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Growing Our Children Up, Growing Ourselves Up

Parent Consulting & Education



Raising our children is one of the most important and fulfilling endeavors we do. Due to the growing failure of our culture to preserve out children's attachment to the adults responsible for them, it has also become one of the most challenging. We all could use the help that only a village can provide.

Village Matters will be delivered in modules consisting of four 2 hour sessions over the course of two months, with each module focusing on a specific theme. Cindy Leavitt, MSW, parent consultant and former founding faculty of the Neufeld Institute, will teach aspects of Dr. Neufeld's Attachment Based Developmental Approach to raising children, answer questions to help you apply the presented material to your situation, and facilitate discussion with a small group of adults committed to providing the conditions the children in their care need to thrive. 

Groups of up to 14 parents, teachers and caregivers will meet at Cold Smoke Coffee on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 for an in-depth dive into subjects such as:


Who's in Charge? Reclaiming Your Dignity and Power to Parent.

Dealing With Defiance: Why Children Say "No!" and What To Do About It.

Addressing Aggression: Transforming Tantrums Through Tears

Village Matters Parenting Groups
Village Matters

Cindy's musings in BLOG form about all things transformational, and what it means to be truly human, from raising children to exploring the shadow in relationship to what's on the bedside reading table, both insighful and useful...sign up here for monthly offering:

Becoming Human

CIndy's Blog

"In order to develop normally, a child requires activity with one or more adults who have an irrational emotional relationship with the child. Someone has to be crazy about that kid. That's number one. First, last, and always."

                                             - Urie Bronfenbrenner

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