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49 minutes | 5 hours ago
Ep. 111 Helping Teens Connect with Jeni Olsen
Dr. Dan interviews Jeni Olsen, Founder and Executive Director of Teens Connect and the Prevention Director at Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services (CA) in this new episode. Jeni’s work literally saves lives. After two Napa teenagers died by suicide in 2016, Jeni closed her graphic design business and founded Teens Connect with a mission to give middle and high schoolers tools to manage their stress, learn resilience, provide safe places and people with whom to connect, and give them a voice. Although she is not a therapist, Jeni helps teens and their parents by teaching them that the sooner good mental health habits start the better outcome. Jeni also touches on these issues in her raw and revealing Parent Footprint Moment at the end of the show. Jeni Olsen has received the Leadership Napa Valleyand been named a Senator Bill Dodd Community Champion. For more information visit: https://mentisnapa.org/ If you are in distress right now, call the NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255
43 minutes | 14 days ago
Ep. 110 Parenting Ourselves with Katie McDonald
Dr. Dan interviews self-care strategist, certified holistic health coach, raw food chef and founder of b.nourished Katie McDonald. Katie encourages us to start thriving instead of simply surviving. Dr. Dan and Katie discuss perfectionism, self-care, mindfulness, and self-worth. Katie McDonald’s corporate career and motherly duties occupied her every waking moment. She was depleted and depressed — suffering from asthma, allergies, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, pneumonia, shingles and lung infections. The real threat of a compromised and shortened life span became all the inspiration Katie needed to transform her body-mind relationship. In 2011, Katie founded b.nourished: a fulfillment of her vision to transform other people’s lives, one mindful habit at a time. Katie trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and she is also a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Katie’s Parent Footprint Moment poignantly concludes this episode. For more information about Katie, her work, and her b.nourished tools please visit: www.bnourished.com.
46 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 109 Thrivers with Michele Borba
Dr. Dan interviews bestselling author and TODAY show contributor Michele Borba, Ed. D. to discuss her new book THRIVERS:The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Michele Borba, Ed. D., is the bestselling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World, and is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development who has spoken to over one million participants on five continents. She is a regular NBC contributor who appears regularly on Today and has been featured as an expert on Dateline, The View, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, Dr. Oz, and The Early Show, among many others. As a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years, Dr. Borba has never been more worried for young people than she is about this current generation of kids. THRIVERS helps parents and educators teach the essential character strengths kids need to become “thrivers”-- young people who flourish in a rapidly changing, digitally- driven, and uncertain world. Dr. Borba discovered seven essential character strengths that set Thrivers apart (and set them up for happiness and greater accomplishment later in life): Self-confidence, Empathy, Self-control, Integrity, Curiosity, Perseverance, and Optimism. Dr. Borba ends the interview with her incredible and powerful Parent Footprint Moment which will stay with listeners for a long time. Michele Borba lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband, and she is the mother of three grown sons. For more information visit: www.MicheleBorba.com
46 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 108 Fear, Facebook Mom Groups, and Kindness with Kristin Bair
Dr. Dan welcomes author and parent Kristin Bair to discuss her poignant, revealing, and popular essay published on Scary Mommy about Facebook Mom groups, kindness, empathy, bullying, and parenting in the digital age. Dr. Dan and Kristin also speak about fear and anxiety and her new novel AGATHA ARCH IS AFRAID OF EVERYTHING (named a best book by PEOPLE magazine). Kristin’s Scary Mommy essay Why Some Women Wield Exclusion Like A Superpower instantly resonates with all parents everywhere because it deals with Facebook Mom Groups, exclusion, bullying, kindness, friendship, empathy, mean girls, and more. Today’s episode encourages parents and families to discuss how to be kind and why kindness matters more than ever. Kristin shares a lovely Parent Footprint Moment about her daughter that will make listeners smile to wrap up the show. Kristin Bair is the author of the novel Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything as well as The Art of Floating and Thirsty plus numerous essays about China, adoption, parenting, and more. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Baltimore Review, The Manifest-Station, Scary Mommy, The Christian Science Monitor, Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and more. Kristin has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in English and journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington. Kristin is also a writing instructor and she has taught in classrooms and conferences around the globe, from Chicago to Boston to Shanghai, China, and many places in between. A native Pittsburgher, Kristin now lives north of Boston with her husband and two children. For more information and to read her writing visit: http://www.kristinbairokeeffe.com/
