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The Yes Brain: How To Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience In Your Child with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson - Ep.37

Dr. Dan welcomes back one of the podcast’s most popular guests -- bestselling author and parenting expert Dr. Tina Payne Bryson ( to discuss her new book The Yes Brain and her pioneering work in area of brain-based parenting. Dr. Tina Bryson is also the co-author (with Dr. Daniel Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers (The Whole Brain Child and No Drama Discipline) and is Executive Director of the The Center for Connection in Pasadena...


No More Mean Girls with Katie Hurley - Ep.36

Dr. Dan welcomes psychotherapist Katie Hurley LCSW to the podcast today for a provocative discussion of the mean girl culture, how we can raise strong girls, and the release of her book NO MORE MEAN GIRLS, now available in paperback. Dr. Dan and Katie start the show tackling the topics of anxiety and depression and go on to discuss mean girls, bullying, and advice for parents on how to help their young daughters navigate tricky territories such as...


Generosity with Judy Hoberman

Dr. Dan welcomes author-expert-TedX speaker-gender expert-radio host-entrepreneur and parent Judy Hoberman to today’s show to talk about Generosity - what it is, how to spread it, and why when you give your time to others in your work life and home life you become an ambassador for good living. More about Judy: Judy’s passion for mentoring and paying it forward started when she found she was one of the only women working in insurance among a sea of male...


Building Resilience in Children and Teens with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg - Ep.34

In today’s much-anticipated show, Dr. Dan talks about Resilience with the incredible Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg ( and and ), a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, practicing doctor of adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and author of several books including "Building Resilience in Children and Teens:...


The Homework Wars With Greg Pincus - Ep.33

Dr. Dan welcomes author Greg Pincus ( to the podcast today to talk about the dreaded topic of homework! Most parents (and students) have experience with “The Homework Wars” and today Greg talks about his experience, his research, and his solutions for how parents can deal with this never-ending battle. Greg Pincus is a novelist, poet, screenwriter, blogger, speaker, and social media consultant. He and his work have been featured in the New York Times, the Washington...


Constant Craving: The Self-Reg View with Dr. Stuart Shanker - Ep.32

Dr. Dan welcomes back listener favorite Dr. Stuart Shanker to the 32nd episode of The Parent Footprint Podcast. International parenting expert and bestselling author Dr. Stuart Shanker ( ) has helped countless children and families learn about (and break) the stress cycle with his professional work and his paradigm-shifting book, SELF-REG: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with...


Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties with Scott Barry Kaufman - Ep.31

Dr. Dan welcomes author and colleague Scott Barry Kaufman to today’s show ( to discuss Scott’s newest book Twice Exceptional (*Bonus: Dr. Dan is also a contributor!). Today’s enlightening interview is about the new book, Scott’s lifelong personal learning journey and work, and the science of studying intelligence and success (especially as it relates to giftedness and twice-exceptional individuals). Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, is also a researcher,...


Transforming Power Struggles Through Play with Abigail Wald and Elle Kwan from Hand in Hand Parenting - Ep.30

Dr. Dan welcomes two guests today Abigail Wald (from Los Angeles) and Elle Kwan (from Hong Kong) from the international global nonprofit organization Hand in Hand Parenting (The two are the hosts of the Hand in Hand podcast: https:/ ). The Hand in Hand philosophy is fueled by compassion, connection, and kindness - all based on the foundational belief that your child is good, the parent is good, and with love you can foster success from within for any...


How To Raise A Girl With A Healthy Body Image - Ep.29

Dr. Dan welcomes fellow parent and podcaster Jen Lumanlan to the show today. Jen is the founder/host of the successful Your Parenting Mojo Podcast and website Jen’s mission is to raise healthy (and happy) girls and her personal journey will inspire listeners. Jen Lumanlan is the parent of a 3 ½-year-old daughter, and her podcast is a reference guide for parents of toddlers and preschoolers based on scientific research and the principles of respectful...


The Sensory Child Gets Organized Simple Solutions with Carolyn Dalgliesh - Ep.28

Dr. Dan welcomes author, speaker, sensory organizing expert, and parent Carolyn Dalgliesh ( Carolyn is a popular expert because she teaches the how and why setting up successful systems (at home, school, and work) can help children, families, and their parents live a more peaceful and productive life. Today’s interview is packed with ideas and examples! Dr. Dan starts off the discussion with details about “highly sensitive children” as well as “rigid,...


