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Thank you for a great presentation for the Foster City Family Enrichment Series. To date, your workshop brought in the most people so we definitely struck a nerve with the parents in our community. You were engaging and the information you presented was spot on, Your information was essential for parents today. I look forward to inviting you to speak again next year.
The class was really great! It was well thought out and presented. I had a great time learning strategies that will help me handle my kids’ feelings better. Cynthia’s class was precise and got to the point right on. Easy to apply to daily life. She provided ways to eliminate getting stuck in old thinking patterns.
Cynthia helped me to look at my daughter, who is struggling in school, through a different lens. I am trying to see the strengths in my daughter rather than focus on her weaknesses. Cynthia recommended and let me borrow additional reading materials that helped me look beyond “traditional” parenting ways. Cynthia has a wealth of information to share!
Hi Cynthia, I took your 2 session Parenting Your Teen class at Stanford University recently. Thank you so much! I went home and talked to my son about all the stuff we talked about in your class. Boy did we have fun! I am glad to have you as a resource as the years come (he’s 12) I am always open to learning (and re-learning). You’re great! Carol
I cannot thank you enough for your important and practical teaching today. You’ve done a really marvelous job in your webinar series. Concepts are precise, to the point, loud and clear, rules and ways to carry out are very friendly and practical to apply. You have established yourself as an expert in this field! Congratulations!
I think because you speak from your own experience with your daughter, “from the heart,” your talk packs quite a wallop, and resonates for your listeners.
Cynthia, It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you, for providing a better understanding of effective communication I find myself using the tools you provided not only with my kids but with coworkers! I seem to have found a quiet confidence communicating, thank you, I am grateful.
Thank you so much for presenting at our school. You made a strong connection with our parents with your informative and hands-on practical approach. I find myself referring to you and your strategies with both parents and teachers. Thank you, again for connecting with me and providing your vital resource and support to our parent community. http://www.tlcounselor.org/
Hi Cynthia, I attended your class last week on motivating kids without punishment or rewards. That night when I got home my son was still awake so I told him that we would get up 10 minutes earlier the next day and spend some time together doing whatever it was that he wanted. The next morning I got up a little bit earlier and we spent six minutes together just doing what he wanted which was basically reading a Star Wars book. After that it was an amazing difference that I noticed in him. He told me that he was really happy that I went to see a Dr. the night before and he thought that it really made a difference in my attitude towards him. At your seminar the biggest thing that I learned was to make time for my kids. I really appreciate your help. Arlene To improve your family relationships, contact Cynthia Klein, Certified Parenting Educator at 650.679.8138 or http://www.bridges2understanding.com. You can invite her to speak to your organization or have private parenting education sessions.
Cynthia has a good heart and amazing insight into understanding what I am going through. She finds the words to identify and explain the root causes of my challenges with my daughter. Through her wisdom and advice I have experienced many “Ah-Ha” moments of clarity and understanding about myself and how to improve my family situation.
I have read parenting books and attended classes for years to become a better mom. I attended Cynthia’s parenting class and learned the missing communication skill that answered the question of why my teen daughter is always getting mad at me. I love listening to Cynthia’s stories and her wisdom and have signed up for private coaching.
Cynthia is a great speaker and has a very interactive, colorful presentation. She is a confident speaker with a lot of energy; entertaining too! She doesn’t sugar coat things and always pauses in her presentation to address an attendees’ question, which is always appreciated by the group. In the “Supporting Your Teen” session, I was reminded that the connection with your teen needs to happen or the door shuts. And, attitudes and actions can build or break the connection. Today, I learned about the 3 Step Solving Process. I will continue to practice and perfect the steps – “Stopping the Blocking” is the hardest step for me but I can’t move to step 2 without learning how to stop blocking. I’m determined to make the effort and practice, practice!
It was wonderful to have Cynthia come present to a group of our parents for a Parent Education night at our school. She is a dynamic speaker who keeps the audience engaged. She presents her information in a very user friendly and tangible way. Cynthia has a wealth of knowledge as well as experience to back up what she teaches. Any parent can be helped by the strategies she has to share. Whether it be to increase positive communication or tackle really tough parent child relationship issues, she is someone I refer parents to for help. Thanks again Cynthia!
The Self-Sufficiency Program at HIP Housing provides a housing subsidy, case management, and monthly workshops to low-income parents who are in school to increase their earning power and become self-sufficient. Cynthia presented a workshop on parenting to our clients, and did a nice job of making it accessible, interactive, and useful to a diverse group. Cynthia told great stories about her own journey as a parent and connected the material to the lives of the clients in the room. Thank you Cynthia for an inspiring workshop!
