About this book:
Recent scientific research indicates a strong sense of connection between parents and children teaches children how to regulate emotions, master social skills, and develop a healthy sense of identity—essentially how to grow up. Unfortunately, many accepted parenting practices disrupt connection rather than fostering it, which may lead to lasting behavioral and emotional issues in children. According to Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, author of bestselling Discipline Without Damage, nurturing connection should be the focus of all parenting efforts. But, along the way, many new parents may find themselves working through unsettled issues from their own childhoods. In Parenting Right From the Start, Dr. Lapointe shows parents how mindful, conscious parenting can work to nourish both child and parent.
Through the twin lenses of attachment parenting and the most up-to-date child development research, Dr. Lapointe walks parents through the battlegrounds where problems are most likely to arise for children—sleeping, feeding, toilet training, aggression, sibling rivalry—and she provides appropriate solutions designed to promote connection and growth. Rooted in compassion and understanding, Parenting Right From the Start shows parents how building a firm, caring presence in the early years is one that a child can lean into for a lifetime.
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 15 years. 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. keep reading »