A child’s emotions can be large, loud, and messy! And yet, emotion is now confirmed to be at the core of development and well-being. What are the implications for raising children? How can we ensure healthy hearts and what does heart hygiene look like? Should we be discouraging negative emotions and should we be encouraging our children to calm down? What role does the mind play in matters of the heart? Dr. Neufeld will address these questions and more, bringing some needed clarity to the plethora of confusing information that is bombarding parents today.
Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 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 best selling 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. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld appears regularly on radio and television. He is a father of five and a grandfather to five.