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Parenting Without Power Struggles

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In this episode, Susan shares her own story of being diagnosed with ADD as an adult and her discovery that ADD-ish tendencies have unique advantages! https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-adult-add/
In this episode, Susan shares insights into how unrealistic expectations can trigger our upsets, often fueled by misunderstanding a child’s abilities based on brain development. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-trouble-with-expectati
Trudy Goodman Kornfield and Susan share an open, honest conversation about  the realities and challenges of raising children. A soothing discussion that will offer comfort to parents who are sometimes hard on themselves for losing their cool.
In this episode, family therapist Susan Stiffelman talks about the importance of allowing our kids to make mistakes and gain resilience by recovering from them. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-helping-kids-make-mistakes/
In this recording from Facebook Live, Susan talk with William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of The Self-Driven Child, about their new book, What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home. They
In this episode, Susan and Charlotte talk about helping kids in their transition back to in-person learning and how to be a supportive, stable presence in the face of your children's anxiety or stress. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episod
Susan and Delaney talk about how to approach technology in a way that fosters connection and conversation, rather than resistance and alienation. A fascinating discussion with easy to use ideas for reducing screen time struggles! https://susans
In this episode, Susan talks with Dr. Ramani Durvasula, author of Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Surviving A Relationship With A Narcissist, and Don't You Know Who I Am? How To Stay Sane In An Era Of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility. Susan
In this episode, Susan talks with Tina Payne Bryson about what the science says about many of the ideas about raising babies that we’ve subscribed to, often at the expense of our own wisdom and instincts. You’ll also hear the bottom line about
Susan talks with Wendy Behary, author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. Susan and Wendy discuss challenges associated with co-parenting with someone who has narcissistic tendencies, including an absence
It's easy to lose our parenting cool when we think our kids are deliberately pushing our buttons. But what if we could stop taking our child's frustrating behaviors personally? In this episode, family therapist Susan Stiffelman offers a differe
In this episode, Susan asks us to consider, without judgement, our beliefs about why our kids "need" to spend so much time on screens, and how we might help our kids re-engage with the real world. https://susanstiffelman.com/are-screens-taking-
Susan speaks with Amy Lang of Birds + Bees + Kids about how to talk with kids about sex. The discussion addresses why kids need us to be a source of reliable information, how to establish more comfort in these important conversations, and how t
Susan talks with Maggie Dent, beloved parent educator from Australia, about raising children who are especially strong-willed and energetic. "Rooster children" can wear out even the best-intentioned parent! You'll get tips for creating calm, ge
Susan talks with Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, about how to raise resilient, confident children. You'll hear practical suggestions for cultivating a sense of independence in your kids, and a lively discussion about what it means to
In this conversation, Susan and Dr. Kristin Neff talks about the importance of cultivating both fierce and tender self-compassion, offering specific practices that parents can easily use when they’re feeling overwhelmed, angry, or simply being
In this lively conversation, Susan talks with Chelsea Brennan about helping kids develop healthy habits around money. Chelsea shares how even very young children can learn about budgeting, planning and spending, and how kids can develop empathy
If your youngster has ADHD, you know that life is sometimes challenging. In this wonderful conversation, Susan talks with Dr. Mark Bertin, developmental pediatrician, about how to help kids develop kinder self-talk, while understanding better w
In this episode, Susan responds to a parent's question: Why is it so hard to keep cool in the chaos of parenting, and how can we remain calm during our kids' storms? https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-lose-cool/
In this deeply meaningful conversation, Susan talks with author, speaker and activist Julie Lythcott Haims about what it really means to raise our kids to be kind, capable, autonomous adults. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-julie-ly
Do you dread dinnertime? In this lively conversation, Susan talks with Jenny Friedman, a pediatric dietician and expert in picky eating. You'll hear about ways to encourage enjoyable family meals, even with children who have food aversions, sen
At a time when parents are struggling to keep up with the usual demands of parenting compounded by the pandemic, it’s easy to fall into exhaustion and burnout. In this conversation, Susan and Michele share practical suggestions for reducing ove
In this important conversation, Susan and Dr. Michele Borba talk about Michele's new book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Michele shares the essential skills that parent can help their kids cultivate to th
In this episode, Susan and her assistant Amy talk about some of the issues most common when parents write in about their struggles, including frustration losing our cool, and feeling overwhelmed.
In this timely conversation, Susan and Dr. Laura Markham share guidance about how to talk with children about the violent outbreak that took place at the Capitol building in Washington DC.
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