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Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan teaches us all how to make the world a more loving, accepting and compassionate place -- one parent and one child at a time. With over 20 years experience as a psychologist, author and father, host Dr. Dan Peters understands the key to raising happy and aware kids is for parents to seek the same joy and mindfulness in their own lives. Through diverse and timely discussions, aimed at any parental figure in a child's life, Dr. Dan helps caregivers parent with purpose while striving to be the best version of themselves.
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Dr. Dan interviews writer Caroline Leavitt about her Psychology Today blog “Runs in the Family” and family secrets -- how devastating they can be until we decide to own our life story, our problems, and our challenges and not let them define us. Caroline is a screenwriter, writing teacher, and author of With or Without You, a book loosely based on her real-life coma.    A New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author, Caroline’s novels (and her essays) expertly explore the struggles and conflicts that people face in their search for happiness. For more about Caroline visit her website:  www.carolineleavitt.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan speaks to Jonathan Mooney, the always inspiring social justice and diversity advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, and author of Normal Sucks. Jonathan tells us that “different is not deficient” -- there are advantages to every type of brain and body. As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn’t learn to read until he was twelve, the realization that that he wasn’t the problem―the system and the concept of normal were―literally saved Mooney’s life. Jonathan now changes lives every day. Jonathan upends what we call normal and empowers us all.  For more information: www.jonathanmooney.com.  Listen to Dr. Dan and Jonathan’s previous Parent Footprint episodes here and here Email your parenting questions to Dr. Dan podcast@drdanpeters.com (we might answer on a future episode) Follow us @parentfootprintpodcast (Instagram, Facebook) and @drdanpeters (Twitter) Listen, subscribe, rate, review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen For more information  www.exactlyrightmedia.com  www.drdanpeters.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan’s fascinating interview with scientific journalist Annie Murphy Paul tackles provocative questions including: what makes us the way we are, why we should trust our intuition, and how to listen to our bodies. In her book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, Annie offers a new way of understanding intelligence. Dr. Dan’s conversation with Annie explores a groundbreaking view of how our minds work and gives us practical advice on how we can all think better -- for ourselves and for our children. Annie Murphy Paul’s TEDxTalk “What We Learn Before We’re Born” has more than 2.6 million views. For more information visit  www.anniemurphypaul.com; watch her TEDxTalk  https://youtu.be/N-E1msIJ9Hw. Email your parenting questions to Dr. Dan podcast@drdanpeters.com (we might answer on a future episode) Follow us @parentfootprintpodcast (Instagram, Facebook) and @drdanpeters (Twitter) Listen, subscribe, rate, review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen For more information  www.exactlyrightmedia.com  www.drdanpeters.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan interviews NYTimes bestselling author Jessica Lahey about addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, recovery, and prevention. Dr. Dan and Jessica share the startling statistic that all children, regardless of their genetics, are at some risk for substance abuse. Jessica discusses her personal story of being born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse and how, despite her best efforts, she became an alcoholic and didn’t find her way out until her early forties. Today’s interview will instantly change how you think about alcohol and drug use. Jess’s book The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence is a life-saving resource written to help parents/educators understand the roots of substance abuse, to identify who is most at risk for addiction, and to offer practical steps for prevention.  For more information visit:  www.jessicalahey.com Email your parenting questions to Dr. Dan podcast@drdanpeters.com (we might answer on a future episode) Follow us @parentfootprintpodcast (Instagram, Facebook) and @drdanpeters (Twitter) Listen, subscribe, rate, review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen For more information  www.exactlyrightmedia.com  www.drdanpeters.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan interviews Academy Award-nominee of The Big Sick (Best Original Screenplay) and former therapist Emily V. Gordon.  Emily is the author of Super You, a guide to living your best life. Her book teaches us that we all have superpowers and as a result we can overcome challenges to become the superhero of our own life.  Dr. Dan and Emily discuss how to embrace it all -- our joys and our mistakes. With self-awareness, we can strive to become the best versions of ourselves every day.  Emily Gordon was a therapist for six years before changing her career to become a writer and producer.  Her current project is the anthology series Little America on Apple TV Plus. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Kumail Nanjiani. Follow her on Twitter @emilyvgordon.   Email your parenting questions to Dr. Dan podcast@drdanpeters.com (we might answer on a future episode) Follow us @parentfootprintpodcast (Instagram, Facebook) and @drdanpeters (Twitter) Listen, subscribe, rate, review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen For more information  www.exactlyrightmedia.com  www.drdanpeters.