Parenting with Presence — and without Power Struggles!

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Susan Stiffelman

September 22-24, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$360 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Empower yourself as a parent with Susan Stiffelman, the “Parent Coach” advice columnist for The Huffington Post, who has worked with thousands of families over many decades to help parents raise children (toddlers through teens) with fewer power struggles and closer connection.

Often we unconsciously inherit parenting patterns—even if those approaches are ineffective or out of sync with our present-day values. This weekend strategically guides you in pinpointing and overcoming your parenting challenges.

Drawing from methods that include attachment parenting, conscious parenting, and her own long-developed strategies for strengthening connection and steering clear of conflict, Susan leads this highly interactive and experiential course in which you will learn:

  • To identify aspects of your parenting approach that are (and are not) working
  • The three predictable ways we interact with our children—and how to choose the most effective one
  • How to help children move through frustration to adaptation, rather than into aggression
  • Strategies for co-parenting, even with a partner whose style differs from your own.

Not only will you leave with the skills to foster a deeper connection with your children and greater likelihood that your children/teens will turn to you (rather than their peers) when they are struggling, you also heal of some of the unfinished business from your childhood that can get triggered in by your child’s behavior—leading to more ease in everyday life.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Master skills for navigating the sometimes stormy waters of parenthood by learning how to take on the role of captain of the ship.

  • Develop greater mastery over a number of elements that allow for greater ease in getting the basics of life accomplished (homework, chores, etc.) without conflict.

  • If you are not a parent and would like to understand the parent-child relationship with more clarity and insight, all participants in the group experience some re-parenting for themselves.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Open to parents, teachers, grandparents, anyone working with children or teens, and non-parents who can benefit from the experience of re-parenting.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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