Transformative Parenting Presents:Cultivating Caring Childrenwith Developmental Psychologist and author, Dr. Gordon Neufeld ("Hold On to Your Kids")

Online Registration ends on March 5th at 5pm! We have been able to get more room so we should be able to handle all walk-up registrations, but register online to secure your seat. Registration at the door is $30. We still have sliding-scale seats available, call (415)289-6515 if you9re interested.

Society has changed. So too have the challenges of parenting and teaching. We all want our children to realize their full potential. We all want our children to become caring and considerate individuals. Yet achieving these outcomes seems to be getting harder in today’s world.  How do we provide the conditions children need to truly grow up? How do we shield our children against the rising tide of aggression and bullying?  How do we protect our children from wounding interaction, yet cultivate the resilience they need to face their world?

In this special two-hour talk, Dr. Neufeld unravels the mystery by uncovering the developmental roots of these esteemed virtues. What may come as a surprise is the negative effect that some of our prevailing practices in parenting and education have on caring. Included in this presentation are suggestions for how parents and teachers can best cultivate these characteristics in children. 


About Dr. Neufeld 

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based clinical and developmental psychologist who has been working with children and those responsible for them for over 35 years. A former professor of developmental psychology and parent-child relations at the University of British Columbia, his best-selling book Hold On to Your Kids has been praised by parents, educators and mental health professionals worldwide. It won the 2006 National Parenting Publications Gold award and is now published in 8 languages.

About Transformative Parenting

Transformative Parenting is a Mill Valley-based Parent Consulting & Education practice whose work is influenced greatly by Dr. Neufeld9s developmental-attachment paradigm. They offer personal consultations, workshops, and courses all designed to help parents gain the insight and support they need to parent with confidence and handle learning and behavior issues.

Todd Sarner, Co-Director of Transformative Parenting, is a Neufeld-certified Facilitator, Presenter, and Practitioner and is on the faculty of the Neufeld Institute. He was personally invited by Dr. Neufeld to be one of the first participants in his professional training program. 


Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (if available). There are a limited number of discount tickets based on financial need, please email us if you are interested.

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What People Are Saying:

"Neufeld9s approach has the power to change, if not save, the lives of our children." - National Post 

"The thoughts and perspectives presented are informative — even inspirational — for those who choose to dedicate their lives and energy to students." -Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary School Principals

“A brilliant book, one to be taken seriously, very seriously.”  - Dr. Peter Levine, psychologist and author of Waking the Tiger

"Genuinely new ideas and fresh perspectives on parenting...a worthy book with practical implications for mom and dad." - Dr. Mary Pipher, author of Reving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

"This important book boldly states the problem and maps out plans for its solution. Let us take its suggestions seriously now so that together we can improve the future for our children and their children as well.”  - Dr. Daniel Siegel, Psychiatrist and author of The Developing Mind and Parenting From the Inside Out



This presentation will take place at the Embassy Suites San Rafael , near the Civic Center.  Click here for directions.




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