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Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan teaches us all how to make the world a more loving, accepting and compassionate place -- one parent and one child at a time. With over 20 years experience as a psychologist, author and father, host Dr. Dan Peters understands the key to raising happy and aware kids is for parents to seek the same joy and mindfulness in their own lives. Through diverse and timely discussions, aimed at any parental figure in a child's life, Dr. Dan helps caregivers parent with purpose while striving to be the best version of themselves.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 218 Ratings

Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan teaches us all how to make the world a more loving, accepting and compassionate place -- one parent and one child at a time. With over 20 years experience as a psychologist, author and father, host Dr. Dan Peters understands the key to raising happy and aware kids is for parents to seek the same joy and mindfulness in their own lives. Through diverse and timely discussions, aimed at any parental figure in a child's life, Dr. Dan helps caregivers parent with purpose while striving to be the best version of themselves.

    Adoption, Foster Parenting, Special Needs, Autism, and LGBTQIA with Eeka McLeod

    Adoption, Foster Parenting, Special Needs, Autism, and LGBTQIA with Eeka McLeod

    Dr. Dan interviews single parent, social media phenomena, TikTok star, and advocate Eeka McLeod about parenting, fostering, family, disability and so much more.

    Eeka McLeod’s journey to building her family began when she made the decision to pursue her dream of adopting a child. After becoming a licensed foster parent while in graduate school, she started welcoming children into her home. Throughout her time fostering, Eeka cared for 18 children and eventually adopted three with disabilities: Eli, Evan, and Ella. 

    The self-described “family of misfits'' has made a name for themselves on social media during the pandemic with unapologetically real, hilarious content that showcases the triumphs and challenges of their daily life. Their devoted fan base includes 150 million likes and 2.7 million followers on TikTok, over 117,000 followers on Instagram, as well as over 230 million views and over 305,000 subscribers on YouTube. Eeka is passionate about using the family’s platform to advocate for acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities. 

     Eeka is a proud single mother who is committed to using their platform in the hopes of changing minds and hearts and encouraging acceptance. Meet Eeka and her family on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube or search The McLeod Family.  

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    • 57 min
    On Being Human, Roe vs. Wade, and much more with Jennifer Pastiloff

    On Being Human, Roe vs. Wade, and much more with Jennifer Pastiloff

    On this highly anticipated episode Dr. Dan talks to the incomparable Jennifer Pastiloff —author, mother, writing/retreat leader, activist, and truth warrior.

    Dr. Dan interviews the incredible, dynamic, singular, inspiring Jennifer Pastiloff about: her philosophy “Don’t Be An A*****e”, Roe Vs. Wade, #shameloss, her empowering platform, and her book On Being Human. 

    Jennifer is a truth teller, a writing warrior, and an inspiration to thousands -- both online and in person.  Jen is passionate about creating community, self-acceptance, self-love, and being real. She’s embraced her own mental health journey, deafness, parenting experiences, and life’s ups & downs – and encourages us all to do the same by being real. 

    Jennifer Pastiloff is the author of On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, And Listening Hard and the founder of The Manifest-Station.  Follow her on Instagram @jenpastiloff and learn about her upcoming events here.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Lies, Cons, Page-turners and Single Parenting with Julie Clark

    Lies, Cons, Page-turners and Single Parenting with Julie Clark

    On today’s new episode Dr. Dan and Los Angeles teacher, parent, and author Julie Clark talk about many topics including lies, second chances, single parenting, and more.  

    Julie is the single mother of two teenage boys and teaches 5th grade. She is also a successful bestselling author with a devoted following. Julie’s honest conversation about her parenting choices, her parents, teaching, writing, and balancing it all will resonate with listeners. Dr. Dan and Julie remind us that we are all on a journey that continues to evolve and change – personally, professionally, and as parents.

    Julie grew up in Santa Monica and always had her nose in a book while all of her friends surfed!   Today, Julie is the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight,  The Ones We Choose (which has been optioned for television by Lionsgate) and the new The Lies I Tell.

    For the most updated information about Julie follow her on Instagram @julieclarkauthor and visit her website www.julieclarkauthor.com.

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    • 53 min
    For You When I Am Gone with Rabbi Steve Leder

    For You When I Am Gone with Rabbi Steve Leder

    Dr. Dan interviews Rabbi Steve Leder about life, grief, love, suffering, and legacy. Newsweek Magazine twice named him one of the ten most influential rabbis in America but most important to Steve is being a husband and a dad.

