Nov 20, 2012, Whiterock, BC

White Rock, BC

Hosted by The Wishing Star Developmental Clinic at Eaton Arrowsmith School White Rock Campus

Proudly presenting a 6-part workshop series: Through the Child’s Eyes with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

This series is specially created for every “big person” out there – moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, caregivers, teachers – who are growing up young children 0-8 years of age. Created and delivered by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, Registered Psychologist and experienced, dynamic speaker, the six workshops in this series are meant to stir in each participant the wonder of seeing the world Through the Child’s Eyes. Dr. Lapointe firmly believes that if each of us big people can find ourselves looking out at the world, experiencing and knowing the world, and feeling and responding to the world the way a child does, we are infinitely more capable of responding to children in ways that resonate with the science of development. That is, to do right by our children we need to see the world through their eyes.

Although this series will be sequentially presented in a manner that allows each workshop to build upon the content of previous workshops, each workshop is also “stand-alone” and does not require participation in the previous workshops.


Registration for each workshop in the series is now open! There are a limited number of seats available so early registration is strongly encouraged.

Tickets are $20/person or $30 per same family couple.

Payment can be made over the phone by credit card (778-294-8732), via mail by cheque (Registration Form to be completed and included), or in person at the Wishing Star offices at 221 – 3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, Surrey, BC, V3S 0K7. Payment must be received within 3 business days of a phone call reservation for a reserved spot to be held. Registration is open until the day before each workshop is presented provided space is still available.

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For the 2012/2013 school year, these workshops will be exclusively offered through The Wishing Star Developmental Clinic by Dr. Lapointe at the White Rock Campus of Eaton Arrowsmith School located at:

1538 Foster Street, 3rd Floor, White Rock, BC.

The Series

We are thrilled to present the first of six workshops in our 2012/2013 launch of the “Through the Child’s Eyes” series:

Part 1 of a 6 Part Series: Through the Child’s Eyes: Playing & Growing

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Jean Piaget, renowned expert and theorist regarding child development is often famously quoted as having decreed that “play is the child’s work.” And while Piaget was perhaps trying to communicate that children need to be allowed to be utterly absorbed with those things that are “meant to be” as part of the developmental process, including the incredibly powerful role of play, our current culture of pressing our children into learning and performing earlier and earlier seems to have distorted this message. Play is such a cherished part of growing for a child. However, for play to truly have the role that nature intended in the growing up of children, it needs to be play that is born of a restful spirit and not play focused on producing outcomes and results. Playing and Growing is a workshop that debunks some of the myths about play for our children and refocuses our attention on the true play that our growing children need room for in their lives. Included will be a discussion about how to differentiate play born of rest from performance driven play, and how to facilitate conditions in your child’s world so this kind of restful play has room to grow and blossom.