Welcome to The Dad Central Show, where we are honored to host the incredible Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, renowned parenting expert and author of the best-selling book, “Discipline Without Damage.” As a mom, counsellor, and international speaker with almost 20 years of experience, Dr. Vanessa has touched the lives of countless families through her nurturing understanding and compassionate approach.

In this enlightening episode, Dr. Vanessa shares her personal journey, reflecting on her own upbringing and the profound influence of her relationship with her father. Drawing from her extensive expertise, she provides invaluable guidance specifically tailored for dads. With a focus on avoiding harmful consequences, Dr. Vanessa empowers fathers to confidently navigate the challenges of parenting, ensuring they don’t unintentionally create damage in their children’s lives.

Prepare to be captivated by this thought-provoking discussion as Dr. Vanessa unveils practical strategies, insights, and heartfelt advice. With her wisdom and relatability, she equips dads with the tools needed to forge deep connections with their children while fostering healthy growth and development.

Tune in as we embark on a journey of understanding, growth, and transformation, arming dads with the knowledge and confidence to raise resilient, well-rounded children.

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About Dr. Vanessa Lapointe:

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a mom, counsellor, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a regularly invited media guest. Founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic, she has been supporting families and children for almost 20 years, and has previous experience in community mental health and the school system.

Dr. Vanessa is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding and humanity to all of her work. Her passion is in walking alongside parents, teachers, care providers, and other big people to really see the world through the child’s eyes. She believes that if we can do this, we are beautifully positioned to grow up our children in the best possible way.


About The Dad Central Show:

Dads love to see their kids grow into confident and successful adults. The problem is most dads feel unsure how to get there and have nowhere to turn for help.

The Dad Central Show coaches you to be your best, while bringing out the best in your family.

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The Dad Central Show is sponsored by Dove Men+Care. Dove Men+Care believes care is the best of a man, because when men care for themselves and others, there is a positive impact.