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The Power to Parent 1: The Vital Connection
Video Series and Discussion Group

8 sessions- Mondays from 6-8pm, January 28-March 25th (no class February 18th)

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An 8-part video series by Dr. Gordon Neufeld
Appropriate for parents, teachers, and clinicians 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 is approved to facilitate this course through the Neufeld Institute.

Cost: $160 for 1 parent, $240 per couple*
*Scholarships available
Childcare available, please inquire about rates

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.