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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.
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).
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 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.
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.
Lying is NOT okay. Parents must model the right values and then expect those values from our kids. Our children are the future adults and future leaders. Learn more in “Parenting Anxiety: Are there Innocent Lies? Can Lies Go Too Far?” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
Love your kids under all circumstances but don’t think it is enough — it’s not. Raising healthy humans is not easy, but it is definitely possible. It is by far the most meaningful and important job we will ever have. Learn more in Dr. Dan Peters’ “Is Love Enough” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Here are my real life tips for managing screen time and connecting with your family that you’ll want to start today. Learn more in “Digital Breaks: 5 Things to Help Our Kids Disconnect” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
Dr. Dan has joined Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s new media platform that focuses on well-being and performance. In “Living and Parenting in Uncertain Times,” Dr. Dan explains how being aware of ourselves — what we feel, think, and how we act — is the most important part of parenting (and living) — in uncertain times. Be the person you want to be and you want your kids to be as well.
Parents should teach their kids about gratitude and giving — before opening their gifts. Here are five tips to consider before the kids start ripping the wrapping paper and unraveling the ribbons, in Dr. Dan Peters’ “5 Ways to Manage Your Child’s Gift Expectations” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
The holidays are an opportunity to pause and be grateful for family and to reflect on another year coming to an end. By following these five steps, you will focus on what is most important to you, keep things in perspective, and be good to yourself and your family. Learn more in “5 Steps To Managing Stress During the Holidays” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
What we say matters. It matters because our kids care what we say (even if they say they don’t), and they internalize the messages they hear from us and incorporate them into their internal sense of self. Learn more from Dr. Dan in “Sometimes Praise Is Exactly the Right Thing for Kids,” on Mom.me, a parenting community focused on motherhood.
Parenting is not about getting it “right” and there is no way to be a “perfect” parent. Parenting humbles us and tests us in ways we couldn’t have imagined. There is no manual for your child or how to best parent her. There is no grading system or report card. Learn more in “5 Steps to Be an Aware Parent” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
Did you know that there are “types” of parenting styles, and different parenting styles tend to produce different outcomes? Are you parenting like your parents parented you? Are you repeating things you told yourself you would never do to your own child? Learn more in “What Type of Parent Are You?” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
Dr. Dan Peters offers five things to tell your children post-election, in “Trump Won, Hillary Lost, Now What?” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY. Now that the election is over we all have to be strong – for our children, for our colleagues, for our country. Don’t let fear win. Choose hope. That way we ALL win.
What did you feel like when you were growing up? Did you feel accepted and understood? Did you feel like an outsider? Did you have people who got you? Did you have a place where you felt you belonged? Our experiences as children guide our parenting beliefs, which determine our parenting behavior. Learn more about how your prior experiences as a child impact your parenting in Dr.
Our children are our greatest teachers. Dr. Dan Peters had his oldest child tested for learning issues — and in an instant, became the same kind of parent as his clients. Learn how focusing on yourself is one of the best things that you can do for your child in “Children With Special Needs Need Special Parents” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Most of us enter the job of parenthood with no formal training and little preparation. However, we come to the parenting journey with years of personal experiences. These experiences are primarily given to us by our parents, family, and caregivers. Become aware of how your past influences your current parenting skills in “The Art Of Parenting” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
If you parent a dyslexic child, you know your child thinks differently. I am delighted to feature the incredible Dyslexic Advantage team in this post about the power of self-acceptance and awareness. Read more on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY in “Raising Dyslexic Kids: Self-Awareness and Acceptance.”
My late grandma embodied love and kindness. I found myself quoting Wayne who said, “When you have the choice of being right or wrong, choose kind.” My grandma not only always chose kind, she chose love. She so embodied this concept, that all who knew her lit up when she was around. Here is “Choosing Kindness: Lessons From My Grandmother” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.