Parenting Without Power Struggles

By Susan Stiffelman

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Susan Stiffelman is a family therapist, parent coach, and one of the country's premiere parenting experts, and the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle edition.) Susan's podcasts will feature conversations with guests including Dr. Jane Goodall, Arianna Huffington, Jack Kornfield, Glennon Melton and many other thought leaders.

Episode Date
1:5 Your Child's Brain with Dr. MIchael Gurian

Susan talks with Dr. Michael Gurian about brain development, differences in male/ female brains, and many more fascinating insights about some of the elements that contribute to our children's behavior.

Jun 18, 2019
1:2 Being the calm, confident Captain of the ship

Parenting expert and family therapist Susan Stiffelman talks about the three ways we can relate to our children: as the calm Captain of the ship, the negotiating Lawyer, or the overpowering Dictator. 

For more information on Susan's classes and events, visit

Jun 09, 2019
1:1 The Gift of a Support Parent with Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall speaks with Susan about how her mother nurtured her dreams, even when they seemed impossible. You'll hear Susan share some of her takeaways from this conversation, as well as talk about how parents can help their children discover their unique passions.

Jun 09, 2019
1:4 Trudy and Jack Kornfield on "Live-in Gurus"

Susan shares excerpts from her Parenting in the Digital Age summit conversation with Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield as they talk about the many ways our children can inspire us to grow in presence, compassion, and love. Susan then shares a story about an exhausted mom who came for counseling when she was at the end of her rope.

Jun 09, 2019
1:3 Glennon Doyle on helping children through sadness, loss, and disappointment

Glennon Doyle joins Susan in conversation about helping children through sorrow, loss and grief. Although our instinct is to cheer our kids up when they're sad, you'll hear why it's important to help them feel their feelings--even the difficult ones.

Join for this special conversation with Glennon Doyle. Find Glennon at and on Instragram


Jun 09, 2019
1:0 Brief intro to Parenting Without Power Struggles Podcast

This podcast is for parents who want to have more fun, greater connection and fewer power struggles with their children and teens.

I’ll be sharing parenting tips, strategies, and insights from my forty-plus year career as a teacher and family therapist.

Guests will include Jane Goodall, Glennon Doyle, Byron Katie, Dan Siegel, Gretchen Rubin, Jack Kornfield, and many others.

We'll address everything from meltdowns and tantrums to screen time and learning differences in children and teens.

I’ll share guidance from my books--Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence, answer questions, and coach parents on some of the challenges we all deal with every day!



May 13, 2019