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 107 Family Finance with Benny Nachman
Dr. Dan speaks to Benjamin “Benny” Nachman, entrepreneur, Dad and cofounder of Jassby, a mobile wallet for families. In this new episode, Dr. Dan and Benny discuss how to raise money-smart kids. Jassby is a free iOS app for both parents and kids to share real money digitally. Parents can manage chores, pay allowances, and send money to their kids when they need it. Children can spend their allowance and learn in real time. As the CEO of Jassby, Benjamin Nachman has always been a strong advocate for hands-on learning when it comes to his own kids' money management skills. When he faced the early years of giving his own children an allowance, he was inspired to start Jassby. In this episode, Benny discusses topics with Dr. Dan including Finance/personal finance is not taught in schools so when and how should parents start talking to kids about money? Raising financially confident kids by training them to handle money and make spending decisions on their own. Today, our child's banking future is cashless, how can we train them to be ready for digital banking? Why concepts of saving, giving back, budgeting are the essential three keys parents must teach their kids because these are life skills Listeners will all learn from Benny’s very honest Parent Footprint Moment. For more information about Benny and Jassby visit https://jassby.com/.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 106 Moms Don’t Have Time To … with Zibby Owens
Dr. Dan welcomes author, popular podcast host, and parent Zibby Owens to discuss her new book Moms Don’t Have Time To : A Quarantine Anthology. Zibby Owens is mom of four and the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, as well as her newly launched podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight.” She is a regular contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Real Simple, Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, the New York Times online, and many other publications. In this episode Dr. Dan and Zibby discuss the pandemic, podcasts, Zibby’s parenting journey during the COVID-19, and how, ultimately, we all have much more in common than we think we do. Zibby’s book (and podcast) features bestselling and award-winning authors (Chris Bohjalian, Sonali Dev, Gretchen Rubin, Jill Santopolo, Evangeline Lilly, Christina Geist, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Bill Dameron, John Kenney, Mary Laura Philpott, and Reema Zaman) and is divided into relatable sections: Read, Workout, Eat, Breathe, Have Sex. The show ends with Zibby’s “Stay where your feet are” advice and her real and honest Parent Footprint Moment. Zibby Owens serves on the boards of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, the Child Mind Institute, and co-chairs the Library Council of the New York Public Library. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband and her four children ages 5-13. For more information visit Zibby at: www.zibbyowens.com; @zibbyowens; @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks; @momsdonthavetimetoloseweight
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 105 Unplugged Play with Bobbi Connor
Dr. Dan talks to author, journalist, and parenting expert Bobbi Conner about the power of play and unplugging from technology in the new episode of the Parent Footprint podcast. Bobbi Connor created the award-winning, nationwide public radio series The Parents Journal and hosted the program for twenty-four years. She is author of The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids (Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal) and Everyday Opportunities for Extraordinary Parenting and the new series Unplugged Play. Bobbi’s public radio program, audio interviews, books, and articles have been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Parade, Parents, Parenting, CBS This Morning, PBS Parents.org, and more. In this inspiring (and playful!) episode, Bobbi joins Dr. Dan to talk about her three new, screen-free children’s activity books Unplugged Play: Toddler, Unplugged Play: Preschool, and Unplugged Play: Grade School. During the pandemic families have faced disruption in their young children’s lives in a significant way. In this episode, Dr. Dan interviews Bobbi Conner about various creative activities, games, and puzzles for children spanning the ages 1-10 years old. Each book in the Unplugged