I just finished listening to day 3 of the grand-parenting summit and wanted to give you my deep deep gratitude for producing this series! I cried, I laughed, I felt connection and comfort in understanding that I am not alone in these adult parent/GP conflicts and situations. You and your speakers have done something very significant here! What a gift! VM
Susan, I just want to thank you so much for hosting all these interviews. Your heart, love and passion shines through. Thank you, thank you!!! JL
What a wealth of information! Thank you so much for sharing with me. BT, Calgary, Alberta
In this series you’ll discover:
• How to set boundaries without hurting feelings
• How to offer help that lightens the load of adult children
• How to create loving in-law relationships
• How to handle criticism
• How to stay in touch from far away
• How to address issues of alienation
• How to create a peaceful multi-generational household
• Advice for grandparents raising grandkids
• How to help children cope with loss
• Advice for step-grandparents
Your host, Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Susan 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.
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Susan’s guests include:
Trudy Goodman, Meditation Teacher and Psychotherapist
Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Ph.D., is a vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. Trudy conducts retreats and workshops worldwide and has contributed to many books on mindfulness. www.trudygoodman.com
Harville Hendrix, Author, Getting the Love You Want
Harville 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 Is
Byron 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 Hunt, Author, Getting the Love You Want
Helen 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 Story
Elizabeth 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 Educator
Maggie 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 Foundation
Amy 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 Thompson
Michael 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 House
Lauren 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 Growth
Roma 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 Educator
As 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 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 Coach
Sue 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 Coleman
Dr. 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 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, MD
Dr. 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 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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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this series for?
Grandparents, Parents,Grandfriends, Intergenerational Mentors — anyone who has a special intergenerational relationship with a child in their life!
What age child is this appropriate for?
The material covered in this series is relevant for children of all ages.
How long will I have access to the interviews?
When you purchase the series, you’ll receive on-demand access to every interview… forever! They are yours to watch as often as you’d like. If you purchase the series before the summit begins, you’ll receive your access on October 23, the first day of the summit.
Can I download the interviews?
The Summit video recordings are delivered as streaming video that you can watch on your computer or mobile device, anywhere you have an internet connection. They are not available for download. However, the audio recordings are available to download, so you can listen anywhere you wish.
How can I learn more about each interview?
Your daily email will include interview descriptions for the day’s speakers. You can also check out the Interview Descriptions page.
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“[Susan Stiffelman] shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice. Her unique book shows you how children can produce conscious adults.”
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Comments from past summit participants:
Wow, Susan Stiffelman, you have really outdone yourself with this years speakers! I nearly missed your summit, and immedately headed over to register. I could have cried when I want through the speakers and found all of my most favorite parenting coaches! Thank you!
Your telesummits have been life-changing for me! Thank you for sharing so generously?
…from the talks I listened to I managed to glean 43 pages of notes!! (Felt like being back at school ?!) Some of the talks literally blew my mind while others had me in tears…
WOW!! I’ve participated in *many* different parenting summits, but this is truly the best. Thank you so very much. Everything I have heard so far today speaks to me so deeply. I feel like I’m not alone, and maybe I’m not messing up quite as bad as it often seems and feels. Parenting a child with challenges isn’t an easy road. It’s lonely and draining most days. I am feeling more uplifted now, and I can’t wait to keep watching and finding new inspiration from you and all of the other experts who are sharing their wisdom. 💗 Sarah S
Thank you so much for organizing this summit!! Wow, I am experiencing so much clarity, understanding and joy!!
I was so excited to see a parenting summit like this- I have 2 challenging kids and this is perfect for us. I have a lot of these speakers books so I feel like I’m on the right track with my parenting! Ann W
Susan, I just want you to know that you are literally saving my relationship with my 14 year old son… It is life changing! I always felt there was a better way and now have the tools to make it happen. You are empowering us as parents which will in turn empower our kids to come from a place of love instead of fear.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this summit. I hope many people will see this and I shared this summit with the moms of my kid’s whole class!
This series was so awesome! You had some truly amazing guests and my husband and I got SOOO much out of it! I feel like I have some more tools in my parenting tool box for my 17, 15 and 10 year old:)