Chris Peters holds a B.A. in Family Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University, and an M.S. in Human Development/Family Science from Oklahoma State University. Currently an out of state transplant, he now lives in Southern California with his wife, Amanda, of 7 years, along with their two children, Abby (5) and Isaac (2). The Peters family enjoys the outdoor experiences California offers - patio dining, rocky coasts, sandy beaches, mountains, fruit orchards, etc. Chris brings his Midwestern work ethic and friendliness along with him in his daytime career as a Sales Manager for an industrial electronics distributor, and meets new and interesting people regularly.
Chris was moved to start dadblogging after realizing firsthand how difficult parenting can be. He found limited resources for fathers, and quickly found out there is no "How to" manual for parenting! He hopes the community approach of Encouraging Dads will be helpful to all the other dads (and moms) out there who want to make a positive difference in their children's lives. In addition to this site, he has written two illustrated children's books and has been published in multiple magazines, blogs, and parenting research articles.