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.

G 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 charge.


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.

Susan 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?

Fill 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 things.

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  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?

        Here’s a link to the book on Amazon. If you'd like to order the e-book, please click here. You may also find it at your local library or bookstore. And you can click here if you’d like to download the book as an audio.

Ready to sign up?  Just click the button at the top of this page, fill out your info, and you're in!