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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.

Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan Exactly Right

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 220 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.

    Manifesting Mom with Rachel Pastiloff

    Manifesting Mom with Rachel Pastiloff

    Dr. Dan speaks to Mom, Special Needs Parent, Advocate, and Coach Rachel Pastiloff.  Rachel talks to Dr. Dan about parenting, family, and her road to becoming a Manifesting Mom. Rachel is  mom to two sons (one with special needs) and her conversation with Dr. Dan is filled with wisdom, strength, and grace.

    Listening to Rachel tell her story is riveting, enlightening, powerful, and, at times, painful – listeners will learn from this beautiful, courageous episode about life, love, challenges, grit, honesty, acceptance, grief, and so much more.

    Rachel Pastiloff tells Dr. Dan how she learned to embrace her parenting journey – specifically the experience of discussing (and admitting) that special needs parenting is hard. Rachel discusses her wonderful son (he has a dual diagnosis of Prader Willi Syndrome and autism), her special needs family/community, her typical son’s experience, and how so much pressure falls unfairly on women/moms. By speaking her truth out loud to her sister (yes, her sister is recent guest Jennifer Pastiloff!)Rachel made space for embracing, healing, and loving. Rachel passionately shares how self-care is essential to all parents, how families must support the siblings of special needs children (a topic that is rarely discussed), and the reality that not all families live perfect lives despite what we see online. 

    Rachel Pastiloff is a native of Philadelphia/South Jersey. Rachel is a mother of two boys. In 2009 Rachel’s oldest was diagnosed with a rare incurable genetic disorder called Prader Willi Syndrome. The following year her son was diagnosed again with Autism. Both of these events would help shift the direction of Rachel’s life. She began her path with health and wellness to create a better life for her family. It then became her passion. Rachel became a certified yoga teacher in 2012 and is a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health and Wellness Coach. Rachel is also the founder of A Manifesting Mom. Follow Rachel on Instagram and on TikTok.




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    • 49 min
    Wondery Presents: Adventures of Cairo Season 2

    Wondery Presents: Adventures of Cairo Season 2

    The exciting world of Cairo Carter is back for season 2! Cairo is seven years old and lives in the big city, and he loves to explore the world around him. Cairo has lots to learn about kindness, safety, and even the value of a dollar, so it’s lucky he can always depend on his family, his friends, and his community to help him learn and have tons of fun along the way. Come join him in the Adventures of Cairo!

    Learn more at https://wondery.com/links/adventures-of-cairo/

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    • 6 min
    Mothers-in-law and Daughters-in-law with Sally Koslow

    Mothers-in-law and Daughters-in-law with Sally Koslow

    Dr. Dan interviews Sally Koslow former magazine editor, author, parent, and grandparent about the complex relationships between mothers- and daughters- in law (MIL, DIL).

    Sally is the author of Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest and several novels. Her newest book The Real Mrs. Tobias is a sharply funny and big-hearted multi-generational story that is ultimately about what defines family.

    On today’s episode, Dr. Dan and Sally Koslow (drawing on her long career as the editor-in-chief of iconic McCall's Magazine) have a great conversation about family, marriage, mothers/daughters/sons, adult children, grandparenting, and much more. Listeners will leave with a new understanding of the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law bond.

    To learn more about Sally and her books please visit her website:  www.sallykoslow.com.

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    • 55 min
    Family Astrology with Catherine Urban

    Family Astrology with Catherine Urban

    Dr. Dan interviews professional astrologer, mom, and author Catherine Urban on today’s episode about the ways astrology (and our cosmic blueprint) can help individuals and families including:

    *Gaining insight into patterns and how to rework them to better serve us

    *Having a clearer understanding of our purpose, strengths, challenges

    *Getting confirmation and clarity on important decisions or major themes in our life

    *Improving relationship dynamics

    *Forecasting for what the year ahead offers – and how to take advantage of the seasons and cycles unfolding in our life

    *Find answers to specific questions using horary (chart of the moment)

    *Learning the time to start big ventures in our life (businesses and marriages have birth charts too!) with forecasting or Electional Astrology

    With over 12 years of astrological immersion, Catherine Urban’s practice is steeped in classical and humanistic techniques. Specializing in forecasting, Catherine (who recently gave Dr. Dan a reading) empowers her clients to become alchemists of their own charts, while gaining confidence and clarity on their path. Additionally, she studies familial dynamics and how shared traits are reflected in the astrological charts of family members.  

    Catherine’s road to astrology started at a young age and today she has her own growing practice and is an astrology teacher. She continues to study with astrological mentors and colleagues who inspire her.  

    Catherine Urban explains to Dr. Dan that astrology is affirming – it is a non judgemental process and it can help us all live out the embodiment of our chart. Astrology can provide a framework for understanding why we are the way we are, how to have more compassion, and how to gain more clarity and confidence in ourselves and our path.  

    Dr. Dan and Catherine wrap up their conversation by reminding us all that the macrocosm of astrology offers us an invaluable tool to better understand ourselves, each other, and our place in the world.

    Catherine is the author of Your Astrological Cookbook: The Perfect Recipe for Every Sign. Read more about Catherine’s work, writing, and her book at her website www.CatherineUrban.com.

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    • 49 min
    THE STOLEN YEAR: How Covid Changed Our Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now with Anya Kamenetz

    THE STOLEN YEAR: How Covid Changed Our Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now with Anya Kamenetz

    Dr. Dan interviews journalist and recent National Public Radio education reporter Anya Kamenetz about how the pandemic decimated the public school system—and left lasting harm on our children. 

    Dr. Dan and Anya discuss the collapse of the childcare system, mothers driven from the workforce, children going hungry in record numbers, and other pandemic effects. Anya’s just-released book THE STOLEN YEAR: HOW COVID CHANGED CHILDREN'S LIVES, AND WHERE WE GO NOW guides the interview with a harrowing account of the massive educational disruption caused by the pandemic. 

    Finally, Dr. Dan and Anya touch on many topics including the consequences of a year without in-person schooling, special needs, low-income families, parent challenges, and more.  Ultimately, no one knows the long-term effects the pandemic will have on children, but Dr. Dan and Anya give listeners an actionable guide to areas to watch (and act on) as the pandemic waxes and wanes in the years to come.

    Anya Kamenetz is a journalist focused on generational justice. Her current projects include a kids’ climate podcast for Noggin (Nickelodeon's educational brand) and work with K12 Climate Action to include climate in children’s storytelling. Anya has previously worked as an education correspondent for NPR and a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. She's won multiple awards for her reporting on education, technology, and innovation. She is the author of four books and lives in Brooklyn with her family. Find more information on her website www.anyakamenetz.net

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    • 50 min
    Girls Who Run (And Green) The World with Diana Kapp

    Girls Who Run (And Green) The World with Diana Kapp

    Dr. Dan and journalist/mom/author Diana Kapp have an impactful, inspiring, and timely conversation about the environment, activism, books, and much more.  

    Jane Fonda (actor, political activist, environmentalist) says Diana’s new book “Girls Who Green the World shows how brave girls who pay attention have launched ideas and organizations that may very well save us all.”  

    Dr. Dan interviews Diana Kapp about her newest book Girls Who Green the World (a playbook for the contemporary environmental movement), eco-anxiety, and how she was motivated and inspired to write Girls Who Green the World—and previous book Girls Who Run World—by her own kids. 

    Diana leaves listeners with hope about the future and proof that one person can make a difference.

    Visit Diana’s website for more information: https://dianakapp.com/.

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 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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