Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

This book, written by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, is about the pivotal importance of children’s relationships to those responsible for them and the devastating impact in today’s society of competing attachments with peers. However it is much more than a book on peer orientation: it is about parenting with relationship in mind. This book restores parents to their natural intuition, confronting such relationship-devastating devices as time-outs and using what children care about against them. MORE INFORMATION…

Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One)

Based on the work of Dr. Gordon Neufeld, this book, written by Dr. Deborah MacNamara, offers a road map to making sense of young children, and is what every toddler, preschooler and kindergartener wishes we understood about them. “This book is a tribute to Deborah’s giftedness … you could not be in better hands,” said Dr. Neufeld. MORE INFORMATION…

Reclaiming Our Students
Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever – And What We Can Do About It

Children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever. Faced with this epidemic of emotional health crises and behavioral problems, teachers are asking themselves what went wrong. Why have we lost our students? More importantly: how can we get them back? Reclaiming Our Students is a thoughtful guide to restoring the student-teacher relationship and creating the conditions for change, written by Hannah Beach, celebrated educator and specialist in emotional health, and Tamara Neufeld Strijack, clinical counsellor and academic dean of the acclaimed Neufeld Institute—with a foreword by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.. Reclaiming Our Students empowers teachers with relationship-based strategies to restore their leadership role and build emotional safety in the classroom. MORE INFORMATION…

Neufeld Institute Recommended Seal

A new initiative launched in 2019, the Neufeld Institute Recommended seal aims to highlight children’s literature that is congruent with developmental science as well as with the relational-developmental approach articulated by Dr. Gordon Neufeld. MORE INFORMATION…