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
    • 4.7 • 266 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.

    3:11 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
    3:7 Coaching with Susan: Different Boundaries In Different Homes

    3:7 Coaching with Susan: Different Boundaries In Different Homes

    In this episode, Susan coaches a parent whose kids have a hard time adjusting to the different rules and boundaries in their parents' two homes. Susan reassures this parent that boundaries help kids feel safe and secure in their attachment and role-plays a scenario to help this parent communicate for effectively with their kids. http://pages.susanstiffelman.com/boundaries-two-houses-podcast

    • 27 min
    3:6 Coaching with Susan: Helping a Child Prepare for Extended Travel

    3:6 Coaching with Susan: Helping a Child Prepare for Extended Travel

    In this episode, Susan helps a parent with an unusual dilemma: their family will be traveling for a year, and their young daughter is resistant to the idea. Susan discusses the importance of making it safe for the child to express fears while remaining clear and relaxed. http://pages.susanstiffelman.com/helping-child-travel-podcast

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

The Bookwoman ,

What to do when your child says “I’m Fine”

This episode is excellent! The focus on the parent really reasonated with me. Thank you. Also, this is the first time I have downloaded an episode. I will definitely need to listen to it again.

southerncali77 ,

I L❤️VE Susan Stiffelman

I L❤️VE Susan Stiffelman’s Podcast. I L❤️VE the L❤️VING information she and her guest gives. Hand on Heart.

OrganizedChick ,

Wonderful resource!

Susan’s vast knowledge, experience, and connections to other helpful professionals are such helpful resources. I really appreciate her reminders to check in with ourselves in order to see the larger picture, and how she then guides toward improving communication and experiences with our children. Her way of communicating doesn’t leave me feeling judged, but rather seen and understood as just another parent struggling a bit and trying to do better. It is a safe space to learn and grow as a parent and there are always plenty of additional resources offered/mentioned. (Side note, her book is also excellent and one I keep going back to.)

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