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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

Self-Reg with Dr. Stuart Shanker

“There is no such thing as a bad kid.” Dr. Dan welcomes international parenting expert and guest Dr. Stuart Shanker ( This is an encouraging discussion about the concept of self-regulation, stress, and Dr. Shanker’s paradigm-shifting new book, SELF-REG: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life Dr. Shanker knows all children are good and...

Duration: 00:28:07

Rethinking Discipline with Your Child’s Brain in Mind

Dr. Dan is joined by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson to discuss her pioneering and revolutionary work in area of brain-based parenting. Dr. Tina Bryson is the co-author with Dr. Daniel Siegel of two New York Times bestsellers (The Whole Brain Child; No Drama Discipline) and is Executive Director of the Center for Connection in Pasadena. In 2000 Dr. Bryson was a new mother, immersed in studying the brain and simultaneously working on her Ph.D. with Dr. Daniel Siegel. Her work and real life learning...

Duration: 00:36:32

The Dyslexic Advantage

Dr. Dan tackles a personal topic on today’s episode: Dyslexia. Dyslexia has personally touched Dr. Dan and his family and today he explores the diagnosis with the premiere expert on dyslexia and learning differences. In this interview with Dr. Fernette Eide (co-author of The Dyslexic Advantage and The Mislabeled Child) and founder (with her husband Dr. Brock Eide) of the nonprofit Dyslexic Advantage, Dr. Dan gives listeners access to the most important information about dyslexia and...

Duration: 00:31:01

Make Social Learning Stick with Elizabeth Sautter

Dr. Dan interviews Elizabeth Sautter co-director/owner of Communication Works and a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Elizabeth is the author of Make Social Learning Stick who works with children and families to help them manage emotions and communicate effectively. These skills are critical for children and parents to live a satisfying life – skills needed for building meaningful relationships, working in groups, succeeding in school, living independently, and holding a...

Duration: 00:30:09

When 20/20 Eyesight Isn't Enough - Diagnosing Visual Challenges in Order to Reach a Child's Potential with Gary L. Etting, O.D., F.C.O.v.D.

In today’s episode of The Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan Peters we hear from Dr. Gary Etting about vision and hearing challenges and how his own personal experience with vision problems as a child inspired his life’s work. Dr. Gary L. Etting is a developmental optometrist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems that interfere with reading and learning. Board certified in vision development, he just recently celebrated his 41st...

Duration: 00:31:22

What if Your Child Can’t be a Good Listener? Exploring Auditory Processing with Dr. Debra Swain

Dr. Dan and Dr. Swain talk about hearing and listening on this episode. It’s all about “what we do with what we hear” and “how the ear speaks to the brain” and that some children simply don’t have the innate ability to be a good listener and behavior is the only clue that a child is struggling. Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain is the former Chief of Speech Pathology at the University of California Davis Medical Center and the owner and Clinical Director of The Swain Center for Listening,...

Duration: 00:35:18

Bringing Mindfulness to your Marriage with Megan Eierman

Today Dr. Dan interviews family and marriage therapist Megan Eierman. A skilled and gifted therapist, Megan specializes in all aspects of communication and talks to Dr. Dan about what is essential to a positive and healthy relationship -- and how modeling solid and meaningful relationships can help parents raise happy and healthy kids. Listeners will instantly connect with Megan’s warm, engaged and interactive approach and will take away important advice from Dr. Dan’s discussion with her...

Duration: 00:29:33

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