Interview with Dr. Dan Peters

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Interview with Dr. Dan Peters

When I was raising my sensitive, anxious, intelligent little boy, Dr. Dan Peters was a god send. He had an incredible way of explaining what was happening in my child, without making me feel like I wasn’t doing enough. So many parenting books triggered my inner perfectionist and left me feeling inadequate but I loved learning about the inner working of children’s brains from Dr. Dan. (I can tell I was nervous/excited because I said “you know” a million times!)

 

Dr. Dan Peters is a psychologist, author and co-founder of Parenting Footprint, a podcast and online community with the mission to make the world a more compassionate and loving place, one child and parent at a time.

Dr. Dan is an author, speaker and contributor to many books and articles related to parenting, family, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, dyslexia, and anxiety.

He is Co-Founder/Executive Director of Summit Center (CA), specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, with special emphasis on gifted, talented, and creative individuals and families as well as anxiety.

I mentioned him on my podcast interview with Debbie Reber because he also has a sleep over summer camp for gifted youth.

 

Book: Dyslexic Advantage 

Documentary: The Big Picture

 

Listen to hear the answers to these questions:

How do you define giftedness, dyslexia?

What is 2e or twice exceptional?

 

Client question: What do you do with an angry outburst like this…?

“My 9 year old son thinks his life was perfect before his sister was born. She recently won an award at school and he LOST it! Saying she ruined his life and he wants to kill her.”

Client question: How do I manage a 16 year old who is obsessed with video games? 

“Left to his own devices, my 16 year old will play 12 hours of video games. I’m worried he is ruining his life. How much intervention and management is appropriate for a 6’4″ teenage boy.” 

 

What are signs of anxiety in teens and tweens?

 

When is a good time to consider medication?

 

Why do you think anxiety is on the rise in todays kids?

What are 3 things parents can do to encourage brain health?

 

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