• April 23, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will address how to create the best environment for developing social cognition and emotional growth for any child. Discussion and stories will show how understanding and engaging a child developmentally will create secure attachment, which is the best soil to grow the social and emotional brain of a child. You will gain a greater understanding about the stages of a young children’s social/emotional development. You will learn how to create the best environment for children’s growth. We also look into how play encourages a child’s brain growth, and the types of play that are beneficial for a child during each stage. You will walk away with practical and effective strategies on how to manage a child’s challenging behaviours while maintaining a healthy attachment.

Presenter: David Loyst

David has been growing the communication, social and emotional brains of children for over 25 years, including his two children for the last 20 years.  He has a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and has practiced in hospitals, child development centres, child care centres, schools and home-based intensive intervention programs.  For the last 20 years he has specialized in growing the social emotional brain of children with Autism, and that has informed his work with parents and educators of typical and exceptional children.

Mr. Loyst noticed that the common behaviourist parenting techniques of consequences and time-outs did not work for the children he worked with and his family. He noticed an increase in anxiety, stress and separation with his children and others, which shut down their social/emotional development. This led him to the study of developmental/attachment parenting and the implications for educational environments.


#100-6846 King George Blvd, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, V3W 4Z9


Located directly behind the Denny’s Restaurant. Please do not park in spots reserved for our neighbours.

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