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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...

Duration: 00:30:40

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,...

Duration: 00:34:04

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...

Duration: 00:37:54

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...

Duration: 00:36:13

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...

Duration: 00:37:27

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...

Duration: 00:31:29

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...

Duration: 00:31:44

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...

Duration: 00:30:51

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...

Duration: 00:33:42

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....

Duration: 00:30:27

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...

Duration: 00:33:56

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...

Duration: 00:35:23

Secrets of Simplicity and Living Better with Mary Carlomagno - Ep.17

Dr. Dan welcomes Oprah Winfrey favorite, author, entrepreneur and parent Mary Carlomagno to this episode. Today’s interview will delight listeners because it is all about chasing your dreams, living in experiences (as opposed to buying materialistic things) and being present. Mary has a fresh approach to navigating parenting – she lives by the motto dream big (“Leap and the net will appear!”) and live fully (but with balance and passion)! Just like in her...

Duration: 00:31:29

Parenting is Hard; Suffering is Optional with Kimberlee Anne King - Ep.16

Dr. Dan is very excited about today’s episode with guest Kimberlee Anne King because the focus is on many of the core values of Parent Footprint. The two discuss Kimberlee’s work with parents and families, her book and how she is revoltionizing modern parenting by telling parents to work on their own issues first and then their parenting will not only improve it will soar! Kimberlee Anne King is a parent of four, stepparent of three, author, co-founder of Inspired Attention, Inc.,...

Duration: 00:34:27

Toughlove with Lisa Stiepock - Ep.15

Dr. Dan welcomes author/editor/expert Lisa Stiepock of ToughLove to the Parent Footprint podcast. Among other achievements Lisa Stiepock was the Editor of Disney’s award winning parenting magazine Wondertime and she is currently the editor of UCONN magazine. Dr. Dan and Lisa discuss the new parenting anthology (Dan is a contributor) toughLOVE: Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids (published by Simon & Schuster) and the companion online platform. Lisa’s vision as editor was to bring...

Duration: 00:32:18

Perfectionism with Lisa Van Gemert - Ep.14

Today Dr. Dan Peters welcomes expert Lisa Van Gemert the founder of Gifted Guru to discuss the important topic of Perfectionism. Both Dr. Dan and Lisa are recovering Perfectionists and today they define the condition (“unreasonable expectations with a lack of self-love”) and then teach us how to push through mistakes and discover a path to recovery based on managing perfectionism. The episodes opens with Lisa sharing a very personal story of her own struggle with perfectionism and how she...

Duration: 00:35:31

Challenge Success: Finding Balance with Dr. Denise Pope - Ep.13

Dr. Dan welcomes the amazing educator, author, and co-founder of Challenge Success. Dr. Denise Pope on this episode. Today’s show focuses on helping our children and our schools (and ultimately our families) help our children find balance and deal with stress. This is a provocative topic and will challenge parents everywhere. Dr. Pope explains success is not linear. Her work aims to turn our thinking about learning, education, and success upside down (just like her logo!). Dr. Pope...

Duration: 00:29:50

Rethinking Challenging Behaviors with Dr. Mona Delahooke - Ep.12

In today’s episode Dr. Dan discusses emotional regulation, co-regulation and neurodiversity with Dr. Mona Delahooke and hear her first person account of how her powerful viral blog post about Oppositional Defiance Disorder really struck a nerve with parents. Dr. Mona Delahooke is a child psychologist, author, speaker, and expert who specializes in early childhood development and early intervention for children with special needs. Her practice, speaking engagements, blog, and new book...

Duration: 00:27:51

Friendship Challenges with Annie Fox

Dr. Dan joyfully welcomes Annie Fox, M.Ed. to discuss friendship, feelings, and the social world with compassion and empathy. Annie is an educator with over thirty years of experience -- specializing in working with tweens and teens. Since 1997, she’s received email questions from tweens, teens and parents and Annie’s books The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating, Too Stressed to Think? And the Middle School Confidential Series™ and Teaching Kids to Be Good People have helped...

Duration: 00:30:50

The Gift of Maybe with Allison Carmen

Dr. Dan welcomes life coach, business consultant, attorney, bestselling author and parent, Allison Carmen as his guest today. Allison is inspiring and wise and she has developed the simple life philosophy of “Maybe” to help people deal with uncertainty. Her book The Gift of Maybe has changed countless lives -- parents, adults, families, and of course her own. Allison has successfully applied the philosophy to help her clients, who range from entrepreneurs and owners of multi-million dollar...

Duration: 00:29:31

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