The Freedom Moms Podcast Coaching with Crystal Noelle

S03|04 - Parenting Against the Grain with Dr Deborah MacNamara, Part 1

Sep 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 

Connect with Dr MacNamara: https://macnamara.ca/
IG: @drdeborahmacnamara
Her books: Sorry Plane & Rest Play Grow

---

I would be honored to be your coach and help you get the changes you want to see in your life. The tools that I talk about in my podcast and use in my coaching have completely turned around my life and my relationships with my children. I know what it takes and how to make it happen. You can use the links below to get more of my content and to learn what we do in my program By Design. I love helping women tap into their inner expert and build radical connection in their relationships with their children.

Link to my program: By Design
Find me on the ‘gram: The.Parenting.Coach
My website: coachcrystal.ca
Work with me 1:1: Application

I can help you become the mother you want to be. I have built By Design for moms like YOU. It is an environment of understanding and growth. As a bonus, By Design members get a FREE e-course: Transform Your Parenting, included in their membership.

LEARN MORE HERE

Radical Connection Parenting Mini-Course!

Sign up below to get my free mini-course and get started on your path to building a radical connection with your child.

Included in the course is a series of 5 emails over the next week that provide extra insights and tips to go along with the video trainings. Be sure to keep your eye out for those in your inbox and add me to your safe list or mark as 'not junk' if they get sent to you junk box.

If my emails ever become too much or not interesting to you, it is really easy to unsubscribe. Just make sure you wait until the mini-course is finished so you get the 5 emails included in the course :)