How can our children learn to handle these challenges if we constantly protect them, solve their problems, and always focus on their happiness and finding their passion? Read Dr. Dan Peters’ piece “Are We Missing the Mark If We Support Our Children’s Passions?” on HUFFINGTON POST.
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In his practice, Dr. Dan Peters often discusses technology and media and teaches the need to monitor it for parents and for children. If you or your child is prone towards anxiety and worry (The Worry Monster), the news and media will only serve to grease the tracks for worry and anxiety and fear about all the bad things that “may” happen and “could” happen in the future.
During the teen years, successful parenting means letting your teenagers know that you have empathy for their experience, that you’ve been there yourself, and that the anxieties and issues that arise are a normal part of growing and being human. Read more in Dr. Dan Peters’ post on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY is on “Taming Normal Teen Anxiety.”
“Lately, I have been waking up several times a night and ruminating about my digital life. Sometimes my heart is beating fast. Sometimes I’m drenched in sweat.” Dr. Dan Peters has “Inboxitis” — and you might have it too. Read about this “condition” and how he is conquering it on HUFFINGTON POST’s Third Metric.
Two of this summer’s most popular movies are stories of young people dealing with the harsher challenges of life both through illness and evil. Read about “How Summer Movies and Books Can Provide Parallels to Real Life’s Challenges For Your Kids” by Dr. Dan Peters on HUFFINGTON POST’s Parents.
It’s here — the moment your kids have been waiting for: summer vacation. You have been waiting for it, too — a break from all the homework, lunches, after-school activities, sports, enrichment classes, and more. To learn about how to make the most of this summer, read Dr. Dan Peters’ newest piece on HUFFINGTON POST.
Kids may be better able to learn from or deal with challenges when a character from their favorite movie or book has gone through the same thing. Learn more in Dr. Dan Peters’ latest post “Summer Movies and Books May Provide Parallels to Life’s Challenges” on http://summitcenter.us/. Read the Review
Dr. Dan Peters shares another personal and moving story about his own fears and worries in our new world of school shootings. Read more in Dr. Dan Peters’ blog “What Do I Tell My Children? Parenting in Scary and Unthinkable Times,” on Huffington Post Parents.
“I know each generation has its own challenges, but I feel the current generation of fatherhood is extremely challenging. Today’s dads must balance making a living and spending the necessary time improving and perfecting their craft, being an engaged spouse, being a present father and finding time for himself (rarely).” Read more in Dr. Dan Peters’ new blog “Dad Guilt,” on Huffington Post Parents.
In honor of Mental Health Month, Dr. Dan Peters interviewed Stephen Shore for his latest blog on Psychology Today. Stephen travels internationally lecturing about autism and education most recently to Russia and Morocco. He also does impactful work with autism and music. This piece will discuss his work, his role as an Autism Ambassador, and his thoughts about Anxiety and Mental Health.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Dan Peters interviewed Dr. Catharine Alvarez so that she could share her perspective on autism and anxiety as an adult on the autism spectrum. Catharine is a mathematician and founder of Math Wizard, student of psychology, blogger, and homeschooling parent of two. Read more in “A First-Person Perspective on Anxiety and Autism,” Dr. Dan Peters latest blog post on Psychology Today.
It is customary for gifted children to be advanced in their thinking, have strong imaginative and creative abilities, and oftentimes, to be highly sensitive. However, the combination of these characteristics can give rise to experiences of worry and anxiety. Learn more in “Help Gifted Kids Cope with and Conquer their Fear and Anxiety,” by Dr. Dan Peters on Expert Beacon.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities just released an article citing new data from the U.S. Department of Education, which states that “students with learning and attention issues are shut out of gifted and AP programs, held back in grade level and suspended from school at higher rates than other students.” Learn more at “Gifted+Learning Disabled = No Desk For You, Says New Study,” Dr.
Dr. Dan Peters writes on “Why Creativity Is Essential for Your Kid’s Future,” on Famtitivty, the Family Activity Network. Since opportunities for creative endeavors at school have been minimized, Dr. Dan calls upon parents to foster their child’s creativity because this attribute will be required more than ever in the future jobs market.
Dr. Dan Peters and his Summit Center colleague Dr. Susan Daniels were interviewed by “Bright Not Broken” hosts Diane Kennedy and Rebecca Banks on the Coffee Klatch to discuss “Cultivating The Wonderful and Original Talents of the Whole Child.” Discussion includes the special needs of gifted kids, professional best practices, creativity, and more.
Dr. Dan Peters is interviewed for “Childhood fears: how kids can stand up to them and win” by Jessica Yadegaran, in the Contra Costa Times, February 26, 2014. “While it is normal and healthy to have fears, it is critical for parents to help their children cope with and conquer what troubles them so they can grow up to be emotionally healthy adults, says Dan Peters, a Walnut Creek clinical psychologist and author.”
Dr. Dan Peters is interviewed for “The new worry epidemic: Experts now argue it can have devastating effects on work, health and children” by Anne Kingston in Maclean’s, February 5, 2014. The article details how worrying has become endemic. “The term ‘worrying’ has replaced ‘thinking,’ says California-based clinical psychologist Daniel Peters, the author of two new books”â€From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears (For Kids and Teens) and Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears, directed at parents.
I was either always constantly either worrying about the past, or was in fear of what may come to pass in the future. What I didn’t realize until the last year or so, is that I was toggling between depression and anxiety. I named my worry monster 4 years ago, and this helped me not only disidentify with the worry and fear, but it also got me to the present moment.