Susan Stiffelman

Parenting with Presence

Susan Stiffelman

Talk: Parenting with Presence

Susan Stiffelman talks about how our children’s challenging behaviors—when met with presence and awareness—can catalyze our greatest growth. She describes 3-ways we can interact with our children: 1) as the calm Captain of the ship who responds rather than reacts and sets loving limits from closeness and connection or 2) as the Lawyer who uses logic and negotiations to convince them to behave when tensions they are unhappy or misbehaving or 3) as the Dictator who—feeling desperate and out of control—tries to overpower children with threats, bribes, or punishments. Filled with practical nuggets that parents can immediately apply in their day to day lives, and are delivered with lightness, warmth, and humor.

Susan Stiffelman

Susan Stiffelman is a marriage and family therapist, a credentialed teacher, and a licensed psychotherapist. For over 30 years, Susan has worked with families to create greater harmony and deeper connection between parents and children. Susan also delivers weekly parenting advice for the Huffington Post as their “Parent Coach.”

Parenting with Presence

From a family therapist, parenting expert and respected advice columnist for AOL’s HuffPost Parents comes a unique approach to parenting that can help eliminate drama, meltdowns, and power struggles.

Find out more