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SHPBP Parent Education: Deborah McNamara

Seymour Heights Play-Based Programs

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

SHPBP Parent Education: Deborah McNamara

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May 6, 2019:

Deborah McNamara: Holding onto Kids.

Preventing peer orientation and reclaiming a child.


Our children and teens are attaching to each other like never before with adult relationships taking a back seat to peer friendships. From a loss of influence in the home to the classroom, peer attached kids seek to be with their friends over parents and teachers. Adults were meant to guide a child or teen to maturity, peers are a poor replacement. The fallout from peer orientation includes behaviour and learning problems. Strategies to reclaim a child will be discussed as well as how to prevent losing them to their peers in the first place.


Dr. Deborah MacNamara is the author of the best-selling book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, and is the Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a Counselling and Family Resource Center. Her book Rest, Play, Grow has been translated into Russian and French languages with Italian, German, Spanish, and Danish versions currently underway.


Deborah is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor who makes developmental science come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom. She also provides counselling services to parents and professionals to make sense of learning, behavioural, and developmental issues in kids – from babies to teens.


Deborah travels nationally and internationally, speaking to child and adolescent development issues to groups including the United Nations and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. With over 60 presentations a year to groups including parents, educators, childcare professionals, social workers, foster and adopt community, and health care professional, Deborah shares her insight and passion for making sense of kids. She is a developmentalist at heart who is continually fascinated by the mysteries and beauty inherent in human maturation.  


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Parkgate Community Centre, Multipurpose Room 125
3625 Banff Court
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2Z8

Monday, May 6, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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