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Dr. Deborah MacNamara on cultivating caring and empathy

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Deborah MacNamara, PhD is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, author of Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), and operates a counselling practice supporting families. She is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor who makes developmental science come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom. […]

Dr. Gordon Neufeld on why children need play

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  I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, developmental psychologist and best-selling author of Hold on to your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (co-authored with Canadian Physician Gabor Maté) and founder of The Neufeld Institute. The topic was play, the nature of it, what true play is […]

Is spring break over yet?

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Where’s the desert oasis? Isn’t it always here ? Isn’t that the soul’s journey? To experience the oasis at all times ? The gift in the present. The power in the now. I’m trying. Conflicting desires don’t make it easy. Wanting to be one place while being in another. Wanting to be doing something while […]