Dadvengers Podcast Episode 11 – Matt Willis
It’s Dadvengers Podcast Episode 11 – Matt Willis. This weeks guest was a staple of the 00’s music scene, he’s an actor, presenter and a dad of three.
Matt talks openly about how he adjusted to being a stay at home dad to his eldest daughter. The time and relationships he had with his own parents, balancing work and parenting – and becoming a vaccine volunteer! And he tells us how he struggled with the lockdowns and the impact on his mental and emotional health.
Matt’s honesty about his own difficulties, talking about how parents put too much pressure on themselves and how much he loves being a dad, needs to be heard!
Massive thanks to Matt for joining us, and for becoming the latest member of the Dadvengers community!
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Episode Time Stamps
01:34 – “The only thing I ever really want to be in my life was a dad” Matt tells us how he feels about fatherhood.
03:04 – How Matt adjusted to becoming a stay at home parent, and shares the best parenting advice he ever got.
6:46 – Matt talks about his relationships with his own parents, and the amazing role model his father in law is.
08:50 – “My dad, definitely – he was a hero to me” Matt tells us who his role models were growing up, and how important the time had with his father was – no matter how short.
12:57 – Matt tells us how he manages working away from home, and the impact that can have on his children.
15:34 – “We have a phone jail!” How Matt and his family ensure they don’t spent too much time on their phones and social media!
19:14 – Matt tells us what he was like as a child, and the differences between him and his children at school.
22:53 – “Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard” Matt tells us how his children have inherited his love of performing, and how he instills the importance of hard work in his children.
25:23 – Matt talks about his relationship with his siblings, and the sibling relationship his kids have.
27:51 – “I thought I was the strict one…” Matt’s parenting style!
31:48 – The impact of lockdown on Matt and his family – and why it is so important that we talk about our mental health and wellbeing.
37:35 – Matt tells us how, and why, he and his wife Emma have become vaccine volunteers;
42:02 – Matt’s parenting superpower, and Emma pops up… literally!
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If you enjoyed this episode of the Dadvengers Podcast don’t forget to check out some of the others. We have dads from all sorts of backgrounds and industries talking about their journey’s through fatherhood. And more are being added all the time.
Whether you are male, female, and parent or a parenting professional there’s lots to be learned by listening to men tell their stories. We also have a comments box below if you’d like to leave your thoughts.
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