Cynthia’s parent education webinar series are an invaluable resource for parents who want to learn how to communicate better with their teens so that they develop strong ongoing relationships with their teens in the years ahead. You will find that Cynthia’s presentations are interesting, informative, and filled with useful tips and strategies that you can use right away. I learned a lot from the webinars. During my additional private coaching sessions with Cynthia by phone, I enjoyed speaking with her, exchanging ideas, and listening to her thoughtful comments and suggestions. Her calm, soothing, and reassuring voice made me feel comfortable discussing problems and solutions with her. Thank you!
The communication advice you gave at the WEB, (Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area) talk on October18, 2013 was very helpful and I immediately applied it to my daily interactions with my daughter. The quality of our conversations has improved and she openly shares things with me without being requested to do so. Actually, the funny thing is that she seems to have picked up the style herself… Is that possible?? She says things like “Mom, I understand how frustrated you may be when I don’t do my chores… etc.” I am amazed! She acknowledges my feelings the same way you suggested we should do. So I wanted to really thank you for sharing your experience and your advice. You are changing how people communicate and are making them better listeners. That is awesome!
“While my 24-year old son and I had a pretty good relationship, I felt that there were things I had done when he was growing up that kept us from having a better relationship. I sometimes worried my mistakes were irreversible, and that it was too late to have the kind of close, open, and loving relationship that I really wanted. I didn’t know what to say or do, how to make changes, or even if change was possible. Cynthia showed me that it’s never too late. In just a few targeted sessions, she gave me the tools I needed to open a different conversation, and it has worked better than I dreamed it could. Within two months, he has asked me for help with a very challenging problem that he had previously been closed to discussing. I am over the moon! Already there is closer connection and trust. This is huge progress, and I credit Cynthia’s coaching with the “thawing” that I have been able to create.”
Thanks Cynthia. I appreciate your support deeply. You have already had a significant impact on our family’s happiness. Mother of three children
Cynthia, is my parenting coach. During our private sessions, I am learning new positive parenting concepts and skills. Her sessions help me to improve parent child cooperation, communication and to build lifelong connection. I have learned how to stop blocking communication so instead I am listening more openly with my son. This is building stronger bonds of connection between us. I am also learning who is responsible for solving a particular problem and I am becoming more accepting of my son. Any parenting issues or questions I ask Cynthia, she presents me with positive solutions and parenting skills. I am continuously improving and I will continue working with Cynthia on a regular basis. She is very committed to being a parenting educator.
Your training for parents at the Sunnyvale Library was great! Full of great insight, valuable tips, wonderful strategies and covered such an important topic of concern to so many of our families. They certainly had a lot of take aways, found the workshop meaningful for their situation and gave the workshop fantastic ratings. To hire Cynthia, call her at 650.679.8138.
Cynthia has been a contributing writer to Parenting on the Peninsula for the last year and a half. Her column is “Middle School Mom” and she gives parents of middle school children some fabulous insights into their child’s development as well as solutions and strategies for improving behaviors and family communication. What I like about Cynthia is that her columns are informative as well as realistic. Parenting on the Peninsula is proud and grateful to have an expert like Cynthia Klein on our team.”
Thanks again for a great class. I’m glad that Joe and I were both able to attend — We, as parents, go in seeking specific answers to specific issues or problems — like a call- in radio show. … you are teaching a change in philosophy. With a knowledge of this philosophy, we will all come to different styles of implementing to serve our purposes.
Cynthia helped me to see my patterns of communication with my adult daughter. I went from having no clue as to “what went wrong?” to understanding my daughter’s side of our relationship. I gained valuable insights into how to move forward in an authentic and positive manner. Cynthia is passionate about her work and about helping parents. I’m happy that I found her now, and I think she can really help heal families where the bonds have been strained.
I am a dad of a 15 year-old daughter who is struggling in school and in following our rules. My wife and I contacted Cynthia to help with managing her behavior. We have come to realize that rather than trying to control or manipulate her, we need to learn how to listen and solve problems together. I struggle with controlling my anger which gets in the way of good communication. Because of Cynthia’s coaching, I had a huge breakthrough in listening rather than getting mad.
Cynthia has spoken at our Boys and Girls Clubs on the San Francisco Peninsula over 14 times. She has an innate ability to relate to people of different cultures. She is comfortable with simultaneous Spanish translation. Parents trust Cynthia and I am amazed how they are open to thinking of parenting in new ways and accept her new parenting strategies. Her presentation style is engaging and parents have reported using her ideas successfully following her presentations. We will definitely continue to have Cynthia speak at our Boys and Girls clubs.
Parents are so excited when they try a new parenting strategy and it actually works. […]