Ep. 3 - Parenting 2.0: A New Paradigm Shift in Parenting with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe & David Loyst

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Ep. 3 - Parenting 2.0: A New Paradigm Shift in Parenting with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe & David Loyst

Divine Conversations


This week’s conversation is a follow up to episode 2, so if you haven't listened yet, please do...

David Loyst is Dr.  Vanessa Lapointe’s partner and the other half of the Parenting 2.0 project. Together, they’re rewriting the rules to co-parenting and re-defining what it means to support your children. 

In this episode, David and Vanessa get candid about their growth as parents and individuals in a blended family. Hear their tips on creating boundaries and balance in their parenting. They break down how they apply the Byron Katie PEACE technique in their everyday lives and share the ways they’re crafting the stories of their children’s lives with purpose.  

Episode Timeline:

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [00:35] Meet David Loyst
  • [07:11] His personal journey to his work and relationships
  • [11:28] Shifting his interactions with his parents
  • [12:48] His experience as a speech pathologist
  • [15:23] Reducing the need for validation in childhood
  • [16:42] Learning how to be a better parent from his son
  • [23:19] How he started parenting without an agenda
  • [26:31] Co-parenting for children to thrive
  • [30:00] The pillars for their co-parenting 
  • [32:25] Using the Byron Katie PEACE process 
  • [36:10] Balancing firmness and kindness as a parent
  • [43:33] Sliding down the firm side of the mountain
  • [47:12] Sliding down the kind side of the mountain
  • [53:33] Parent 2.0 workshops & summit
  • [54:53] Getting started on this work
  • [57:56] Outro 

Resources Mentioned:

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]  
  • “We all wanna feel seen and heard. Attachment is our greatest need... and as grown ups, I think that if our needs are met as children then we're not constantly seeking from the outside as grown ups. -David Loyst [15:29]  
  • “All of it's a story, so if you don't like the story, if it's not working for you, then choose a new one. And make it be one with a happy ending... you create your experience in this journey called your life based on the story that you decide to make real. So if you don't like your story, choose a different one.” -Dr. Vanessa Lapointe  [56:24] 


Find | Leyla

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Find | David Loyst

At drvanessalapointe.com 

On Instagram: @david_loyst


Find | Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

At drvanessalapointe.com 

On Instagram: @dr.vanessalapointe

On Twitter: @DrVlapointe

On Facebook: @drvanessalapointe



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