I’ve had the honour of being a guest on a variety of podcasts. Click the link below to listen in!

     Family 360 with Rachel Cram and Roy Salmond – Dandelion or Orchid Child?

In this episode, child psychologist and best selling author, Dr Lapointe, explains the process of neuroplasticity. She describes how confident, capable, caring parents and caregivers act as a brain bridge for self regulation within a growing child. Interaction between a parent and a child directly affect the way a child’s brain wires and fires the pathways laid down in their developing mind.

    Unstoppable With Kerwin Rae – Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Three years ago I had the greatest pleasure of interviewing parenting expert and registered psychologist with 15+ years of experience, best selling author, and overall incredible mum and human being, Dr Vanessa Lapointe.

She has changed thousands of parent-child relationships across the globe and it is with great excitement that I welcome her back for our first ever return guest to the show for Episode 100 of Unstoppable!

So if you want to understand your relationships, emotions, and overall self better, you need to start here with reparenting yourself first to pass wisdom, not wounds, down to future generations. Buckle up for another massive episode.

  Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae: Raising Your Children The Right Way

Kids are like solar panels and we are like the sun. Is being a great parent just about being a great role model, or is it about something more? This episode, I’m joined by parenting expert Dr Vanessa Lapointe about what it takes to raise your child the right way. Vanessa is a regular parenting commentator for the media, is a Huffington Post Parent blogger, and has been featured in countless publications. What she has to say in this episode will change everything about what you thought was true about parenting.


Parental as Anything with Maggie Dent: How to Discipline Your Child

Threats, bribes, shouting, and time-outs can work in the heat of the moment but when it comes to teaching your children to listen, do as they’re told and make good choices, discipline is a long game. So how do you do it right?

Maggie talks to the author of Discipline Without Damage and the forthcoming Parenting Right From the Start (coming October 2019), Dr Vanessa Lapointe, about the best way to discipline your child.

Peace and Parenting with Michelle Kenney-Carson – Parenting With Connection

Welcome Dr. Vanessa Lapointe! If you don’t know who she is you must get to know her and her work. She has several books on parenting which have personally given me so much insight. She is a therapist who works with families and parents to help them come to parenting with more connection and less conventional wisdom. Please listen in as she and Michelle talk about how punishments just don’t work. 

 Parenting our Future with Robbin McManne – Parenting Right From The Start

Dr. Vanessa and I discuss her newest book, “Parenting Right From the Start; Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler years.”  In the podcast, we talk about what it means to grow yourself up before you can grow your kids up, what it means to have “swagger” and how being “large and in charge” helps your kids be more independent.  With the new school year upon us, Dr. Vanessa talks about how to orchestrate an “artful introduction” to your child’s new teacher or caregiver. Dr. Vanessa is fun, funny and full of meaningful, common sense knowledge and leaves you hanging on her every word!

  Always Better Than Yesterday With Ryan Hartley – Interview with Dr Vanessa Lapointe

This week I am so excited to bring to you an amazing conversation with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe,  Registered Psychologist, author, parenting educator, and mother of two.

Dr Vanessa has developed a keen understanding of the powerful connection between healthy child development and the parent-child or “big-person”- child relationship. Through this lens it is her experience that we can understand everything about the growing child from behavior to anxiety to brain development. And all the in-between stuff too. It is Dr Vanessa’s singular goal that parents, teachers, caregivers, and all the other big people are able to connect with their own expertise and intuition in finding a way through.

Gentle Parents Unite Podcast – A Conversation With Dr Vanessa Lapointe

This week, SujaiVivek, and Marji welcome noted author, parenting expert, and registered psychologist, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe.  “Dr. V” shares her experiences and brilliant philosophy, which you can learn more about by visiting her site and/or following her at dr.vanessalapointe on Instagram, where she is very active.

Single Parents Daily with Chady and Evan – Parenting Right From The Start With Dr Vanessa Lapointe

Evan DeMarco and Chady Dunmore team up to discuss all things single parenting. There comes a point when every single parent says “I can’t do this.” The catalyst for this declaration can range from an overwhelmingly large pile of laundry, to not being able to pay the rent, to seeing your child attach to an ex’s new significant other. Being a single parent is one of the hardest single things any one person can do. But, it is also one of the most rewarding. As two parents who have navigated painful divorces while trying to maintain business and most importantly, be the best parents to our children, we recognize that our moderate success is a result of the tools we developed and the people that we surrounded ourselves with. We invite all parents to join us on our journey of Single Parenthood, where we discuss everything from how we learned to deal with our exes and navigate dating while having children.

On Boys Podcast – Parenting On Purpose With Dr Vanessa Lapointe

Parenting boys is not an easy gig!

So often, we are confronted with situations that we simply don’t know how to handle. What does one do when your two-year-old insists on pooping in the corner? How should you respond when your tween calls you a “bitch?” What’s an appropriate consequence for a boy who’s failing all his classes because he refuses to do any of the work?

Vanessa Lapointe, a child psychologist and parent of two boys, says those are the wrong questions. Instead of worrying over, “What do I DO when X happens?” she encourages parents to consider “How do I need to BE when X happens?”

Life is WonderUS – Becoming Better Parents and People With Dr Vanessa Lapointe

In this episode Canadian Parenting Expert, Author, Mom, Registered Psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe shares some amazing insights into becoming a healthier, happier parent and human being, both for ourselves and our children.

In The Game Podcast: What If You Could Discipline Without Damage With Dr Vanessa Lapointe

The Goods on Dr V:

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a mom, registered psychologist, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a regularly invited media guest. Founder and director of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic, she has been supporting families and children for almost 20 years, and has previous experience in community mental health and the school system. 

   Elaine’s Kitchen Table: Discipline Your Kids Without Damage

Oh. My. Goodness. I have been searching all my life for a parenting expert who is at the same time a practicing Registered Psychologist, and will also use words like “grumpy bumps” and “yelly yells”. Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is that person!

I adore Dr. Vanessa (ever since I learned she was recommending my products from Easy Daysies to her clients), and in this conversation she does not disappoint! We cover several kinds of discipline and determine what works and what does not:

  • Timeouts
  • Reward charts
  • Consequences
  • Grounding
  • Removal of privileges
  • Connection