Play series offers a wealth of diverse and active games, from solo play to group play, indoor play to outdoor play, from parent and child play to birthday party games, and loads of busy-body play activities. Bobbi’s advice and her books will help parents and children -- especially during the pandemic. Finding activities for kids that do not involve tablets or screens can bring joy and stress relief for the entire family: Build a fort Play tag Hike Ball or bean bag games (inside or outside as needed for safety) Question and answer guessing games Floor drawings on large paper sheets Run around outside Dr. Dan and Bobbi end the show with Bobbi's Parent Footprint Moment and a call to action to all parents and kids: Shut off the screens, turn off the TV, and rediscover the power of play today! For more information on Bobbi, unplugging, and her books visit: https://unpluggedplay.com/
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 104 Making Social and Emotional Learning Stick with Elizabeth Sautter
Episode 104 Elizabeth Sautter Ep. 104 Making Social and Emotional Learning Stick with Elizabeth Sautter Dr. Dan welcomes back colleague, speech-language pathologist, author, and parenting expert Elizabeth Sautter for her second interview on the Parent Footprint podcast. Dr. Dan and Elizabeth discuss her current work, her new course and her new book MAKE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING STICK! - Practical Activities to Help Your Child Manage Emotions, Navigate Social Situations & Reduce Anxiety. Elizabeth’s passion is to help children thrive socially and emotionally—without either kids or parents getting frustrated or overwhelmed. As a parent, she shares how she is also navigating challenges with her own children and her honesty will resonate with listeners. The Mom’s Choice Award winner, Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick! shows families how to manage their child’s emotions, increase positive behavior and social skills, reduce anxiety, and much more. Both the book and the related new course feature the *WISE model and the make social learning **STICK model. The WISE model-which stands for W-wisdom (knowing what is going on with your child with their strengths and areas of challenges) I-Intentional-being intentional with the support that you provide and being purposeful with parenting S-Self care/compassion and E-Every day strategies. This could lead into the daily teachable moments. How to make social learning STICK: S-see, T-Think, I-Interprete, C-Connect, K-Know In this encore episode, Dr. Dan and Elizabeth explain how our children learn the most from US, their parents and caregivers. They are always watching and observing and as parents we can find teachable moments to help our children deal with anxiety, to build social skills, to master emotional regulation, to learn empathy, and to build resilience. Elizabeth’s wise Parent Footprint moment wraps up this wonderful, educational episode. Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with clients and their families since 1996. She has worked with individuals ranging from preschoolers to adults in private practice, schools, and hospitals. Elizabeth has particular expertise in the areas of social communication, self-regulation, and executive functioning. She was the Clinical Director for the CW Center for 10 years and she has extensive training in Social Thinking and has completed a mentorship and internship with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal, and Pamela Crooke. She has also been trained by Mindful Schools and she is a collaborative Zones of Regulation® trainer and has co-authored articles and materials related to the Zones curriculum. Elizabeth is the author of Make Social Learning Stick! How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence Through Everyday Routines and Activities and co-authored two popular children’s books with Kristen Willson: Whole Body Listening Larry at Home and Whole Body Listening Larry at School. In her blog Make Social Learning Stick, she shares her own parenting and life experiences raising two boys, one with learning and attentional differences. Elizabeth is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is actively involved with the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA). Elizabeth received her master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from San Jose State University. Her relationships with her sons, her sister, and extended family members with special needs have made her work a lifelong endeavor. For more information about Elizabeth, her work, and the new book please visit: https://www.makesociallearningstick.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 103 Terrific Toddlers Part II with Carol and Rhona
