Welcome to another fun filled episode of the podcast.
Jeff Allen is not only a great friend and mentor (did I mention mentor yet??) he is one of those people who is just has that postive energy we need today.
Jeff is a Licensed Special Educator and Behavioral Interventionist with thousands of hours experience working one-on-one with children and their parents. He is also a public speaker, President Elect of the Thompson Valley Rotary, and an approved Job Coach for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation thru the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
Before beginning his private practice, Jeff was Co-Chair of his Department and a member of the Crisis Prevention & Problem Solving Teams. Jeff is now the Founder of the Allen School of Self Mastery and a private practice Family Counselor, Coach and Mentor, specializing in boys & young men ages 5-35.
He guides families, boys, and young men step-by-step to greater connection, clarity of purpose, and true confidence within themselves so they have the best chance of being successful at home, in school, in their future career, and in their future personal relationships, regardless of the challenges they now face.
Ok, you will want to know that you are not loosing it if you hear birds during this episode. We sat down at Jeff's house over looking the mountains of Colorado on his back deck.
This was a very honest conversation and when I say honest, well, you will hear two guys just talking.
Here are links that were brought up on the episode.
Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. The author of the books"25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2017. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. You can connect with Tommy at his website Blending The Family.Com
This hit me very hard after reading the passing of Chester Bennington who was the lead singer for one of my favorite bands Linkin Park.
One of my memories I am sharing here on the podcast is how Connor became a fan of the group.
My thoughts and prayers to the family of Chester.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from theCrisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.
On this episode we take a trip down book lane. The topic is taking road trips with your kids.
You do not always need to do a cross country trip. A road trip could be across town but the point is to have quality time together.
To get more tips you can head over to BlendingTheFamily.com and buy your copy of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads" because it is set up like a workbook where you can create your own tips.
Tommy Maloney is a voice for dads and blended families by helping them achieve success as a family unit. He is a TEDx speaker, published author and host of the Blending The Family podcast. More importantly Tommy is a dad to Betsy, Becca and Connor. Tommy is happily married to his wife Ann. The author of the books"25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2017. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. Email him at: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com