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to the debut episode of Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan on Exactly Right. Today's guest is Georgia Hardstark, co-host of the true crime and comedy podcast My Favorite Murder and co-founder of the Exactly Right network. Dr. Dan and Georgia, who are also cousins, give insight into their family and beloved grandmother, discuss Georgia's openness about her mental health, including her addiction and recovery. The underlying theme of the episode is how to re-parent yourself in a loving and compassionate way. In addition to My Favorite Murder and Exactly Right, Georgia Hardstark is the co-author of the bestselling memoirStay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered. She lives in California with her husband and pets.  For more information:  www.myfavoritemurder.com www.exactlyrightmedia.com   Email your parenting questions to Dr. Dan podcast@drdanpeters.com (we might answer on a future episode) Follow us @parentfootprintpodcast (Instagram, Facebook) and @drdanpeters (Twitter) Listen, subscribe, rate, review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen For more information  www.exactlyrightmedia.com  www.drdanpeters.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Introducing Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan, the newest podcast to join the Exactly Right network. Each week, Dr. Dan teaches us all how to make the world a more loving, accepting and compassionate place -- one parent and one child at a time. With over 20 years experience as a psychologist, author and father, host Dr. Dan Peters understands the key to raising happy and aware kids is for parents to seek the same joy and mindfulness in their own lives. Through diverse and timely discussions, aimed at any parental figure in a child's life, Dr. Dan helps caregivers parent with purpose while striving to be the best version of themselves. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan interviews Anjani Amladi, M.D. (“Dr. A”) about mental health, the impacts of COVID-19 on children and families, and the six ways parents can support their child’s mental health. Anjani Amladi, M.D.  is a double board-certified Adult Psychiatrist and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist focusing on an integrative approach to patient care. Dr. Amladi has an extensive background in treating a wide variety of psychiatric disorders such as: ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders. She is also the author of the Amazon best-selling children’s picture book, When the World Got Sick, which helps children and caregivers talk about the impact of COVID-19 and how to navigate this stressful time. Dr. Amladi lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband (and many pets) and divides her time between group private practice and community mental health. For more information, please visit: https://anjaniamladimd.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this new episode, Dr. Dan interviews adventure expert and author Hans Aschim. Hans is a journalist, world traveler, outdoor industry brand consultant, and proud uncle. He advocates for adventure -  in your own backyard or beyond - and powering down technology in order to get outside more. His debut book, HOW TO GO ANYWHERE (AND NOT GET LOST): A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers , will inspire children and parents to learn how to navigate their world while also enjoying the journey.  Hans has traveled the world writing for Outside, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and other publications. He mentors children for the sports and outdoors nonprofit, Stoked, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information visit:  http://www.hansaschim.com/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan interviews Stephanie Newman, Ph.D., a psychoanalyst, psychologist, author and public speaker about mental health and her new book BARBARIANS AT THE PTA.  Stephanie has practiced in New York for over 25 years, treating adults, adolescents and families struggling with anxiety, depression, and more recently Covid-19 stress. In the spirit of Desperate Housewives meets Mean Girls, Stephanie’s novel ​BARBARIANS AT THE PTA​ uses fictional characters to explore the timely topics of  bullying, cliques, cyberbullying, anxiety, and eating disorders, among both teenagers and adults.  Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University and a post-doctoral certificate in psychoanalysis from PANY (formerly NYU Institute). Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, on the Wall Street Journal’s website, and Psychology Today online.  Dr. Newman lives in New York with her family. https://psychotherapistnextdoor.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan interviews Jeni Olsen, Founder and Executive Director of Teens Connect and the Prevention Director at Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services (CA) in this new episode.  Jeni’s work literally saves lives. After two Napa teenagers died by suicide in 2016, Jeni closed her graphic design business and founded Teens Connect with a mission to give middle and high schoolers tools to manage their stress, learn resilience, provide safe places and people with whom to connect, and give them a voice. Although she is not a therapist, Jeni helps teens and their parents by teaching them that the sooner good mental health habits start the better outcome. Jeni also touches on these issues in her raw and revealing Parent Footprint Moment at the end of the show. Jeni Olsen has received the Leadership Napa Valleyand been named a Senator Bill Dodd Community Champion. For more information visit:  https://mentisnapa.org/ If you are in distress right now, call the NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan interviews self-care strategist, certified holistic health coach, raw food chef and founder of b.nourished Katie McDonald.  Katie encourages us to start thriving instead of simply surviving.  Dr. Dan and Katie discuss perfectionism, self-care, mindfulness, and self-worth. Katie McDonald’s corporate career and motherly duties occupied her every waking moment. She was depleted and depressed — suffering from asthma, allergies, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, pneumonia, shingles and lung infections.  