About this Author:
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a BC-based registered psychologist and the owner and operator of the Wishing Star Development Clinic, who has been supporting families and children for over 15 years. Before opening her private practice, she worked in the British Columbia government’s ministry of children and family development and the school system. A much sought-after public speaker, Dr. Vanessa also consults with various provincial and educational organizations on best practices in child development, and presents workshops to a wide range of professionals and parents and continues to ensure that children have what they need to grow up to their fullest potential. As a mother to two growing children, Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally to view the world through the child’s eyes.