Has COVID taken its toll on you and your family? Find out how self-care is the key to replenishing yourself. Author Don Winn interviews Dr. Dan Peters on coping with the pandemic. “How we are as parents trickles down—from an energetic level, from an emotional level, from a behavioral level—to how our kids are. So building in self-care is key.” Read the blog or watch the video
DR. DAN’S BLOG
Pandemic tools for all ages.
Every day, it seems as if we are being presented with something new — increased COVID cases, businesses closing, schools maybe opening — as well as having to deal with our new normal: wearing masks, keeping distance, not going to our favorite places.
When will there be a vaccine? What if I get COVID? What if you get COVID?
What if I get COVID-19? Will it be safe to go to school? Will life ever be the same again? These are just a few of the worrisome thoughts that people of all ages face today. Dr. Dan Peters offers key tools to get you through the Pandemic for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Dr. Dan Peters and Dr. Michelle Freeman contributed to the article “Symptoms and Uncertainty: Is It NVLD?,” by Linda C. Neumann, in the sidebar, “Some Experts’ Insights on Issues Related to NVLD.” Subscription or 30-day free trial required to view.
Dr. Dan Peters joins Emily Kircher-Morris to talk about dyslexia, as well as dysgraphia, and dyscalculia; their indications, where to go for diagnosis, and ways to help your child adapt. In Episode #59, “The Stealth Nature of Dyslexia.”
Dr. Dan joins host Debbie Reber again for an interview about Navigating the Teen Years and Preparing for Launch. “We talk about how to support our teens without being overbearing, how and why to resist the urge to focus on grades, what our differently wired teens really need from us, and more.”
This time Dr. Dan Peters was a guest on the Tilt Parenting podcast for an interview with host Debbie Reber about Parenting with Intention and Purpose. Tilt Parenting is a podcast and online community aimed at helping parents raising differently-wired kids.
Is Kindness the Secret to Healthy Relationships? Dr. Dan Peters’ August Parentfootprints advice column looks at practicing and modeling kindness in our closest relationships. His monthly column appears in every issue (page 16).
Almost all kids have trouble winding down and settling into summer. There is often a transition period. Dr. Dan talks about how summer is an opportunity for a variety of experiences with your kids in his latest Parent Footprints column in the Diablo Gazette (Page 16).
How can gifted collegians benefit from coaching? Summit Center’s Gifted Education Consultant, Dr. Paula Wilkes, joins Dr. Dan Peters to discuss the role of a coach in the life of a gifted college student. On PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Dr. Dan Peters’ March Parentfootprints advice column talks about helping your child understand worry and fear so that they can drive away the Worry Monster and work towards being happier and more productive. His monthly column appears in every issue (page 5).
You don’t have to let shame travel with you everywhere you go and keep you from feeling joy and experiencing a meaningful and fulfilling life. Dr. Dan challenges you to be open to life’s possibilities and believe you deserve happiness in “Taking on Shame in the New Year: How To Live the Life You Want in 2018!” for Huffington Post.
Dr. Dan admits the holidays are stressful for most people. He has created this list of 5 tips to help you get through this holiday season with minimal (or at least a lot less!) stress so that you can focus on the good stuff. Read the latest Parent Footprints column, “5 Steps to Managing Stress During the Holidays,” in the December 2017 issue of Diablo Gazette (page 6).
All parents will probably need to take a chance and give their child more freedom than they might be ready for. Dr. Dan offers advice on how to manage what might be unpredictable or dangerous in his new blog, “Parenting Strategies for Risky Situations” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Dr. Dan answers the question “What do we do in the face of tragedy?” and chooses not to live in fear. Read “We Cannot Hide Fear and Uncertainty,” in Dr. Dan’s latest Parent Footprints column for November in Diablo Gazette (page 6).
Dr. Dan was on KTVU Fox 2’s morning show in the San Francisco Bay Area, taking about how to support those affected by disaster — including the North Bay (California) fires. He recommends being specific about any help you can offer, and making sure it is tangible.
Homework is reality so it is our job as parents to help our kids deal with this reality. And that does not mean doing their homework for them! Learn how to manage homework meltdowns in this new piece from Dr. Dan, “The Homework Wars” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
“Our younger kids don’t need to know what the world is really like yet.” Dr. Dan offers parenting advice and strategies for facing fear and uncertainty from events like the Las Vegas mass shooting — on KTVU Fox 2’s “The 9” show in the SF Bay Area.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who have been impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas. Dr. Dan was moved to write a blog reflecting on today’s terrible news, as a way to process it. He hopes it will help you and your family. Read “Facing Fear and Uncertainty” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
In my work with families and children, I’ve seen kids (young and not so young) with anxiety and worry start to ramp up as soon as the October calendar appears. These children are thinking about real monsters, imaginary monsters, and yes the (Worry) Monster. Read more in “Banish the Boo and Conquer the (Worry) Monster!,” the October Parent Footprints column for Diablo Gazette (page 6).
Worry and fear cause our children to feel bad, often cause parent-child conflict and stress, keep our children from fully experiencing life, and fully reaching their potential. Teaching kids about how fear and worry work in their bodies, and specific thinking and doing strategies to fight the Worry Monster, empowers them to take a stand against this bully. Read “10 Steps to Tame the Worry Monster,” in Dr.
Here are some fun things kids can do to bring them back into the mind frame of reading, writing, learning, being curious, critically thinking, engaging in dialogue and just plain moving the body. Read “Back to School Brain Boosters,” in Dr. Dan’s latest Parent Footprints column for August in Diablo Gazette.