    Steve Leder is the senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, one of the largest synagogues in the world. He is the author of five books including the new For You When I Am Gone: Twelve Essential Questions to Tell a Life Story.

    In today's interview (and in his new book), Rabbi Steve suggests that too often we focus on the material things in life when what we really should consider is the legacy we leave – our values, beliefs, hopes and dreams. Tombstones rarely say "she had a beautiful set of pearls" and instead say "Loving Mother" or similar sentiments. 

     Dr. Dan and Rabbi Leder agree we should be talking to our loved ones about what we want to be, who we were, what we want for our children/loved ones/friends and family in their lives, and what legacy we want to leave.

    For more information and inspiration please visit Rabbi Leder’s website www.steveleder.com.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Love, Life, and Death with Mary Laura Philpott author of Bomb Shelter

    Love, Life, and Death with Mary Laura Philpott author of Bomb Shelter

    Dr. Dan interviews mother, daughter, bestselling author, and lifelong worrier Mary Laura Philpott and the two explore answers to such provocative questions as how do we keep living when the unexpected can happen at any moment? And what does it mean to be human, to love, to lose, and to live?

    Today’s episode is a powerful and poignant look at motherhood, daughterhood, personhood, and caregiving, along with life, death, and ultimately: joy and hope. Dr. Dan and Mary Laura talk about Mary Laura’s harrowing story, her book BOMB SHELTER: Love, Time, and Other Explosives, and what it means to move through life with a soul made of equal parts anxiety and optimism. 

     Mary Laura Philpott is also the author of the national bestseller I Miss You When I Blink. A former bookseller, Mary Laura lives in Nashville with her family.  FOr more information visit her website: www.marylauraphilpott.com.  

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    • 55 min
    Egg freezing, fertility, astrology, and more with Maressa Brown

    Egg freezing, fertility, astrology, and more with Maressa Brown

    Dr. Dan interviews writer and author Maressa Brown about her parenting journey, birth astrology, journalism, her forthcoming book, and much more. If you (or a loved one) are navigating a fertility journey then this episode is for you! And if you are curious about astrology then you will love hearing Maressa discuss Dr. Dan’s chart.

    Dr. Dan talks to Maressa Brown about her real life experiences as she embarks on a very personal journey freezing her own eggs and documenting her path to parenthood and motherhood. Maressa shares her experience with honesty, truth, and passion. In addition, Maressa gives listeners a preview about her book which merges astrology and parenting. In this incredible episode, Maressa is totally transparent and open about discussing her fertility journey and what is happening right now in real time.

    Maressa Brown is an editor and writer with more than a decade of experience covering lifestyle, parenting, astrology, and pop culture. She has done one-on-one interviews with celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, Kristen Bell and has appeared on Good Morning America and HuffPost Live. 

    Follow Maressa on social media and visit her website www.maressabrown.com.  Read some of her work here and here.

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

bcaro1 ,

Really loving this podcast!

Didn’t think I would love this type of podcast but these episodes are so so great! Such great topics, awesome guests, and amazing information that I didn’t realize I would ever need. The type of topics that stick with you throughout life. 10/10

Jen @ GoDiaperFree ,

Great guests!

Super interesting conversations with a great variety of guests. I love the conversational tone of the podcast, while still getting amazing inspiration and information!! Thanks--looking forward to delving into more!

PeakPerformanceDoctor ,

Dr Dan and the Parent Footprint is an amazing resource for parents!

I’ve known Dr Dan for nearly a decade now - and he’s the real deal - with his incredible clinical experience and skills - being matched by his extraordinary character (so - what you hear and experience on this podcast is absolutely genuine!).

And he brings on some amazing guests - with such a dynamic range of experts - and perspectives!! And I love how Dr Dan asks such great questions - and engages with such authenticity with his guests - delivering powerful but super relevant insights and feedback!

I was fortunate to recently be a guest on this show - and while I didn’t think it was possible for me to hold Dr Dan in higher regard - he and his team somehow raised the bar in how they handled every aspect of their interactions with me - and now I’m even a bigger fan of Dr Dan and the Parent Footprint!!

Hope this show continues to grow - and gets the recognition and impact it deserves!!

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