Hold on to Your Child: Cultivating Positive Influences
Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 7-9 p.m.
Annie Wright School, Tacoma (For directions, click here. Kemper Theater is located on the far North East side of the Annie Wright campus. Please park on the street as parking lots are very limited at the school.)
Tickets: $18 in advance/$25 at the door
"Something has changed . . . Children are not quite the same as we remember being. They seem less likely to take their cues from adults, less inclined to please those in charge, less afraid of getting into trouble." So says bestselling author Dr. Gordon Neufeld, who studies the pivotal role that a strong bond with parents plays in a child’s healthy development. According to Dr. Neufeld, societal change is endangering the child-parent relationship, and peers are increasingly replacing parents as key players in kids' lives. Join us for a dynamic, inspiring discussion about what we can do to cultivate the kind of relationships with our children that keep them safe, healthy and thriving throughout their lives.
Dr. Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 30 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. He appears regularly on radio and television and is currently developing a series of video-courses for parent education. He is a father of five and a grandfather of three.