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Communicating with your Children

Powerful Patient, 2010 Week 3

Host: Joyce Graff,, 800-767-4845


Beginning January 15, 2010

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K. Sean Buvala

K. Sean Buvala

According to a national PTA poll, nearly half of all dads fall short of their parental responsibilities. Dads, claiming job and outside the home responsibilities, are seriously limiting their family time. National educator and storyteller K. Sean Buvala talks with Joyce about simple solutions to engaging your children through bedtime storytelling. "Storytelling, in all its forms, is critical for building reading and math skills," says Buvala. It's also an easy way to spend quality time with your children." He shares ten ways to get teenage boys to talk!

About our guest

K. Sean Buvala has been presenting and storytelling “on the road” since 1985. He’s traveled to perform and present workshops in dozens of states and to hundreds of organizations in those states. His audiences have ranged from just a few people gathered in a living room to several thousand teens and adults. He is the founder of, the largest online resource for storytelling and storytellers.

Sean’s experience also involves training and design for the telecommunication and hospitality industry. He’s done customer service instruction/team development for companies ranging from government to faith based organizations to major corporations. He’s taught and told for companies such as Wells Fargo, AT&T, Unilever, the Arizona Courts and more.

Most important of all- Sean is the father of four daughters and husband of one wife. He lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area. His wife says that when he is home from the road, he is a great cook.


About DaddyTeller and communicating with your kids

Sean’s philosophy is that children need both their parents to really focus on them and listen to them on a regular basis.  Dads in particular need to make time to do this.  In his experience, Dads seem to be somewhat shy about doing it, fearing that they will “do it wrong.”  But the point is not the words so much as the attention with pay to our children.  If we look at it that way, how can we do it “wrong”?

The book is written to appeal to men.  It is short and funny and wise.  As a sample, one of the most popular pages on his website is about communicating with teenage boys:

The DaddyTeller™ Book:
"Be a Hero to Your Kids
and Teach Them What's Important
by Telling Them One Simple Story at a Time."

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