Born for Brilliance: Fostering Intelligence, Self-Reliance, and Compassion in Young Children

June 9, 2015
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

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How can you unleash your child's individual potential in the first 3 years of life? How can you launch young children onto a path to becoming intelligent, thinking, self-reliant individuals, build great adult-child relationships that honor the dignity of each individual, and raise young children to be unusually courteous and considerate of others? Dr. Ginny Trierweiler describes how she teaches a new generation of highly conscious parents, as well as nannies and early educators, a natural and effective approach to raising young children to be happy, healthy, intelligent, and successful – each in their own way. The great thing is that, when you use this approach from the beginning with a young child, you can have much greater confidence of achieving ALL of those goals.

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Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D is an author, speaker, professional family mediator, Director of Colin Family Mediation Group, and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).

Having survived a nightmarish divorce, Dr. Colin actively supports divorce reform efforts, teaching people how to take a lot of the pain, financial cost, acrimony, and trauma out of divorce. She also loves learning and teaching about building healthy relationships and solving family problems long before anyone has a reason to consider divorce. She has been a foster parent, a married parent, a divorced single parent, and a remarried stepparent.

Formerly a research psychologist studying attachment and other aspects of human development, Dr. Colin has been providing family mediation services since 1999. She specializes in helping couples and ex-couples develop co-parenting plans and financial agreements that support their children’s security, self-confidence, and healthy development as well as their own adult well-being.

Dr. Colin has published two books, “Human Attachment" and "The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia: How to Do It Yourself.” She has also written a variety of articles published in journals and on the Internet.

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