Dr Vanessa Lapointe
Growing up kids isn’t always easy.
Dr. Vanessa’s newsletter teaches you new ways to connect with your children,
defuse tough situations, and better understand your child’s development.

Is Anxiety The New Epidemic Our Children Are Facing?

The long awaited Navigating Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence course is here!

With this 10-week course, you’ll walk through video lessons, reflection activities, challenges you may face and more PLUS get the downloadable workbook.

In this course you will:
• Complete reflection exercises, designed to focus on relationship and connection
• Get access to weekly videos in which Dr Vanessa explains why our children worry as well as how we can be the best possible guides for our kids
• Take on challenges with each module in order to put your knowledge into practice within your family

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Dr. Vanessa Membership

Are you looking for ways to better connect with your child?

Do you wish that you could approach your child’s behaviour with patience and compassion rather than yelling and frustration?

Do you want your household to be more harmonious and less chaotic?

Join the Dr Vanessa Membership for member-only resources to provide you with the foundation you need to take on parenting challenges, and to better understand the root of your reactions. 

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Parents today are often plagued with self-doubt. The dread of a meltdown in the grocery store, or the helplessness felt as a bedroom door slams in your face can result in a parenting practice that is based on fear and embarrassment. As you struggle to feel confident in your decisions, you may be flooded with uncertainty:

Am I being too tough? Am I being too soft? Does she know I love her? Will he still love me? Have I permanently damaged her?

These kinds of questions are very natural for caring big people to have. I am here to give you answers to some of these questions and to instil the confidence required in order to step up to be the parent your child needs. Using the science of child development, I will guide you through the practice of parenting from a place of empathy and connection, as well as recognizing our own triggers and parenting ourselves.


With a foundation based on the science of child development, Dr. Vanessa helps parents to become more confident and connected guides for their children.



Get more information about Dr. Vanessa’s upcoming speaking dates, speaking topics, workshops and how to book Dr. Vanessa for your upcoming event!

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changing the lens on discipline

Imagine if you knew the root of where your child’s behavior is coming from… How would it change your parenting strategy?

If you’re a parent who feels like their home is chaotic, filled with yelling and frustration… you’re not alone. Parenting pop culture leads us to feel like we’re alone in our struggles and everyone else is a perfect parent who never yells with perfectly behaved children. And it leads us “regular parents” to feelings of guilt and inadequacy, leaving us thinking we’re not doing enough for our kids… which just isn’t true!  

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Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a mom, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a regularly invited media guest. She holds a doctoral degree in psychology, and practiced as a psychologist for nearly 20 years, before devoting her full-time energy to connecting with parents and other “big people” around the globe in 2023. Founder of The North Star Developmental Clinic, Dr. Vanessa has long been supporting families and children in her developmental clinic alongside her team, 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.
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Dr. Vanessa guides parents through the science of child development and its relationship to behaviour, how to set kind, but loving, boundaries, how to artfully defuse a tantrum, and more! Get your copy of Discipline Without Damage or Dr. Vanessa’s new book Parenting Right From the Start.