Black Dads & Parental Stress-Jessica Reed LPC-MHSP, NCC

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup Today Charles talks with Clinical Psychotherapist Jessica Reed about the impact of racism and stress on father-child relationships. While fathers are under new scrutiny as a result of changing gender norms, political ideologies, religious interpretations, and family dynamics, arguably no men are feeling the pinch and stress moreContinue reading “Black Dads & Parental Stress-Jessica Reed LPC-MHSP, NCC”

Tired Of Trying To Be Black

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup In this episode, Charles opens up about a recent conversation with his scouting and piloting son about being tired of America’s traditional race problem and the old and young people who won’t dare let him forge his own identity. This is a dilemma many young men of colorContinue reading “Tired Of Trying To Be Black”

Loner Dad Syndrome: Part 1

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup A growing number of men are losing close friends within the first year of having a child, according to a new survey. Becoming a father is considered by many as one of life’s most rewarding experiences but the transition into parenthood can also be challenging and a timeContinue reading “Loner Dad Syndrome: Part 1”

Don’t Take Bullshit Home: How to focus on your loved one

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup A lot of guys aren’t getting relationship advice from guys. They’re getting it from women. And while that isn’t a bad thing, it’s equally important for guys to hear other guys talk about what has worked and about what doesn’t. As it turns out, there are a lotContinue reading “Don’t Take Bullshit Home: How to focus on your loved one”

Dad-Shaming: Is It Real? Just how bad can it be?

Summary Please support the show by clicking the “Support This Podcast” button. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital helps uncover just how bad dad-shaming is for guys’ parenting styles and mental and emotional health. Mom-shaming has been well documented. From the moms who are ridiculed for feeding their babies formula instead of breast milk to theContinue reading “Dad-Shaming: Is It Real? Just how bad can it be?”

Setbacks Make Boys Men

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup We all know hard-charging young men that have their foot planted firmly on the accelerator. They claim that easing off would damage their career and be an admission of failure. They are wrong. Those enjoying early successes can grow up overstressed by trying to stay on the fastContinue reading “Setbacks Make Boys Men”

Two Guys And A Girl: A Tale of Male Bonding Part 2

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup Today Charles speaks with good friend, author, spoken-word artist and activist Waheed Abdul Muhaimin about male bonding and moving through the continuum of life. Loyalty and friendship don’t always happen the way we think. Listen in to learn how this “hard-headed” snake-charmer and our host developed a life-longContinue reading “Two Guys And A Girl: A Tale of Male Bonding Part 2”

Two Guys and A Girl

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup The Barbershop Group founder Charles Catchings was ecstatic to bring long-time friend, confidant and supporter Zach Haupt on the show to reminisce about the beginning of their friendship along with male bonding and loyalty. Some of the things we now consider uncouth and suspect about how men bondContinue reading “Two Guys and A Girl”

The Science Of Complaining

Summary Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/thebarbershopgroup Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health. Charles provides an abbreviated look at how complaining becomes addictive and infectious. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebarbershopgroup/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebarbershopgroup/support