at 18 do we just kick the kids out and say "You're an adult figure it out" or do we give educate them and give them a solid foundation and even support as they make the transition into adulthood. Show highlights Differences in his home versus what he saw in his friends home The generosity of Jennifer helping him and his dad as a young man Jody expressing that he never felt poor even though we lived frugally as a young Navy family The blessing of having parents that worked creatively together to support the family Keeping the bigger picture of building a strong family Neil realizing that God forgave his dad for the things he’s done so he needs to forgive as well. Holding our Dad to a different standard than we hold ourselves Forgiveness helped rebuild and strengthen his relationship as a father The challenge of looking up to your dad but also allowing him grace to be human Dealing with your kids when you have similar personalities that conflict Teaching your kids about saving and managing money - this, in particular, is lacking in the black community We have an education problem Eric Thomas, Carl, CJ doing everything they can to show black men and all men that you can live differently Putting our kids in the best position for success Working with them to explore a dream, interest or passion Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
35:43
October 21, 2019
17. Dads with Kids in Sports - An Interview with Neil Legend of ChampionFyre
This week I visit with my boy Neil Legend of ChampionFyre. We start off talking about Dads with kids in sports and our conversation takes a very interesting turn stressing the importance of being fully present and not be a “vacant father” Going to the games but not practice Playing or working with your kids outside of practice Being fully committed to your kids who express natural talent or desire to pursue sports Neil opens up how sports replaced what he was missing at home. It was a place he could take is frustration, anger, and disappointment out Looking for men that will push you “My dad was there but wasn’t there” Are we truly present when we are there with our kids Truly listening to your kids - Make time to listen to the kids perspective Neil highlights some things he plans to do differently with his kids. The power of simply going out and throwing the ball with your kids Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Follow me on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
29:11
October 14, 2019
16. Teaching Kids To Drive
Get off the sidewalks I'm teaching my kids to drive.  This week we explore some of the challengings of teaching your kids to drive. Show highlights: Start young by having the kids sit on your lap - they will love it! If you have space and access to a GoKart let them tear up the back yard Driving around the neighborhood or church parking lot Do you teach them or rely on a third party Recognize when someone else should teach your kids Recognize when you kids aren't ready but willing to take a leap of faith. Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.  Followme on Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
14:23
October 7, 2019
15. Getting your kids moving in the morning
This morning Nick Hession and I explore creative ways to get your kids up and out the door this morning,  We all know that getting out the door for school and work can be a battle. We discuss some of the things we do to make mornings a little less of a fire drill and more of a fine-tuned pit crew. Pro Tips Jody shares a song he made up that he sings to the kids Wake your kids gradually Turn lights on, say good morning, give them hugs Let your dogs help ;) Set up multiple alarms for yourself so that you don’t keep hitting snooze Avoid the stress of unintentionally creating a fire drill Hit them with pillows Play nice music in the background Make your morning smooth by having a plan (a battle plan) Give yourself time before getting the kids up; workout, read, watch Sports Center Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
13:52
September 30, 2019
14. Being A Single Dad pt 2. - Transitioning to being a Single Dad
Making the transition from being married to being a single dad, Let's be honest it's a REAL adjustment. We explore some challenge and pro tips to help you make the transition. Realization that now you are the only one involved in the running the day to day home operations Post it note system - on the door and in the car Pro-Tip 1: Raid the lost and found for a forgotten coat Do you kids have clean clothes? Who cares if socks match Pro-Tip 2: Make lunches the night before and lay out the clothes Pro-Tip 3: Don’t go broke eating out. Learn to cook Pro-Tip 4: Make all of the lunches on Sunday and put in Tupperware for the week Pro-Tip 5: Let me see you put it in your backpack Pro-Tip 6: Store flip flops in your trunk for when your kids forget their shoes Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
13:50
September 23, 2019
13. Being a Single Dad Part 1 - Not Poisoning Your Kid's Love for Mom
This week we start a 3 part series on being a Single Dad.  I interview my good friend Nick Hession. We have a candid conversation about pushing past the anger, pain, disappoint and ill feelings so you don’t poison your children’s love and respect for their mom. Make a parenting plan Creating as much consistency for your kids as possible Helping your kids through the transition Be honest with your kids Recognize this the other most important person in your kids life Setting up boundaries on how to communicate with your ex Never use the kids as a weapon Always letting your kids express how they are truly feeling Talk about maintain or create new traditions. Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Instagram: @jodysedrick Email: fathersfyre@gmail.com
15:46
September 16, 2019
12. D1 Volleyball baby! Dreams do come true
This week I get to take a moment to brag on my daughter Ke’ilani who committed to play D1 Volleyball for UVU. In honor of achieving that BiG DREAM, let’s talk helping your kids pursue and achieve BIG dreams. Visiting colleges - identify a fit, look at team, coaches, campus Life has a way of being two extremes Helping your kids work for big dreams Once you achieve the dream it means an entire new path opens Kids will have dreams they don’t have to be sports dreams Allow them to explore ideas “Our opportunity” to cheer our kids on but make accommodations for them to be in “their” zone You don’t have to be a coach. Be engaged, be a fan, coach, team mom and dad If the start a season make them finish. They need to learn to push through tough times. Fulfill your commitments Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.
