Julian Caldwell

About Julian Caldwell

Julian Ivey-Caldwell founded GetConnectDAD with one simple goal: Connect more families to their kids. Julian works a day job and spends his evenings (after the family retires) continuing to grow this platform. Because he travels a great deal for his “day job,” he is intensely focused on trying to find better ways for fathers and mothers who work long hours, different hours, or unusual hours find better ways to be engaged.
GetConnectDAD2016

Week 5: Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!

Executive Summary:  Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids! According to research, "Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body." (1) With that being the [...]

Week 4: Teach them to the importance of humor

Executive Summary:  Teach them to the importance of humor A good sense of humor isn’t limited to adults alone, it transcends to little children also. It is important that they know how to have fun while at home, school or in the neighborhood. Laughing and having fun is a [...]

Week 3: If you give your kid a cell phone, kiss your family goodbye.

Executive Summary: kids and a cell phone... bad idea. I get it. “We can’t organize all of our activities without a phone.” “My kid is different; they only use it for calling me.” “If my kid doesn’t have a phone, they will be picked on.” “Smart Phones are not [...]

Week 2: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?

Executive Summary: Why is great communication key for your kid's growth? Very few things are more important than open communication in any relationship. That's doubly important in the family! If you are a busy family, which most families are, the importance you need to place on establishing good solid [...]

Week 1: Building Connection. Nothing is more important to your family.

Executive Summary:  Why is Creating a Connection Your Most Important Role as a parent? There is nothing more vital for you to do as a parent than establish your family as a safe place for your kids. Studies show: Children who experience a lack of emotional support, no connection, [...]

Sometimes, I am amazed by how selfish I can be.

A good friend of mine, and my minister, Jed Mullinex, says to be closer to God, one must love the things God Loves. Simple enough. I would imagine the opposite is true as well. To be further from God, love the things God doesn’t love. Today, I am excited to introduce you a father who presented me with a ‘teachable moment’ without trying. If you know me or follow this blog, you know I am a believer in Jesus Christ. I have found refuge in knowing that in my toughest times, God has had his hand in my life. Often I didn’t deserve his grace, but thankfully, he was there.

By |2017-05-10T12:06:24-05:00April 25th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Thankful|Tags: , , |

Grow Your Audience, Increase Engagement, and Find Followers Using Twitter

One year ago I had no idea how to use Twitter, much less for any type of audience growth. I had seen Twitter IDs and hashtags, but I really had no idea how to leverage either to grow my brand. This article will show you how I went from zero Twitter followers and no reach to 15,000 Twitter followers with a monthly reach of about 750K. If you have any questions, please post the questions below this resource so I can answer them for everyone! I am going through my entire process and sharing it with parent bloggers, so please take a moment and join my GetConnectDad Insiders group where we will walk through everything I am trying to do to grow our site our reach. This group will be talking completely on tactics to build your brand and increase your viewers and influence.

My Dear Child Campaign – What can we do when they don’t answer the phone?

Does this sound familiar to you or anyone you know? Eddie is on the outside trying to be in his daughter’s life. Her mother has moved on and another man is playing the role of father for his girl. He asks me, “What can I do?”

By |2017-06-20T22:43:24-05:00March 4th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Communicative|Tags: , , , , , |

Facebook Live Resources

https://www.facebook.com/ParentBloggersElite/videos/1644298265878689/ On February 20, 2017, Julian Caldwell (Founder of GetConnectDad) spent 45 minutes walking through an online audience covering the Dad 2.0 Summit, MEVO camera, and Social Media Growth. The resources below were referenced in the presentation. [...]

By |2017-06-29T23:40:32-05:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: Facebook Live|Tags: |

Why an Open Adoption Was Just What We Needed

I didn’t want an open adoption. We were no strangers to the adoption process having “survived” our first adoption and we were comfortable with the fact that our oldest boy Eli’s birth family would have nothing to do with how he was going to be raised. My head was [...]

By |2019-03-13T22:37:18-05:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: , , , , , |

Four Christmas Wishes

By Julian Caldwell | GetConnectDAD.com This week's Trait is "Be Hopeful." What a great week for hope to be the center of my thoughts for my boys and my family. Christmas is this weekend, my family is coming into town, my kids are working on their best behavior (sort [...]

By |2016-12-22T13:23:57-05:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , |

Five Questions to Ask Yourself. Are you just too busy?

Sunday at church, I ran into an awesome lady who used to organize Sunday night volleyball for a bunch of out of shape adults. I mentioned to her how much I missed those two hours each Sunday and wished we all still got together. She agreed and then responded, “We are busy every night with our kids.” You know, maybe I was lucky, for I grew up in a house that couldn’t afford anything outside of the basics: some new clothes once a year at school time, food every day, a trip to the thrift store every once in awhile, and one fun vacation for the six of us. I never had the chance of playing any sports outside of the home until I reached high school. Because of this, I don’t have any perspective about the power of club sports, cheerleading, etc.; however, I wonder if we are doing our kids a disservice?

By |2017-03-03T10:24:50-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Focused|Tags: , |

Being a father is the most important role.

Each week, parents from around the world are writing on a specific topic as part of a year’s worth of introspection on some key traits we want to consider for our kids. Our writers answer the question, “What do you do to teach your kids about Empowerment, Generosity, etc?” We [...]

By |2016-12-13T23:07:52-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: DadQuotes|Tags: |

Being a great father is like shaving.

Each week, parents from around the world are writing on a specific topic as part of a year’s worth of introspection on some key traits we want to consider for our kids. Our writers answer the question, “What do you do to teach your kids about Empowerment, Generosity, etc?” We [...]

By |2016-12-13T22:56:23-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: DadQuotes|Tags: |

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.- Knights of Pythagoras

Each week, parents from around the world are writing on a specific topic as part of a year’s worth of introspection on some key traits we want to consider for our kids. Our writers answer the question, “What do you do to teach your kids about Empowerment, Generosity, etc?” We [...]

By |2017-06-29T23:56:28-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: DadQuotes|Tags: |
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