Dr. Dan welcomes back authors Carol Zeavin and Rhona Silverbush to discuss three new books in their popular Terrific Toddler series: Potty!, New Baby!, Time to Go! as well as their ongoing work with parents and families. Dr. Dan is delighted to speak to experts Carol and Rhona again (they first appeared as guests on Episode 56) to give parents, educators and caregivers even more ways to help toddlers overcome their daily dramas and challenges. Published by the American Psychological Association/Magination Press, the entire series will help families struggling with parenting during the toddler years. The lively and engaging co-authors explain to Dr. Dan and parents how they used groundbreaking research to craft age-appropriate stories that take into account the language level and comprehension level of a toddler. Dr. Dan agrees these books will empower parents because they all include a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” that provides parents with important guidelines for navigating challenges and helping their toddlers understand their toddler world. Carol Zeavin earned her B.A. in music from UCLA and became a successful freelance orchestral violinist and chamber musician in New York City. She earned Masters degrees in Education and Special Education from Bank Street College and worked with infants and toddlers from 1992 to 2010. She was Headteacher at Rockefeller University’s Child and Family Center and Barnard’s Toddler Development Center, and worked as a Special Educator employed by Y.A.I. and Theracare. She continues to perform classical music in NYC and teaches violin and piano to kids and grownups of all ages and abilities. Rhona Silverbush puts her own eclectic background to good use by wearing many hats throughout the course of any given day. She studied psychology and theatre at Brandeis University and holds a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. After practicing immigration law, primarily representing asylum seekers, she returned to her first loves, writing and theatre. Rhona is the co-author of Speak the Speech! Shakespeare’s Monologues Illuminated (Faber and Faber, 2002) and has taught theatre to all age groups from tots to adults, currently coaching actors in Shakespeare. She has taught at Columbia University Teachers College and wrote ‘wichcraft: craft a sandwich into a meal–and a meal into a sandwich with chefs Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar (Clarkson Potter, 2009). She is also a freelance writer and editor, a consultant for families of children and teens with learning differences and special needs, a tutor, and a smitten parent and step-parent. The three new books explain and explore these common topics: Time to Go! -- how to teach toddlers about having to stop what they're doing and transition to another activity Potty! -- reassures toddlers and parents alike that we all use the potty when we're ready New Baby! -- helps toddlers expecting a new sibling navigate this very major transition in their lives The show ends with each author answering the Parent Footprint Moment question and Dr. Dan’s invitation for the guests to return when they next publish new titles in the series. Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 102 - Teaching Your Kids About Money with Tony Walker
Episode 102 - Teaching Your Kids About Money with Tony Walker Dr. Dan welcomes Tony Walker, financial expert, author, and host of The WorryFree Retirement® to the podcast. Growing up as a lower middle-class kid of divorced parents during the 1960s, Tony Walker had little knowledge or hope of learning about money and how best to manage it. Yet, his unique life experiences, 35 years in the field of finance, and meeting in person with over 15,000 “Savers” formed a unique perspective about money and ways others can better use and enjoy it while they can. A fiduciary, six-time author (Don't Follow the Herd 7 Costly Mistakes People Make with Their Money and Live Well, Die Broke), podcast host, and host of his own television show, The WorryFree Retirement®, Tony teaches a new and positive perspective on money, savings, and retirement. In today’s episode Dr. Dan and Tony discuss: How to talk to your kids about finances and retirement from a young age to prepare them for life It is never too early to start saving It is okay if your kids don't look at finances the same way you do Kids are always watching their parents - even with money In addition to teaching children about money, it is also important to let children come up with their own methods and beliefs A retirement vision is important It is never too late to save The one piece of advice all parents and families need to know now (Tony’s Parent Footprint moment) For more information about Tony Walker, his books, and his busy Tony Walker Financial please visit: https://tonywalkerfinancial.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 101 Catharsis, Hope, and Craigslist with Helena Dea Bala
