Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is the author of the bestselling Discipline Without Damage and award-winning Parenting Right From the Start. A registered psychologist, she is also the founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic. She has supported families and children for more than fifteen years and is a sought-after lecturer. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her partner and two sons.
Discipline Without Damage
HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO BEHAVE WITHOUT MESSING THEM UP
Almost every parent has turned to popular behavior-control tactics to address their children’s meltdowns. However, celebrated psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe warns that not only are the most-championed discipline methods ineffective, they are damaging our children when they are most vulnerable. In her provocative and groundbreaking book, Discipline Without Damage, Dr. Vanessa unpacks the science behind child brain development, and explains exactly what children need from their “big people” to grow up in the best possible way.
Learn about Dr. Vanessa Lapointe’s author journey
Parenting Right From the Start
LAYING A HEALTHY FOUNDATION IN THE BABY AND TODDLER YEARS
All parents naturally want to do what’s best for their kids. But many parents struggle to know what this looks like in daily life. The act of parenting can also plunge adults back into their own childhoods, which may activate uncomfortable feelings, outmoded attitudes, and problematic responses. In the follow-up to her bestselling book Discipline Without Damage, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe shows us why mindful and connection-based parenting is essential to healthy child development.
Press, Awards, and More
Parenting Right From the Start by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe has won a silver award in the parenting & family category in the 32nd annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards!
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, author of Parenting Right From the Start, joins CTV News Vancouver and answers questions on how to keep kids busy and what to do about boredom.
For Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, author of the bestselling Discipline Without Damage, getting her message out there was a major motivation to write.