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Discipline Through Connection: Featured in EcoParent MagazineFebruary 23, 2018“Parents are often held up as either “good” or “bad” based on whether the behaviour of their child is “good” or “bad.” The focus on children’s behaviour is thus central in the minds of most big people – parents, teachers, >
10 Ways To Be A Better Parent in 2018December 11, 2017Along with the New Year comes some time for reflecting on self-improvement. Since child development that is going really well is messy and crazy and loud, most of our “success” in growing our children up in the best possible way >
Making Room For Childhood to Unfold: Free Hand-Lettered Printables!July 7, 2017Friends, I’m so excited about these printables! The fabulous Colleen of Lemon Thistle hand lettered some of my favourite quotes about childhood and development, and now I’m offering them as a free download for my readers! Print them out for your >
In this easy-to-read, science-based book, parents, caregivers and big people of all kinds will discover how discipline affects children’s development, why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the ones that children really need. As a practicing child and family psychologist and advisor to the British Columbia ministry of children and families, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe has seen it all and has she has navigated hundreds of tough situations with families. Drawing on scientific research and a wealth of clinical experience, she shows you how to put out the fire without dampening your child’s spirits; how to correct their behaviour while emphasizing connection; and how to discipline without damage.
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