Dr. Vanessa is a sought after media guest on a wide range of topics related to parenting, child development, mental health, and school success. Here is a sampling of some of her appearances, articles, and interviews. For media inquiries, please click here or email us at media (at) drvanessalapointe (dot) com




Parenting Right From The Start

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe talks about the first five years of development – from building relationship, to shyness, to discipline and more – as her new book, Parenting Right From The Start hits the shelves.


Talking to your kids about terrorism

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe explains the psychological effects of a tragedy like the Manchester bombing and how to talk to your kids about terrorism.

Mental Health and the Teen Years

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe discusses why it’s so hard to talk about mental health and why it’s so important to do so.

Talking to your kids about Trump

How much are your kids absorbing about US politics and Donald Trump?

Three tips to discipline your kids

Dr Vanessa Lapointe offers up three practical tips for parents on disciplining your kids without damaging their psyche.

How to get your kids to behave without messing them up

In her new book, child psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe has tips for dealing with difficult behaviour in children, without permanently damaging their psyche.

How to handle your child’s meltdown

Dr Vanessa Lapointe gives tips on handling tantrums with empathy and compassion on Breakfast Television.

Why good old fashioned play is good for kids brains

Dr Vanessa Lapointe raves about Science World Vancouver’s Wonder Gallery.

Beat back to school stress in 15 minutes!

Bestselling parenting author and psychiatrist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe returns with tips on beating back-to-school stress including dealing with after-school meltdowns, adjusting to a new teacher, and why routine is key for success.