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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
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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.

    My Everything: The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I Hope to Raise with Einat Nathan

    My Everything: The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I Hope to Raise with Einat Nathan

    Dr. Dan talks to Einat Nathan (parenting expert, public speaker, bestselling author, parent) about her magical book My Everything: The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I Hope to Raise.  

    The message of today’s episode is simple and powerful:  “No parent is perfect and that is ok!” because parenting requires courage, energy, and love. Parenting is not about being perfect.  Parenting is messy. Listeners will connect with Einat’s honesty and passion – and learn from her personal parenting journey.

    A mother of five children (including a child with autism), Einat shares her wisdom on being patient, calm, and loving.  She explains that all children, in their own way, have their own specialness and needs. Einat teaches us all how to appreciate and accept each child as an individual, with their own quirks, gifts, and flaws.

    Dr. Dan and Einat’s conversation is for parents who wish to teach their children to be strong and independent. Today’s episode (internationally recorded from Tel Aviv) will transform how listeners think about raising children, resonating across cultures.

    For more information about the book and Einat Nathan visit her website: https://einatnathan.com/en/.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Canaries Among Us: Bullying and a Mother’s Determination with Kayla Taylor

    Canaries Among Us: Bullying and a Mother’s Determination with Kayla Taylor

    Dr. Dan and parent, advocate, author Kayla Taylor speak about National Bullying Prevention Month (October) as well as the journey (now a book Canaries Among Us: A Mother’s Quest to Honor her Child’s Individuality in a Culture Determined to Negate It) of her own child who was bullied at an elite private school and officials turned a blind eye to the cruelty and tried to hide it. 

    Today’s necessary discussion on the intersections of neurodivergence and bullying asks provocative and essential questions including: What happens when the people entrusted to care for our kids and prevent bullying look the other way? What can parents do? This interview is about the quest to find out why so many American schools are ill-equipped to deal with issues like learning differences, bullying, and mental health. It will open eyes and shock listeners.

    For more information and bullying resources please visit Kayla’s website: www.kaylataylorwrites.com.

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    • 57 min
    Why Am I So Anxious with Dr. Tracey Marks

    Why Am I So Anxious with Dr. Tracey Marks

    Dr. Dan interviews psychiatrist, expert, and author Dr. Tracey Marks about her therapy practice, popular YouTube channel, and her book Why Am I So Anxious?: Powerful Tools for Recognizing Anxiety and Restoring Your Peace.  

    Anxiety seems to be everywhere in today's world.  Dr. Dan and Dr. Marks answer these questions and more: How can we take control of our anxiety? How can we take control of our life? What can we do to fix anxiety issues for ourselves? How can we help our anxious kids?

    Renowned therapist Dr. Tracey Marks is a YouTube star known for her friendly, relatable style – she helps over 1 million followers on her YouTube channel identity and manage health issues with practical solutions. Dr. Dan and Dr. Marks want Parent Footprint listeners to know that anxiety does not need to control our life or our child’s life!

    Dr. Tracey Marks is a general and forensic psychiatrist of over 20 years whose mission is to increase mental health awareness and understanding by educating people on psychiatric disorders, mental well-being, and self-improvement. She believes that insight creates change, both on a micro-level (personal growth) and a macro-level (reduction in fear and social judgment). Dr. Marks produces educational videos on her YouTube channel, DrTraceyMarks.  Dr. Marks has been sought after by CNN and HLN for forensic and general psychiatric commentary. For more information go to Dr. Marks website www.markspsychiatry.com or her YouTube channel.

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    • 56 min
    The G Word Documentary: Gifted/Talented/Neurodiverse Awareness Week with Marc Smolowitz

    The G Word Documentary: Gifted/Talented/Neurodiverse Awareness Week with Marc Smolowitz

    Dr. Dan and award winning filmmaker Marc Smolowitz discuss Gifted/Talented/Neurodiverse Awareness Week (GTN Awareness Week 10/24/22 - 10/28/22) and the documentary The G Word, directed and produced by Marc. Their conversation reveals that bright, neurodiverse children are everywhere – Gifted/Talented/Neurodiverse learners exist in every zip code. Marc defies popular myths that assume most gifted people are wealthy, white, and will do fine on their own – and asks us to do the same.

