Ep 108 Interview Sessions with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
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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

Please do share this with a parent or caregiver you'd love to inspire. We hope it helps in your leadership in the home in some small way.

Always love


Connect with Dr. Vanessa:

Website: http://www.drvanessalapointe.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/drvanessalapointe

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dr.vanessalapointe

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drvlapointe


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