Parents, do you find yourself wishing:
• Your folks would respect your rules about screen time or sugary snacks?
• Your parents/ in-laws would stop offering “helpful” suggestions?
• Your folks would try to understand about your parenting preferences?
• Grandparents would offer to help more (or less?)
Grandparents, do you wish:
• You had more support raising or caring for your grandchildren?
• Your adult kids would listen to your advice without being defensive?
• Your son/ daughter would value your experience and wisdom?
• Your adult kids included you more in their lives?
Join family therapist and author Susan Stiffelman, MFT for a
free online series for parents, grandparents,
and every member of your grandfamily!
Sign up today for the free
GRAND Parenting telesummit!
October 23-25, 2018
Join Susan and an exceptional team of experts and discover:
• How to set boundaries without hurting feelings
• Advice for grandparents raising grandkids
• How to stay in touch from far away
• Keeping connection strong between parents & adult kids
• Creating loving in-law relationships
• How to address issues of estrangement and alienation
• Support for grandparents providing child care & babysitting
• Grandparenting an atypically developing grandchild
• How to handle criticism and unwanted advice
• How to create a peaceful multi-generational household
• How to offer help that lightens the load of adult children
• How to help children cope with loss
• Advice for step-grandparents
Susan Stiffelman, Parenting Author and SpeakerSusan Stiffelman is a family therapist and author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition.) For many years, she was the weekly advice columnist for AOL, Huffington Post, and Grandparents.com where she offered practical guidance for parents and grandparents. Susan’s online summits are enthusiastically attended by tens of thousands of parents (and grandparents!) around the globe.
Susan’s guests include:
Harville Hendrix, Author, Getting the Love You WantHarville Hendrix, Ph.D. is the author of three New York Times best sellers and the latest book, Making Marriage Simple. Harville is a couple’s therapist with more than 40 years’ experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has appeared on Oprah 17 times. www.harvilleandhelen.com
Byron Katie, Author, Loving What IsByron Katie is the author of numerous books including Loving What Is. Since 1986, she has taught a powerful process of inquiry called The Work to millions of people around the world through the Institute for The Work. www.thework.com/en
Rev. Michael Beckwith
Reverend Michael Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community in Los Angeles. Dr. Beckwith is an internationally respected speaker, meditation teacher, and seminar leader, as well as the host of Wake up: The Sound of Transformation on KPFK.
Helen LaKelly HuntHelen is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and noted philanthropist. Her partnership with Harville has led to the creation of 10 books on relationships and the widespread effectiveness of IMAGO therapy. Harville and Helen have been married for more than 30 years and have six children and six grandchildren.
Kathy Eldon, Co-Founder, Creative Visions Foundation
Elizabeth Lesser, Author, Marrow: A Love StoryElizabeth Lesser is the author of The Seekers Guide, Broken Open, and Marrow: A Love Story. She is the cofounder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops on wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. Founded in 1977, the institute welcomes more than 30,000 participants each year to its campus in New York. www.elizabethlesser.org
Maggie Dent, Parenting Author and EducatorMaggie Dent is one of Australia’s favorite parenting educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is the author of ten books, the mother of four sons and “Nanny” to her four grandchildren. www.maggiedent.com
Amy Eldon, Co-Founder, Creative Visions FoundationAmy Eldon is the co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting creative activists who raise awareness of critical issues and catalyze positive change, Amy has helped oversee more than 260 projects on five continents that have touched more than 100 million people. CV is located in the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism in Malibu. www.kathyeldon.com
Dr. Michael ThompsonMichael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is an author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He has appeared on the Today Show, Oprah, 20/20, 60 Minutes, and many other programs and publications. He wrote and narrated a PBS documentary entitled “Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys.” www.michaelthompson-phd.com
Lauren Schneider, LCSW, Clinical Director, Our HouseLauren Schneider, LSCW is a nationally recognized authority on children’s grief and Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Programs at Our House, a grief support center in Los Angeles. She is the author of “Children Grieve Too: A Handbook for Parents of Grieving Children” and Associate Producer of “One Last Hug,” an Emmy award-winning HBO documentary about children’s grief. www.ourhouse-grief.org
Roma Khetarpal, Founder, Tools of GrowthRoma Khetarpal is the founder and CEO of Tools of Growth and the author of The “Perfect” Parent: 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids. Tools of Growth provides parents and adults caring for children with simple, easy-to-remember, and effective communication tools that can help them build strong relationships with children. www.toolsofgrowth.com
Dr. Alison Bryant leads the Research Center for AARP, integrating insights and ideas that help the organization, consumers, and external stakeholders understand, engage with, and innovate for the 50+ consumer and their families. She is a renowned expert on the impact of media, technology, and play on consumers.
Rev. Greta Sesheta
Rev. Greta Sesheta is an ordained Minister at Agape International Spiritual Center and Centers for Spiritual Living. A former Assistant Dean of Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies and of Agape Institute, Rev. Greta is also an author and actress, popular teacher, engaging speaker and spiritual counselor. www.revgreta.com
Patty Wipfler, Author and EducatorAs Founder and Program Director of Hand In Hand Parenting, Patty Wipfler writes, speaks, trains parent leaders, and develops resources to help parents lift difficulties from their family’s lives. She directs the training of Parenting by Connection, focusing on building parents’ emotional understanding and helping them build networks of mutual support. www.handinhandparenting.org
Leslie ZinbergLeslie Zinberg is the co-founder of GrandparentsLink.com, a website reflecting an understanding that today’s grandparents think younger, act younger, and are more involved with their grandchildren than their parents’ generation In addition to running GrandparentsLink and spending time with her grandchildren, Leslie is an interior designer. www.grandparentslink.com
Sue DeCaro, Certified Parent CoachSue DeCaro helps families navigate life’s daily parenting challenges. She has a BS in Psychology and training in the certification program offered through the Parent Coaching Institute. Sue helps families take advantage of their strengths to reshape family interactions in a positive way. Her mission is to help bring more laughter, love, and enjoyment to family life. www.decaroparentcoaching.com
Dr. Joshua ColemanDr. Joshua Coleman is Co-Chair of the Council on Contemporary Families and a psychologist in private practice. He is a frequent guest on the Today Show, NPR, and The BBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and more. He is the author of four books including, When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along. www.drjoshuacoleman.com
Kay ZiplowKay Ziplow is the co-founder of GrandparentsLink.com, a website where grandparenting meets cool, active, inspirational, and mindful. Kay’s focus is on reminding grandparents to nurture themselves, as well as the relationships they have with their grandchildren.In addition to running GrandparentsLink, Kay designs and builds houses. www.grandparentslink.com
Andrew Adesman, MDDr. Adesman is a nationally recognized pediatrician with special expertise in parenting and child development, professor of pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine, and chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. He is co-author of The Grandfamily Guidebook: Wisdom and Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
Debbie ReberDebbie Reber is a New York Times bestselling author, and founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top podcast, and online community for parents raising differently wired children. Her most recent book, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, came out in June 2018. She currently lives with her son and husband in the Netherlands. www.tiltparenting.com/
Rebecca Parlakian, Zero To Three
Rebecca Parlakian leads the parenting/grandparenting work at ZERO TO THREE, a nonprofit promoting the healthy development of young children. Rebecca has co-authored several parenting curricula and develops research-based resources designed to guide parents/grandparents in caring for their children and grandchildren, and is a sought-after speaker on topics related to the parent-child relationship. www.zerotothree.org/
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October 23-25, 2018
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