Co-Parenting Without Power Struggles:
Single, Step, Blended, and More

  • Weary of power struggles with your former spouse?

  • Struggling as a single parent?

  • Trying to adjust to life as a step-parent?

  • Co-parenting with someone whose philosophy is different from your own?


Hosted by author and family therapist
Susan Stiffelman

Susan hears from parents every day who are struggling to cope with the challenges of single parenting, co-parenting after divorce, blending families, and parenting with a partner when philosophies differ.

In this series, Susan will share conversations with a wide range of experts about how to raise confident, well-adjusted, happy children outside a traditional family or when tension between parents threatens to create ongoing stress.

Susan is the author of Parenting Without Power StrugglesParenting With Presence (An Eckhart Tolle Edition) and the weekly parenting advice columnist for The Huffington Post.


Entire recorded series available with invaluable bonuses!

Our exceptional speakers:

Byron Katie

Byron Katie is a speaker and and the author of Loving What Is. Since 1986, she has brought a powerful process of inquiry she calls The Work to millions of people across the world, at free public events, in prisons, hospitals, churches, corporations, universities, schools, at weekend workshops, at her amazing nine-day School for The Work, and through the Institute for The Work.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently,Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. Her brand new enterprise, Thrive Globalwill explore the way we work and live.

Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior and the founder of the online community, Momastery. Glennon is also the creator and president of Together Rising—a non-profit organization that has raised over three million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving.

Martha Beck

Martha Beck, Ph.D. is the author of several international bestsellers, including Expecting Adam and Finding Your Own North Star, and her newest book is Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening. Beck is also a monthly columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. USA Today and Psychology Today have referred to her as “the best known life coach in America.” She holds degrees from Harvard University, and has taught a variety of subjects at Harvard and the American Graduate School of International Management.

John Gray

John Gray’s relationship and health books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages in 150 different countries. His groundbreaking book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, is the best-selling non-fiction book of all time. John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The View, and many others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today and People. His newest book is titled, Conscious Men: A Practical Guide to Develop 12 Qualities of the New

Christina McGhee

Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce coach, speaker and author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids. Christina, dubbed the “divorce coach” by the UK press, gained worldwide attention for her work with three British families in the Channel 4 documentary “How to Divorce Without Screwing Up Your Kids.” She has been featured on television, radio and in print around the US and abroad, including TODAY Parents, the BBC, HLN with Kyra Phillips, Fox Family, LA Talk Radio, the Dr. Laura Berman Radio Show, Parents Magazine and The Times.

Kim Eng

Kim Eng is the creator and facilitator of Presence through Movement. Kim travels and works extensively with her teaching partner Eckhart Tolle, the author of the bestselling books The Power of Now and A New Earth. Kim has developed a teaching approach that incorporates and complements Eckhart’s teachings. Her work translates these teachings into a structured, embodied practice to support the arising of presence and the awakening of consciousness.

Jacqueline Green

Jacqueline Green is the author of the upcoming book, Strong Enough to Stay; Smart Enough to Go. At one of her lowest points she stopped the escalating physical violence in her marriage, by going to a woman’s shelter with her kids. Through her work she touches and inspires others by sharing how her marriage and parenting have been her biggest gifts because of, not in spite of, the serious challenges. She’s been a parenting coach, educator and speaker for over 15 years and she founded the Great Parenting Show in 2010.

Dr. Christine Carter

A Sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. Dr. Carter has been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and more. She has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Dr. Oz Show,” the “TODAY” show, the “Rachael Ray Show,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” as well as NPR and BBC Radio. Combining scientific research and practical application, Dr. Carter offers not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive. Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, syndicated on Huffington Post,,, and

Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba appears regularly in national print, radio and television as a go-to expert regarding child and teen issues. She is an educational psychologist and expert in bullying, character development, child behavior and empathy. Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared regularly on the TODAY show and other shows including: Dateline, Dr. Phil, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, MSNBC, CNN and Dr. Drew. Dr. Borba is the author of over 20 books, including her newest: UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.

Katherine Woodward Thomas

Katherine Woodward Thomas, M.A., MFT is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After and the national bestseller, Calling in “The One:” 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life. Katherine has trained and certified hundreds of coaches in her highly transformative work. She has appeared on The Today Show, the Mike & Juliet Show and Good Day L.A., and has been featured in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The London Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, People magazine and Women’s Health.

