Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan
About This Show
The Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan Peters aims to build a community of parents who are inspired to raise healthy, confident, and self-aware children who are engaged in life and contribute positively to the world. The show’s guiding principle is that raising healthy children starts with a parent's self examination of the experiences and beliefs that influence their parenting, and that helping children reach their own potential begins with a parent’s aspiration - and ability - to reach their own. Dynamic, passionate, and inspiring, Dr. Dan and his guests will discuss diverse and timely parenting topics weekly and each episode teach listeners how to sculpt their best and most authentic “Parent Footprint.”
Most Recent Episode
Facing Fear and Finding Joy with Jessica Teich - Ep.18
Dr. Dan joyfully welcomes author and Rhodes Scholar Jessica Teich today (www.byjessicateich.com). 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 abuse as well as anyone struggling with anxiety and mental illness. Ultimately, Jessica is a real life role model for purposeful parenting, facing fears, equality, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Her writing has built a community of connection and a safe place for truth telling. Jessica’s deeply personal take on how she is a survivor and how her own resilience is a daily process that she cultivates for herself and her daughters and family – by tuning into the noises and violence she experienced when she was sixteen she freed herself through the book and writing. It’s through her daily ritual of facing her own fears that she has found joy and is now passing that skill to her daughters. Dr. Dan and Jessica Teich talk about real life parenting experiences during their conversation and all parents will relate to topics ranging from perfectionism to homework to the viral Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and how as parents we need to model how to filter and how to help our teens sort through new -- and oftentimes -- frightening adolescent experiences. We are our children’s best and most influential resource -- we need to listen and really hear them. Dr. Dan emphasizes how our children are always watching: they see and hear what we are doing and then learn from our examples. This episode deeply connects to how Parent Footprint challenges us all to be our best for ourselves and our children. Dr. Dan asks Jessica about her one piece of advice to work through fear and to find joy – be present.