Ep. 2 - Parenting Right From the Start with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

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Ep. 2 - Parenting Right From the Start with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Divine Conversations


Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is on a mission to change the world. Her first step? Re-defining what it means to be a “good” parent. 

As a mother of two, she's seen first hand the impact our own upbringing and unacknowledged childhood trauma can have on the way we raise our children. As a psychologist, she’s found that in order to make meaningful changes in our relationships with our kids and ourselves— we have to foster a new kind of connection.

In this episode, she sits down with me to define just what that connection is. We explore the topics covered in her books, Discipline Without Damage and Parenting Right from the Start as she lays out the potentially world shifting impact of her Parenting 2.0 concept. Hear advice on starting a journey toward healing yourself and becoming a better parent and person. Find out how you can rebuild connections with your children and shift your perspective on parenting as Dr. Lapointe opens up about her own experiences.

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [00:36] Parenting with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
  • [07:14] Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
  • [08:43] What Parenting 2.0 is all about
  • [11:50] Mindful and soulful connecting 
  • [13:41] 3 parts of Parenting 2.0
  • [16:25] What these parts mean practically
  • [18:16] Dr. Lapointe's personal healing journey
  • [25:28] Advice for growing and approaching your healing journey
  • [26:16] Discipline Without Damage
  • [30:55] Replacing disconnecting punishments/reward systems
  • [33:08] Tips on connecting
  • [36:42] Parenting Right from the Start
  • [40:13] Growing yourself to grow your children
  • [41:28] Dr. Lapinte's own childhood
  • [43:43] Her experience parenting through divorce
  • [56:19] What to do when the connection is broken
  • [59:02] A vision for the future 
  • [1:01:19] How we'll get there
  • [1:02:43] Connect with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe 
  • [1:03:18] Outro


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Standout Quotes:

  • “One of the things we know for sure is, you will parent as you were parented. The inner child within you is still there. You are all the ages you have ever been.” -Dr. Lapointe [10:17]  
  • “You aren't necessarily going to know that things are shifting, moving and changing under the surface, but one day, a year down the road... you're going to turn around and say wow. Things have grown.” -Dr. Lapointe [22:08]
  • “When we can change the conversation that we're having on a societal level about who children are— that's when we'll change the world.” -Dr. Lapointe [59:23] 



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