Parenting is hard. We are bombarded continually with messages that create fear and worry about our children’s future. Will they being able to take care of themselves? Will they make the elite team? Will they get into a good college? Will they be successful? We all want the best for our children and spend considerable time on engaging in activities and resources to meet this goal.
This talk with address the importance a parent’s awareness about themselves as key to raising healthy, engaged, and happy children. By being engaged in ones own life, being clear about where you came from, and being aware of what you want to pass on to your children, you can parent with purpose which is aligned with your goals for your child. Come learn how to use your own increased awareness to help your kids reach their potential.
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Dr. Dan Peters is a psychologist, author, co-founder and Executive Director of the Summit Center. He has devoted his career to the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, specializing in overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia, and issues related to giftedness and twice-exceptionality. Dr. Dan is also co-founder of Parent Footprint, an interactive parenting education community and website that offers Parent Footprint Awareness Training with the mission to make the world a more compassionate and loving place — one parent and one child at a time. He is host of the “Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan” and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.