In the newest episode of the Parent Footprint podcast, Dr. Dan welcomes author Helena Dea Bala to discuss her new book CRAIGSLIST CONFESSIONAL: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers. This episode is filled with heart and hope about the human experience. An Albanian immigrant, Helena Dea Bala came to the U.S. at twelve years old and spent her weekends helping her mother clean houses to make ends meet. She later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University, and also from its law school. Unfulfilled at her day job, she gave herself one year—one year to just listen. Five years in, CraigslistConfessional.com is her full-time project. She has written for The Washington Post and Vogue. Helena spent five years documenting people’s secrets through “Craigslist Confessional,” a personal project which became a Quartz column and the book CRAIGSLIST CONFESSIONAL: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers. Helena’s work challenges us to treat the strangers among us with empathy and respect. She explains, “This experience has taught me about what it means to be human, about genuine connection. It has taught me how to listen to learn. Not to change. Not to fix. Not to respond. To learn. It brings me back to that quote by Socrates: ‘The more I know, the more I realize I know nothing.’ These stories really put things into perspective—they make you realize the futility of passing judgment, and the utility of empathy.” During today’s interview, Dr. Dan and Helena talk about moving and teachable moments in her life that listeners will immediately connect to including: Helena’s parents and their sacrifices to create a new life in America for the family The inspiration for Helena’s Craigslist Confessional series The stories about parenthood in the book and which ones she will always remember Practicing empathy and compassion - both for yourself as well as others Helena’s very personal and honest essay about challenges in her own parenting journey The episode concludes with Helena’s sweet Parent Footprint moment about music and motherhood. For more information about Helena and her book please visit: https://craigslistconfessional.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 100 The Bottom Line for Baby with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Happy 100th episode to the Parent Footprint podcast! We have a very special guest for our 100th episode: Dr. Dan welcomes back the only guest who has appeared on the Parent Footprint podcast three (!) times: bestselling author and parenting expert Dr. Tina Payne Bryson -- the perfect colleague to help Dr. Dan celebrate his 100-episode milestone. Today Dr. Dan and Dr. Bryson focus on her newest book The Bottom Line for Baby as well as the timely The Power of Showing Up (co-authored with Dan Siegel) and her pioneering work with brain-based parenting. Dr. Dan and Dr. Bryson tackle compelling topics including: Making sense of our own parenting history Attachment in parenting (based on the “4 S” rules that kids feel Safe, Seen, Soothed, Secure) Why the parenting concept of “empowering yourself with knowledge” really is the key to all parenting (along with trusting yourself and showing up for your child) When parents practice awareness then they have a choice in how they parent in any moment (Dr. Bryon’s advice: pay attention on purpose!) The importance of parents being a safe harbor instead of a storm for our kids Tina’s third inspiring Parent Footprint Moment Tina Payne Bryson is a psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of the Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens. In addition, Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for kids, parents, educators, clinicians, and industry leaders all over the world, and she makes frequent media appearances for media such as TIME, “Good Morning America,” Huffington Post, Redbook, The New York Times, and Real Simple. Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is also co-author (with Dan Siegel) of The Yes Brain as well as two New York Times bestsellers -- The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline -- each of which has been translated into over forty languages. Dr. Bryson is a graduate of Baylor University and earned her LCSW and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, child rearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. Finally, Tina emphasizes that before she’s a parenting educator, or a researcher, she’s a mom. She limits her clinical practice and speaking engagements so that she can spend time with her family. Alongside her husband of 25 years, parenting her three boys is what makes her happiest. For more information visit: https://www.tinabryson.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
46 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 99 College Student Health with Dr. Jill Grimes
Episode 99 Jill Grimes Ep. 99 College Student Health with Dr. Jill Grimes Parent Footprint podcast host Dr. Dan Peters welcomes Dr. Jill Grimes to today’s episode. Dr. Grimes is the author of the new book, The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook: Your Guide for Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness and she offers valuable advice first, to students and second,to parents in this new episode. Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP, is a nationally recognized medical media expert, award-winning author, medical editor, and Board-Certified Family Physician. Her passion is prevention, and her message spans print (Parenting Magazine, Glamour, etc.), online (Livestrong.com), television and radio talk shows (Sirius XM Doctor Radio). After two decades of private practice, Dr. Grimes now enjoys seeing patients at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a proud mom to two awesome collegiate daughters. Academically, Dr. Grimes enjoys educating health care professionals by speaking at national AAFP, Pri-Med®, and Harvard Medical School conferences, and remains on clinical faculty at UMASS Medical School. Dr. Grimes’s book The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook serves as a guide to what students really want (or need) to know about their mental and physical health when they're away from home. The book covers topics such as: living in the close quarters of dormitories, feeling homesick, experiencing test anxiety, managing the stomach flu, and even how to nurse a hangover. Dr. Dan and Dr. Jill discuss topics such as: The most essential topics college students need for autonomy (injuries, illness, anxieties) COVID-19 precautions, scares, symptoms and more Tips for handling test anxiety (even virtual tests can bring a lot of anxiety with them) Items to pack in a first aid kit for college Drinking, smoking/vaping, sex and more How can college students protect themselves from COVID-19 at school? And practical advice (immunization records, student id cards, and more) Dr. Grimes believes that armed with quality information students will know when to seek medical help, how to describe their condition, what questions to ask, and what dorm-friendly tips and tricks might help before they are seen. The book is organized literally from head to toe and goes far beyond “Dr. Google” to provide the knowledge of evidence-based medicine every college student should know. This informative episode wraps up with Dr. Grimes telling listeners about two Parent Footprint moments about her own parents that changed her. For more information about Dr. Grimes and her books go to: https://jillgrimesmd.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 98 How Kids (and Adults) Can Positively Change the World with Brian Ondrako
Dr. Dan welcomes author, podcast host, former golf expert, and entrepreneur Brian Ondrako to the podcast today. Brian’s passion is teaching kids about entrepreneurship and self-discovery while making the world a better place. Brian also hosts the Just Get Started Podcast (Just Get Started Podcast) where he interviews entrepreneurs and founders and other influencers about their journey toward fulfillment and the lessons they learned along the way. After graduating from Methodist University with a degree in Business Administration, Brian became a member of the PGA of America and embarked on a journey of teaching golf, forming Ondrako Golf Instruction, and starting a coaching business in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the years he worked with players of all skill levels and ages and soon realized he wanted to impact the world in a different way. Brian’s self-discovery journey (which he calls his “Renaissance Period”) brought him to his current work as an author and podcast host. Today Dr. Dan and Brian discuss self-discovery, overcoming fears, and how parents can choose how they want to parent. Brian’s first children’s book “Luke’s 1st Round of Golf” is a moving story about his son and draws upon his experience as a Dad parenting a child with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Then, later in the show, Brian shares an honest and inspiring Parent Footprint Moment about his son. Brian’s “North Star” for his Just Get Started Podcast is to impact future generations by helping them navigate life through the lens of curiosity, gratitude, and healthy living. Today’s Parent Footprint podcast episode is a great lesson about how one individual can have a big impact on many. Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 97 Helping Picky Eaters with Sarah Thomas
Dr. Dan Peters welcomes Sarah Thomas, the co-founder and Chief Imaginator for Kalamata’s Kitchen, a global franchise helping kids learn about cultures through adventures with food. She authored the Kalamata book series with renowned chefs (including Chef Eric Ripert), developed the Taste Bud Travel Guide, hosted live tasting events for kids across the U.S., and attracted celebrity ‘taste buds’ including Padma Lakshmi and Chrissy Tiegen. She recently launched a free Kitchen Exploration Passport to help keep kids adventuring in the kitchen during the pandemic. Sarah spent her childhood surrounded by good food, books, and entertainment. In this episode, Sarah Thomas tells Dr. Dan “If you get kids to be more thoughtful about what they consume, they’ll naturally make better decisions as they get older, and that’s what all of us want for the next generation.” Dr. Dan and Sarah discuss: Sarah’s story Why food is the perfect tool to nurture curiosity and compassion in kids How to help picky-eaters by creating authentic child-led experiences The Kalamata character (a little girl from India) and her pal Al Dente and how these characters inspire kids to discover cultures, food and build empathy in the process Sarah’s Parent Footprint Moment is about her first time reading her book to a class of young children and why she’ll never forget one child’s response to meeting Kalamata for the first time. Sarah was most recently a sommelier in New York City at three-starred Michelin restaurant, La Bernardin. She holds a pre-med degree as well as literature and politics and a Master’s degree in English Renaissance literature. For more information go to: https://www.kalamataskitchen.com/pages/our-story Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 96 Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother with Cecile David Weil
