S02 E05 Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

“Growing Up” in a Pandemic: How to Raise Healthy & Resilient Kid

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In this episode, the founder and director of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic and author of two best-selling parenting books, Vanessa Lapointe talks with Dr. Joti Samra about child mental health and parenting during the era of Covid-19. She explains the power of connection and the importance of “growing yourself up before you can grow your kids up.” She also breaks down a big source of parenting angst…discipline!

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About Dr. Vanessa

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a mom, registered psychologist, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a regularly invited media guest. Founder and director of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic, she has been supporting families and children for almost 20 years, and has previous experience in community mental health and the school system. Dr. Vanessa is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding and humanity to all of her work. Her passion is in walking alongside parents, teachers, care providers, and other big people to really see the world through the child’s eyes. She believes that if we can do this, we are beautifully positioned to grow up our children in the best possible way.

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