We’re excited to share the news! LifeTree Media is publishing Dr. Vanessa Lapointe’s second book, Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years. A follow-up to the bestselling Discipline Without Damage, the book is scheduled to be released on May 18, 2019.
The baby and toddler years are the most important period for any child’s emotional and psychological development. The latest scientific research indicates that it is through a strong and stable sense of connection to their parents that children learn how to regulate their emotions, master social skills, and develop a sense of identity. Unfortunately, many of the current accepted parenting practices and traditional attitudes disrupt healthy connection rather than foster it, leading to behavioral issues and emotional problems that can last a lifetime.
Parents naturally want to do what’s best for their kids, but they often struggle to know what that is, especially when dealing with the big “battlegrounds” of sleep, feeding, and managing aggression. According to psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, fostering connection above all should be the focus of all parenting efforts.
Becoming a parent can also present a huge internal growth opportunity for adults. Many new parents find themselves plunged back into their own childhoods when they have a child and this can be unsettling. Dr. Lapointe helps parents to understand how mindful and conscious parenting works to nourish child and parent alike.
Filtering her advice through the framework of attachment parenting, Dr. Lapointe carefully walks parents through the specific battlegrounds where problems are most likely to arise, such as sleeping, eating, toilet training, and expressions of aggression, and then coaches them through appropriate solutions. Rooted in compassion and understanding, Parenting Right From the Start shows parents how to build a firm, caring presence in the early years that a child can lean into for a lifetime.
Our publisher Maggie Langrick said: “We are thrilled to have Dr. Lapointe’s second book on our list. Her first book, Discipline Without Damage, was a bestselling title that changed the conversation around child discipline and its effects on children’s social and emotional development. With Parenting Right From the Start, parents will learn how to foster the kind of connection with their baby and toddler that supports their child’s optimal development to set them up for a healthy and happy adult life.”
The book will be available for sale on online retailers as well as in bookstores across North America on May 18, 2019.
About Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is the author of the bestselling Discipline Without Damage. A registered psychologist, she is also the founder of The Wishing Start Lapointe Developmental Clinic. She has supported families and children for more than fifteen years and is a sought-after lecturer. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her two sons.
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