The real threat of a compromised and shortened life span became all the inspiration Katie needed to transform her body-mind relationship. In 2011, Katie founded b.nourished: a fulfillment of her vision to transform other people’s lives, one mindful habit at a time. Katie trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and she is also a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  Katie’s Parent Footprint Moment poignantly concludes this episode. For more information about Katie, her work, and her b.nourished tools please visit: www.bnourished.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan interviews bestselling author and TODAY show contributor Michele Borba, Ed. D. to discuss her new book THRIVERS:The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Michele Borba, Ed. D., is the bestselling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World, and is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development who has spoken to over one million participants on five continents. She is a regular NBC contributor who appears regularly on Today and has been featured as an expert on Dateline, The View, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, Dr. Oz, and The Early Show, among many others.  As a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years, Dr. Borba has never been more worried for young people than she is about this current generation of kids.  THRIVERS helps parents and educators teach the essential character strengths kids need to become “thrivers”-- young people who flourish in a rapidly changing, digitally- driven, and uncertain world. Dr. Borba discovered seven essential character strengths that set Thrivers apart (and set them up for happiness and greater accomplishment later in life): Self-confidence, Empathy, Self-control, Integrity, Curiosity, Perseverance, and Optimism. Dr. Borba ends the interview with her incredible and powerful Parent Footprint Moment which will stay with listeners for a long time. Michele Borba lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband, and she is the mother of three grown sons. For more information visit:   www.MicheleBorba.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan welcomes author and parent Kristin Bair to discuss her poignant, revealing, and popular essay published on Scary Mommy about Facebook Mom groups, kindness, empathy, bullying, and parenting in the digital age. Dr. Dan and Kristin also speak about fear and anxiety and her new novel AGATHA ARCH IS AFRAID OF EVERYTHING (named a best book by PEOPLE magazine). Kristin’s Scary Mommy essay Why Some Women Wield Exclusion Like A Superpower instantly resonates with all parents everywhere because it deals with Facebook Mom Groups, exclusion, bullying, kindness, friendship, empathy, mean girls, and more.         Today’s episode encourages parents and families to discuss how to be kind and why kindness matters more than ever.  Kristin shares a lovely Parent Footprint Moment about her daughter that will make listeners smile to wrap up the show. Kristin Bair is the author of the novel Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything as well as The Art of Floating and Thirsty plus numerous essays about China, adoption, parenting, and more. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Baltimore Review, The Manifest-Station, Scary Mommy, The Christian Science Monitor, Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and more. Kristin has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in English and journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington. Kristin is also a writing instructor and she has taught in classrooms and conferences around the globe, from Chicago to Boston to Shanghai, China, and many places in between. A native Pittsburgher, Kristin now lives north of Boston with her husband and two children.  For more information and to read her writing visit: http://www.kristinbairokeeffe.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan speaks to Benjamin “Benny” Nachman, entrepreneur, Dad and cofounder of  Jassby, a mobile wallet for families. In this new episode, Dr. Dan and Benny discuss how to raise money-smart kids. Jassby is a free iOS app for both parents and kids to share real money digitally. Parents can manage chores, pay allowances, and send money to their kids when they need it. Children can spend their allowance and learn in real time. As the CEO of Jassby, Benjamin Nachman has always been a strong advocate for hands-on learning when it comes to his own kids' money management skills. When he faced the early years of giving his own children an allowance, he was inspired to start Jassby.   In this episode, Benny discusses topics with Dr. Dan including Finance/personal finance is not taught in schools so when and how should parents start talking to kids about money? Raising financially confident kids by training them to handle money and make spending decisions on their own. Today, our child's banking future is cashless, how can we train them to be ready for digital banking? Why concepts of saving, giving back, budgeting are the essential three keys parents must teach their kids because these are life skills Listeners will all learn from Benny’s very honest Parent Footprint Moment. For more information about Benny and Jassby visit https://jassby.com/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan welcomes author, popular podcast host, and parent Zibby Owens to discuss her new book Moms Don’t Have Time To : A Quarantine Anthology.   Zibby Owens is mom of four and the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, as well as her newly launched podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight.” She is a regular contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post,  Real Simple, Parents, Marie Claire, Redbook, the New York Times online, and many other publications. In this episode Dr. Dan and Zibby discuss the pandemic, podcasts, Zibby’s parenting journey during the COVID-19, and how, ultimately, we all have much more in common than we think we do. Zibby’s book (and podcast) features bestselling and award-winning authors (Chris Bohjalian, Sonali Dev, Gretchen Rubin, Jill Santopolo, Evangeline Lilly, Christina Geist, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Bill Dameron, John Kenney, Mary Laura Philpott, and Reema Zaman) and is divided into relatable sections: Read, Workout, Eat, Breathe, Have Sex.   