Child care has evolved from getting children to comply and behave. We now know that when we focus on caring for both the hearts and minds of children, we create the path for children to develop loving relationships, optimal health, and success in endeavours that are meaningful to them … and they will behave. We accomplish this by meeting their primary attachment needs – when their hearts are safe, their brains will grow. We understand that as grown-ups we will lead them firmly and kindly. We will provide for them so they can lean into us. We know that when we meet their needs, we solicit their good intentions … and they will behave. And yet, we realize that most of us do not “behave” in the way we’d like to as the grown-ups all of the time. We realize there is something missing between our intentions and actions. We tell ourselves that we will try to do better next time, and then before we know it, we’re caught up in the same old pattern. Real-life couple Dr Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. and David Loyst, MSc have over 50 years of combined experience as professionals and parents. Hear what science and their experiences have taught them to create a revolutionary approach to caring for children. Hear their stories of success and failure and what that has taught them about educating resilient children. Come join us for an interactive learning experience to understand the needs of all children, and to reflect on your work with children and the challenges you face. Leave with tools so that you can begin the journey to becoming the educator you’ve always wanted to be.
February 8, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Eaglequest Coyote Creek (7778 152 St), Surrey