Derek Rydall

Derek Rydall is the author of the #1 Amazon/Barnes & Noble best-seller EMERGENCE: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change and the world’s #1 expert on the revolutionary Law of Emergence. He has trained top executives at Fortune 500 companies in empowered leadership and communications, and has coached celebrities and media professionals on creating conscious entertainment. As a regular Huffington Post contributor, and host of the top-rated Emergence podcast on iTunes, he reveals cutting-edge spiritual principles and success strategies to achieve financial freedom and abundance, master productivity and creativity, and gain true wealth and happiness.

Ellen Bruno

Ellen Bruno is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. With a background in international relief work, Ellen’s films have focused on issues at the forefront of human rights. She has worked in refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodian border, in Vietnamese boat camps, and as director of the Cambodian Women’s Project for the American Friends Service Committee. Ellen is a recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships, a Shenkin Fellowship from Yale University School of Art, and more. She is also a strategic planning consultant with the Creative Capital Foundation’s Professional Development Workshops.

Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham, a clinical psychologist, earned her PhD from Columbia University. She translates proven science into practical solutions for families. Dr. Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life. The founding editor of, Dr. Markham serves as a parenting expert for, Psychology Today, The Natural Parent Magazine,, Girlie Girl Army and She appears on TV and radio, and has been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Newsday, Men’s Health, Redbook and Parents Magazine. Dr. Markham’s relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada.

Karen Bonnell

Karen has over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing transition, loss, stress and change.Karen played an instrumental role in developing the year-long facilitator training program for the Compassionate Listening Project. Karen utilizes this heart-centered approach to authentic speaking and capable listening used around the world in high-conflict situations such as Israel/Palestine. She is the author of The Co-Parents

Harville Hendrix

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. is committed to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality. Harville and his wife Helen co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy. He is the author of three New York Times best sellers: Getting the Love You WantKeeping the Love You Find, and Giving the Love That Heals. Harville’s and Helen’s latest book is 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. He holds graduate degrees from Union Theological Seminary (NY) and the University of Chicago and is a former professor at Southern Methodist University.

Marni Battista

As the founder of Dating with Dignity, Marni Battista has dated, was married for 17 years, divorced, and then successfully dated again (and married!) in the 21st century.  She raised 3 confident and happy daughters while navigating her way through these major life changes. She has undergone professional training in dating and relationship coaching as well as training in the Core Energy Coaching Process from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). Marni also has extensive training as a Facilitator with the Hoffman Institute, one of the world’s foremost organizations in personal development. A guest co-host on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Loveline show, Marni was called LA’s best dating coach after her appearance on On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

Amy J. Baker

Dr. Baker is a nationally recognized expert in parent-child relationships, especially children of divorce, parental alienation syndrome, and emotional abuse of children. Dr. Baker has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University. She is the director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection at the New York Foundling.

Diana Winston

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) and the co-author of Fully Present, the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. She has taught mindfulness for health and well-being since 1993 in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, businesses, non-profits, and schools in the US and internationally. Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, O Magazine, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Allure, Women’s Health, and in a variety of magazines, books, and journals. and

Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. She is author of the book “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,” and the 6 CD audio set called “Self-Compassion Step by Step.” Kristin offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide and is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.

Wendy Behary

Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. As the author of “Disarming the Narcissist,” Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she lectures to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subjects of narcissism, interpersonal relationships, anger, and dealing with difficult people. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, parenting issues, and couples experiencing relationship problems.

Tina Bryson

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers: THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE.  She is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist, the Executive Director of The Center For Connection in Pasadena, CA, the Child Development Specialist at Saint Mark’s School in Altadena, CA, the Director of Child Development for Camp Chippewa in Cass Lake, MN, and the Child Development Director for Lantern Camps.  Tina earned her PhD from the University of Southern California.

Discover how to:

  • Talk with children about separation or divorce
  • Work together as co-parents, even when a partnership has ended
  • Manage children’s sadness, anger, and grief
  • Cope with the challenges of single parenting
  • Avoid stress and tension when your partner or former spouse has a different parenting philosophy
  • Steer clear of conflict and anger with your co-parent
  • Handle issues around step-parenting and blending families


What bonuses come with the replays?

