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


Dr. Dan Peters is the author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide To Conquering Your Child’s Fears, and its companion From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears, providing easy-to follow, practical strategies for both parents and children. Dr. Dan has also contributed a chapter to toughLOVE: Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids and is co-author of Raising Creative Kids as well as many articles on topics related to parenting, family, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, dyslexia, and anxiety. Learn more about Dr. Dan’s books here.  Dr. Dan is also a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Thrive.

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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.

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Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan Peters

Parent Footprint PodcastThe The Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan Peters  is a new online talk show and interactive online community. In the podcast series, Dr. Peters 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


January 17: Radio Interview

January 17: Radio Interview

Dr. Dan Peters will speak with Johnny Tan of “From My Mama’s Kitchen” Talk Radio on parent awareness “We will be discussing the single most important predictor of how we parent is how we were parented. By becoming more aware, you can create your own vision of successful parenting and choose the footprints that you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren.” Visit blogtalkradio.com to learn more and listen live on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 am Pacific (10:00 am Central, 11:00 am Eastern).

Feb. 27, 2017: Athena Academy, Palo Alto

Feb. 27, 2017: Athena Academy, Palo Alto

Dr. Dan Peters will speak on “Parenting with Purpose: How self-awareness leads to a vision of successful parenting,” at Athena Academy, Palo Alto, CA. This talk with address the importance a parent’s awareness about themselves as key to raising healthy, engaged, and happy children. Free! More information and tickets.