🤘 Caspar Babypants - Raising kids and finding yourself at the same time.
Rad Dad, hosted by Kirill Zubovsky

His stage name is Casper Babypants. He sought out to make transparent music of who he is. He quit a band to discover the path of who he was, and what he felt like he was called to do. In the end, his path led him to create music for kids.

Caspar was his nickname from a band he was a part of in Boston in the early 90s because he didn't like his name. He used a pair of baby pants as a winter hat and they fit perfectly on his head. He started wearing them and the kids in his neighborhood started to call him Babypants. Thus, he put Caspar and Babypants together.

Parent fans. He wants his music to be playful and stress-free for parents and to help them share a moment of ridiculousness and joy with their kid.

In the end, you want to get a point where you are neutralized. If you’re going to quit something, you shouldn’t be in a frozen state because it can hinder your abilities.

The main points are that you should tell them the facts, and assure them that they will always be loved. Allow them to ask questions if they have any.

Chris compares it to the similar chemical reaction to when a person falls in love. When you become a dad, you have to be less selfish and invest more time in family relative activities.

If you have strong feelings toward your profession or that you are not paternal naturally, or you don't daydream about it, but you feel external pressure to have kids, don't do it.

In regards to parenting, the dad is seen as the "fun" parent, which can sometimes create friction because the mother has implemented a system with her kid. The dad should be aware and respectful of the system. As a parent and a man, the dad should show kids emotional depth.

Read the book, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Elaine Mazlish and Adele Faber. It’s a parenting book about language and empathy.

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