“Consistent, unconditional love gives our children the emotional resilience to succeed in all areas of life."


I am delighted to welcome you to the Learn & Grow with Dr. Joanette blog.

This is a place where we can meet and connect over a cup of tea to share inspiration and ideas about today’s parenting needs. As an ER physician, I have helped thousands of parents navigate their way through some of the most challenging forms of trauma and emotional crises. As a mom and a grandmother, I have found that fostering a safe, consistent and unconditional space with our children contributes to their connecting with and regulating their emotions.

Here you will discover tools to help you learn how to understand your child’s emotional and social development. Let’s learn and grow together as we explore the many facets and possibilities available to us in Emotional Social Parenting (ESP).