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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. 107 Family Finance with Benny Nachman

    Ep. 107 Family Finance with Benny Nachman

    Dr. Dan speaks to Benjamin “Benny” Nachman, entrepreneur, Dad and cofounder of  Jassby, a mobile wallet for families. In this new episode, Dr. Dan and Benny discuss how to raise money-smart kids.
    Jassby is a free iOS app for both parents and kids to share real money digitally. Parents can manage chores, pay allowances, and send money to their kids when they need it. Children can spend their allowance and learn in real time.
    As the CEO of Jassby, Benjamin Nachman has always been a strong advocate for hands-on learning when it comes to his own kids' money management skills. When he faced the early years of giving his own children an allowance, he was inspired to start Jassby.  
     
    In this episode, Benny discusses topics with Dr. Dan including
    Finance/personal finance is not taught in schools so when and how should parents start talking to kids about money?
    Raising financially confident kids by training them to handle money and make spending decisions on their own.
    Today, our child's banking future is cashless, how can we train them to be ready for digital banking?
    Why concepts of saving, giving back, budgeting are the essential three keys parents must teach their kids because these are life skills
    Listeners will all learn from Benny’s very honest Parent Footprint Moment. For more information about Benny and Jassby visit https://jassby.com/.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 106 Moms Don’t Have Time To … with Zibby Owens

    Ep. 106 Moms Don’t Have Time To … with Zibby Owens

    Dr. Dan welcomes author, popular podcast host, and parent Zibby Owens to discuss her new book Moms Don’t Have Time To : A Quarantine Anthology.  
     
    Zibby Owens is mom of four and the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, as well as her newly launched podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight.” She is a regular contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post,  Real Simple, Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, the New York Times online, and many other publications.
     
    In this episode Dr. Dan and Zibby discuss the pandemic, podcasts, Zibby’s parenting journey during the COVID-19, and how, ultimately, we all have much more in common than we think we do.
     
    Zibby’s book (and podcast) features bestselling and award-winning authors (Chris Bohjalian, Sonali Dev, Gretchen Rubin, Jill Santopolo, Evangeline Lilly, Christina Geist, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Bill Dameron, John Kenney, Mary Laura Philpott, and Reema Zaman) and is divided into relatable sections: Read, Workout, Eat, Breathe, Have Sex.  
     
    The show ends with Zibby’s “Stay where your feet are” advice and her real and honest Parent Footprint Moment.
     
    Zibby Owens serves on the boards of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, the Child Mind Institute, and co-chairs the Library Council of the New York Public Library. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband and her four children ages 5-13.
     
    For more information visit Zibby at: www.zibbyowens.com; @zibbyowens; @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks; @momsdonthavetimetoloseweight
     

    • 44 min
    Ep. 105  Unplugged Play with Bobbi Conner

    Ep. 105  Unplugged Play with Bobbi Conner

    Dr. Dan talks to author, journalist, and parenting expert Bobbi Conner about the power of play and unplugging from technology in the new episode of the Parent Footprint podcast.  Bobbi Conner created the award-winning, nationwide public radio series The Parents Journal and hosted the program for twenty-four years. She is author of The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids (Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal) and Everyday Opportunities for Extraordinary Parenting and the new series Unplugged Play.  Bobbi’s public radio program, audio interviews, books, and articles have been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Parade, Parents, Parenting, CBS This Morning, PBS Parents.org, and more.
    In this inspiring (and playful!) episode, Bobbi joins Dr. Dan to talk about her three new, screen-free children’s activity books Unplugged Play: Toddler, Unplugged Play: Preschool, and Unplugged Play: Grade School. During the pandemic families have faced disruption in their young children’s lives in a significant way.
    In this episode, Dr. Dan interviews Bobbi Conner about various creative activities, games, and puzzles for children spanning the ages 1-10 years old. Each book in the Unplugged Play series offers a wealth of diverse and active games, from solo play to group play, indoor play to outdoor play, from parent and child play to birthday party games, and loads of busy-body play activities.  Bobbi’s advice and her books will help parents and children -- especially during the pandemic.
    Finding activities for kids that do not involve tablets or screens can bring joy and stress relief for the entire family:
    Build a fort
    Play tag
    Hike
    Ball or bean bag games (inside or outside as needed for safety)
    Question and answer guessing games
    Floor drawings on large paper sheets 
    Run around outside
    Dr. Dan and Bobbi end the show with Bobbi's Parent Footprint Moment and a call to action to all parents and kids: Shut off the screens, turn off the TV, and rediscover the power of play today!
    For more information on Bobbi, unplugging, and her books visit:   https://unpluggedplay.com/

    • 41 min
    Ep. 104 Making Social and Emotional Learning Stick with Elizabeth Sautter

    Ep. 104 Making Social and Emotional Learning Stick with Elizabeth Sautter

    Episode 104 Elizabeth Sautter
    Ep. 104 Making Social and Emotional Learning Stick with Elizabeth Sautter
    Dr. Dan welcomes back colleague, speech-language pathologist, author, and parenting expert Elizabeth Sautter for her second interview on the Parent Footprint podcast. Dr. Dan and Elizabeth discuss her current work, her new course and her new book MAKE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING STICK! - Practical Activities to Help Your Child Manage Emotions, Navigate Social Situations & Reduce Anxiety.

    Elizabeth’s passion is to help children thrive socially and emotionally—without either kids or parents getting frustrated or overwhelmed. As a parent, she shares how she is also navigating challenges with her own children and her honesty will resonate with listeners.

    The Mom’s Choice Award winner, Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick! shows families how to manage their child’s emotions, increase positive behavior and social skills, reduce anxiety, and much more. Both the book and the related new course feature the *WISE model and the make social learning **STICK model.

    The WISE model-which stands for W-wisdom (knowing what is going on with your child with their strengths and areas of challenges) I-Intentional-being intentional with the support that you provide and being purposeful with parenting S-Self care/compassion and E-Every day strategies. This could lead into the daily teachable moments.
    How to make social learning STICK:
    S-see,
    T-Think,
    I-Interprete,
    C-Connect,
    K-Know

    In this encore episode, Dr. Dan and Elizabeth explain how our children learn the most from US, their parents and caregivers. They are always watching and observing and as parents we can find teachable moments to help our children deal with anxiety, to build social skills, to master emotional regulation, to learn empathy, and to build resilience.

    Elizabeth’s wise Parent Footprint moment wraps up this wonderful, educational episode.

    Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with clients and their families since 1996. She has worked with individuals ranging from preschoolers to adults in private practice, schools, and hospitals. Elizabeth has particular expertise in the areas of social communication, self-regulation, and executive functioning. She was the Clinical Director for the CW Center for 10 years and she has extensive training in Social Thinking and has completed a mentorship and internship with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal, and Pamela Crooke. She has also been trained by Mindful Schools and she is a collaborative Zones of Regulation® trainer and has co-authored articles and materials related to the Zones curriculum.

    Elizabeth is the author of MAKE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING STICK! - Practical Activities to Help Your Child Manage Emotions, Navigate Social Situations & Reduce Anxiety (2nd edition) and co-authored two popular children’s books with Kristen Willson: Whole Body Listening Larry at Home and Whole Body Listening Larry at School. In her blog Make Social Learning Stick, she shares her own parenting and life experiences raising two boys, one with learning and attentional differences.
    Elizabeth is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is actively involved with the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA). Elizabeth received her master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from San Jose State University. Her relationships with her sons, her sister, and extended family members with special needs have made her work a lifelong endeavor.

    For more information about Elizabeth, her work, and the new book please visit: https://www.makesociallearningstick.com/
    Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 103 Terrific Toddlers Part II with Carol and Rhona

    Ep. 103 Terrific Toddlers Part II with Carol and Rhona

    Dr. Dan welcomes back authors Carol Zeavin and Rhona Silverbush to discuss three new books in their popular Terrific Toddler series:  Potty!, New Baby!, Time to Go!  as well as their ongoing work with parents and families.
     
    Dr. Dan is delighted to speak to experts Carol and Rhona again (they first appeared as guests on Episode 56) to give parents, educators and caregivers even more ways to help toddlers overcome their daily dramas and challenges.  Published by the American Psychological Association/Magination Press, the entire series will help families struggling with parenting during the toddler years.
     
