POWER TO PARENT  
 


General information about the three-part Power to Parent series

This three-part Power to parent series delivers the best that developmental science has to offer to those who are our children`s best bet - parents and those who support them. The effect of the material is to restore parents to their natural intuition as well as to their rightful place in their children`s lives. The principles and dynamics apply to children of any age. Although some attention is given to the more perplexing problems of childhood, the general thrust of the course concerns issues and challenges facing most every parent.

This parent education series offers a complete approach to parenting. Rather than dumbing parents down with prescriptive solutions and superficial strategies, this series truly informs and educates so that parents can become the true experts in their children’s lives. The basic attachment and developmental needs of children are uncovered so that parents can become the answer to these needs. Challenging problems are explained is such a way that the root problems can be addressed.

Dr. Neufeld has had exceptional success as a parent consultant, working with thousands of families over the years. In this three-part series, he shares the insights and understandings that have changed the ways of countless of parents to the benefit of thousands of children.
 

 
   POWER TO PARENT I: The Vital Connection                                                     SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Part I of the Power to Parent series focuses on the child-adult relationship as the context for raising children. Parents and professionals learn how this relationship is meant to develop, what can go wrong, why parents must matter more than peers, how to cultivate a context of connection, how to win back one`s child if need be, and more. Parents and professionals are also introduced to discipline strategies that are attachment-safe and developmentally friendly.

 
 
   POWER TO PARENT II: Helping Children Grow Up                                            SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Part II of the Power to Parent series focuses on how to help children realize their potential as human beings. Since growing older is no guarantee of growing up, knowing how to foster maturation is key to raising children. The material is presented in such a way that engages parents while educating professionals as well.
 

 
   POWER TO PARENT III: Common Childhood Challenges                                 SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Part III of the Power to Parent series focuses on the typical challenges of parenting. Every child gets stuck from time to time on the road to maturation. Dr. Neufeld helps equip parents to read the signs of a child in trouble, live with a sensitive child, cultivate resilience in a child, lead an alpha child, soften a defended child, discipline a stuck child, and more. Dr. Neufeld offers effective and safe practices that honour and preserve the relationship, even when the problems seem daunting.
 

 
   MAKING SENSE OF AGGRESSION                                                                    SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Aggression problems are deeply rooted in instinct and emotion and are therefore resistant to conventional discipline practices. Dr. Neufeld uncovers these roots and outlines steps to addressing them. His rich professional experience with aggressive children and violent youth informs this refreshing approach to an age-old problem. The principles apply to children of all ages and all settings: home, school and treatment.
 

 
   MAKING SENSE OF ANXIETY                                                                              SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. This course brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety.
 

 
   ALPHA CHILDREN                                                                                                SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Dr. Neufeld’s unfolding of the alpha dynamic has resulted in some of the most surprising and revealing moments for students who take this course. Few are left untouched or unmoved. Once the dynamic is fleshed out, it becomes self-evident and one wonders why it has been so hidden. An understanding of the alpha dynamic also corrects the mistakes that we have taken in moving to more child-led and egalitarian parenting styles in our society. While the focus is on children, the revelations and challenges are for us as adults. Dr. Neufeld unpacks this best kept secret of attachment dynamics in four sessions, each containing one hour of video material.
 

 
   MAKING SENSE OF COUNTERWILL                                                                 SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


The instinct to resist being controlled or coerced is one of the most perplexing and troublesome dynamics in dealing with children and youth. This course reveals the dynamics controlling this instinct and provides suggestions for how to deal with it. This material is applicable for all those dealing with toddlers through adolescents: teachers, parents and helping professionals.
 

 
   MAKING SENSE OF DISCIPLINE                                                                       SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Dr. Neufeld speaks to the question of “what to do when ...”, but does so in the context of the larger question of what is required for healthy development. Some of the prevailing discipline practices - like time-outs and consequences - are discussed from this perspective. Strategies are provided that are attachment-safe and developmentally friendly. The guidelines and principles apply to children of all ages.
 

 
   MAKING SENSE OF PLAY                                                                                  SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Play - at least the kind that builds brains and forwards development - is becoming an endangered activity among those who need to engage in it most. This course is a must for all parents, day-care providers, and early childhood educators. Participants will learn why children need to play and what they need for true play to result
 

 
   ART AND SCIENCE OF TRANSPLANTING CHILDREN                                 SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


The impact of attachment disruption, even when in the best interest of the child, can be deep and profound. This course provides effective and encouraging strategies for resolving these challenges and bringing these children to their full potential as human beings. The material is useful for all those who are involved with transplanted children: adoptive parents, adoption agencies, foster parents, step parents, teachers, supporting relatives, social workers, psychologists, pediatricians.
 

 
   MAKING SENSE OF ADOLESCENCE                                                                SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. The time of adolescence is longer than ever and yet society today offers little support in understanding or facilitating this transition. This course is designed to be used by parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, professionals - anyone who desires to make sense of adolescence. Parents of pre- teens will find this course invaluable as preparation for what lies ahead.
 

 
   MAKING SENSE OF PRESCHOOLERS                                                           SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


To make sense of a preschooler is to possess the keys for unlocking the mysteries of human nature as well as for the unfolding of human potential. This fascinating material takes the best that today`s science has to offer and delivers it in a usable form to all those involved with this enchanted and ensorcelled age group. This course is designed for all those involved with 2-5 year olds: parents, grandparents, day-care providers, and early childhood educators.
 

 
   THE ATTACHMENT PUZZLE                                                                             SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


There are many approaches to making sense of our human drive for togetherness. This course distills the science of relationship to its essence and then explores the implications for working with children. The course is divided into eight sessions, each containing an hour of videocourse material. Because of the density of the material, the DVDs are not offered as stand-alones but only in the context of the continuing education course or supported by trained facilitators.

 
   MAKING SENSE OF ATTENTION PROBLEMS                                                  SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


The Attention Deficit Disorder label has brought concerns regarding attention to the fore of public consciousness but unfortunately without the foundational knowledge that enables parents and teachers to find their way through a glut of confusing and often conflicting information. This course brings all the pieces of the puzzle together, bringing fresh insight to this problem and providing clear suggestions for how to deal with it.
 

 
   BULLIES: THEIR MAKING AND UNMAKING                                                     SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Dr. Neufeld`s refreshing developmental analysis of bullies reveals instinctive roots embedded in the dynamics of attachment and the flight from vulnerability. Invited to keynote on Canada`s first national conference on bullying, Dr. Neufeld shares the insights that have evolved as a result of years of experience working with bullies of all kinds, combined with his mastery of the developmental literature. This material is especially useful for educators struggling to provide safe school environments.
 

 
   TEACHABILITY FACTOR                                                                                    SCHEDULED COURSES   |  VIEW COURSE OUTLINE   |   VIEW VIDEO CLIP     
 


Teaching is getting harder, not easier. This despite the fact that teachers have never been more educated, technology has never been more advanced, curriculum has never been so refined and pedagogy has never been so honed. Although these factors are important, the true problem in learning lies elsewhere - in the teachability of our students. This material will resonate with teachers` experiences and point to a way through that is as powerful as it is surprising. This material is useful for all those involved in a child’s learning.
 

 
     
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