The Power to Parent 1 Video Series and Discussion Group

Thursdays 6-8pm,  8 sessions
April 20th through June 8th

Content: Power to Parent 1: The Vital Connection
An 8-part video series by Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Appropriate for parents of children age 0-13

Each week the group will watch a 60-minute video and then discuss the material and practical applications. Discussion will be facilitated by Christine Wood. Christine is a parent educator and certified Integral Coach. She does not facilitate this discussion group as a certified Neufeld course instructor but brings years of immersion into Dr. Neufeld's ideas and group facilitation training to support the conversation. 

Cost: $80 for 1 parent, $125 per couple*
Childcare available, please inquire about rates
*Scholarships available
 

More about The Vital Connection:
Part I of the Power to Parent series focuses on the child-adult relationship as the context for raising children. Parents and professionals learn how this relationship is meant to develop, what can go wrong, why parents must matter more than peers, how to cultivate a context of connection, how to win back one’s child if need be, and more. Parents and professionals are also introduced to discipline strategies that are attachment-safe and developmentally friendly.

This parent education series offers a complete approach to parenting. Rather than dumbing parents down with prescriptive solutions and superficial strategies, this series truly informs and educates so that parents can become the true experts in their children’s lives. The basic attachment and developmental needs of children are uncovered so that parents can become the answer to these needs. Challenging problems are explained is such a way that the root problems can be addressed.

Some of the many topics addressed include:

  • dealing with resistance and oppositionality in children

  • addressing the roots of aggression

  • preventing being replaced by competing attachments

  • disciplining in ways that do not divide

  • addressing separation problems and anxieties

  • raising children who are capable of deep and fulfilling relationships

  • dealing with kids who seek to dominate instead of depend on their parents

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. 

A 5-minute preview of The Vital Connection, part 1 of the Power-to-Parent series, which focuses on the child-adult relationship as the context for raising children - how this relationship is meant to develop, what can go wrong, why parents must matter more than peers, how to cultivate a context of connection, how to win back one's child if need be, and more.