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Interview with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

How to create secure attachment, address separation anxiety, foster healthy relationships, and nurture true independence in our children
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In this video interview, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe discusses:

  • What developmentally normal and secure attachment looks like
  • Separation anxiety and its place in our children's natural development
  • The roles of temperament and innate sensitivity
  • Whether a child can be "too attached"
  • How to avoid codependence and enmeshment
  • Tips to help our kids cope when we do need to spend time apart

Her warmth, wisdom, and humour come through clearly as she helps us understand how to best support our children.

More aboutDr. Vanessa Lapointe

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is an author, parenting expert, and registered psychologist (British Columbia #1856) who has been supporting families and children for more than fifteen years. Author of Discipline without Damage: How to get your kids to behave without messing them up and Parenting Right From The Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler years, regularly invited media guest and contributor, educator and speaker, a Huffington Post Parent blogger, and a consultant to research projects and various organizations promoting emotional health and development, Dr. Vanessa is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding and humanity to all of her work. She presently works in private practice and has previous experience in a variety of settings, including the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development and the school system. Dr. Vanessa’s passion is in walking alongside parents, teachers, care providers, and other big people to really see the world through the child’s eyes. She believes that if we can do this, we are beautifully positioned to grow up our children in the best possible way. As a mother to 2 growing children, Dr. Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally, to view the world through the child’s eyes.

Note that all advice and guidance offered on this site is not medical guidance and should not be interpreted as such, and the owner of this site is not responsible for individual outcomes.

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