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Are You An Ally Or An Adversary Parent To Your Children?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Are You An Ally Or An Adversary Parent To Your Children?

Interacting with your children can sometimes feel like walking on eggshells where any comment or action could crush the “egg,” causing a gooey mess. Cleaning up after conflicts is challenging and time-consuming. To avoid the need for cleanup, I recommend learning how to interact with your children as an ally rather than an adversary. An ally parent knows how to build greater influence than an adversary parent. Approaching family interactions as an ally will create more cooperative and peaceful relationships between family members for a...

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Ally Parenting- A Path from Conflict to Cooperation The Book Introduction

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Ally Parenting- A Path from Conflict to Cooperation The Book Introduction

Do you have a child who ignores you when you give directions, or argues with you like an attorney trying to change your mind, or refuses to talk to you other than with a few words or grunts? If you do, then Ally Parenting – The path from conflict to cooperation is for you. Each of these challenges creates a painful wall between you and your child that can melt away with an Ally Parenting approach. Ally Parenting is the synthesis of twenty-two years of teaching parents through private parenting consultations, classes, and speaking engagements....

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How to Melt the Wall Between Mothers and Daughters

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

How to Melt the Wall Between Mothers and Daughters

The mother-daughter relationship is particularly challenging because both sides desire and value emotional connection, whether it’s negative or positive. Because of this deep desire, when circumstances erode the emotional connection, both parties feel hurt and can resort to unhelpful language and actions that further the divide. However, even after a wall has developed, I have guided many mothers with daughters ages 8 to 18 through the process of melting the wall. The length of time required to melt the wall depends on how deep the divide...

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Ally Parenting: How to get through walls….gently! coming in December

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Ally Parenting:  How to get through walls….gently!  coming in December

Do you face any of these painful parent-child walls with your children? Do your kids… Ignore you? Argue with you? Refuse to share with you? If this sounds familiar, then Ally Parenting: How to get through walls…gently is the tool you need. Through the Ally Parenting approach, you will master the parenting skills, wisdom, and confidence to gently melt down those tough walls. In this book, you will learn the exact language you need to: Handle emotional moments Give directions that are followed Solve problems together Create family unity and...

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Homework Becomes a Breeze with Guidance from Cynthia Klein

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Homework Becomes a Breeze with Guidance from Cynthia Klein

It was a pleasure working with Cynthia over the last three months. She understood what we were going through with our kids and was able to provide us with solutions to overcome many of the day to day  obstacles that were causing a disconnect between us and our kids.  No matter your current parenting style, she is nonjudgmental in her approach, and was very supportive during the process even when we were making mistakes. To truly reap the benefits of her training it requires a change in thinking and a shift from the traditional parenting...

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Making Friends With Yourself Teen Group

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Making Friends With Yourself Teen Group

Making Friends with Yourself Teen Group Reduce anxiety, depression, stress and negative mood with mindfulness and self-compassion skills for teens. Adolescence is a time of change, growth and, all too often, struggle. Making Friends with Yourself is an eight-week program designed to help teens cope more effectively with the challenges of their day-to day life. Making Friends with Yourself combines the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion. Mindfulness teaches us to be present with difficult emotions, while self-compassion helps us to...

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How to Raise an Adult – Stanford Speaker in Redwood City Sept. 8, 2016

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

How to Raise an Adult – Stanford Speaker in Redwood City Sept. 8, 2016

Redwood City Speaker Series This is one event in a multiyear speaker series that is part of a continuing relationship between Redwood City, California, and Stanford GSB Executive Education.  Upcoming Events Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult Book signing to take place after the author’s talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Date September 8, 2016 Time 5:30 – 7:00pm Doors open at 5:00 and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost Free and open to the community Location Fox Theatre 2215 Broadway St....

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Private Elementary School Fair

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Private Elementary School Fair

This Elementary School Fair is sponsored and located at Parents Place in Palo Alto Please join us for this unique Peninsula event that connects families with more than 30 private and independent elementary schools in one evening. You can speak informally with school representatives, gather information, and search for  the right fit for your child and family. Children are welcome to attend. Attendees will receive a catalog with contact information and enrollment details for school. When you select the registration button below, you will see...

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Top Ten Back-to-School Tips from Challenge Success

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Organizations Information | 0 comments

Top Ten Back-to-School Tips from Challenge Success

Top Ten Back-to-School Tips to Help your Child Thrive in School This Year 1.  Ask your child: “How was your day? Learn anything interesting? Get to spend time with friends?” instead of “How did you do on the math test?” 2.  Resist the urge to correct the errors in your child’s homework. It’s your child’s work, not yours. 3.  Work done with integrity is more important than an A. Pressure to achieve only high grades can make students resort to cheating. 4.  Make time for PDF:  playtime, downtime, family time....

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5 Tips for Keeping Connection in Your Marriage

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Guest articles | 0 comments

5 Tips for Keeping Connection in Your Marriage

Guest article from Joann Riggio, MFT I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Mateo, specializing in Couples Therapy.   A common challenge I see couples experiencing is feeling disconnected from their partner.  Couples are trying to manage work, finances, family, and relationships.  These demands can be exhausting and it may feel like it’s impossible to stay connected. With helpful hints about building and maintaining healthy habits, you can have a closer bond.  You may feel like you don’t have time to...

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