Dr. Dan welcomes Cécile David-Weill, French American author and parent, to Episode 96 to discuss her new book Parents Under the Influence: Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother. In her book (part memoir and part guide), Cécile David-Weill draws on her own parenting mistakes and successes as well as case studies and works of fiction to guide readers to become more effective, nurturing parents. This unique book offers both insight and remedy to those parents who are unknowingly under the influence of their own childhood experiences, and unwittingly repeating their parents’ mistakes while believing they are doing the right thing. Dr. Dan and Cecile discuss many topics and thankfully for all listeners dispute the perfect parent myth. Dr. Dan and Cecile talk about parenting advice including: How to talk through your own childhood and identify sources of trauma How to spend time with your children in a way that’s enjoyable – and benefits everyone The importance of getting rid of all preconceived notions of who your child will become The importance of the silent relationship between mother and children Why, despite the common thought, worrying is not a form of love Why parents should be real and authentic (hint: children know when we are faking it) and more Cécile’s entire book informs her Parent Footprint moment. She shares a story about music and her son -- listeners will never forget it! Cécile David-Weill is French and American. She published her first novel, Béguin, under the name of Cécile de la Baume. The Suitors, her third novel, was published by Other Press in 2013. David-Weill is a regular contributor to the online French news magazine Le Point, with a column entitled "Letters from New York." She was born in New York, where she currently lives. For more information visit: https://www.ceciledavid-weill.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
48 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 95 Playtime and Childcare in the Pandemic Age with Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny
Dr. Dan welcomes “The Windy City Nanny” Florence Ann Romano to episode 95. A childcare expert and entrepreneur, Florence is also the author of Nanny and Me. She joins the show today to talk about playtime, childcare, nanny wisdom, and more. Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny™ (www.WindyCityNanny.com), is a dedicated philanthropist and former nanny who has always had a special place in her heart for children. Romano worked for over 15 years as a nanny, beginning as a 'Mommy's helper' at the age of 11. Dr. Dan and Florence discuss the importance of empathy, parenting awareness, and what Florence calls the “healthy trifecta.” Florence’s career as a nanny as well as her informative website provide resources on many topics including: What really works for caretakers and children? How ditching electronic devices playtime benefits children What are some of the best ways for parents to homeschool their children (especially in the midst of COVID-19)? The reason the best parenting practices come from the entire family working together Florence’s book about her lifelong childcare experiences -- Nanny and Me (Mascot Books, May 2015) -- helps children make the transition from being cared for solely by their parents to having a nanny in their home. The Parent Footprint Moment at the end of the show will resonate with parents and encourage parents to being open to learn and grow alongside their children. For more information and to meet Florence visit: www.windycitynanny.com. Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
48 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 94 How to create psychological safety in your home with Dr. Tim Clark
Dr. Dan welcomes psychological safety expert and the Founder/CEO of LeaderFactor Tim Clark to the show today to discuss his new book The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety and how these lessons can help parents. Timothy R. Clark is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, a consulting, coaching, and training organization. Dr. Clark is an international authority in the fields of psychological safety & innovation, large-scale change & transformation, and senior leadership development. In his new book, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation , Dr. Clark explains that fear has a profoundly negative impact on engagement, learning efficacy, productivity, and innovation, and that until now there has been a lack of practical information on how to make us feel safe about speaking up and contributing at home or at work.. Today Dr. Dan and