***Tickets are available online until 5pm tonight. After that, you'll have to register at the door for $30 (cash/check). Please plan to arrive early so we can start on time. Thanks!***

Making Sense of Adolescence

Understanding the dynamics of adolescence can provide the keys for knowing how to deal with the problems that may arise. Our highly complex society requires a lengthy adolescence and yet provides very few cues for parents and teachers on how to deal with it. The task of turning children into adults has never been more daunting. Dr. Neufeld will clarify the role of parents and provide practical suggestions for how to successfully negotiate this tumultuous time.
Dr. Neufeld's unique distillation of adolescent psychology and the integration of this material with his rich experience with teens both professionally and as a father, forms the basis for these insights and for the suggestions he provides.
An adolescent is neither child nor adult and therein lies the difficulties, the turbulence, the confusion and the challenge

About Dr. Neufeld 

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based clinical and developmental psychologist who has been working with children and those responsible for them for over 35 years. A former professor of developmental psychology and parent-child relations at the University of British Columbia, his best-selling book Hold On to Your Kids has been praised by parents, educators and mental health professionals worldwide. It won the 2006 National Parenting Publications Gold award and is now published in 8 languages.

About Transformative Parenting

Transformative Parenting is a Marin and Sonoma-based Parent Consulting & Education practice whose work is influenced greatly by Dr. Neufeld's developmental-attachment paradigm. They offer personal consultations, workshops, and courses all designed to help parents gain the insight and support they need to parent with confidence and handle learning and behavior issues.

Todd Sarner MA MFT, Director of Transformative Parenting, is a Neufeld-Certified Presenter and Parent Educator and is a former Faculty Member of the Neufeld Institute. He was personally invited by Dr. Neufeld to be one of the first participants in his professional training program.



This event will be held in the theater at Redwood High School in Larkspur. The theater is in the main building and can be accessed from the front parking lot (entrance at Doherty and Riviera).


Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (if available). There are a limited number of discount tickets based on financial need, please email us if you are interested.

We use the secure Paypal system for online ticket sales. You do not have to have a Paypal account to buy tickets- Paypal will also process credit cards and checks.

What People Are Saying:

"Neufeld's approach has the power to change, if not save, the lives of our children." - National Post 

"The thoughts and perspectives presented are informative - even inspirational - for those who choose to dedicate their lives and energy to students." -Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary School Principals

"A brilliant book, one to be taken seriously, very seriously."  - Dr. Peter Levine, psychologist and author of Waking the Tiger

"Genuinely new ideas and fresh perspectives on parenting...a worthy book with practical implications for mom and dad." - Dr. Mary Pipher, author of Reving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

"This important book boldly states the problem and maps out plans for its solution. Let us take its suggestions seriously now so that together we can improve the future for our children and their children as well."  - Dr. Daniel Siegel, Psychiatrist and author of The Developing Mind and Parenting From the Inside Out

Other Events with Dr. Neufeld

Dr. Neufeld will also be doing a presentation on "Raising Children in the Digital World" in Marin on Tuesday, March 5th, a presentation on "Alpha Children" (children who are bossy or directive or bullying) in Santa Rosa on Thursday, March 7th and a two-day professional training on Attention and Alarm Issues on March 8th and 9th in Marin. 

"Raising Children in the Digital World". Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. 7-9pm. Novato.


"Alpha Children: Reclaiming our Rightful Place in the Lives of Bossy or Demanding Kids". Thursday, March 7th, 2013. 6-8pm. Santa Rosa.


"Making Sense of Anxiety & Attention Issues" 2-day professional training. March 8th and 9th, 2013. 9am-4pm. Novato.


Refund Policy

Tickets are refundable 100% up until Friday, March 1st, 2013. After that, they are not refundable but they are completely transferable.

Wed, Mar 06, 2013, 07:00 PM Start
Wed, Mar 06, 2013, 09:00 PM End
Redwood High School- Theater
395 Doherty Drive
(Near front parking lot at Doherty & Riviera)
Larkspur, CA 94939, USA
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  • When: 06 Mar 2013, 07:00 PM to 06 Mar 2013, 09:00 PM. Where: Redwood High School- Theater, Larkspur, CA 94939.