Gordon Neufeld: What makes a child easy to parent?

Just been having a conversation with someone about conscious parenting, and she mentioned this man. He’s a Canadian developmental psychologist. She described him as profoundly person-centred – emphasis on relationship: the quality and nature of the relational engagement between parent and child is key. Pay attention to that, and the rest will largely look after itself. His attachment-based developmental model draws on Bowlby.

Here’s a snippet, and there is lots more on You Tube – well worth exploring.

Here’s the Neufeld Institute’s website:-


And some biog:-

‘Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling 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 now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children.’

And a book, co-authored with Gabor Maté:-


And a brief Wiki entry:-


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