EP – 96 Being a Role Model

Our conversation with James Lott, Jr.

Grandpa Jammie is back for another great conversation. In this conversation, we pick up where we left off the conversation we had on James’s YouTube channel, “Really! I’m a Grandparent.”

About a couple of months ago, James had me on his show talking about the importance of male role models. (That conversation is available by clicking on this link and the one below) In that conversation, we started diving into why it is important for grandfathers to step up and be good role models for their grandchildren. We discussed how children look to grandfathers as examples of how older men work and live.

This conversation continues that line of thought that grandfathers are needed to not only be examples but also help the grandchildren transition through the stages of development from young children to teens and then to young adults. James shares a powerful story of how his grandmother would share a drink with the grandchildren when they turned 21. The experience wasn’t about the drink but about reaching an age where his grandmother sat the grandchild down and discussed life, where the younger grandchild was heading, and what dreams they had.

After you have listened to this episode, please remember to like and subscribe to the show if you haven’t already. It would also be fantastic if you would share this podcast with a friend. Sharing is the best way to help me spread the word about the importance of grandfathers in the lives of their grandchildren and families.

Links

Click HERE to access JLJ Media on YouTube

Click HERE to watch my last conversation on “Really! I’m a Grandparent.”

Click HERE to follow James on Instagram

Click HERE to follow James on Facebook

Click HERE to support James on Buy Me a Coffee

Click HERE to check out JLJmedia’s Artist Shop

Click HERE to register for the week-long event that Grandparents Academy hosts from September 11-17.

Click on this link to learn more about Peekabond.

Click on this link to learn and sign up for Readeo.

Click Here to sign up for Grandparents 101. The first session is on Sept 8, so sign up today!

EP – 55 Space to grow and explore

Our conversation with Thal Dixon

Welcome back to another fun conversation with someone from my past. Thal Dixon is a good friend of mine from our High School days. Thal is sitting down with us to have a conversation about his interesting and entertaining Grandpa Penrod.

Thal discusses how no matter where his family moved, his Grandpa and Grandma were a constant in his life. We even hear about how when Thal was going to school in Idaho he had his own room at his grandparent’s house. Thal also talks about the closeness that he had with his grandfather and how his grandfather allow Thal to grow and develop into the man he is today.

As we wrap up our conversation, we discuss Thal’s passion for poetry and writing children’s books. Thal shares how he was inspired as a young student in Hawaii by a classroom visitor who shared his poetry with Thal’s class. Today, Thal is going into classrooms to share his art and passion for writing.

Once you have listened to this conversation, be sure to like and share this podcast with a friend. Sharing with friends is the best way you can help to share this positive message about the influence of grandfathers.

Links

Thal’s Amazon author page

Thal’s “About Page”

Thal’s YouTube channel

Grumpy Publications Facebook Page

Grumpy Publications Website

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Readeo

EP 11 – Big John shares lessons about being a great grandpa

A front porch conversation with John Hosler about being a great grandpa

This is a great impromptu conversation with John Holser, the father of Jon Holser. Jon was a previous guest on the Cool-Grandpa podcast.

John shares his reaction to learning about becoming a great grandpa and provides insights about being a distant great grandpa. We dive into family traditions, growing old, and building relationships with great grandchildren.