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Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan

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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 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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night: Sober Curious and the Impact of Addiction on Marriage and Parenting with Lynne Reeves Griffin

12/2/2021
Today Dr. Dan welcomes author, expert, and family/school counselor Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd to the episode to discuss addiction, sober curious, and mental health. Lynne is a nationally recognized expert on relationships and family life. As a result of working with families for decades, Lynne has witnessed the ripple effects of addiction on partners and children. She explores this devastating reality through a fictional lens in her book The Dangers of an Ordinary Night in hopes that the...

Duration:00:56:49

RE-RELEASE: Reparenting with Georgia Hardstark

11/25/2021
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we re-release the episode Reparenting with Georgia Hardstark which originally aired as our Exactly Right/Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan debut. Guest Georgia Hardstark is co-host of the true crime and comedy podcast My Favorite Murder and co-founder of the Exactly Right network. On Reparenting with Georgia Hardstark, Dr. Dan and Georgia, who are also cousins, give insight into their family and beloved grandmother and discuss Georgia's openness about her mental health,...

Duration:00:54:32

Daughterhood and Motherhood with Maya Shanbhag Lang

11/18/2021
Dr. Dan welcomes Maya Shanbhag Lang to the podcast today to discuss the beauty and complexity of motherhood and daughterhood. Maya’s memoir What We Carry is inspired by caring for her aging mother while raising her own young daughter. Dr. Dan and Maya explore the mother-daughter dynamic, family secrets, motherhood, confronting the past, aging parents, illness, abuse, and much more. In this episode, Maya talks honestly and openly to Dr. Dan about her complicated love for her mother and...

Duration:01:02:56

Lessons from an Old Dog with Jenna Blum

11/11/2021
Dr. Dan welcomes one of Oprah’s favorite authors Jenna Blum to discuss unconditional love, grief, and her memoir WOODROW ON THE BENCH: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog. Jenna and Dr. Dan discuss how WOODROW ON THE BENCH offers a universal message about loss, love, and how to live—whether we love a furry friend or another human. Jenna beautifully explains how the last months of her dog’s life taught her a new way to live. Today’s interview will help listeners of all ages live better, connect...

Duration:00:51:58

The Kindest Lie: Brave Conversations on Race with Nancy Johnson

11/4/2021
Dr. Dan and journalist/author Nancy Johnson have an important, must-listen-to conversation about race, President Obama, Black Lives Matter, family, friendship, motherhood, The Kindest Lie, and much more on this new episode. A native of Chicago’s South Side and the only child of parents who met during the civil rights movement, Nancy Johnson writes at the intersection of race and class. She worked for more than a decade as an Emmy-nominated, award-winning television journalist at CBS and ABC...

Duration:00:49:52

Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent with Karen Kilgariff

10/28/2021
Welcome to the episode you have all been waiting for and asking about since our Exactly Right debut episode with Georgia Hardstark. Today’s guest is the one and only Karen Kilgariff co-host of the true crime and comedy podcast My Favorite Murder and co-founder of the Exactly Right network. Dr. Dan and Karen discuss Karen’s childhood, her parenting advice for non-parents, her career, her family, and much more. In addition to My Favorite Murder and Exactly Right, Karen co-hosts the podcast Do...

Duration:01:03:19

Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: Embracing the Complexity of Life and Love with Jayne Allen

10/21/2021
Dr. Dan welcomes Jayne Allen (pen name for Jaunique Sealey) to discuss her new book BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED, resilience, exhaustion, loving fearlessly, infertility, Lady Gaga, Prince, and much, much more. Jayne writes fiction from life experiences. Her series “Black Girls Must Die Exhausted” touches upon contemporary women’s issues such as workplace, womanhood, race, fertility, modern relationships, and mental health awareness. Her writing echoes her desire to bring both...

Duration:00:55:38

Motherhood: The Full Story with Alena Dillon

10/14/2021
Dr. Dan interviews author (and mother) Alena Dillon about My Body Is A Big Fat Temple, her memoir about the grit and glory surrounding pregnancy and motherhood not often discussed. Comedian/writer/actress Amy Schumer writes about Alena’s book, "Alena Dillon is one of my favorite writers and to read her journey through pregnancy is a great joy and heartbreak." Alena discusses marriage, morning sickness, motherhood, mom guilt, body changes, breastfeeding, baby blues, the heartache of not...

Duration:00:53:31

Project Love with Payman Fazly

10/7/2021
Dr. Dan welcomes author, entrepreneur, and father Payman Fazly to the podcast to discuss his new book PROJECT LOVE: What Legacy Do You Want To Leave. The two passionate dads discuss Payman’s memoir, parenting, healing, persistence, unconditional love, and Parent Footprint Awareness Training. This episode reminds listeners that when parents are self-aware they are happier and healthier and they raise happy, healthy children. For more information about Project Love visit Payman’s website...

Duration:00:43:45

What’s That? Embracing Culture, Food, and Friendship with Karen Chan

9/30/2021
In this new episode, Dr. Dan interviews Karen Chan, a UCLA-educated former food blogger, attorney, mom, and founder of the new Gloo Books, an LA-based independent book publisher. Gloo Books creates children’s books and was founded on a simple concept -- to increase representation of characters of color in the books children read. As a new mother, Karen Chan was always searching for more children's books. While reading with her son Karen realized that almost none of the characters in those...

Duration:00:44:47

Baby, Unplugged with Sophie Brickman

9/23/2021
Dr. Dan welcomes Sophie Brickman to discuss the timely and provocative topic of parenting and technology. Based on the book Baby, Unplugged: One Mother’s Search for Balance, Reason, and Sanity in the Digital Age, today’s episode will help first time parents, overwhelmed parents, and tech-phobia parents. Reporter Sophie Brickman and Dr. Dan explore how technology infiltrates every single aspect of raising children today, give parents helpful advice to navigate the digital landscape, and...

Duration:00:51:26

Create Your Legacy While You Are Living It with Mary Alice Monroe

9/16/2021
Dr. Dan speaks to the inspiring environmental activist, mother, grandmother, and bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. Mary Alice and Dr. Dan talk honestly (and passionately) about parenting, mentoring, family, being present, why nature is healing, unplugging, family dinners, legacy, mindfulness, and living your best life every day. Mary Alice Monroe writes stories for adults and children about the parallels between nature and human nature. Bottlenose dolphins, monarch butterflies,...

Duration:00:48:19

Surviving Anxiety with The Anxiety Sisters Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek

9/9/2021
Do you have anxiety? Does your child? Dr. Dan welcomes The Anxiety Sisters Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek to talk about anxiety management and their new book THE ANXIETY SISTERS’ SURVIVAL GUIDE: How You Can Become More Hopeful, Connected, and Happy. Abs and Mags have both lived with anxiety their entire lives and in this episode they tell us how we can all live happily with it, too. Anxiety can make us feel isolated and alone. Today’s episode reminds us that we are not alone and gives us...

Duration:00:53:53

Mental Health is a Back To School Essential with Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

9/2/2021
Dr. Dan talks to award-winning columnist Bonnie Jean Feldkamp about her new three part Back To School series which focuses on therapy, mental wellness, parenting mistakes, adolescent milestones, masks, and more. Bonnie passionately believes that prioritizing mental health is even more important than other Back To School essentials like backpacks, new sneakers, and haircuts. Bonnie’s popular Creators syndicate columns (and YouTube series) often seek to understand how current events and family...

Duration:00:52:23

There is No Perfect Life with Hank Phillippi Ryan

8/26/2021
Dr. Dan interviews the inimitable Hank Phillippi Ryan -- the award winning USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers and investigative reporter (winning 37 Emmys!) for Boston's WHDH-TV -- about why it is better to embrace our imperfect selves, especially around our children who are always watching. Dr. Dan and Hank confess to being “recovering perfectionists” and their honest conversation is filled with great advice about self-love, self-worth, and self-affirmation. Each of...

Duration:00:54:56

Saved By A Song with Mary Gauthier

8/19/2021
Dr. Dan’s guest this week is Mary Gauthier, the Grammy-nominated American folk singer, songwriter, and author of the new memoir SAVED BY A SONG. Mary’s life and her book are powerful and inspiring and today’s poignant interview will open minds and hearts. Dr. Dan and Mary discuss overcoming childhood trauma, living in an orphanage for the first year of her life, addiction and recovery, her later in life calling to music, the significance of our chosen family where we can often find the love...

Duration:00:56:30

The Parent Compass with Cynthia C. Muchnick and Jenn Curtis

8/12/2021
Dr. Dan interviews educational consultants, podcast hosts, and authors Cynthia C. Muchnick, M.A. & Jenn Curtis, M.S.W. today about their show and their book The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World. Dr. Dan discusses how parents can best -- and appropriately -- support their kids in our hyper-competitive and uncertain landscape with Cynthia and Jenn. The Parent Compass concept challenges the notion that "success" is based on...

Duration:00:58:41

Miraculous Mamas with Elizabeth Joy Sandoz

8/5/2021
Dr. Dan interviews the host of the popular Miraculous Mamaspodcast Elizabeth Joy Sandoz. Liz is a Mom, a doula, and a former reality tv star from The Bachelor. On today’s episode (and on her podcast), Elizabeth encourages honest discussions about parenting, motherhood, pregnancy, childbirth, and more. Dr. Dan and Elizabeth have a fascinating conversation in this episode about being a new parent, birthing plans, parental fears, social media, and other topics. For more information please visit...

Duration:00:56:58

How to Stop Losing it with Your Kids with Carla Naumburg

7/29/2021
Ever lose it with your kid? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Dr. Dan is thrilled to welcome Carla Naumburg, the hilarious and brilliant author of Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent to the podcast. Parenting is stressful, children are insane, and you’re only human. Today’s interview with Carla will give you tips on how to manage your triggers, stop meltdowns, parent mindfully and become a calmer, happier parent -- with calmer,...

Duration:00:50:43

Loss, Drama, and Trauma with Caroline Leavitt

7/22/2021
Dr. Dan interviews writer Caroline Leavitt about her Psychology Today blog “Runs in the Family” and family secrets -- how devastating they can be until we decide to own our life story, our problems, and our challenges and not let them define us. Caroline is a screenwriter, writing teacher, and author of With or Without You, a book loosely based on her real-life coma. A New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author, Caroline’s novels (and her essays) expertly explore the struggles and...

Duration:00:47:47