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Making Sense of Preschoolers

September 15 to October 20

6 Fridays, 10 AM to 12 PM

Cost $60

A Neufeld DVD course and facilitated discussion group

No one is more susceptible to being misunderstood than the preschooler. Precocious, brazen, obsessive, endearing, hysterical, impulsive, anxious, delightful, unreflective, dogmatic, generous, unstable, aggressive, resistant, compulsive, and anything but consistent – the preschooler could qualify for any number of personality and behaviour disorders. Unlike infants and toddlers, preschoolers actually bear a resemblance to grown-ups and therefore fool us into thinking that they are much more like us than they really are. Projecting adult psychology onto them is a typical mistake. Using his many years of experience as a developmental psychologist and his mastery of the developmental literature, Dr. Neufeld leads us into the interior landscape of the preschooler. He will provide insight into their shyness, separation anxieties, aggression, resistance, oppositionality and more. Making sense of these confusing yet wondrous creatures lay the foundation for intuitive and fruitful interaction with them.

In each session participants will view the Making Sense of Preschoolers DVD with Dr. Gordon Neufeld followed by a facilitated discussion with Eva Svensson.


About the facilitator: Eva began her career as a teacher in Sweden. After moving to Canada, she specialized in ECE and Montessori and worked for a decade in a Montessori pre-school. She continued to complete a VCC counseling diploma and a two-year facilitator program with the Neufeld Institute, as well as Facilitator Training with the Nobody’s Perfect and Circle of Security programs. Eva joined West Side Family Place in 2005 and has facilitated groups on issues related to parenting and child development ever since. She is a parent to three grownup daughters and continues to be fascinated and delighted by the challenge.

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