Parenting: Then Vs Now. 

On The Show 

Are there certain things your parents let you do that you won’t let your kids do? On the flip side, are there things that you let your kids do that your parents didn’t let you do? Let us know as the Lunch Break hosts, Art Eddy and Jon Finkel talk about this topic. 


What some of our viewers said: 

Mick FlyI 100% always reflect on if I was allowed to do something. But, find myself saying “let them learn the lesson” then I sit back and watch.

Christopher BishopThese days I can’t tell you how many parents I’ve watched drop their kids off at practice n take off. It’s ball practice not day care. Lol.

Raul Vela JrParents always taught me nothing good happens after midnight … passing along to my son!

Brittany MacDonald parenting then: way less supervision outdoors but lots more online supervision. Parenting now way more outdoors supervision way less internet supervision.

Shawn Kingbird Grew up in a Broken Home. My Mother and Father split up when I was very young but my Dad was VERY much involved in our lives. My Dad was definitely more Laid Back but expected you to learn from it. My Mother was way more strict because it was just Us in the house.

About The Lunch Break Hosts: 

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders of Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as several Facebook Live Shows. He has been responsible for securing nearly two hundred guests for a variety of Life of Dad platforms, including dozens of A-List fathers throughout the pop culture, sports and business landscape. He is also an editor and featured blogger on Life of Dad and has grown with the brand since its inception. His background is in Radio and Journalism. Art has worked in radio in New York City, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Jon Finkel’s books have been endorsed by everyone from Tony Dungy and Spike Lee, to Jerry Jones and Jeff Van Gundy. He is the author of The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward. He also wrote “Mean” Joe Greene: Built By Football with 4x Super Bowl Champion Joe Greene, Heart Over Height with 3x NBA Dunk Champion Nate Robinson and Forces of Character with 3x Super Bowl Champion and Fighter Pilot Chad Hennings. He also wrote the popular fatherhood fitness book, The Dadvantage. As a feature writer, he has written for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The New York Times, GQ, Details, Yahoo! Sports and many more. He is an avid speaker, writer and creative strategist for some of the biggest brands in sports and health. Visit:

Follow Art on Twitter at @ArtEddy3 and Jon on Twitter @Jon_Finkel