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– Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Do You Make Your Child Say “I’m Sorry”?January 13, 2017Every parent wants their child to grow into a kind, caring, empathetic human being. And so, it comes as no surprise that we can be overly focused on seeking evidence of this developing trait in our youngsters. As part of >
What’s Driving Your Child’s Behaviour (And How To Respond)November 22, 2016I am thrilled to have Nicole Schwarz, parenting coach and writer of Imperfect Families.com, as a guest poster on my blog today. I often share Nicole’s articles on my social media channels, as so much of what she writes truly resonates >
Does the Elf need to STAY on the Shelf?November 7, 2016Oh, the Elf on the Shelf. When I first heard about this little creature, I will admit I immediately declared myself a non-elfer. The Elf on the Shelf official website describes the elves as “…magical helpers that help Santa Claus >
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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