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Deb DeJong

Labatt’s parenting coach Deb DeJong is a highly-regarded parenting expert and educator.  She is perhaps best known as host and co-producer of the Rogers Television series For Kids’ Sake, and as the host and executive producer of an eight-part television series, Parenting with Passion.  Over the past twenty years, she has assisted parents and kids in both clinical and community settings, ranging from the school board to the correctional system, to social services and children’s health at the community level.  She’s also been a youth and family counselor, a private practitioner and a university lecturer and university program administrator.  Prior to taking on her current role, Deb was Director of Family & Community Solutions for a multi-service community agency, where she delivered over a hundred adult education programs, addressing a wide-range multiple parenting topics.   Deb is the mother of two – a son and a daughter.   She has a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Director of Training Certificate in adult education.


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