Dr. Dan
Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Husband, Dad

“Live fully, do what is important to you, show love and compassion, and show your kids the kind of people you want them to become. ”

Dr. Dan is a psychologist, co-founder and Executive Director of Summit Center, and co-founder of Parent Footprint. He is author of the Make Your Worrier a Warrior series of books, providing easy-to follow, practical strategies for both parents and children. Dr. Dan writes about many topics related to parenting, family, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, dyslexia, and anxiety.  He is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Thrive.

The Huffington Post
Psychology Today
Thrive Global

Parent Footprint

Dr. Dan is Co-founder of Parent Footprint, an interactive parenting education community and website that offers Parent Footprint Awareness Training with the mission to make the world a more compassionate and loving place — one parent and one child at a time. Parent Footprint Awareness Training is a series of short, interactive videos where you sit down with Dr. Dan, your own personal parenting expert, anytime and anywhere you need him. Dr. Dan offers warm, practical advice that parents can use immediately, including specific examples from his own family. Check out our web site at www.parentfootprint.com to experience our introductory video and learn how to become a better parent.

Dr. Dan's Blog

Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan

Parent Footprint PodcastThe Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan  is a new online talk show and interactive online community. In the podcast series, Dr. Dan teaches parents, families, and caregivers how to leave their best footprint for the next generation by talking to the top parenting experts, doctors, therapists, authors, and educators.
Listeners will gain information about how to parent with increased awareness and how to be purposeful about leaving a healthy footprint on your children. New episodes air twice each month. Podcasts are also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
Current episodes include:

  • Rethinking Discipline with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, best-selling author of The Whole Brain Child and No Drama Discipline
  • The Dyslexic Advantage with Dr. Fernette Eide, noted dyslexia expert and author of The Dyslexic Advantage and The Mislabeled Child
  • Self-Reg with international parenting expert Dr. Stuart Shanker for an encouraging discussion about the concept of self-regulation and stress

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