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Dear Cynthia, I cannot thank you enough for your important and practical teaching today. (The 7th parenting teens webinar) 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! Best regards,
Cynthia has been a very supportive and effective parenting resource for me as a single father of three young children. Over 10 months, I was instructed weekly by Cynthia to learn how to discard ineffective parenting habits and learn mutually respectful effective habits. I started my transformation by learning new parenting perspectives in private sessions in her office or over the phone. After seven months, Cynthia came to my home and directed my interactions with my children on the spot because in the moment, I had a tendency to fall back into old bad habits. My learning curve jumped drastically with Cynthia in the home for 10 weeks in a row. I needed less direction with time because I was learning how to implement effective discipline by myself.
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!
Thank you so much for coming to our clubhouse and facilitating the discipline workshop. I have been talking to the parents that took part in the workshop and they all said that they enjoyed it and learn a lot. One of the parents told me today that this morning she was getting stressed out when she was getting her kids ready for school but she was able to maintain her cool using some of the techniques that she learn in your workshop. Thank you for giving our parents the tools that they need to better discipline their children. I think that this information will help us as well when we have to discipline their children. Both the parents and ourselves can use strategies that we learn from the workshop and work together as a community. Thanks again and we look forward to having you again sometime in the near future.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Klein is an inspired teacher. She helped all of us look at our families, our children and ourselves. She created a safe, respectful environment, a place where parents could share their struggles and learn from each other and from her.
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.
Thanks Cynthia. I appreciate your support deeply. You have already had a significant impact on our family’s happiness. Mother of three children
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.
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.
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!
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.
We hit the jackpot when we invited Cynthia Klein to speak to 40 therapists at our monthly Silicon Valley California Marriage and Family Therapists meeting. Her presentation was interactive, engaging, and gave everyone amazing information to use in their own lives as well as to share with their clients. Cynthia has the desire to find the best in everyone and everything. The audience was so impressed with her expertise that almost everyone signed up for her newsletter to continue learning from Cynthia’s parenting wisdom. Thank you Cynthia.
Thank you for your parenting training. I’ve found that the new skills I learned from your workshop are decreasing the frequency & intensity of meltdowns in my children. Furthermore, the skills of understanding communication blocks and how to listen to emotions have some crossover with my marriage too. Thank you so much!!
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, 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.
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!
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.
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!
I have always wanted to be a good Dad for my daughter. What I value the most in working with Cynthia is that I am learning a way of communicating with my daughter that helps her know her own feelings and what is important to her. This openness and trust that we are creating together is so satisfying. Cynthia’s coaching is helping me make into it a reality what I always wanted — to be a good Dad.
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!
Thank you for speaking to the Lamorinda Moms. We all thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. You are an engaging and dynamic speaker and everyone gained great ideas from your discussion. We look forward to staying in touch and would love to have you speak again.
Hi Cynthia, I attended your talk about how to encourage your kids to do what you need them to do and I tried it out today. I spent 6 minutes this morning with my older son and we just did what he wanted to do. With that quality time, it was amazing how it transformed him. He did all his chores, ate breakfast, brushed his teeth and got his bag ready for school. It was like a miracle! I know this is a work in progress but it’s the first time in I don’t know how long that he didn’t cry. Thank you so much for your guidance! Arlene