No More Shame: The Power of Living and Learning Differently with Jonathan Mooney - Ep.27

Dr. Dan is excited about today’s interview with author, speaker, advocate, and entrepreneur Jonathan Mooney. Jonathan inspires everyone he meets. He travels regularly and speaks about advocacy and social justice for children, teens, and adults. Jonathan’s moving story will change the way listeners think about diversity in the world: He did not learn to read until 12 years old. He faced low expectations growing up—was told he would flip burgers, be a...


It Takes a Village: The Power of Online Parenting Communities - Ep.26

Dr. Dan welcomes the founder/lead editor of (an online community that connects people who want to tackle the puzzle of Autism) and Dad blogger Joel Manzer to the show. Joel is a special needs parent and a podcast host with a passion for writing and connecting. The focus of today’s show is community – it really does take a village (real and online) to raise happy and healthy children today. Community benefits everyone - parents and children. Joel Manzer describes himself as...


Unique Learner Solutions: Discover the Ability in Learning Disability - Ep.25

Dr. Dan welcomes author and occupational and physical therapist Suzanne Cresswell ( ) in today’s information filled episode which will benefit children and adults. Suzanne Cresswell has worked with patients in her clinic and in the school system for over three decades. She blends her background in rehabilitation medicine with principles of neuroplasticity to provide novel and effective intervention strategies. Children and adults with...


13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do - Ep.24

Dr. Dan introduces listeners to Amy Morin today ( The two experts discuss resilience, happiness, and Amy’s new book 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning and Success. Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, an instructor at Northeastern University and a foster parent. In 2013, her article, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," became a...


Entitlement Intervention with Michael G. Wetter, PSYD - Ep.23

Today Dr. Dan discusses children and “entitlement vs. earning” with author Michael G. Wetter ( In Earn It: What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention, author Michael G. Wetter, PsyD (with co-author Eileen Bailey) has written a comprehensive guide to stop parents when they say to themselves, “I just want him to be happy!” “I just want her to have all the things that I never had!” and move them towards more mindful parenting. Dr. Dan and Michael...


Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, with Ty Tashiro - Ep.22

Have you ever felt awkward in a social situation? Today Dr. Dan’s guest is Ty Tashiro, Ph.D. ( the author of AWKWARD: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome. A psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert, Ty Tashiro gives Dr. Dan and listeners an illuminating look at what it means to be awkward and how we can all embrace our personal quirks to harness our potential and more comfortably navigate this complex world. For awkward people...


The Possibility Principle and How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love, with Mel Schwartz - Ep.21

Dr. Dan welcomes Mel Schwartz today. This exciting episode is about the incredible work of psychotherapist Mel Schwartz and his new book THE POSSIBILITY PRINCIPLE. Mel’s groundbreaking philosophy about reality and quantum physics will make readers think and embark on self-examination journeys. Today’s episode challenges readers to answer the question Mel’s been asking his clients for over 20 years: How would you like to experience your life? Dr. Dan and Mel Schwartz discuss how THE...


Creating “Oasis Time” with Dr. Marilyn Paul

Today Dr. Dan welcomes Dr. Marilyn Paul, an author, parent and well being expert. Marilyn‘s passion is the basis of her new book for parents and families An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life (Rodale, August 2017) – in it she shows us all how a day of rest can transform and save lives. We live in hurried times. We value busy-ness, juggling too much, and trying to reach daily pie-in-the-sky goals. We are connected 24/7 and we are passing these habits on to our children....


Creating An Environment Of Wellbeing with Dr. Paula Wilkes - Ep.19

In today’s episode Dr. Dan welcomes Summit Center colleague Dr. Paula Wilkes to discuss how to create well being for ourselves and our families. Dr. Dan and Dr. Wilkes discuss how we can help all children discover their true nature and find their inner peace. This episode also devotes time to the particular challenges of gifted and spiritually sensitive children. Dr. Wilkes lives by deliberately making mindfulness and well being her daily goals as a result of her own personal journey with...


Facing Fear and Finding Joy with Jessica Teich - Ep.18

Dr. Dan joyfully welcomes author and Rhodes Scholar Jessica Teich today ( Jessica’s memoir The Future Tense of Joy has been universally praised by many including Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Daniel Silva, countless reviewers and a diverse group of bloggers for its honest, courageous, and real discussion of fear, suicide, violence against women, sexual abuse and rape. Through her writing and her own harrowing story Jessica advocates for victims of violence and sexual...


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