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An Idea Is Born

Dr. Dan Podraza is the driving force behind the movement to CONNECT every father with their child—one child at a time. His motivation is PREVENTION that will make the world a better place for his nine grandchildren. While acknowledging that structure, discipline, learning, and bonding are critical to the wellbeing of every child, it is in connecting with a child’s thoughts that can make the difference in a child’s happiness, the child’s success, and the relationship with the parent. Dr. Dan has formulated steps, beginning with listening to the child’s thoughts, which can begin a deep and lasting relationship with the child that can begin in early childhood.

Dr. Dan’s research includes developing resilience in young children as well as parent-child connecting. His hands-on experience as a child advocate includes teaching and mentoring young children in elementary schools, junior highs, high schools, alternative schools, and youth prisons. He has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Cook County, Illinois. His greatest satisfaction comes from working with all fathers to be connected to their children.

Why We Do It!

Our desire is to have every father engaged in a deep, lasting connection with their daughter or son.  And create a society of children that have psychological resilience to avoid the social ills of our society and the opportunity to be positive contributors to our society. 

What our customers are saying

I hope when you read this you see how much Dr. P means to me, the students, and the entire community.

Many thanks to Dan Podraza well known as Dr. P for his patient teachings, guidance, and constructive criticism.

He was my teacher at Hoffman Estate's alternative Highschool. He has the ability to immediately connect with me and the other students. His highly engaging and fun teachings made it easy to help students like myself succeed. He always had the time to listen to all student concerns and difficulties. Now with Dr. P's help, we are working with my children. They are academically challenged as special education students and he has been working with them with the math boards. More importantly, Dr. P is working with my husband to CONNECT with my sons.

Best Regards,

Mayra Munoz, Palatine, Illinois 

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