Join Dr Vanessa Lapointe and Maggie Dent on their first ever Canadian Tour!

Dr Vanessa Lapointe and Maggie Dent are leading parenting educators in Canada and Australia. With a heart-centered approach and years of practical experience, they offer wisdom, humour and compassion in their presentations.

This April, Dr. Vanessa and Maggie are setting off on their very first Canadian tour! After speaking to thousands of people across Australia in the autumn of 2023, they are coming together again to visit audiences in Vancouver, BC.

Maggie Dent, Australia’s popular Queen of Common Sense, is the author of nine books (many of them bestsellers), a former teacher and counsellor, and host of The Good Enough Dad podcast, as well as the award-winning Parental As Anything podcast. Dr Vanessa Lapointe has over 20 years of experience as a registered psychologist. She is a best-selling author, international speaker, and is a frequently requested media guest. Maggie and Vanessa provide the solid wisdom that caregivers today are looking for. They tackle the hot topics in child-raising and education: anxiety, discipline, co-parenting, emotional regulation, burnout and more!

Together, Dr Vanessa and Maggie will share their expertise and compassionate perspectives on supporting children’s growth. Through their engaging talks, they’ll provide strategies for nurturing children while respecting the science of child development while putting relationship and connection at the forefront.

Dr Vanesssa will be presenting: The Science of Attachment: Using Our Understanding of Connection to Inform Our Parenting Practice

Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of child development with “The Science of Attachment,” led by renowned parenting educator, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. With over twenty years of supporting children and their families as a registered psychologist, Dr Vanessa will delve into the profound impact of secure attachments on children’s emotional, social, and cognitive growth. Gain practical insights and evidence-based strategies for fostering resilient, thriving children through nurturing meaningful relationships. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or caregiver, this seminar offers invaluable tools to empower children to build resilience, regulate their emotions, and bloom in a constantly changing world.

Maggie Dent will be presenting: The Good-Enough Parents’ Guide to Raising Healthy, Resilient Kids

We all want our children and teens to grow up to be happy, healthy, strong, kind and resilient. In order to do this, kids need to have certain basic experiences to build the competencies that will help them manage life — the good, the bad and the ugly. In her bestselling book, Real Kids in An Unreal World, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent outlined her common-sense, practical model of 10 building blocks to resilience. In this seminar she takes us through that model, and reassures parents that what we have always known to be important in the earlier years of a child’s life is still important. Maggie offers practical, common-sense ideas and strategies to make small changes in your home, centre or classroom — changes which will make a big difference to your children’s and teens’ cognitive, physical, psychological, emotional and social health throughout their lives.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights and connect with others on the journey of parenting. Secure your tickets now for an informative and empowering evening. Professional Development certificates are available upon request. 

*Group pricing is available. Please email to learn more

April 6 –  5802 Blenheim St, Vancouver, BC – 9am-12pm