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  • Fall 2013, Surrey, BC: Power to Parent Part 1 - 2013.07.27 ( Archive, Parent Groups, Upcoming Parent Groups )

    Surrey, BC

    The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic

    Topic: Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s Parenting Series – Power to Parent Part 1: The Vital Connection

    Dates: Fall 2013

    • September 18, 25
    • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • November 6

    Registration: Contact The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic at 778-294-8732 or

    In order for parenting to work, children – including teenagers – must be in right relationship to their parents. Nothing is more crucial or pivotal in parenting than this seldom recognized or addressed factor. In this course, Dr. Neufeld explains the concept of right relationship, providing practical suggestions for parenting children of all ages with attachment in mind. This course is the foundation of the Power to Parent series. Children are meant to be raised in the context of their attachments to the adults responsible and nothing will work right unless this context is cultivated and preserved. Although the focus of the course is parents and parenting, the material is equally applicable to the school setting and to treatment.

    Some of the many topics addressed include:

    • dealing with resistance and oppositionality in children
    • addressing the roots of aggression
    • preventing being replaced by competing attachments
    • disciplining in ways that don’t divide
    • addressing separation problems and anxieties
    • raising children who are capable of deep and fulfilling relationships
    • dealing with kids who seek to dominate instead of depend on their parents

    This video course and discussion group will be facilitated but The Wishing Star’s own Susie Lang-Gould, MA, RCC.