Alpha Children will be offered "summer camp style" this July!


Offered for the first time ever in Portland!

Alpha Children

A 10-hour course created by The Neufeld Institute and facilitated by Lisa Weiner, MSN

When parents come into my office reporting that parenting is impossibly difficult, it usually turns out that their child is what Dr. Gordon Neufeld calls an "Alpha child." Alpha children are bossy, controlling, stubborn, anxious and, yes, very difficult to parent.

Attachment is hierarchical and Nature's plan is for parents and teachers to be the providers and for children to be the dependents. With Alpha children, however, Nature's plan is turned on its head. Alpha children believe that they are in the lead and it doesn't feel right for them to follow or depend.

In this ten hour course, we will explore all aspects of the Alpha child: the qualities of an Alpha child, how the roles become inverted, what these children need from us, and, finally, how to get back into right relationship with the Alpha children in our lives.

Offered in a fun and intensive "summer camp for parents" style, this course will meet from 9:30 am-12 pm on four consecutive days beginning Monday, July 22nd. Coffee, tea and homemade baked goods (regular & gluten-free) will be provided each day.

Drop your (Alpha?) child off at their summer camp and come enjoy your very own grown-up summer camp where you will learn, grow, and—why yes!—have fun too!

Enrollment is limited to 15 parents; this course will fill quickly!


The Alpha Child Syllabus:

Day 1: Making Sense of Alpha

Day 2: The Many Faces of Alpha

Day 3: The Causes and Consequences of an Alpha Complex

Day 4: Taming an Alpha Complex

Suited for parents, teachers and caregivers of children of all ages.