Testimonials

“To title a book Parenting Without Power Struggles is not only courageous but perhaps shocking to most parents. However, Susan is serious about the possibility and shows us how to do it. Full of wise insights and effective strategies, this book should be required reading for all parents.”–Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. author Giving the Love that Heals: A Guide for Parents

Susan Stiffelman shows parents how to create healthy, loving relationships with children while helping them develop the resilience and authenticity that will serve them throughout their lives. Parenting Without Power Struggles is one of the best parenting books I have ever read.–Arianna Huffington

jessica-seinfeldIt changed my life. I’m going to search high and low for this woman’s number because I’ve learned so much.”– Jessica Seinfeld in People magazine

Marci Shimoff“Susan Stiffelman has created a wonderful parenting guide that offers practical methods for raising children, while nurturing their hearts and spirits. I’m confident that it will help parents and their children experience greater happiness in life.”
–Marci Shimoff, NY Times bestselling author, Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason

 “Susan is one of the most gifted and insightful family therapists I have ever come across and my only regret is that I didn’t find her sooner! I couldn’t recommend Parenting Without Power Struggles more highly. It’s the new parenting bible in my house!”
–Laurie David, author of The Family Dinner and co-producer of An Inconvenient Truth

“Susan Stiffelman, who has double standing to give parenting advice, as a professional therapist and as the mother of an exceptional son, has hit the nail on the head twice over — unnecessary and avoidable power struggles are *the* issue more parents struggle with than any other, and her book is filled with practical, real-world ways to minimize the fights and maximize the love.”
–Kurt Andersen, novelist and host of public radio’s Studio 360

“Susan Stiffelman is full of heart and soul but firmly grounded in commonsense understanding. She makes parenting easier by bringing much needed support and guidance to help parents stay deeply connected to their kids.”
–John Gray, authorof Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

“Parenting Without Power Struggles provides wise and creative ways for parents to skillfully support their children to develop their unique talents and gifts in such a way that you both will experience a rich, satisfying relationship for a lifetime.”
–Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center

“Susan’s book, Parenting Without Power Struggles is one of the wisest and most genuinely useful books I’ve ever seen about one of the most challenging of all life’s mysteries.”
–Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., Bestselling author of The Big Leap

“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, bestselling author

“Parenting Without Power Struggles can make a dramatic difference for your family.  It is filled with many practical tips and can make an immediate impact.  I highly recommend it.”
–Dr. Daniel Amen, psychiatrist, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

“The parenting bookshelf is full of advice on how to control kids and survive the trauma of parenting. This book is different. It’s about how to let children develop their natural birthright of joy and passion. Not by letting them run wild, but by connecting with them and concentrating on the heart of parenting—the emotional life of your child (and yourself).”
–Lawrence Cohen, author of Playful Parenting

“Parenting Without Power Struggles is one of the most practical and accessible parenting books I have read. As a mother of 3 children who are at varying stages, I found this book unique in that it offers insights into how to relate to children of different ages with unique issues and personality traits. Susan Stiffelman offers a ton of useful phrases and analogies for how to communicate productively. Her phrases are valuable tools for the parenting tool box. I love the way she shares real situations about children and parents that she works with. Her voice is genuine and her writing style is warm and engaging. If you are looking to connect with your children at a deep and meaningful level, this book is a must read.”
–Jennifer Krauss

“I have probably read 50 parenting books in my life and this is the best one ever. It is so well written, so right on topic. It is so easy to immediately transfer the info from this book into day-to-day life with your kid. Loved it, loved it. Don’t hesitate for a second to buy this one.”
–Christine Steele

“Of all the parenting books I have read, Susan’s is the best. Her advice goes far beyond the simplistic levels that we all want answers to, to the much deeper relationship with our children that is truly possible. I sometimes react to Susan’s thinking with, “Yes, that’s lovely, but what do I SAY when my kid does XY or Z??” And yet – when I absorb and follow what she recommends, my relationship with my children no longer has me asking that question, because the formerly annoying behavior is simply GONE. In place of the behavior I was tearing my hair out over, is a genuine relationship with my child. This book will challenge and inspire you. And Susan’s on-line classes are amazing, insightful and worth every penny (and they don’t take very many pennies).
–Diane H., posted on Amazon

“I love this book! As a mother of 4 unique girls, Susan’s book has helped me shift my parenting style profoundly resulting in more harmony in the home. Thank you Susan for writing this book! It is a must for all parents who want to parent, as captain of the ship, from a place of deep love and connection versus control and manipulation. Susan’s book is like a rudder for me, as the captain, whenever I get off course.”
–June Louks, Mother of 4 and author of Rawumptions Recipes

“This book offers incredibly important and powerful tools for anyone who has relationships with children. Her methods work. As a Preschool teacher and director for over 30 years, I learned more problem solving tools by reading this book than I have in all my years of trial and error. Using Susan’s methods, children are more cooperative, lowering my stress level significantly. This book will help parents, teachers and children avoid many conflicts! I highly recommend Parenting Without Power Struggles. No parent or teacher should be without it!!”
— Shari Latta, Director, Children’s Creative Workshop

“I have also read numerous parenting books and this one is by FAR my favorite. To answer the reviewer of “Nothing New”, while you will find some of the concepts in other books, the parenting techniques in this book are what makes it great. The strategies are practical, easy to implement, highly effective AND they apply to children of all ages – adults included. I read about Susan Stiffelman and her book on one of my online parenting groups. After reading the book I also signed up for her 30 day Parenting Cyber-Class to help me incorporate her methods into my daily life. Thank you Susan for making me a better parent!”
–Jessica Russo

“Susan’s work is brilliant. Parenting Without Power Struggles includes guidance for helping right-brained kids grow up feeling great about themselves. If you buy just one parenting book this year, make it this one!”
–Thom Hartmann, author of Healing ADD and The Einstein Gene

“Today’s parents are hungry to learn new strategies for raising their children with respect and understanding, yet they’ve been difficult to find until now. Parenting Without Power Struggles is a rare book that gently guides parents into the uncharted waters of positive discipline, based on a loving relationship rather than punishment and rewards. This book will transform lives for generations to come!”
–Lysa Parker, Co-founder, Attachment Parenting International, Co-author, Attached at the Heart

“I am a mother of 3 wonderful boys, the step mom to a beautiful adolescent girl, and the teacher of high-needs students. I have read many many many parenting books, books about behavior interventions, and teaching. This is by far the best book I have read. It has helped me become a better mom, step-mom, teacher, and wife. LOVE this book. I am buying one for many of my friends. GREAT!”
–E.B. Mendenhall