Meadowridge School Presents

Making Sense of Adolescence

with Deborah Macnamara, PHD, RCC

Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. The time of adolescence is longer than ever and yet society today offers little support in understanding or facilitating this transition. This presentation will discuss what healthy development looks like and consider issues such as anxiety and technology use in teens.

February 22nd at 7:00pm


About Deborah Macnamara, PHD, RCC

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is the author of the best selling book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, and is the Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a Counselling and Family Resource Center. Her book Rest, Play, Grow has been translated into the Russian language with Italian, and German versions to follow.

Deborah is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor who makes developmental science come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom. She also provides counselling services to parents and professionals to make sense of learning, behavioural, and developmental issues in kids – from babies to teens.

Deborah travels nationally and internationally, speaking to child and adolescent development issues to groups including the United Nations and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. She regularly speaks to parents, educators, child care professionals, social workers, foster and adopt community, and health care professionals, sharing her insight and passion for making sense of kids. She is a developmentalist at heart who is continually fascinated by the mysteries and beauty inherent in human maturation.

Event Information

Open to the Public

February 22nd, 2017


Cost: Free

RSVP Required

Meadowridge School Theatre
12224 240th Street, Maple Ridge

For more information: