Project Description

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe has been supporting families and children for over 15 years with her work as a registered psychologist and founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic. In her first book, Discipline Without Damage: How to Get Your Kids to Behave Without Messing Them Up, Dr. Vanessa offers a discipline approach centered around connection and compassion. Contrary to today’s popular parenting philosophies, Dr. Vanessa encourages a dependent relationship between a big person and their child to nurture the best development possible. Based on extensive research and professional expertise, she shares that only through dependence can a child’s true independence emerge.

Press Coverage

POPSUGAR, March 2018

What to Do If You Think Your Child Could Be the Next School Shooter

Redbook, January 2018

Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her Decision to Spank Her Two Kids

POPSUGAR, December 2017

The 1 Thing You Need to Do Immediately If Your Toddler Starts Hitting

POPSUGAR, December 2017

Love Elf on the Shelf? Well, It May Actually Be Pretty Bad For Your Kids

Redbook, October 2017

30 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids While You're Going Through a Divorce

Reader's Digest, October 2017

52 of the Worst Parenting Tips Parents Get

SheKnows, October 2017

5 Ways to Make Sure Our Sons Don't Grow Up to Be Harvey Weinstein

SELF, October 2017

This Teacher's Reddit Post Reminds Us We Should Start Talking About Periods Way Earlier

Parents, August 2017

Pants on Fire: When Your Child Makes Stuff Up, You Can Help Him Focus on the Facts

Good Housekeeping, August 2017

Science Shows Spanking Can Negatively Affect Children's Behavior

Brit + Co, June 2017

How to Deal With Sibling Jealousy

TIME, June 2017

How to Make Sure Social Media Doesn’t Get Your Kid Kicked Out of College

SheKnows, February 2017

9 Things We Really Need to Stop Saying to Our Kids Stat

SheKnows, February 2017

How to Raise a Highly Sensitive Child

Parents, January 2017

6 Parenting 'Fails' That Are Actually Wins

Christianity Today, January 2017

Why Are Our Children So Anxious?

Bustle, December 2016

11 Weird Ways Your Relationship With Your Parents Can Affect Your Romantic Life

SheKnows, December 2016

Can't Get Your Kids Everything They Want? Good

Redbook, December 2016

How to Immediately Put a Halt to Your Kid's Biggest Holiday Meltdowns

Working Mother, November 2016

Are You a Homework Hover Mom? Here's How to Stop

Bustle, October 2016

9 Things Every Person Who Grew Up With Divorced Parents Should Know, According To An Expert

Parents, October 2016

You Have to Read This Dad's Letter to His Sons About What It Means to Be a Man

The Huffington Post, September 2016

‘Allow Kids To Get Bored’ And 6 Other Smart Tips To Get Your Kids Outside And Active

SheKnows, July 2016

You Could Be a Toxic Parent & Not Even Realize It

The Huffington Post, June 2016

The Life-Changing Magic Of Decluttering My Kids’ Schedules

The Huffington Post, March 2016

The Discipline Cheat Sheet: An Infographic

Good Housekeeping, February 2016

5 Common Mistakes Parents Make Discipling Their Kids

The Huffington Post, January 2016

5 Ways to Handle the After-School Meltdown With Style

TIME, January 2016

3 Reasons Time-Outs May Be Damaging Your Child

New York Daily News, December 2015

8 New Year's Resolutions to Make 2016 Your Best Year


Media Contact

Maggie Rheney, Choice Media & Communications

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