Reliable, user-friendly parenting support

A wonderful way to get ongoing, personalized parenting support!

Next group call with Susan: 15th of each month

What’s Included?

Weekly Wisdom Emails:

Each week you will receive an email with an article written by Susan on various topics including dealing with tantrums, argumentative teens, coping with ADD, managing electronic time and more. These emails are designed to help parents build a foundation in their parenting no matter what age their children are. Each email will include a downloadable PDF, and are yours to keep.

Monthly Q&A Call:

Every month Susan will hold a Q&A call where you can ask questions and be coached one on one. You can either ask your questions before the class for Susan to address during the session, or you can come on to the call and be coached by Susan herself. There will be a replay of each call so you can watch it later.

Support Forum:

Countless parents feel that they are flying through this journey blind, longing for practical support from a caring community. With your Parenting Without Power Struggles membership you will be brought in to a very special tribe of people who you will be able to interact with in a private forum. You may discuss various topics with one another, and post your questions for Susan’s monthly Q&A call.

A welcoming, supportive parenting tribe

susan stiffelmanWorking with parents and children has been my passion and joy for over forty years. (I was young when I started!) I began my work as a credentialed teacher, and then became licensed as a Marriage and Family psychotherapist.

I have written the popular book, Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected, and most recently, Parenting With Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids (An Eckhart Tolle Edition.)

I still maintain a small clinical practice with in-person and phone clients, and am the parenting expert (“Parent Coach”) for the Huffington Post, writing a weekly advice column on every aspect of raising children.

Decades of experience have led me to develop a way of approaching children that fosters cooperation instead of power struggles, negotiations, and arguments. I show parents how to stay confidently calm, even in the face of difficult behavior. And I help families deepen attachment and connection, allowing parents and children to enjoy one another, creating joy and harmony in the home.


When do the Q&A Calls Happen?

The Q&A calls will generally be held on the 15th of each month at varied times, so that people in all time zones can participate live as often as possible.

Will I benefit no matter what age my children are?

Yes, absolutely. We have strategically designed the program to benefit parents of children of all ages–toddlers through teens. The articles will cover a wide range of topics so that you are able to gain something each month from them. The Q&A calls welcome any and all parenting questions, and the forum will include parents of all ages.

What if I can't make the Q&A Call?

We are going to do our best to vary the call times so that no matter what time zone you are in you are able to make some of the calls. However, there will be a replay of each call available for one month (or until the next call) so you will have plenty of time to listen to it. You can also post your questions in the forum and Susan will answer them for you to hear in the replay.

What can I expect out of this membership?

You can expect ongoing parenting support. They say it takes a village to raise a child and this will be your village. Through emails, monthly calls and our online community, you will never have to feel alone as you navigate the ups and downs of your parenting life.

“Susan does an amazing job of explaining how to get rid of the rid of the patterns that you were raised with and not repeat them with your children. Susan helped me understand why certain behaviors triggered me from issues from my own childhood. Knowing this has helped me be aware of those triggers and get rid of most of them and really start to enjoy parenting my two beautiful girls.”


Private Community of Parents

Share your experiences
with other moms
and dads.

Weekly Parenting Article

The latest parenting wisdom delivered to your device.

Monthly Support Call

Personal parenting counselling and advice from Susan.