Emotional Support for Kids During the Pandemic and Beyond

This is the role-play skit that Parenting Expert Cynthia Klein did with podcaster Sarah Baker of Momma Stories Podcast Posted May 15, 2020. Below are 3 role-plays to illustrate how an adult’s response to a child expressing their struggles can either block or open up communication.   An adult uses the Supporter Role when the…

7 Steps for Talking with Teens About Tough Topics – Intro

Learning specific communication tools can make talking with your teen about tough topics easier.  In this blog post series, I’ll help you gain greater expertise and confidence during these “tough topic talks” so your teen will be responsive, and you will have fruitful conversations together.  … The 7 steps to Creating Successful Discussions With Your…

A Minor Shift in Parenting Directions Gets Big Positive Results

Parents of a 5 and 9-year-old Share Their Success Story. We’ve been working with Cynthia as private coaching clients for a month and we’ve already learned how our language was creating rebellion in both our 9 year-old and our 5-year-old. We were thinking that our children were the problems… Their behavior was challenging, however, the…