***Tickets will be available online until 5pm on the Tuesday, March 5th. Tickets will be available at the door but are $30. Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early so we can start the presentation on time****

Raising Children in the Digital World

The digital world is here to stay, changing our society in a ways that have far reaching consequences for our children. What are the implications for raising children? How do we harness the spectacular connecting potential and yet avoid the pitfalls of attachment technology gone awry? How do we prepare them to live in this new world and yet preserve what is required for healthy development to take place?

We have followed our children into the digital world and yet for their sakes as well as ours, need to restore our lead in order to avoid the insidious dangers that live in the shadows of this potent technology.  Dr. Neufeld will look at the digital revolution as a developmentalist committed to helping adults help children become all they were meant to be.  

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.



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


This presentation will take place at Unity of Marin, 600 Palm Drive, in Novato. It is a beautiful venue with free parking conveniently located near Highway 101. See the map on the right hand side of the page for direction.

Other Events with Dr. Neufeld

Dr. Neufeld will also be doing a presentation on "Making Sense of Adolescence" in Marin on Wednesday, March 6th, 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. 

"Making Sense of Adolescence". Wednesday, March 6th, 2013.


Refund Policy

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

Tue, Mar 05, 2013, 07:00 PM Start
Tue, Mar 05, 2013, 09:00 PM End
Unity in Marin- Sanctuary Hall
600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA, USA
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  • When: 05 Mar 2013, 07:00 PM to 05 Mar 2013, 09:00 PM. Where: Unity in Marin- Sanctuary Hall, Novato, CA.