100 episodes

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 feature conversations with guests including Dr. Dan Siegel, Janet Lansbury, Dr. Kristen Neff, Dr. Mona Delahooke, Glennon Doyle, Dr. Jane Goodall, Jack Kornfield, Martha Beck, and many others.

Parenting Without Power Struggles Susan Stiffelman

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

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 feature conversations with guests including Dr. Dan Siegel, Janet Lansbury, Dr. Kristen Neff, Dr. Mona Delahooke, Glennon Doyle, Dr. Jane Goodall, Jack Kornfield, Martha Beck, and many others.

    3:12 Helping Kids Become Resilient Adults With Julie Lythcott-Haims

    3:12 Helping Kids Become Resilient Adults With Julie Lythcott-Haims

    In this episode, Susan talks with Julie Lythcott-Haims about the challenges of parenting, particularly as children transition into adulthood. They discuss the ways in which parents' roles evolve as their children grow, and the importance of parents modeling healthy adult behavior for their children. Julie describes the ultimate goal of parenting as raising independent and resilient adults who can thrive on their own. https://susanstiffelman.com/julie-lythcott-haims-young-adult-podcast/

    • 42 min
    3:12 Restless and Fidgety Kids with Susan Stiffelman

    3:12 Restless and Fidgety Kids with Susan Stiffelman

    In this episode, Susan explores the challenges children face with restlessness, fidgetiness, and hyperactivity, particularly in the school environment. She emphasizes the importance of movement, play, and imagination in child development, noting that traditional classroom settings may not always accommodate natural developmental needs. Susan suggests practical strategies for parents and schools to support children, such as incorporating brief movement breaks and providing tools for fidgeting.
    http://pages.susanstiffelman.com/podcast-fidgety-kids

    • 16 min
    3:11 Attachment Instincts with Gabor Mate, MD

    3:11 Attachment Instincts with Gabor Mate, MD

    In this episode, Susan talks with Dr. Gabor Maté about attachment instincts, peer orientation, and the importance of parental presence in building a strong parent-child relationship. Dr. Maté explains how children's attachment to peers can affect their behavior and relationships, emphasizing the need for parents to maintain primary attachment with their children. https://pages.susanstiffelman.com/gabor-mate-podcast-episode

    • 13 min
    3:10 Rest Is A Sacred Act With Robyn Posin, PhD

    3:10 Rest Is A Sacred Act With Robyn Posin, PhD

    In this episode, Susan talks with her friend and colleague, Robyn Posin, PhD. They discuss Robyn's book, "Go Only as Fast as Your Slowest Part Feels Safe to Go: Tales to Kindle Gentleness and Compassion for Our Exhausted Selves." They explore the importance of slowing down in today's fast-paced world, the need for rest as a sacred act, and the significance of mental and emotional well-being. Robyn shares practical tips and anecdotes to prioritize self-care and embrace a more mindful approach to life. http://pages.susanstiffelman.com/robyn-posin-podcast-episode

    • 25 min
    3:9 Generational Healing with Dr. Dan Siegel and Susan Stiffelman, MFT

    3:9 Generational Healing with Dr. Dan Siegel and Susan Stiffelman, MFT

    In this episode, Susan talks with Dr. Dan Siegel on breaking dysfunctional patterns we've inherited from our own parents and grandparents. They discuss how early interactions with caregivers shape individuals and how tendencies and behaviors can be inherited through epigenetics. Dan also explains the concept of neuroplasticity, offering hope that parents can reshape their brains to become more integrated and resilient. http://pages.susanstiffelman.com/podcast-generational-healing

    • 12 min
    3:8 Coaching With Susan: Finding Balance with a New Baby

    3:8 Coaching With Susan: Finding Balance with a New Baby

    In this episode, Susan coaches a new parent struggling to adjust to life with their 11-month-old baby. The parent expresses challenges in maintaining balance in their life after the baby's arrival. Susan emphasizes the importance of honest, open conversation in addressing these struggles and the need for  vulnerable discussions with partners. http://pages.susanstiffelman.com/podcast-new-baby

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

melissa r 1975 ,

Didn’t just change my parenting for the better, changed my life

There is so much here for any parent. Our first thee years of parenting were super easy, and I thought we were nailing it. Actually we were. But by the time we had a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy we were out of our comfort zone. Power struggles and general dissatisfaction and exhaustion were daily. I kept maintaining that it shouldn’t be this hard and with a little bit of education I would understand what to do and how to do it. No one could help so I googled and googled and stumbled across Susan Stiffleman, and subsequently Janet Lansbury, and now I have the tools. It has changed our parenting in positive ways: reinforcing what are doing right, but clearly and gently educating us about how to do things differently to achieve better outcomes, for everyone. I have learned so much, particularly around the behavior, which I found really intolerable, and thought was naughty. To learn that it was, in fact, natural behavior, and to understand how to reframe my attitude and appreciation for what was going on, has been so, so helpful. I could go on for a long time. Suffice to say, jump on, sign up, don’t miss an episode. Thank you very much SS. Thank you.

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