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Mon, Mar 11



Rest Play Grow PLC Spring 2019

This online Book Study will run for 5 Sessions from 3:30-4:30 pm: March 11, 25, April 8, 29 and May 13, 2019. With facilitator, Eva de Gosztonyi, psychologist, Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management. Registration is free for English School Boards of Quebec

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Rest Play Grow PLC Spring 2019
Rest Play Grow PLC Spring 2019

Time & Location

Mar 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.



About the Event


- MARCH 11 Session 1 - Chapters 1 and 2

- MARCH 25 Session 2 - Chapters 3 and 4

- APRIL 8 Session 3 - Chapters 5 and 6

- APRIL 29 Session 4 - Chapters 7 and 8

- MAY 13 Session 5 - Chapters 9 and 10

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* Must register by February 28

PRE-REQUISITE: Book: “Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers by Deborah MacNamara


Baffling and beloved, with the capacity to go from joy to frustration in seconds, young children are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet. Parents and caregivers struggle with these little ones, who are known for their extreme behaviour, from tantrums, resistance, and aggression to separation anxiety, bedtime protests, and not listening. The key to understanding youngsters lies in realizing that their challenging behaviour is not personal, nor is it a disorder or deficit.

Based on science and the relational developmental approach of renowned psychologist and bestselling author Gordon Neufeld, Rest, Play, Grow reveals how adults have a critical role to play in creating the conditions for young children to flourish. This is the story of how young children develop, from their intense need for attachment and the vital importance of play to discipline that preserves growth. Engagingly written, with compassion for its subjects and rich with stories from them and their parents, Rest, Play, Grow will forever change the way you think of the preschoolers in your life.

CONTENT: “Rest, Play Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one)”

Participants will read the chapters identified and complete appropriate sections of the Study Guide.

AUTHOR: Deborah MacNamara, PhD, completed a two-year post doctoral internship with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, is an award winning researcher, and has over 20 years experience as a teacher and counsellor working with leading institutions such as the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Vancouver School Board. 

GROUP DISCUSSION: Participants will meet online to process the material they have read and to ask questions about the content.

FACILITATOR: Sessions will be facilitated by Eva de Gosztonyi, psychologist. Supported by Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management

FORMAT: This course will use Adobe Connect, an interface that requires no special applications.

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