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How attachment caregiving helps rewire the brains of traumatised foster kids

A 2005 Child Development study showed that an attachment-based caregiving approach to looking after traumatised foster children is instrumental in healing their brains. Dr Vanessa Lapointe explains how and why…

How to find your way when your kid is losing their mind

It can be hard when your child is losing their mind to not jump into with them and also lose your mind. The science of child development tells us that…

How to relate to your kids so that they get that you love them

Did you know that there are six stages of attachment that all children ideally progress through in the first six years of life? Not experiencing one or more of these…

Discipline without damage doesn’t mean without limits, boundaries or growing up

Often times when people hear that children shouldn’t be given consequences or put in time out, but rather understood empathically and championed developmentally, they get worried! Usually the worry is…

Why you should do nothing when your child says I’m bored

All parents are familiar with the phrase "I'm bored".  In this video I share with you why it's a great thing that your kids get bored and why you should…

What is developmental trauma and how can kids recover from it?

When you’re caring for a child who’s experienced trauma, it’s helpful to understand some of the ways it can impact their brain development. Dr Vanessa Lapointe explains developmental trauma and…

How can I support my foster children with family visits?

When you’re caring for a foster child, you may have to help them navigate family of origin visits and all the big feelings that come with these. Dr Vaness Lapointe…

Children are not small adults

One of the mistakes parents often make is thinking of their growing children as though they were small adults. In this mindset, we can often, by downward extension, apply the…