The show ends with Zibby’s “Stay where your feet are” advice and her real and honest Parent Footprint Moment. Zibby Owens serves on the boards of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, the Child Mind Institute, and co-chairs the Library Council of the New York Public Library. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband and her four children ages 5-13. For more information visit Zibby at: www.zibbyowens.com; @zibbyowens; @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks; @momsdonthavetimetoloseweight See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan talks to author, journalist, and parenting expert Bobbi Conner about the power of play and unplugging from technology in the new episode of the Parent Footprint podcast.  Bobbi Conner created the award-winning, nationwide public radio series The Parents Journal and hosted the program for twenty-four years. She is author of The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids (Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal) and Everyday Opportunities for Extraordinary Parenting and the new series Unplugged Play.  Bobbi’s public radio program, audio interviews, books, and articles have been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Parade, Parents, Parenting, CBS This Morning, PBS Parents.org, and more. In this inspiring (and playful!) episode, Bobbi joins Dr. Dan to talk about her three new, screen-free children’s activity books Unplugged Play: Toddler, Unplugged Play: Preschool, and Unplugged Play: Grade School. During the pandemic families have faced disruption in their young children’s lives in a significant way. In this episode, Dr. Dan interviews Bobbi Conner about various creative activities, games, and puzzles for children spanning the ages 1-10 years old. Each book in the Unplugged Play series offers a wealth of diverse and active games, from solo play to group play, indoor play to outdoor play, from parent and child play to birthday party games, and loads of busy-body play activities.  Bobbi’s advice and her books will help parents and children -- especially during the pandemic. Finding activities for kids that do not involve tablets or screens can bring joy and stress relief for the entire family: Build a fort Play tag Hike Ball or bean bag games (inside or outside as needed for safety) Question and answer guessing games Floor drawings on large paper sheets  Run around outside Dr. Dan and Bobbi end the show with Bobbi's Parent Footprint Moment and a call to action to all parents and kids: Shut off the screens, turn off the TV, and rediscover the power of play today! For more information on Bobbi, unplugging, and her books visit:   https://unpluggedplay.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 104 Elizabeth Sautter Ep. 104 Making Social and Emotional Learning Stick with Elizabeth Sautter Dr. Dan welcomes back colleague, speech-language pathologist, author, and parenting expert Elizabeth Sautter for her second interview on the Parent Footprint podcast. Dr. Dan and Elizabeth discuss her current work, her new course and her new book MAKE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING STICK! - Practical Activities to Help Your Child Manage Emotions, Navigate Social Situations & Reduce Anxiety. Elizabeth’s passion is to help children thrive socially and emotionally—without either kids or parents getting frustrated or overwhelmed. As a parent, she shares how she is also navigating challenges with her own children and her honesty will resonate with listeners. The Mom’s Choice Award winner, Make Social and Emotional Learning Stick! shows families how to manage their child’s emotions, increase positive behavior and social skills, reduce anxiety, and much more. Both the book and the related new course feature the *WISE model and the make social learning **STICK model. The WISE model-which stands for W-wisdom (knowing what is going on with your child with their strengths and areas of challenges) I-Intentional-being intentional with the support that you provide and being purposeful with parenting S-Self care/compassion and E-Every day strategies. This could lead into the daily teachable moments. How to make social learning STICK: S-see, T-Think, I-Interprete, C-Connect, K-Know In this encore episode, Dr. Dan and Elizabeth explain how our children learn the most from US, their parents and caregivers. They are always watching and observing and as parents we can find teachable moments to help our children deal with anxiety, to build social skills, to master emotional regulation, to learn empathy, and to build resilience. Elizabeth’s wise Parent Footprint moment wraps up this wonderful, educational episode. Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with clients and their families since 1996. She has worked with individuals ranging from preschoolers to adults in private practice, schools, and hospitals. Elizabeth has particular expertise in the areas of social communication, self-regulation, and executive functioning. She was the Clinical Director for the CW Center for 10 years and she has extensive training in Social Thinking and has completed a mentorship and internship with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal, and Pamela Crooke. She has also been trained by Mindful Schools and she is a collaborative Zones of Regulation® trainer and has co-authored articles and materials related to the Zones curriculum. Elizabeth is the author of MAKE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING STICK! - Practical Activities to Help Your Child Manage Emotions, Navigate Social Situations & Reduce Anxiety (2nd edition) and co-authored two popular children’s books with Kristen Willson: Whole Body Listening Larry at Home and Whole Body Listening Larry at School. In her blog Make Social Learning Stick, she shares her own parenting and life experiences raising two boys, one with learning and attentional differences. Elizabeth is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is actively involved with the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA). Elizabeth received her master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from San Jose State University. Her relationships with her sons, her sister, and extended family members with special needs have made her work a lifelong endeavor. For more information about Elizabeth, her work, and the new book please visit: https://www.makesociallearningstick.