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The Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan Peters aims to build a community of parents who are inspired to raise healthy, confident, and self-aware children who are engaged in life and contribute positively to the world. The show’s guiding principle is that raising healthy children starts with a parent's self examination of the experiences and beliefs that influence their parenting, and that helping children reach their own potential begins with a parent’s aspiration - and ability - to reach their own. Dynamic, passionate, and inspiring, Dr. Dan and his guests will discuss diverse and timely parenting topics weekly and each episode teach listeners how to sculpt their best and most authentic “Parent Footprint.”

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The Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan Peters aims to build a community of parents who are inspired to raise healthy, confident, and self-aware children who are engaged in life and contribute positively to the world. The show’s guiding principle is that raising healthy children starts with a parent's self examination of the experiences and beliefs that influence their parenting, and that helping children reach their own potential begins with a parent’s aspiration - and ability - to reach their own. Dynamic, passionate, and inspiring, Dr. Dan and his guests will discuss diverse and timely parenting topics weekly and each episode teach listeners how to sculpt their best and most authentic “Parent Footprint.”

    Ep. 100 The Bottom Line for Baby with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

    Ep. 100 The Bottom Line for Baby with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

    Happy 100th episode to the Parent Footprint podcast!  
     
    We have a very special guest for our 100th episode:  Dr. Dan welcomes back the only guest who has appeared on the Parent Footprint podcast three (!) times: bestselling author and parenting expert Dr. Tina Payne Bryson -- the perfect colleague to help Dr. Dan celebrate his 100-episode milestone.
     
    Today Dr. Dan and Dr. Bryson focus on her newest book The Bottom Line for Baby as well as the timely The Power of Showing Up (co-authored with Dan Siegel) and her pioneering work with brain-based parenting.
     
    Dr. Dan and Dr. Bryson tackle compelling topics including:
    Making sense of our own parenting history  Attachment in parenting (based on the “4 S” rules that kids feel Safe, Seen, Soothed, Secure) Why the parenting concept of “empowering yourself with knowledge” really is the key to all parenting (along with trusting yourself and showing up for your child) When parents practice awareness then they have a choice in how they parent in any moment (Dr. Bryon’s advice:  pay attention on purpose!) The importance of parents being a safe harbor instead of a storm for our kids Tina’s third inspiring Parent Footprint Moment   
    Tina Payne Bryson is a psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of the Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens.  In addition, Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for kids, parents, educators, clinicians, and industry leaders all over the world, and she makes frequent media appearances for media such as TIME, “Good Morning America,” Huffington Post, Redbook, The New York Times, and Real Simple.  
     
    Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is also co-author (with Dan Siegel) of The Yes Brain as well as two New York Times bestsellers -- The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline -- each of which has been translated into over forty languages.  Dr. Bryson is a graduate of Baylor University and earned her LCSW and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, child rearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.  Finally, Tina emphasizes that before she’s a parenting educator, or a researcher, she’s a mom.  She limits her clinical practice and speaking engagements so that she can spend time with her family.  Alongside her husband of 25 years, parenting her three boys is what makes her happiest.
     
    For more information visit:  https://www.tinabryson.com/ 

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    Ep. 99 College Student Health with Dr. Jill Grimes

    Ep. 99 College Student Health with Dr. Jill Grimes

    Episode 99 Jill Grimes
     
    Ep. 99  College Student Health with Dr. Jill Grimes
     
     
    Parent Footprint podcast host Dr. Dan Peters welcomes Dr. Jill Grimes to today’s episode.  Dr. Grimes is the author of the new book, The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook: Your Guide for Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness and she offers valuable advice first, to students and second,to parents in this new episode.
     
    Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP, is a nationally recognized medical media expert, award-winning author, medical editor, and Board-Certified Family Physician. Her passion is prevention, and her message spans print (Parenting Magazine, Glamour, etc.), online (Livestrong.com), television and radio talk shows (Sirius XM Doctor Radio). After two decades of private practice, Dr. Grimes now enjoys seeing patients at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a proud mom to two awesome collegiate daughters. Academically, Dr. Grimes enjoys educating health care professionals by speaking at national AAFP, Pri-Med®, and Harvard Medical School conferences, and remains on clinical faculty at UMASS Medical School.
     
    Dr. Grimes’s book The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook serves as a guide to what students really want (or need) to know about their mental and physical health when they're away from home. The book covers topics such as: living in the close quarters of dormitories, feeling homesick, experiencing test anxiety, managing the stomach flu, and even how to nurse a hangover. 
     
    Dr. Dan and Dr. Jill discuss topics such as:
    The most essential topics college students need for autonomy (injuries, illness, anxieties)  COVID-19 precautions, scares, symptoms and more Tips for handling test anxiety (even virtual tests can bring a lot of anxiety with them) Items to pack in a first aid kit for college  Drinking, smoking/vaping, sex and more How can college students protect themselves from COVID-19 at school? And practical advice (immunization records, student id cards, and more)  Dr. Grimes believes that armed with quality information students will know when to seek medical help, how to describe their condition, what questions to ask, and what dorm-friendly tips and tricks might help before they are seen. The book is organized literally from head to toe and goes far beyond “Dr. Google” to provide the knowledge of evidence-based medicine every college student should know. 
     
    This informative episode wraps up with Dr. Grimes telling listeners about two Parent Footprint moments about her own parents that changed her.
    For more information about Dr. Grimes and her books go to:  https://jillgrimesmd.com/
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    Ep. 98 How Kids (and Adults) Can Positively Change the World with Brian Ondrako

    Ep. 98 How Kids (and Adults) Can Positively Change the World with Brian Ondrako

    Dr. Dan welcomes author, podcast host, former golf expert, and entrepreneur Brian Ondrako to the podcast today.   Brian’s passion is teaching kids about entrepreneurship and self-discovery while making the world a better place. Brian also hosts the Just Get Started Podcast (Just Get Started Podcast) where he interviews entrepreneurs and founders and other influencers about their journey toward fulfillment and the lessons they learned along the way.
     
    After graduating from Methodist University with a degree in Business Administration, Brian became a member of the PGA of America and embarked on a journey of teaching golf, forming Ondrako Golf Instruction, and starting a coaching business in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Over the years he worked with players of all skill levels and ages and soon realized he wanted to impact the world in a different way.  Brian’s self-discovery journey (which he calls his “Renaissance Period”) brought him to his current work as an author and podcast host.
     
    Today Dr. Dan and Brian discuss self-discovery, overcoming fears, and how parents can choose how they want to parent.  Brian’s first children’s book “Luke’s 1st Round of Golf” is a moving story about his son and draws upon his experience as a Dad parenting a child with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Then, later in the show, Brian shares an honest and inspiring Parent Footprint Moment about his son.
     
    Brian’s “North Star” for his Just Get Started Podcast is to impact future generations by helping them navigate life through the lens of curiosity, gratitude, and healthy living.  Today’s Parent Footprint podcast episode is a great lesson about how one individual can have a big impact on many.



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    Ep. 97 Helping Picky Eaters with Sarah Thomas

    Ep. 97 Helping Picky Eaters with Sarah Thomas

    Dr. Dan Peters welcomes Sarah Thomas, the co-founder and Chief Imaginator for Kalamata’s Kitchen, a global franchise helping kids learn about cultures through adventures with food. She authored the Kalamata book series with renowned chefs (including Chef Eric Ripert), developed the Taste Bud Travel Guide, hosted live tasting events for kids across the U.S., and attracted celebrity ‘taste buds’ including Padma Lakshmi and Chrissy Tiegen. She recently launched a free Kitchen Exploration Passport to help keep kids adventuring in the kitchen during the pandemic. 
     
    Sarah spent her childhood surrounded by good food, books, and entertainment. In this episode, Sarah Thomas tells Dr. Dan “If you get kids to be more thoughtful about what they consume, they’ll naturally make better decisions as they get older, and that’s what all of us want for the next generation.” 
     
    Dr. Dan and Sarah discuss:
    Sarah’s story  Why food is the perfect tool to nurture curiosity and compassion in kids  How to help picky-eaters by creating authentic child-led experiences The Kalamata character (a little girl from India) and her pal Al Dente and how these characters inspire kids to discover cultures, food and build empathy in the process  
    Sarah’s Parent Footprint Moment is about her first time reading her book to a class of young children and why she’ll never forget one child’s response to meeting Kalamata for the first time. 
     
    Sarah was most recently a sommelier in New York City at three-starred Michelin restaurant, La Bernardin. She holds a pre-med degree as well as literature and politics and a Master’s degree in English Renaissance literature.  For more information go to: https://www.kalamataskitchen.com/pages/our-story
     
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    Ep. 96 Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother with Cecile David Weil

    Ep. 96 Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother with Cecile David Weil

    Dr. Dan welcomes Cécile David-Weill, French American author and parent, to Episode 96 to discuss her new book Parents Under the Influence: Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother.  In her book (part memoir and part guide), Cécile David-Weill draws on her own parenting mistakes and successes as well as case studies and works of fiction to guide readers to become more effective, nurturing parents.
     
    This unique book offers both insight and remedy to those parents who are unknowingly under the influence of their own childhood experiences, and unwittingly repeating their parents’ mistakes while believing they are doing the right thing. 
     
    Dr. Dan and Cecile discuss many topics and thankfully for all listeners dispute the perfect parent myth.
     
    Dr. Dan and Cecile talk about parenting advice including:
      How to talk through your own childhood and identify sources of trauma   How to spend time with your children in a way that’s enjoyable – and benefits everyone   The importance of getting rid of all preconceived notions of who your child will become   The importance of the silent relationship between mother and children   Why, despite the common thought, worrying is not a form of love   Why parents should be real and authentic (hint: children know when we are faking it)   and more  
    Cécile’s entire book informs her Parent Footprint moment. She shares a story about music and her son -- listeners will never forget it!
     
    Cécile David-Weill is French and American. She published her first novel, Béguin, under the name of Cécile de la Baume. The Suitors, her third novel, was published by Other Press in 2013. David-Weill is a regular contributor to the online French news magazine Le Point, with a column entitled "Letters from New York." She was born in New York, where she currently lives.
     
    For more information visit:   https://www.ceciledavid-weill.com/
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    Ep. 95 Playtime and Childcare in the Pandemic Age with Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny

    Ep. 95 Playtime and Childcare in the Pandemic Age with Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny

    Dr. Dan welcomes “The Windy City Nanny” Florence Ann Romano to episode 95.  A childcare expert and entrepreneur, Florence is also the author of Nanny and Me.  She joins the show today to talk about playtime, childcare, nanny wisdom, and more.
     
    Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny™ (www.WindyCityNanny.com), is a dedicated philanthropist and former nanny who has always had a special place in her heart for children. Romano worked for over 15 years as a nanny, beginning as a 'Mommy's helper' at the age of 11. 
     
    Dr. Dan and Florence discuss the importance of empathy, parenting awareness, and what Florence calls the “healthy trifecta.” 
     
    Florence’s career as a nanny as well as her informative website provide resources on many topics including:
    What really works for caretakers and children? How ditching electronic devices playtime benefits children     What are some of the best ways for parents to homeschool their children (especially in the midst of COVID-19)? The reason the best parenting practices come from the entire family working together  
    Florence’s book about her lifelong childcare experiences -- Nanny and Me (Mascot Books, May 2015) -- helps children make the transition from being cared for solely by their parents to having a nanny in their home.
     
    The Parent Footprint Moment at the end of the show will resonate with parents and encourage parents to being open to learn and grow alongside their children.
     
    For more information and to meet Florence visit:  www.windycitynanny.com. 

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