    The lively and engaging co-authors explain to Dr. Dan and parents how they used groundbreaking research to craft age-appropriate stories that take into account the language level and comprehension level of a toddler.  Dr. Dan agrees these books will empower parents because they all include a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” that provides parents with important guidelines for navigating challenges and helping their toddlers understand their toddler world.
     
    Carol Zeavin earned her B.A. in music from UCLA and became a successful freelance orchestral violinist and chamber musician in New York City. She earned Masters degrees in Education and Special Education from Bank Street College and worked with infants and toddlers from 1992 to 2010. She was Headteacher at Rockefeller University’s Child and Family Center and Barnard’s Toddler Development Center, and worked as a Special Educator employed by Y.A.I. and Theracare. She continues to perform classical music in NYC and teaches violin and piano to kids and grownups of all ages and abilities.
    Rhona Silverbush puts her own eclectic background to good use by wearing many hats throughout the course of any given day. She studied psychology and theatre at Brandeis University and holds a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. After practicing immigration law, primarily representing asylum seekers, she returned to her first loves, writing and theatre. Rhona is the co-author of Speak the Speech! Shakespeare’s Monologues Illuminated (Faber and Faber, 2002) and has taught theatre to all age groups from tots to adults, currently coaching actors in Shakespeare. She has taught at Columbia University Teachers College and wrote ‘wichcraft: craft a sandwich into a meal–and a meal into a sandwich with chefs Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar (Clarkson Potter, 2009). She is also a freelance writer and editor, a consultant for families of children and teens with learning differences and special needs, a tutor, and a smitten parent and step-parent.  
    The three new books explain and explore these common topics:
    Time to Go! -- how to teach toddlers about having to stop what they're doing and transition to another activity Potty! -- reassures toddlers and parents alike that we all use the potty when we're ready New Baby! -- helps toddlers expecting a new sibling navigate this very major transition in their lives  
    The show ends with each author answering the Parent Footprint Moment question and Dr. Dan’s invitation for the guests to return when they next publish new titles in the series.
     
    Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
     

    • 49 min
    Episode 102 - Teaching Your Kids About Money with Tony Walker

    Episode 102 - Teaching Your Kids About Money with Tony Walker

    Episode 102 - Teaching Your Kids About Money with Tony Walker
     
    Dr. Dan welcomes Tony Walker, financial expert, author, and host of The WorryFree Retirement® to the podcast.
     
    Growing up as a lower middle-class kid of divorced parents during the 1960s, Tony Walker had little knowledge or hope of learning about money and how best to manage it. Yet, his unique life experiences, 35 years in the field of finance, and meeting in person with over 15,000 “Savers” formed a unique perspective about money and ways others can better use and enjoy it while they can.
     
    A fiduciary, six-time author (Don't Follow the Herd 7 Costly Mistakes People Make with Their Money and Live Well, Die Broke), podcast host, and host of his own television show, The WorryFree Retirement®, Tony teaches a new and positive perspective on money, savings, and retirement.
     
    In today’s episode Dr. Dan and Tony discuss:
    How to talk to your kids about finances and retirement from a young age to prepare them for life It is never too early to start saving  It is okay if your kids don't look at finances the same way you do Kids are always watching their parents - even with money In addition to teaching children about money, it is also important to let children come up with their own methods and beliefs A retirement vision is important It is never too late to save The one piece of advice all parents and families need to know now (Tony’s Parent Footprint moment)  
    For more information about Tony Walker, his books, and his busy Tony Walker Financial please visit:  https://tonywalkerfinancial.com/


    Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.

    • 46 min

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44 Ratings

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Parent Footprint Podcast

Dr Dan is amazing with his knowledge, compassion and execution. Truly a ‘gentle’ man and spreading the love with his services and his podcast. Who doesn’t want to be a better parent and person and be more aware and intentional about the footprint they leave? I am ALL IN on this podcast.

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Super-useful Podcast. Dr. Dan delivers!

Yes. It all starts with the parents! What we model is what our kids learn. Each episode has given me several, practical takeaways. Thank you Dr. Dan for putting this info out there!

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Dr. Dan and his incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on what it means to be a parent! Engaging, educational, and motivating are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a superb show Dr. Dan - keep up the great work!

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