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Dan welcomes back authors Carol Zeavin and Rhona Silverbush to discuss three new books in their popular Terrific Toddler series:  Potty!, New Baby!, Time to Go!as well as their ongoing work with parents and families. Dr. Dan is delighted to speak to experts Carol and Rhona again (they first appeared as guests on Episode 56) to give parents, educators and caregivers even more ways to help toddlers overcome their daily dramas and challenges.  Published by the American Psychological Association/Magination Press, the entire series will help families struggling with parenting during the toddler years. The lively and engaging co-authors explain to Dr. Dan and parents how they used groundbreaking research to craft age-appropriate stories that take into account the language level and comprehension level of a toddler.  Dr. Dan agrees these books will empower parents because they all include a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” that provides parents with important guidelines for navigating challenges and helping their toddlers understand their toddler world. Carol Zeavin earned her B.A. in music from UCLA and became a successful freelance orchestral violinist and chamber musician in New York City. She earned Masters degrees in Education and Special Education from Bank Street College and worked with infants and toddlers from 1992 to 2010. She was Headteacher at Rockefeller University’s Child and Family Center and Barnard’s Toddler Development Center, and worked as a Special Educator employed by Y.A.I. and Theracare. She continues to perform classical music in NYC and teaches violin and piano to kids and grownups of all ages and abilities. Rhona Silverbush puts her own eclectic background to good use by wearing many hats throughout the course of any given day. She studied psychology and theatre at Brandeis University and holds a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. After practicing immigration law, primarily representing asylum seekers, she returned to her first loves, writing and theatre. Rhona is the co-author of Speak the Speech! Shakespeare’s Monologues Illuminated (Faber and Faber, 2002) and has taught theatre to all age groups from tots to adults, currently coaching actors in Shakespeare. She has taught at Columbia University Teachers College and wrote ‘wichcraft: craft a sandwich into a meal–and a meal into a sandwich with chefs Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar (Clarkson Potter, 2009). She is also a freelance writer and editor, a consultant for families of children and teens with learning differences and special needs, a tutor, and a smitten parent and step-parent. The three new books explain and explore these common topics:Time to Go! -- how to teach toddlers about having to stop what they're doing and transition to another activity Potty! -- reassures toddlers and parents alike that we all use the potty when we're ready New Baby! -- helps toddlers expecting a new sibling navigate this very major transition in their lives The show ends with each author answering the Parent Footprint Moment question and Dr. Dan’s invitation for the guests to return when they next publish new titles in the series. Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 102 - Teaching Your Kids About Money with Tony Walker Dr. Dan welcomes Tony Walker, financial expert, author, and host of The WorryFree Retirement® to the podcast. Growing up as a lower middle-class kid of divorced parents during the 1960s, Tony Walker had little knowledge or hope of learning about money and how best to manage it. Yet, his unique life experiences, 35 years in the field of finance, and meeting in person with over 15,000 “Savers” formed a unique perspective about money and ways others can better use and enjoy it while they can. A fiduciary, six-time author (Don't Follow the Herd 7 Costly Mistakes People Make with Their Money and Live Well, Die Broke), podcast host, and host of his own television show, The WorryFree Retirement®, Tony teaches a new and positive perspective on money, savings, and retirement. In today’s episode Dr. Dan and Tony discuss: How to talk to your kids about finances and retirement from a young age to prepare them for life It is never too early to start saving  It is okay if your kids don't look at finances the same way you do Kids are always watching their parents - even with money In addition to teaching children about money, it is also important to let children come up with their own methods and beliefs A retirement vision is important It is never too late to save The one piece of advice all parents and families need to know now (Tony’s Parent Footprint moment) For more information about Tony Walker, his books, and his busy Tony Walker Financial please visit:  https://tonywalkerfinancial.com/ Watch this free video to learn more about Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint Awareness Training®. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Jennifer Fitzgerald

Great show!!! Perfect timing for that nudge to get me Spring Cleaning!!!

Apr 18th
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Jennifer Fitzgerald

Great insights and ideas on how to be better parents by being better adults ourselves!!! Such a novel idea! I can get on board with Sleep, Exercise, Love and Fun!!!

Apr 17th
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