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Are the parents in your community interested in parenting without power struggles?

Family therapist and author Susan Stiffelman offers engaging, enlightening presentations for  parents of toddlers through teens on becoming the calm, confident Captain of the ship for their kids

Presentation topics include:

  • Building sturdy attachment to ensure kids feel safe, seen, and secure
  • Setting healthy screen time boundaries and routines
  • Keeping your cool through parenting "storms!"
  • Encouraging independence: chores, homework, bedtime and more

To inquire about inviting Susan to speak at your conference, school or organization, please contact us.
Susan's past events include:
  • Living a Life of Presence: Inaugural event for the Eckhart Tolle Foundation
  • California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools
  • Chicago Children’s Theater 
  • Malibu High School CA
  • Southern Marin’s Mother’s Club 
  • Jewish Family Services Kansas City, MO
  • Success 3.0 Summit Boulder, CO
  • La Leche League International
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple Los Angeles
  • All Souls Church New York, NY
  • Live telecast with Alanis Morissette
  • Mustard Seed School Hoboken, NJ
  • St. Luke’s Day School Alexandria, VA
  • Agape International Los Angeles, CA
  • Temple Isaiah Los Angeles, CA
  • Archer School Los Angeles, CA
  • Private event for Google employees
  • InsightLA Santa Monica CA USA
  • Parenting and The Work of Byron Katie
  • International School of Dakar Dakar, Senegal
  • City Kids, Tel Aviv Israel
  • Brown Academy Washington, DC
  • Marymount School, Paris France
  • UN International School NYC
  • Dawson School, Boulder, CO 

Words of Appreciation:
“It was a delight and an honor to host Susan at Google for both a presentation and an additional half day workshop on ‘Parenting with Presence’. Participants responded in glowing terms on their evaluations. People working in corporations need tools to navigate the complexities of parenting amidst working in a high-paced culture. Susan has a given us a gift of a simple, practical framework and implementable tools to access greater presence anytime, anywhere. With her teachings and advice, we can effectively manage our relationships with our children and everyone else in our lives.”
Ruchika Sikri, Leadership Development and L&D Lead at Google

“Thank you, Susan! I never got so many accolades for a speaker! The group REALLY enjoyed the information and did not want you to leave! I even had parents that missed it asking me for your information after hearing from their friends how interesting and informative it was! Thank you again!”

Trish Neve, Parent Association President, United Nations International School, New York, NY

“I feel lucky to count you among the people I admire. I am sure I’ll often be referring to your advice as I try to become the best parent I can be. Thank you!

Serigne Ndaiye, Director, Dakar Language & Culture Program, Senegal, Africa

"Thank you for your wonderful lecture. We have received such great feedback from our attendees."

Elvia Fisher, City Kids, Tel Aviv, Israel

“Hearing Susan’s talk really opened my eyes to the changes needed to keep the calm in our household. Practicing her suggestions with my teen has completely changed our relationship! People are still talking about her presentation and how much they learned from her. Thank you so much, Susan! We hope you come back to Paris very soon!”

Julia Geha, Marymount School, Paris, France
“The parents at our school loved Susan’s insightful and engaging presentation on strengthening connections and avoiding conflicts with our teens. They told us repeatedly that it was one of the best parent education talks that they had ever heard. They appreciated her conversational style, humor, and ability to provide real world, effective approaches for forging stronger parent-teen relationships. It would be fantastic if she could come back and speak to our community again.”
Kirsten Harbers, Flintridge Preparatory Academy, La Canada, CA

 “Susan’s presentation on parenting was informative and engaging, as well as lively and often humorous. I left with gems, crucial for parents and educators alike.” 

Warren Petersen, Oak Grove School, Ojai, CA


“Thank you for the workshop last week, Susan. It was amazing and life-changing. I have heard the same comments from the other parents that participated. We’re so glad you came back!”

Gina Robertson, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York 

“Susan Stiffelman has a remarkable ability to explain the importance of being in charge while remaining connected to your child. Her ideas are easy to implement and come from a deep understanding of the parent/child relationship.”

Josie Breger, Counselor, New Roads School, Los Angeles, CA

“Susan Stiffelman was one of the most dynamic and useful speakers our parents have hosted. Her warm and informative style had our parents at ease in no time, and we had her come back again within a month to continue. Her orientation really makes you think about how we relate and respond to adolescent behavior, and find ways to be positive and supportive.”

Patty Lancaster, Counselor, Archer School for Girls, Brentwood, CA

“The most striking comments were how good a speaker Susan was, how well she was able to communicate her ideas, and how motivated the Moms were afterwards to go home and apply the techniques! Parents explained their “light bulb” moment when Susan explained the difference of being “in control” from being “in charge”! Our group is very grateful for Susan’s graciousness and for the time she spent making the presentation to our members.”

Robynne Slotnick-Pendariès, Message Parenting Association, Paris, France

“Susan Stiffelman has a refreshing approach to parenting – one infused with humor and compassion. Her responses and reflections offer parents important opportunities to think anew. Parents left the workshop delighted that they had taken time to participate.”

Joan Martin, Director, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA

“By hosting Susan Stiffelman during as part of our annual lecture series, we were delighted to serve not only our school families, but the broader Hudson County community. Even today as I walk home, I am stopped by parents who tell me that they have been using techniques that they learned at Susan’s lecture. In addition, as the doting grandmother of a two-year-old granddaughter, I have found Susan’s ideas inspirational. I guess it is true that an old parent can learn new tricks!”

Michele Postema, Director of Admissions and Community Relations, Mustard Seed School, Hoboken, NJ

To inquire about inviting Susan to speak at your conference, school or organization, please contact us. We can't wait to connect with you!
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