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Raising Men: A Navy SEAL’s Lessons on Fatherhood | The Julia and Gino Podcast ft. Eric Davis

In this episode of the Julia and Gino Podcast, hosts Julia and Gino Barbaro sit down with Eric Davis, former Navy SEAL sniper instructor, entrepreneur, and author of the book “Raising Men.” Together, they discuss the challenges and joys of fatherhood, the importance of education and understanding in modern parenting, and how Eric’s experiences as a SEAL and in human performance have informed his approach to raising his children.

Eric shares his insights on the evolution of parenting in today’s world, where our children are exposed to various influences and agendas under the guise of entertainment, and emphasizes the need for parents to be well-rounded in a variety of topics to guide their children on their individual paths. The conversation also touches on the importance of consequences, behavior science, and understanding each child’s unique needs.

Whether you’re a father, mother, or simply interested in the world of parenting, this episode offers valuable insights and thought-provoking discussions on raising the next generation. Join us and learn from a Navy SEAL’s unique perspective on fatherhood!


00:00 – Intro
01:16 – Meeting Eric Davis, author of “Raising Men”
02:30 – Parenting as Warefare: Symmetrical Vs. Asymmetrical
04:50 – The Role of the Father In Modern Society
06:48 – Pressure on children to make decisions before they’re ready
11:31 – What Eric Davis Learned from the Seals
13:23 – Does Eric Davis always live Authentically?
15:45 – How Do you Avoid Taking Over?
19:00 – Behavior Science in Parenting: The Playstation In The Pool
22:47 – Understanding Each Child’s Unique Needs
28:46 – Being Right Vs. Being Effective
36:00 – Humility in Parenting – Being Right Vs. Being Effective
38:37 – Compare Yourself to your Purpose – Being your Best Self
42:53 – First Steps
46:00 – Where can We Get Eric Davis’ Book?

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