Nivedita Sahasrabudhe
Parent Education Coordinator – Belmont Redwood Shores PTA Council

Cynthia’s workshop was relevant, informative and immediately applicable. Her humor, engaging style and candor encouraged a high level of participation. I was also impressed by Cynthia’s attention to detail and the time she spent making sure the workshop went off without a hitch.

Cheryl Lee
Program Coordinator - Branch Manager

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!

Susannah Halliburton
Assistant Director, WorkLife Office - Stanford University

Cynthia’s parent education workshops have been a great benefit to our staff, students and community. Her topics are timely and relevant and the response on campus has been huge. Workshop participants always appreciate Cynthia’s clear, direct and sympathetic style of presenting. She understands parenting issues on a personal and professional level and cares greatly about helping parents change. Her philosophy of building peace within the home has been a refreshing approach to parent coaching.

Kathy McGarey
Supervisor for Sutter Health Continuing Medical Education Credits

Cynthia’s presentation to the pediatricians on How to Avoid Power Struggles and Gain Cooperation with Strong-Willed Children was great! It was educational, fun, interactive, and understandable. It is easy to see that Cynthia loves teaching and helping families become happy.

April Durrett
Cherry Chase PTA President

Cynthia Klein’s down-to-earth, humorous approach to parent education really resonated with our audience of elementary-school parents. The strategies she shared, along with anecdotes from her own life, gave parents a sound plan for connecting with their kids.


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.


During my 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.

Karla and Randy

We have made great progress working with Cynthia for two months so far. With her expert advice, our parenting approach is more cohesive as we talk about and work out challenges together as a supportive team. Our family has less conflict and more harmony as we practice the skills she is teaching us.


Through Cynthia’s wisdom and advice, I have experienced many “Ah-Ha” moments of clarity and understanding about myself and how to improve my family situation.

Sonia Paz
Parent Education Coordinator at Baywood Elementary School

Cynthia Klein did an amazing job at Baywood Elementary school. She kept the audience engaged and involved. Parents walked out with a handful of tools they can apply in their homes and their lives.

Mother of a Daughter

The communication advice you gave at the WEB, (Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area) talk 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. You are changing how people communicate and are making them better listeners.

Julia Powers

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’m happy that I found her now, and I think she can really help heal families where the bonds have been strained.

Alicia Sandoval Gilliam
MSW, LCSW Youth and Family Resources Program Coordinator City of Sunnyvale Sunnyvale Public Library

Your training for parents at the Sunnyvale Library was great! Parents certainly had a lot of takeaways, found the workshop meaningful for their situation and gave the workshop fantastic ratings.

Andrea and Chris

I just wanted to thank you for helping Chris and I communicate better with our kids. Instead of nagging them over and over, we have found better ways to communicate more effectively to get cooperation. Your book and accompanying notebook will be a constant source of reference for our most challenging parenting situations!

Shannon LeCompte
Dean of Students, Mercy High School

Cynthia presented a workshop to parents and community members at our high school on best practices in communicating with teens. The parent feedback that the school received was extremely positive. I highly recommend Cynthia!