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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 purp ...
 
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and today Dr. Dan speaks to Meghan Riordan Jarvis, a trauma-informed psychotherapist specializing in grief and loss, about her recent Chicago Tribune OpEd Why aren’t we talking about the role of grief and loss in the ‘Great Resignation’?. Meghan’s powerful piece about grief and trauma during the pandemic – and i…
 
On this new episode Dr. Dan talks to podcasters and moms Ashley Hearon-Smith and Keri Setaro, hosts of the Momtourage podcast. The two are honest about parenting fails and the struggle to be selfless mothers plus they share some great parenting advice, too. This is a fun, funny, and lively episode featuring two hilarious Moms who are keeping mother…
 
Dr. Dan interviews Muretta Moss, actress, stepmom, and host of the Counter Parenting Podcast. Muretta’s Counter Parenting podcast is a weekly show that aims to empower and inform listeners about all the charming (and not-so-charming elements!) of co-parenting – from a step-parent’s perspective. After noticing the many resources available for co-par…
 
Dr. Dan has an inspiring conversation with his colleague and friend Dr. Andy Garrett about identity, authenticity, living with purpose, uncertainty, and thriving. Dr. Garrett teaches us that when our life, work, and relationships reflect choices we have freely made – that are authentic to who we are and that align with what is most important, meani…
 
Dr. Dan welcomes back psychologist, expert, and author Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. to discuss her new book Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids. Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. Dr. Delahooke has de…
 
Today Dr. Dan talks to author and mother Rachel Barenbaum about her new novel ATOMIC ANNA (including the novel’s timely relevance to the war in Ukraine); why she is passionate about raising girls to embrace math, science, sports (Rachel was a D1 athlete in college); the complexity of the motherhood journey (including struggles between generations o…
 
Dr. Dan welcomes the mother and daughter team Marci and Courtney Ober, founders of the KrazyGirl Project, to bust myths about mental health and the stigmas around it. As a result of the COVID pandemic, anxiety, depression, and mental health challenges have reached epic proportions over the last two years affecting adults, teens, tweens, and childre…
 
Dr. Dan speaks to anti-racist educator, founder of Check Your Privilege, and author Myisha T on today’s episode. Their conversation will deepen listeners’ awareness of unconscious bias and educate parents and families everywhere. Myisha T. Hill is a mental health activist, speaker, and entrepreneur who is passionate about mental wellness and empowe…
 
Today Dr. Dan’s guest is world-class pediatric surgeon, social scientist, and best-selling author Dr. Dana Suskind. Dr. Suskind joins Dr. Dan to discuss her newest book of Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential. Anyone looking for a blueprint for how to build a brighter future for our children will want to listen to this episode. Dr. Dan …
 
Dr. Dan interviews Dr. Galit Atlas about generational trauma, her psychoanalyst work, and her book Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients, and the Legacy of Trauma. Today’s episode addressing trauma is both fascinating and essential listening for all families. Dr. Atlas and Dr. Dan’s discussion is an insightful resource for conversations …
 
In this new episode, Dr. Dan speaks to Rebecca Givens Rolland (Neurology Department of Children's Hospital Boston) about her work as an oral/written language specialist and her new book The Art of Talking with Children. Rebecca Rolland offers life-changing advice for every parent, caregiver, and educator to communicate more effectively with childre…
 
Just ahead of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Dan welcomes Mickey Rowe – actor, husband, father, author, and activist. Legally blind and autistic, Mickey Rowe is the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone, the lead role in the Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mickey’s mantra is powerful: our differences…
 
Dr. Dan interviews entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and mom Morra Aarons-Mele about anxiety, panic attacks, leadership, mental health in the workplace, social anxiety, and more. Morra is the host of Harvard Business Review’s The Anxious Achiever podcast and the author of Hiding in the Bathroom: How To Get Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home). To…
 
Dr. Dan welcomes back Dr. Ken Ginsburg to discuss all things teens – including communication, parenting, myths, resilience, and more as well as his forthcoming book Congrats Your Having a Teen! Strengthen Your Family and Raise a Good Person. In this paradigm shifting conversation, Dr. Ken Ginsburg talks to Dr. Dan about celebrating teens, helping t…
 
Dr. Dan interviews Dr. Shahana Alibhai about her TEDxTalk “Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health” and her work as a family physician and mental health expert. As a mother of three young boys (under the age of 6!), a mental health advocate, and a family physician, Dr. Shahana has a message for all of us – the foundation of all of our health st…
 
Dr. Dan talks to Paul Brillinger (CEO & Co-Founder OuiSi) about mindfulness and connection on today’s episode. At OuiSi, Paul and his co-founders and team believe that making real connections is the ultimate contribution, and OuiSi is an expression of this calling. Paul believes that life is a richer experience when we are curious about each other.…
 
On this new episode, Dr. Dan welcomes guests Alix Shapiro and Elizabeth Taylor – beauty experts, estheticians, and the hosts of the popular Exactly Right podcast True Beauty Brooklyn – to talk about their podcast, self-care, diversity, acceptance, and why we all need self-love.Alix and Elizabeth talk to Dr. Dan about their self-care rituals and Dr.…
 
Dr. Dan welcomes journalist and author Andrew Cotto to discuss the rarely covered topics of male friendship, depression, grief, and mental health. As a journalist, Andrew is a contributor to The New York Times, La Cucina Italiana, the Good Men Project, Rachael Ray In Season, Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler, Italy magazine,…
 
Calling all fans of The Baby-Sitters Club! Dr. Dan welcomes Rachel Shukert, creator/showrunner and executive producer of the acclaimed Netflix series THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB. On this fun episode, Dr. Dan and Rachel talk about parenting, the beloved book series, the power of friendship, growing up in the midwest, Hollywood, and more. Rachel Shukert is…
 
Dr. Dan kicks off 2022 with a brand new episode: his moving interview with Emmy-nominated writer, comedian, and parent Michael Cruz Kayne. The two discuss family, parenting, podcasting, loss, and grief.Michael, currently an Emmy-nominated writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, lost his son 12 years ago and this tragedy was the motivation be…
 
Dr. Dan interviews Professor Dána-Ain Davis about reproductive racism and injustice as well as her recent book reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth on today’s important episode. Today’s conversation sheds much-needed light on one of today’s most important cultural, social, and political issues - obstetric racism. It is a m…
 
Dr. Dan talks to yogi, mindfulness guru, and New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde about her book I AM COURAGE: A Book of Resilience. I AM COURAGE isa triumphant celebration of everyday courage, perseverance, and bouncing back from our setbacks with bravery and optimism—it is the perfect companion for our present moment, for children and gr…
 
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 partn…
 
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…
 
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 paren…
 
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