13:56
September 9, 2019
11. Preparing to Adopt - In Country Visits
We explore some initial things that we did to prepare are hearts and home for our two new kiddos. Visiting our kids in Haiti Are in country visits a good idea or not?  We discuss my thoughts on visiting your kids both good and bad. Teaching myself Haitian Creole to create a communication bridge with the kids.  Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions about adopting or being a dad. Contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.com Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. 
12:17
September 2, 2019
10. Daddy Dates
Life can be SUPER demanding.  Juggling between work, running your business, pursuing our own hobbies,  taking kids to soccer, basketball, volleyball or dance can have you feeling like you running around like a chicken with out ahead. Seeing this pattern in our life Judie and I decided take our kids out on a date once a month.  Every month we each take one kid on a date. These aren't fancy or expense but they are a lot of fun and give us some valuable one on one time with our kids.  Ideas for Dad Dates One on one soccer Going out for snow cones, french fires or ice cream $1.00 Movie or Redbox Building legos Doing art projects Set a budget and get creative. The key is let them pick and roll with it. Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Opening Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
14:33
August 26, 2019
SpeakFyre Fireside - A discussion with the entire team
Join the entire SpeakFyre crew on this Bonus Episode of FathersFyre. The entire team gets together to discuss the passion, energy and vision behind each of our podcast.  This is your opportunity to get an inside view of the team, what drives us, what motivated us, and hear what makes each of our team so powerful. On this episode we have Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Cornelius Dunlap - ChampionFyre Jody Sedrick - FathersFyre Tune in to all of our podcasts to IGNITE the FYRE within you!
30:31
August 21, 2019
9. Do They Want Us To Adopt?
This week I share some insights into our journey beginning the process of adopting.  We literally were racing the clock and astonished at the hoops we had to get the process started. As part of the process we had to go through psych evals, credit checks, background checks, and parenting classes.  In one of the classes they had us watch two of the most depressing videos about adoption. On the way home I asked Judie, "What don't they want us to adopt? In love all thing are possible." Little did I know yes in love all things are possible but love is hard.   I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.com Please check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick,  Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
14:03
August 19, 2019
8. An Eagle Project that Changed Lives
I probably need to do an entire series on our journey adopting, like most people is an interesting one. I thought I’d share one of the many steps that laid the groundwork for two children coming into our home - our oldest son Devon's Eagle Project.  This is not only a story of service but one that literally opened my son's understanding of other people and cultures. A couple of lessons from this experience: Teach your kids to serve.   Allow them opportunities to serve. The Boy Scouts was a great opportunity for our kids but there are other avenues.  When your kids come up with a plan help them bring that plan too fruition.  Encourage them to act on their vision. Let them own it. Let them take the lead with you to counsel with when needed.  Let them expand on their original vision. It’s amazing what doors open once a child gets started on something.  Service will give them a different perspective of the world. Serving will teach them to put other people first. In Devon’s case it expanded his cultural view of the world that has enabled him to develop a love for all people.  This also was one of the many steps that led to our adopting two beautiful children into our home.  Let your kids dream and act big. You never know where their dreams will take them and your family will most definitely be blessed as well.  Thank you for listening. Please remember to like, share and subscribe.  I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick, Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
10:37
August 12, 2019
7. Treat Your Wife Like A Queen
This week I share an experience I had with my dad that cemented in my mind the importance of treating your wife like a queen.  My brother was being extremely rude, demeaning and condescending to my mom when my dad walked in. My dad walked straight up to my brother, put his finger on his chest and said "Don't you ever talk to my sweetheart like that again!  Yes she's your momma ..." Check out the rest of the story. A few keys nuggets Open doors for your wife Date Night every weekend - continually build and nurture your relationship as a couple Mom comes first. Yes, even before the kids. Create a unified parental front. Be unified. When you are not unified take the conversation behind closed doors   Did you talk to mom?  I say what she says. That way kids can't play you against one another. Do little acts of service for your wife. (Try not to get caught but when you do you will win ;)    I would love to hear what you do to treat your wife like a queen or to teach your kids to do the same.   Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick, Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
