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How to Keep Children Safe in a Wounding World
Parents, teachers and helping professionals are getting increasingly concerned about the emotional well being of our children. Social dynamics, including social media, are exposing our children like never before to wounding interactions with peers. Bullying is on the rise and has become more sophisticated and difficult to identify and respond to. Empathy amongst children is on the decline, with one study showing that today’s youth are 40% less likely to show empathy to their peers than previous generations.
What is the reason for these dynamics? And what can we as adults do about it? How can we keep our children's hearts and minds safe?
If we cannot always change the world around them for the better, how do we keep the world around them from changing our children for the worse? What are the factors that put children at risk and how can we recognize when they are in trouble? How do we protect our children without heading for the hills or locking them up?
In this two-hour presentation, Dr. Neufeld will address these issues and point a way through that puts parents and teachers back into the drivers seat with regards to the children in their care. He will talk about common practices in our culture that are actually making things worse and critical practices we can put into place immediately that can protect our children, help them keep in touch with their hearts and to reach their full potential.
About Dr. Neufeld
Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based clinical and developmental psychologist who has been working with children and those responsible for them for over 35 years. A former professor of developmental psychology and parent-child relations at the University of British Columbia, his best-selling book Hold On to Your Kids has been praised by parents, educators and mental health professionals worldwide. It won the 2006 National Parenting Publications Gold award and is now published in 12 languages.
About Transformative Parenting
Transformative Parenting is a Marin and Sonoma County-based Parent Consulting & Education practice whose work is influenced greatly by Dr. Neufeld's developmental-attachment paradigm. They offer personal consultations, workshops, and courses all designed to help parents gain the insight and support they need to parent with confidence and handle learning and behavior issues.
Todd Sarner MA MFT, Director of Transformative Parenting, is a Neufeld-Certified Presenter and Parent Educator and is a former Faculty Member of the Neufeld Institute. He was personally invited by Dr. Neufeld to be one of the first participants in his professional training program.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (if available). There are a limited number of discount tickets based on financial need, please email us if you are interested.
We use the secure Paypal system for online ticket sales. You do not have to have a Paypal account to buy tickets- Paypal will also process credit cards and checks.
This presentation will take place on the beautiful campus of Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm in Santa Rosa, in Sophia Hall.
What People Are Saying:
"Neufeld's approach has the power to change, if not save, the lives of our children." - National Post
"The thoughts and perspectives presented are informative — even inspirational — for those who choose to dedicate their lives and energy to students." -Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
“A brilliant book, one to be taken seriously, very seriously.” - Dr. Peter Levine, psychologist and author of Waking the Tiger
"Genuinely new ideas and fresh perspectives on parenting...a worthy book with practical implications for mom and dad." - Dr. Mary Pipher, author of Reving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
"This important book boldly states the problem and maps out plans for its solution. Let us take its suggestions seriously now so that together we can improve the future for our children and their children as well.” - Dr. Daniel Siegel, Psychiatrist and author of The Developing Mind and Parenting From the Inside Out
Tickets are 100% refundable up until 72 hours before the event. After that, they are not refundable but they are completely transferable.
When & Where
Transformative Parenting is a Parent Consulting and Education organization based in Marin and Sonoma Counties.