This week I am so excited to bring to you an amazing conversation with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, Registered Psychologist, author, parenting educator, and mother of two.
Dr Vanessa has developed a keen understanding of the powerful connection between healthy child development and the parent-child or “big-person”- child relationship. Through this lens it is her experience that we can understand everything about the growing child from behavior to anxiety to brain development. And all the in-between stuff too. It is Dr Vanessa's singular goal that parents, teachers, caregivers, and all the other big people are able to connect with their own expertise and intuition in finding a way through.
In this episode you'll hear:
04:00 and then I became a mother!
05:00 showing up as the big people who help our little people become all they are intended to be while we become all we are intended to be
05:45 parenting is leadership in the home - safety and connection
08:30 unconditional love - kids need to know they are loved no matter how they show up
11:30 parenting pop culture enthused with generational biases - it’s behaviourist in mentality and yet goes against everything we know about the importance of connection and compassion based child development
14:20 it takes a village - advice to men who have never had the male role model
18:10 if you had just one person show up, you’ve got the neurological template
18:45 connecting without ourselves before connecting with the our children
22:00 how old are you when you’re feeling? - all over reaction is an age regression
25:00 discipline without damage
27:30 parenting like Crush
29:00 don’t retire too soon - be incredibly available
32:00 we are never one step behind or in front, we are exactly where we are meant to be, always stepping forward - the heart beats on leading us to better tomorrow’s
33:10 you really do have this in you
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