We’re offering wonderful extras to those who invest in the replays. Please see the bottom of this page for details.

How long can I listen to purchased replays?

There is no expiration date on the replay purchase. They’re yours to listen to now and in the future!

What information is covered in the conversations?

Susan and her guests cover everything from minimizing co-parenting conflict with a loving spouse to raising a child after divorce with someone who is highly self-absorbed and uncooperative–and everything in between!

What age is this appropriate for?

The material covered in this series is relevant for parents of children of all ages– from toddlers to young adults.

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“Shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice. Her unique book shows you how children can produce conscious adults.”
Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

“With her mix of practical tools and personal stories, Susan Stiffelman shows how to create close, loving family relationships and captures just how transformational and fulfilling parenthood can be.”

Arianna Huffington

Author of 'Thrive' and former Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post

“I’ve led a community of hundreds of thousands of parents for six years, and during that time I’ve recommended only one parenting book: Parenting Without Power Struggles. Now I finally have one more to insist they read: Parenting with Presence. I trust Susan Stiffelman with my heart, my family, and my community because she understands that parenting is not just a job but a spiritual practice — a path to healing, to truth, to God…In Parenting with Presence, Susan comes alongside parents not only as an expert but as a guide, a counselor, a friend, a healer. This book will help adults heal so they can raise children who need a little less healing.”

Glennon Doyle Melton, author of the Love Warrior and founder of the online community at

“With her clear, wise, soulful, and poetic writing, Susan Stiffelman shows us how both the blessings and challenges of the delicate child-parent relationship can be a hotbed for mutual growth, healing, and connection. I am so grateful to Susan for having written this powerful book.”

Alanis Morissette

“Susan Stiffelman is an insightful writer who clearly knows what she’s talking about, sharing much-needed wisdom and advice for the caring but often frustrated parent.”

Marianne Williamson


Replays available: 

Your purchase also includes these amazing bonus gifts, as a thank you from your host Susan Stiffelman!

Audio Recording from Susan

Children are highly resilient, but they need lots of loving care and support to adjust to life without both parents present. In this 20 minute audio program, your host of the series Susan Stiffelman shares practical tips to help children cope with loss, manage anger, work through grief, and adjust to a new family configuration.

Interview with Dan Siegel

In this interview, Susan talks with Dr. Dan Siegel, renowned neuropsychiatrist and author of Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain about the parenting teens. A fascinating discussion filled with insight and practical suggestions for better understanding tweens and teens. (Don’t have a teen yet? Listen to this now to be better prepared!) Dr. Siegel’s newest book, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human is out soon.

Study Guide from Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba shares her study guide for her brand new best-selling book, Unselfie, with tips on helping kids succeed by developing empathy and handling stress. Dr. Borba’s 9-step program helps parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood — and explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future.

Audio Meditation from
Katherine Woodward Thomas

In this 10-minute Forgiveness Meditation from New York Times Bestselling Author Katherine Woodward Thomas, you’ll experience support to complete old hurts and evolve beyond any resentments you may still be struggling with, particularly toward your co-parenting partner.

Membership Offer from Susan

Members in Susan Stiffelman’s Parenting Without Power Struggles Monthly Membership program know that they can work with Susan or email a question each month for less than $1.00 per day. This special bonus will give you access to this program for just $1 for your first month PLUS you’ll have access to the prior month’s replay. You’ll get parenting support from weekly parenting articles, a monthly Q & A and coaching call with Susan, and a private Facebook group to help you connect with other like-minded parents.





Book Excerpt from
Christina McGhee

Internationally recognized divorce coach Christina McGhee offers a two-chapter excerpt from her book, Parenting Apart: Co-Parenting Strategies for Single, Step, and Blended Parents. In these chapters, she shares wisdom for those becoming a single parent or joining a blended family. Great information in a highly readable format.

Film Guide from Ellen Bruno

Ellen Bruno shares her Viewer’s Guide for her highly acclaimed documentary SPLIT, a film about divorce for kids and their parents. The guide offers support and resources for both parents and professionals around the topic of helping children adjust successfully to divorce.

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