Parent Footprint was founded by two passionate parents with completely different backgrounds and expertise, Dr. Dan Peters, a psychologist, and Payman Fazly a technologist, based on a shared moral responsibility to apply the science of psychology and to harness the power of technology with a shared common vision to create a more compassionate world with more loving people, one parent and one child at a time.


Dr. Dan Peters

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, and 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.

For over 20 years, Dr. Dan has been passionate about helping parents to parent their children with purpose and intention in order to guide them in reaching their potential while their children are also reaching their own. Dr. Dan is the author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior, and its companion children’s book From Worrier to Warrior, and co-author of Raising Creative Kids. He is is a contributor to Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties and toughLOVE: Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids, in addition to writing many articles on topics related to parenting, family, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, dyslexia, and anxiety.

Dr. Dan is also Co-Founder/Executive Director of the 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, overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia and more. He speaks regularly at national conferences and to the media on a variety of topics including parenting, learning differences, special needs, family, education and more.


Payman Fazly

Payman Fazly is Co-Founder of Parent Footprint and has over 25 years of experience in translation of business strategy to execution plans and has orchestrated implementation of large, complex, cross functional, enterprise-level technology-based solutions in Fortune 50 companies and start-ups.

Payman spent 10 years at Cisco Systems as a core team member of the committee that managed transformation of Cisco IT to a services organization.

Prior to joining Cisco, Payman was in charge of consulting services organizations at Intersperse, start-up software funded by Kleiner Perkins that was acquired by Cisco Systems, and at Otelnet Software, and at Saba Software, where he led the hyper growth of consulting services and directly contributed to Saba’s successful IPO.

Payman was a senior manager at Accenture Consulting and a Technical Director at Pacific Bell for seven years prior to joining Anderson Consulting (Accenture) in 1997. Payman received an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University, and a B.S in Computer Information Systems from California State University Hayward. He has completed Stanford’s Certified Program Manager (SCPM), a Cisco strategic program with Stanford University, and was a professor of MBA program at Golden Gate University.

The Parent Footprint Vision

Our vision is to apply the science of psychology and to harness the power of technology to advance human potentials for experiencing love and compassion by helping parents to become aware of their own parenting beliefs so they can choose the footprints they want to pass on to the next generation.

Core Values

Parent Footprint’s guiding principle is that raising healthy children starts with a parent’s self-examination of their experiences and beliefs that influence their parenting, and that helping children reach their potential begins with a parent aspiration to reach their own. A child’s happiness and joy starts with parents understanding themselves. When we know who we are, we can help our children understand who they are.

We need to accept who we are now in order to reach our potential. By accepting ourselves, we are better able to accept our children for who they are. Growth starts with acceptance.

We must be compassionate towards ourselves first, before we can be compassionate with our children. Compassion allows for understanding of oneself and others. With compassion comes the opportunity for acceptance and growth.

Love is the essential ingredient for acceptance and compassion. We must be able to love ourselves if we are to show love to our children. By being able to receive and show love, our children learn to receive and show love. Children must feel loved to have the opportunity to love themselves.

We must show respect for our children as individual human beings for them to show respect to others. Respect allows our children to be open to parental guidance rather than resist and defending against feeling devalued.

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Parent Footprint is the first generation of truly interactive online training designed to simulate the experience of sitting down with a trained professional to become aware of our parenting beliefs by observing how they manifest themselves in the way we respond to our children.

We have applied the science of psychology and leveraged proven methodologies that successful Silicon Valley technology companies use to strategically customize the training experience and personalize the training content based on your current state of parenting experiences and to systematically move everyone towards the vision of successful parenting that is in alignment with the experts and bestselling authors in the parenting industry.

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