    Dr. Dan and Marc talk about many issues on this revealing episode while raising GTN awareness to a wider audience to "better address the education needs of the gifted…and how our country supports the needs of all children; a rising tide that lifts all boats where we uncover and encourage excellence in places we don’t typically expect."

    The G Word is a deeply personal feature documentary that debunks the mythology around what it means to be gifted revealing the educational challenges, social isolation, emotional sensitivities and physical threats faced by many gifted individuals in our schools and society and the search for solutions while challenging the prejudice and trauma that comes with being labeled “smart” in the 21st century.

    Today’s episode about accepting, educating, and demystifying all neurodiverse children wherever they are in our country will open minds and ignite much needed change.

    Based in San Francisco, Marc Smolowitz is the Director/Producer The G Word Film, Founder/CEO of 13th Gen, a San Francisco-based film company; and a multi-award winning independent filmmaker. For more information visit www.13thgenfilm.com and www.thegwordfilm.com.

    Watch excerpts from the film here.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kids, "Active Commuting" and Long-Term Fitness with Robin DeWeese, Ph.D

    Kids, "Active Commuting" and Long-Term Fitness with Robin DeWeese, Ph.D

    Dr. Dan talks to Robin DeWeese, Ph.D. of Arizona State University about her recently released, timely, and important study about kids, fitness, health, and “active commuting."  The main finding:  Kids who walk, skateboard or ride their bikes to school when they are young are more likely to keep it up as they get older, reaping the health benefits. In the study, the researchers found that kids are much more likely to continue "active commuting" (traveling by foot, bike or even skateboard) if they are taught to do it when they are young. 

    This episode gives parents a great plan to start “active commuting” with their children – and sets them on their way to long term health as adults.  A great discussion about healthy fitness habits that parents and families can easily embrace with young children.

    Robin DeWeese, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.. She earned a PhD from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the impact food and physical activity environments have on children’s health. She has been part of the research team for the New Jersey Child Health Study for the past ten years, studying changes to the built environment over time

    Find more information about Robin’s work at Arizona State University’s website.   Read about the study on US NEWS & WORLD REPORT.

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    • 51 min
    Family Values with Dr. Charles Sophy

    Family Values with Dr. Charles Sophy

    Dr. Dan interviews Dr. Charles Sophy, psychiatrist and the former medical director for the County of Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services. Dr. Sophy has been a regular  on Dr. Phil for the last twenty years and now he brings his experience and expertise to his new book, Family Values, continuing his work on repairing parent-child relationships.

    Dr. Sophy has helped many families break harmful patterns, heal from trauma, and move from crisis to thriving. Based on his experience as a psychiatrist (and as a father), Dr. Sophy assures every parent: “No matter how complicated life gets or how off course your family dynamics become, it’s never too late to hit the reset button and move forward with confidence, love, and authenticity, with your family values leading the way.”

    Dr. Dan and Dr. Sophy share the same powerful philosophy: Parenting begins with you, not your child. Putting yourself first in the parenting equation may seem strange, yet it is intuitive.  On an airplane, in case of emergency, you must first secure the oxygen mask on yourself. Once you are able to breathe, you can then secure the mask on your child. So it is with parenting. Only after you are balanced and secure, can you then offer balance and security to your child. 

    On today’s episode and in his new book, Dr. Sophy explains that a parent with a balanced life, both physically and mentally, is a better parent – a parent more equipped to be a loving and healthy role model for their child. Dr. Dan agrees that we owe it to our children to be the best possible version of ourselves every day.

    Dr. Charles Sophy has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN’s Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, and on the FOX News Channel.  For more about Dr. Sophy and his work, visit his website www.drsophy.com and follow him on Twitter @drsophy. 

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 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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