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Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: New Podcasts on Secret Sauce, Learning to Love, Living Childfree, & Spiritual Growth
Dr. Dan spoke with four new guests this month, including student advocate Dr. Victoria Waller, best-selling author Kwame Alexander, yoga teacher Sara Divello, and fellow podcast host Laurie Gunning Grossman. One new bonus episode was also posted, discussing answers to listener questions.
Dr. Dan and Dr. Waller talk about her “secret sauce” and teaching to strengths and passions. Dr. Waller explains how to use our child's natural strengths and passions to build academic, social, and personal confidence. Dr. Waller empowers parents to let their children follow their own interests, whether it's learning about sharks, reading to the dog, or writing. Dr. Waller’s techniques are effective and inspiring.
Dr. Dan and Kwame discuss his father, family, parenting, writing, his mom, and much more during this intimate, lyrical, poetic interview. Dr. Dan and Kwame’s conversation is inspiring and unforgettable.
A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards. He is the Executive Producer, Showrunner, and Writer of The Crossover TV series, based on his Newbery-Medal winning novel of the same name, which premiered on Disney+ in April 2023.
Bonus Episode #26: Listener Questions About Childfree by Choice, Transfer Students, Empty Nester Decision, Only Children, and More
On this new Sitting Down with Dr. Dan bonus episode, host Dr. Dan and audio engineer/Dad Phil Rossi answer your listener questions about many topics including: childfree by choice, high school AND college transfer students, parenting an only child, empty nesters downsizing the family home, and gap years post-COVID.
Please email your parenting questions to email@example.com or DM us on social media. We read every question and we will consider yours for a future bonus episode.
Dr. Dan interviews true crime author and yoga teacher Sara DiVello about her journey from corporate public relations to yoga teacher to true crime novelist — including living childfree, dog Mom life (to beloved rescue mutt Peluda), mental health, and so much more.
Dr. Dan and Sara discuss how to be present including how to sit with discomfort, managing lifelong anxiety, her bestseller Broadway Butterfly (which features several childfree characters), and much more on this lively, energizing, honest, inspiring episode.
As her own children became older, Laurie realized how much all kids are always watching and observing how we parents move and interact in the world. Listeners will hear how Laurie has worked in the world of pregnancy, parenting, and home design for many years, and why she is personally and professionally most passionate about the ways that we design ourselves, from the inside out.
“Parents of 2e learners often have trouble finding an ideal learning environment for their child. Join REEL Executive Director Abby Kirigin to learn about the critical elements of a school environment for 2e learners, then hear from a panel of parents about their experiences weighing school options for their children. Summit Center’s 2e school expert, Dr. Lisa White, will discuss client experiences in private and public schools and answer your questions. Learn about the pros and cons of various learning environments, the signs it’s time to make a change, and the process of finding a good-fit school for your 2e learner.”
Executive Functioning Support Course for Parents Starts Oct. 6
Executive Functioning Support Course: Raising an Organized Kid, led by educational therapist Deanna Kim, M.Ed., will teach parents about executive functioning and how to build organizational and time management systems to help your family. The group will meet virtually on Fridays, 11 am-12 noon Pacific time, for 5 weeks. Space is limited.
Dr. Dan Peters appeared on the Crucial Conversations About Cognitive Diversity webcast with host Maria Kennedy of Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development to discuss anxiety and transitioning back to school. The full episode has been posted to Youtube.
“Right from the beginning, every child that I met that the teacher said were DIS-abled, they had DYS-lexia, they have all these things. And I‘m thinking, ‘No, they all have a secret sauce.‘ And I know this sounds weird, whenever I meet a new child, I always think, I wonder what it’s going to be. Oh, maybe this one is not going to have anything. And then it happens.” — Victoria Waller on Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan