- Parent Workshop
February 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Often times as parents, we are left wondering what exactly our response should be when our children present with challenging behaviours. Our task in answering that query is made even more difficult by the mountains of parenting literature encouraging us to use one strategy or another, with each successive strategy seemingly at odds with the one before. This session is designed to help parents navigate the world of discipline. We will explore how our relationship with our children is at the core of both how we discipline them and the behaviours they present with. That is, our relationship with our children creates an incredibly important “context.” Our goal in this workshop is to understand how our discipline style and related strategies can improve behavioral challenges by allowing for a relational context that is nurturing in nature, and that ultimately encourages the emotional health and well-being of our children.
Certificates of attendance will not be given for this parent education event.
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is an author, parenting educator, and registered psychologist who has been supporting families and children for almost 20 years. Dr. Vanessa is a best-selling author of the book Discipline Without Damage: How to Get Your Kids to Behave Without Messing Them Up; a regularly invited media guest and contributor; educator and international speaker; and a consultant to research projects and various organizations promoting emotional health and development. She is known for bringing a sense of nurturing, understanding, and humanity to all of her work. Founder and director of a large private practice with a clinical team of a dozen mental health experts, she also has previous experience in a variety of settings in the public sector including The British Columbia Ministry for Child and Family Development and the school system. As a mother to 2 growing children, Dr. Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally, to view the world through the child’s eyes. She believes that if parents, teachers, care providers, and other big people can do the same – see the world through the child’s eyes – we are beautifully positioned to champion children to grow in the best possible way.
Venue: Child Care Options CCRR
Located directly behind the Denny’s Restaurant. Please do not park in spots reserved for our neighbours.