11:08
August 11, 2019
6. Punishment pt 2. Caught "Sleep Walking"
This week we continue our discussion on punishment. I share an experience where I pretended to sleep walk to get out of getting caught by my dad sneaking out of the house.  Come on gents you know you've done it. ;) A few of the highlights from this episode My plan to sneak out to connect with my girlfriend Getting caught when trying to reenter the house. Pretending to sleepwalk to get out of being caught Lessons from my dad through this experience Be honest Own your mistake Give yourself time to cool down and allow your kid time to think about their mistake Don't address the issue in the heat of the moment Overall enjoy the highs and lows of being a dad. It's all part of the adventure Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.  Opening Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
10:01
August 11, 2019
5. Punishment - Time to Bring The Hammer Down
Nobody wants to punish their kids. This week we explore some thought on punishment. Do you bring the hammer down, give love or a combination of the two? I thought I'd share some creative ways my dad used discipline his 8 kids. Stand at attention Have sibling hold hands Have siblings hug each other Write sentences - engrain the lesson into their brain Extra chores around the house or special jobs Losing driving privileges One of the keys things is that my dad always taught us to apologize, to take responsibility, to treat each other with love, kindness and respect. Dad's remember that it's ok to apologize when you go over board. Take a walk, cool down. Remember it’s ok to be human. You are learning just as much if not more than your kids. Remember no matter what your kids do show increased love so that the develop love and respect for you rather than fear. Thank you for listening! I'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or questions contact me at fathersfyre@gmail.com or contact@speakfyre.comPlease check out the rest of the SpeakFyre family  Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre Sean Brasfield - YoungFyre Bobby Berg - StudentFyre Aisha Thomas - InternalFyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick. Opening Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
08:30
August 11, 2019
4. "I kind of wrecked your truck".
I was a relatively new driver. I was living in a new town with new friends and in a hurry.  And in my hurry I wrecked my dad's truck.  In this episode we explore the lessons learned from this experience with my dad. Lessons learned: Own your mistakes  Don’t beat around the bush - get the point, get to the heart of the matter  Take responsibility  Make restitution  Most importantly that it was just a truck and that I was more important  Check us out next week at 4:00 AM.  Don't miss the rest of the SpeakFyre family; Michael Gingras - LeadershipFyre, Sean B - YoungFyre, Bobby Berg - StudentFyre and Aisha Thomas InternalFyre Also check out Choose Don't Excuse the podcast I co-host with my wife Judie Sedrick.
08:57
August 11, 2019
3. Mini Bikes and Disney World
Your kids have BIG Dreams!  How do you help them accomplish those dreams? This week we explore our pursuit of buying a mini bike and going to Disney World.  How did we accomplish this as 9 and 10 year old kids? Tune is as we discuss our adventure Selling Krispy Kreme donuts door to door to make a dream come true. So you have a dream How can we make that dream happen? Coming up with a plan? Lessons of salesmanship; timing, relevance and pricing Any dream is obtainable if your willing to put in the work If you enjoy this podcast check out my other podcast Choose Don't Excuse co-hosted with my beautiful wife Judie Sedrick.
08:41
August 11, 2019
2. Kids and Work
Let's talk about that 4 letter word... WORK.  We explore the importance of teaching your kids to work.   How early to start having your kids help around the house? What kind of tasks we had our kids do? Turning work into a game to help young kids enjoy helping? Trusting your kids with big jobs. Working side by side with your kids Coaching your kids as you work with them Acknowledging a great job. Let your kids fail Do you pay an allowance? Paying kids for special projects and why that's important Jody is also the co-host the podcast Choose Don't Excuse with his wife Judie Sedrick. 
11:19
August 11, 2019
1. Intro to Father's on Fyre
So you want to be a dad?  Are you literally ready for the adventure of your life time? In this episode I give you a little bit of background of my experience as the oldest of 8 kids and the father of 6. Yep I got 6 kids and excited to share some thoughts, experiences and impressions with you. These experiences will be drawn from my experience as a dad as well as from my experiences as the oldest of 8 kids with my dad. Join me every week as we explore little nuggets, experiences, lessons and and tales of being a dad that hopefully will help you. Thank you for listening. Please remember to like, share and subscribe. Please check out the rest of the Speak Fyre family  Michael Gingras - Leadership Fyre Sean Brasfield - Young Fyre Bobby Berg - Student Fyre Aisha Thomas - Internal Fyre  I also invite you to check out my podcast Choose Don't Excuse that I co-host with my beautiful wife Judie Sedrick. Bumper music by Snoop Dogg - Fatherhood
10:22
August 11, 2019