7:00 PM19:00

Becoming the Parent Your Children Need: 10 Keys to Self- care to Be Your Children's Best Bet

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm 

Location: Canadian Memorial United Church - Centre for Peace 1825 W 16th Ave, Vancouver



We all want our children to grow up to be resilient, passionate, caring, and emotionally healthy. Through studying Dr. Gordon Neufeld's theory and approach, we have learned that we need to be in charge of our children, find patience through mixed feelings, and parent in the context of connection thereby cultivating a deep attachment with our children. This kind of parenting can be very challenging and at times, calls for the greatest maturity. In a frenetic, exhausting world where we often don't have a village to help us, parenting can seem like a daunting journey. 


How can parents resource themselves so they can not only survive but thrive? How can they lower their reactivity, stay patient, and be aligned with their values rather than their impulses? How can they become the parent their children need while still taking care of their own needs? As family therapists and parents, Colleen and Patti Drobot will share 10 vital keys that have kept them afloat and resourced many of their clients who are committed to this approach.  



This workshop is for parents who are at least somewhat familiar with Gordon Neufeld’s approach and/or are raising their children with an attachment-based, developmental approach to parenting. Strategies and theory about parenting will not be discussed in this workshop. The focus will be on the self-care of the parent. 

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

For more information about Patti and Colleen's presentations, please visit:

Please Note: Tickets are non-refundable and non- transferable to another presentation but can be passed on to another person who meets the pre-requisite. 


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Vancouver Neufeld Conference

Friday, March 1, 2019 
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Facilitator Conference (for Neufeld Course Facilitators)
7:00 to 9:00 pm Evening Public Presentation by Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Keynotes and Sessions for Parents, Teachers and Helping Professionals
Includes two keynotes by Dr. Gordon Neufeld
Applies to children of all ages

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6:00 PM18:00

Handling Frustration, Meltdowns and Negativity: Cultivating Resilience in your child

Date: Monday, February 4th, 2019
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Delbrook Community Centre
851 West Queens Rd, North Vancouver
Cost: $45 per person (includes GST)

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Respond to your child when they have a tantrum or become aggressive

  • Set limits and help your child accept hearing no

  • Discipline in ways that preserve the connection

  • Handle family conflict that preserves attachment to you and between family members

  • Understand the roots of frustration and aggression

  • Cultivate resilience in your child

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