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Author: Susan Stiffelman

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Susan Stiffelman is a family therapist, parent coach, and one of the country's premiere parenting experts, and the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle edition.)

Susan's podcasts will feature conversations with guests including Dr. Jane Goodall, Arianna Huffington, Jack Kornfield, Glennon Melton and many other thought leaders.
59 Episodes
1:59 Raising Boys

1:59 Raising Boys


In this conversation, Susan speaks with Maggie Dent, author of From Boys to Men, about offering support and maintaining strong connection with boys—even as they move into a stage where it seems they want nothing to do with us.
In this episode, you’ll hear practical ideas for helping your children impact the world around them. You’ll also hear the extraordinary story of how the son of Creative Visions founder Kathy Eldon bettered the lives of those around him until his passing in 1993 in Somalia where he was working as a photojournalist.
Children often believe that they aren't smart or that a subject is too hard if the way they're taught is incompatible with their preferred learning style. In this episode, Susan shares the importance of helping children understand the varied flavors of intelligence, and the importance of each.
In this episode, Susan talks about how children learn to cope by watching us deal with challenges. She shares a story of when things fell apart while traveling in Africa with her then teenage son, and reminds listeners about the value of including our children as we prepare to vote in the U.S. election.
In this episode, Susan talks about the unconscious parenting patterns we inherited that can influence how we react to our children, particularly in challenging parenting moments.
In this episode, Susan talks with Tina Payne Bryson about what the science says about many of the ideas about raising babies that we’ve subscribed to, often at the expense of our own wisdom and instincts. You’ll also hear the bottom line about what is most important for healthy development.
In this episode, Susan shares a unique way of thinking about our child's challenging behaviors, offering new ways of coming to terms with who they are--versus who we wish they could be.
If you’re feeling uneasy or unprepared for the upcoming school year, you’ll take comfort from this conversation between two seasoned homeschoolers.
Susan shares excerpts from her Parenting in the Digital Age summit conversation with Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield as they talk about the many ways our children can inspire us to grow in presence, compassion, and love. Susan then shares a story about an exhausted mom who came for counseling when she was at the end of her rope.
Susan talks with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Myla Kabat-Zinn about the opportunities for mindful presence that come with raising children. Jon is known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is the author of many books including Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are.  He and his wife Myla are the authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting.
In this episode, Susan shares tips for helping parents facing schooling decisions for the coming year, given constraints resulting from Covid-19. You’ll hear practical ideas for determining the best option for you and your family, including ideas to make it easier to trust your instincts rather than your anxiety.
Susan talks with Judith Orloff, author of The Empath's Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, about how parents can handle the overwhelming demands of children. While the suggestions will be helpful to all parents, special attention is paid in this conversation to those who are highly sensitive or who identify as empaths.
Susan and Dr. Harvey shares practical ideas for talking with our children about issues related to race, empowering children to take steps to create equality for all. This is a special, powerful conversation you won’t want to miss.
In this conversation, Susan speaks with Dr. Kira Banks about issues at the forefront of our news since the death of George Floyd. Dr. Banks shares practical steps parents can make to address issues of discrimination and disparity with even very young children so that we can shift to a more equitable world for all.
In this fascinating conversation, you’ll discover how to help your child use this time of distance learning as a chance to rekindle their innate passion for learning. You’ll also understand why some kids are having such a hard time with online learning, and what to do about it.
Susan talks with bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford about how to forge deep connection with our kids while encouraging them to develop their own voice and support them to become who they're meant to be.
Susan shares support for helping anxious children when parents don't have concrete answers to address their kids' fears.
In this episode--recorded just as families began sheltering in place--Susan talks with Dr. Christine Carter about how to help teens be less vulnerable to anxiety and depression. Parents with young children will also hear great advice for cultivating confidence and a strong sense of self.
Susan talks with bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford about how to forge deep connection with our kids while encouraging them to develop their own voice and support them to become who they're meant to be.
In this conversation, Susan and Janet Lansbury talk about how to prioritize children’s needs and demands when we’re feeling stretched to the limit. A great episode with ideas that will help parents feel better about a child’s big reactions when we have to tell them, “Not right now.”
Comments (2)

Sonya Washington

the tv issue is something i work on with my child thanks for some tips to try

Sep 20th

Sonya Washington

this has helo me alot with my stepson who is 11 n stuck to electronics

Sep 20th
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