Join Glennon Melton for a special gathering of the Momastery tribe for a three week Parenting Without Power Struggles workshop with author, family therapist and HuffPost's "Parent Coach" Susan Stiffelman.
says: "We’ll come together Sunday evenings online (in our jammies) and
spend an hour with THE BEST the parenting world has to offer, Susan
Stiffelman. I’ll mediate- which means I will ask her your questions and
offer stunning insight (comic relief). Since it’s a webinar- you’ll be
able to see us and it will be funny and warm and HELPFUL and easy and
wonderful. And together we will learn some truly helpful strategies that
are UNIVERSAL and will not only better your relationship with your kids
and your partner and yourself but with everyone in your life. That’s
what I love about Susan’s work – it’s about becoming a better lover of
self and others- not just little ones."
Susan believes that there are three ways that you can parent:
1. You can be The Lawyer,
engaging in long, drawn out arguments and negotiations that create
resentment, harm the relationship, and are downright exhausting.
2. You can be The Dictator,
attempting to feel some degree of control by intimidating and
overpowering your child with bribes, threats, rewards and punishments.
3. You can be the calm Captain of the ship,
confidently navigating the rough waters of life with children, steering
clear of storms and providing the comfort that comes when kids know
that no matter what they're going through, someone is genuinely in
In our three-week class, you'll have a chance to read Parenting Without Power Struggles
and then hear Susan personally explain the ideas she writes about. She
and Glennon will talk about how her strategies can be applied to real
life situations--from homework battles and challenges with chores to
dealing with kids who refuse to turn off their electronic devices or
play nice with their siblings.
We’ll be getting together with
Susan on three Sundays— September 28th, October 5th and October 12th, at
7:00 pm EST. If you can’t join us live, you can listen or watch the
recorded class on your own time.
has agreed to reduce her fee for us by 50%, so our three week class
will be just $49.00. That's an investment a little over $2.00 a day
toward transforming your day to day parenting life. Not bad!
Here is some of what Susan will cover:
Week 1: Becoming the calm, confident Captain of the Ship
•How arguments, negotiations, bribes and threats sabotage your ability to parent with love and genuine authority •How to neutralize the thoughts that fuel our shame and make us parent with fear rather than from strength and connection •How to manage frustration when there is a mismatch between the idealized snapshot child we imagined, and that real one we’re raising
Week 2:Attachment overrides resistance and fosters real connection
•The six stages of attachment, and how to foster connection through each •Tips for making effective requests without triggering a child's resistance •Strengthening attachment where it's weak--even if you think it's "too late"
Week 3: Dealing With Frustration •Diffusing a child’s frustration so it does not turn into aggression •The difference between coming Alongside and coming At a child, and why it matters
•How "Act I parenting" helps children feel seen, heard, understood—and inclined to cooperate and connect with you
Want to join us? Willing to invest a small bit of time to produce big improvement in your relationship with your kids?
out the form below and you'll be sent all the details, along with
reminders before each class. (We know how life goes...) Once you
register, go ahead and order Susan's book and try to read Chapter One so you'll be ready for our conversation on September 28th.
1. How do I participate?
All you need is a computer and internet access. You can join the
workshop by just clicking on the link you get after you’ve registered.
2. I'm not techy, is it going to be complicated to join?
No rocket science degree required! You’ll be prompted to pay below
with a credit card or Paypal, and then watch for an email to finish out
your registration with WebinarJam. During the call, just click that link
to watch Glennon and Susan, or you can listen in while you do other
3. I want to participate but can't be there on Sundays.
We know you’re busy—heck, you’re parents! If you can’t make it to
the calls when they’re live, no worries. You can watch or listen later,
whenever you want. (We would say, “At your leisure” but we know you
don’t have any of that, so we’ll leave it at, “Whenever you can squeeze
in a few minutes at a time…”
4. I know Susan's offering this workshop at a fraction of her usual price, but what if I still can't swing it?
We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to the
workshop. If you need a scholarship, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If we can connect you with a scholarship, we
will let you know by return email.
5. I want to read the book before the course starts. Where can I get it?