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Conscious Fertility

Oct 3, 2023

In this episode, we are honored to host Dr. Gordon Neufeld, an internationally renowned expert in child development and attachment theory. Dr. Neufeld takes us on a profound journey into the realm of attachment, emphasizing its pivotal role in shaping children's lives. He elucidates attachment's essence as the bedrock of human relationships and growth, highlighting its influence on emotional, psychological, and social dimensions of development.

Throughout the discussion, we emphasize the crucial role parents hold in nurturing these connections, underscoring the essential components for their thriving – encompassing love, warmth, and an unwavering sense of belonging. Dr. Neufeld also explores the often unexplored aspect of allowing children to embrace sadness and emotions healthily, offering a fresh perspective on fostering emotional intelligence in youngsters.

Whether you're a parent, caregiver, or simply intrigued by the intricate dynamics of child development, this episode guarantees invaluable insights that will resonate deeply with you.


Key Topics:

●      Significance of attachment in child development.

●      Providing Love and Belonging.

●      Importance of allowing children to experience sadness and emotions as a vital part of their development journey.

●      Secure Environments for Flourishing.

●      Creating safe spaces that enable emotional growth, leading to well-rounded and resilient individuals.




Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s Bio

Before he retired, Dr. Gordon Neufeld had accumulated more than 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld continues to be an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he has devoted the best part of the last two decades to creating courses for parents, teachers and helping professionals. These courses are offered primarily through the Neufeld Institute – an online educational institute and world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld’s life's work has been to help adults provide the conditions for children to flourish. He is a father of five and a grandfather to seven.


Where To Find Dr. Gordon Neufeld


Book: Hold On To Your Kids


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