S03|04 - Parenting Against the Grain with Dr Deborah MacNamara, Part 1Sep 20, 2021
Deborah is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor with over 20 years experience in educational and mental health settings. The underlying purpose of her work is to put adults in the driver’s seat by making sense of kids from the inside out. She is passionate in taking developmental science and making it applicable to everyday life in the home and classroom. From everyday questions to complex problems, strategies for making headway with a child or teen is grounded in a rich developmental framework.
Dr. Deborah MacNamara provides counselling and educational services to parents and professionals based on the relational-developmental approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. She is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and presents on all of the Neufeld material. She is the author of the best selling book, Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), and her new children’s picture book, The Sorry Plane.
What we discuss in this episode:
- Dr MacNamara’s background and how she got into this work
- Her book, Rest, Play, Grow and how it affected my personal parenting journey
- How parenting “against the grain” is intuitive and necessary for healthy parent-child relationships
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