Dr. Clark discuss these high-level leadership concepts in an accessible and enlightening conversation touching upon important parenting topics such as: Psychological Safety Trust Fear Human Needs Love Acceptance As a social scientist and an organizational consultant, Dr. Clark’s book provides a framework to move people through four successive stages of psychological safety: Member, Learning, Contributor, and Challenger which are detailed in the book and he touches upon these stages during today’s show with Dr. Dan. At the end of Episode 94, Dr. Clark describes a revealing Parent Footprint Moment about his son and how he had to change his parenting style to meet the needs of his son. Dr. Clark is also the author of Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age (John Wiley/Jossey-Bass), Leadership Bones (Bradmore Road Press), The Employee Engagement Mindset (McGraw- Hill), Leading with Character and Competence: Moving Beyond Title, Position, And Authority (Berrett-Koehler). He earned a PhD in social science from Oxford University, and was both a British Research Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar at Seoul National University in Korea. He also earned a master’s degree in Government and economics from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he was named a first-team Academic All-American football player where he completed a triple degree cum laude. For more information visit https://www.leaderfactor.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
47 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 93 The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life with Elizabeth Segran
Dr. Dan welcomes author Elizabeth Segran to episode 93 to discuss her book THE ROCKET YEARS: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life. In her encouraging new book, Elizabeth arms young people and their concerned parents with the tools to confront uncertain times and to make the most of the critical “twenties” years to create a “dream” life. We tend to think of our twenties as a playground for life: a time for low-consequence experimentation and delaying big decisions. Elizabeth’s book (and the data shows), the choices we make (or put off!) during this critical decade about our career, marriage, health, friends, even downtime, have the greatest impact on how our lives play out. Today’s episode invites listeners (parents and young adults) to think critically and holistically about the life they want to build and why the choices we make in our twenties matter. Dr. Dan and Elizabeth talk about how the twenties can be a launchpad for a bright and successful future. Topics related to the decisions we make in our twenties include: Career Marriage Kids and Family Politics Fitness Friends Hobbies The show ends with Elizabeth’s unique Parent Footprint moment about her own parents. Elizabeth Segran attended Columbia University and received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in women’s studies and Indian literature. She is a senior staff writer at the business magazine Fast Company and her work has been published in The Atlantic, The Nation, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The New Republic. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter. For more information visit: http://www.elizabethsegran.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
45 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep.92 Sisters, Parenting, Happiness and more with KJ Dell’Antonia
Dr. Dan welcomes esteemed author and journalist KJ Dell'Antonia to the podcast to discuss her parenting, her writing career and her newest book, a debut novel THE CHICKEN SISTERS and how to find happiness in everyday parenting experiences. KJ is also the author HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PARENT and the writer of the viral New York Times parenting essay “Why I Didn’t Answer Your Email.” KJ Dell’Antonia is also the former editor of the NYTimes’ Motherlode blog and a co-host of the #AmWriting podcast. Through her writing, KJ focuses on the societal, policy and personal factors that make finding family happiness is more relevant today than ever before. Weaving together KJ’s writing career with Dr. Dan’s expertise, KJ and Dr. Dan discuss many parenting topics in this episode including: The four things that happy parents do well and how you can do them, too How important it is to change your “parenting narrative” so that you can improve your family’s happiness How to put sports and activities in their proper place so these things fit around your family and adult lives, and not the other way around How to structure your time in the kitchen so that it can become a happiness ritual for you and your kids Finding that balance between the big dreams and the day to day joys, and making choices that make us happy KJ’s new novel Episode 92 wraps up with KJ’s Parent Footprint moment where she explains how a broken leg helped her learn one of her biggest parenting lessons. For more information visit: https://kjdellantonia.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®.
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