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.”
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/
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.
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.
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 has been teaching us that not only were we using ineffective punishment to gain control over our teenage daughter, we were also using communication blocks. It was scary to stop the controlling tactics and focus on listening to her with empathy and acceptance especially because the incorrect advice from others kept coming in. Our daughter now opens up about her feelings and needs because of our new skills of listening with empathy, not blocking. Her low grade has gone up two grades. The three of us are much happier with each other as we work together to create a unified and problem-solving family.
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 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!
I am a therapist and I referred one of my clients to Cynthia for parenting issues so we could focus on the other issues in her life, which were many. My client loves Cynthia and is getting so much out of private parenting education with her that the scramming at her kids has stopped, she is enjoying them more and getting “tons’ of worksheets and info from Cynthia. I think the two of us working as a team for this client has made a huge difference. I’m helping her find her identity in a loveless marriage and Cynthia is helping with the parenting part which is working beautifully. I highly recommend this type of teamwork and Cynthia herself.
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
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
As a couple’s therapist, I’m often in search of good parenting classes to which to refer my clients. I am pleased to have seen for myself the passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and skill that Cynthia puts into her group work! I have referred both family and clients, and the reviews have been consistently top notch! ~ Joann G. Riggio, MFT, http://www.jgriggiomft.com
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.
One night, during a moment of extreme duress with my 12 year old son, I called Cynthia for help. She was a great support and provided guidance on how to approach my son so I could keep communication open. Based on her expert suggestions, I listened in a way that made my son comfortable and trusting so we could arrive at a mutually respective solution. I didn’t know how to handle the situation and Cynthia was there to guide me.
Cynthia Klein is one of our go-to Parent Educators at Northside Branch Library. Cynthia has expertise in a variety of areas including mother-daughter bonding and kid/tween communication. She is a crowd favorite with our customers and we look forward to having her for future programs! Cheryl Lee – Program Coordinator – Branch Manager Santa Clara City Library – Northside Branch (o) 408 615-5501 | firstname.lastname@example.org
“Middle School Mom” Cynthia Klein does a marvelous job of breaking down the barriers that start to form as our children turn into preteens and all the drama that goes with it. Definitely a time of joy and sorrow for most parents”
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.
You have really finessed your speaking to an art!
Parents are so excited when they try a new parenting strategy and it actually works. […]