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Susan Stiffelman is a family therapist, parent coach, and one of the country's premiere parenting experts, and the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle edition.) Susan's podcasts will feature conversations with guests including Dr. Jane Goodall, Arianna Huffington, Jack Kornfield, Glennon Melton and many other thought leaders.
 
A show about relationships, the Fresh Start Family show is hosted by husband and wife team Terry and Wendy Snyder. Fresh Start Family is an online Positive Parenting company and community and this podcast tackles a range of topics with solo episodes as well as conversations with guest experts to bring inspiration, hope, and a path to more peace in the home and world. Expand your heart, learn new tools, strengthen your family.
 
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In this episode, Wendy and Jeanne help to guide families on how to better prepare their homes and themselves for their children to thrive by creating a supportive and serene atmosphere. Jeanne-Marie (also lovingly referred to by kids as Ms. Jenny) combines her three passions: Montessori, Conscious Parenting, and Positive Discipline to provide pract…
 
Today on the Fresh Start Family Show - Wendy has an empowering and refreshing conversation with Deanna Mason, the CEO of Refreshed Moms, geared toward all the mom leaders in the world – from stay at home mommas all the way to mommas juggling a work-life balance. This conversation is to help mom leaders exchange a life of overcommitment with one fil…
 
Today’s guest, Nicole Holcomb brings a beautiful perspective to the Fresh Start Family Show on trusting your momma (or parent) instincts. She has spent the last 20+ years as an educator, school counselor, school district administrator, and attorney. Most importantly, Nicole has spent the last 3 years learning alongside her husband about the amazing…
 
This episode of the Fresh Start Family Show centers around self-care for parents, especially moms. Wendy talks about why it is essential to care for ourselves so we can best be able to care for our little ones. In this conversation Wendy walks through her own journey with self-care and how it has been pivotal for her own heart, soul & parenting wal…
 
Today on the show, Wendy has an open discussion surrounding discipline and punishment. The focus of this episode is to help families overcome the mindset that harsh punishments are necessary and to empower parents to get courageous with trying new compassionate discipline tools that will strengthen relationships, while allowing parents to feel prou…
 
Martha and Susan discuss the sometimes scary, always worth it steps we can take to ensure our lives—including our parenting lives—are in integrity with our truest nature. An inspiring conversation about making small but significant changes to experience greater peace and joy every day. https://susanstiffelman.com/martha-beck-podcast-episode/…
 
To continue on this month’s theme of compassionate discipline, you’ll hear a heartfelt, open and honest conversation about embracing the fear and wonder along the journey of compassionate discipline. Wendy spends time today walking through her own journey of successes and failures with her children and reminds families what is possible once they re…
 
This episode of the Fresh Start Family takes a deep dive into compassionate discipline. Wendy has Tanya Camps (parenting educator & sleep specialist) on the show to discuss why parents (& kids) benefit greatly when spanking and harsh punishments are removed from their parenting toolkits completely! Also discussed are the compassionate discipline to…
 
Today on the Fresh Start Family Terry and Wendy have a conversation with Chad Hayenga from the Connected Families team to talk about why building connection through discipline is so essential to create healthy, strong parent-child relationships and how families can achieve it in their homes. Chad & the Connected Families Framework helps parents to …
 
Today on the show Wendy has a conversation about “triggers”with marriage therapist and licensed psychotherapist, Susan Stiffelman. The goal of this conversation is to help parents recognize their triggers with their children and learn to respond with integrity and not react … in order to create deeper connection and more harmony in their homes. For…
 
Today on the Fresh Start Family Show, Wendy shares a different perspective on attachment parenting from author, editor, poet and researcher, Bethany Saltman. Today’s conversation with Bethany helps families to understand attachment and what that really means, and see ourselves—and our relationships with those we love—in an entirely new way. For mor…
 
Today’s episode speaks to any single-parent, families going through divorce, or families who co-parent their kiddos. Dr. Elizabeth Cohen shares her beautiful wisdom with the Fresh Start Family community on how to heal, grow and thrive following a divorce, no matter how challenging and painful the process may have been. For more information go to: w…
 
Dr. Mona Delahooke joins Susan for an absorbing conversation about how to shift from simply managing a child’s difficult behavior to supporting their nervous system when they move toward dysregulation. Great information about the role of the brain and co-regulation in helping children cope with sensory overwhelm, frustration, and disappointment. ht…
 
In this episode, Susan talks with Elaine Halligan about her personal journey of raising a neuro-atypical child. Elaine talks about maintaining a strong and loving relationship with your child, even through the challenges of identifying what might be fueling chronic misbehavior. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-elaine-halligan/…
 
Are sensory difficulties affecting your child’s behavior? Wendy has Alisha Grogan back on the Fresh Start Family Show this week to help parents understand and detect sensory challenges in their children and give ways to manage and improve them. Alisha helps families to remove the stigma behind sensory challenges and find real solutions to sensory i…
 
On this week’s episode of the Fresh Start Family Show Wendy dives into effective & healthy leadership with parenting expert and creator of PreParenting, Muriel Wiesner. Muriel and Wendy spend this hour discussing the unhealthy default parenting styles that many families unconsciously fall into and how to replace them with conscious, respectful pare…
 
Today on the Fresh Start Family Show, Wendy and Terry have a conversation on the power of mindfulness for families with Dr. Christopher Willard, a psychologist, author and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness. In his 20 years of psychological and meditation practices, Dr. Willard found the incredible importance of util…
 
Today on the Fresh Start Family Show Wendy shares her personal story of overcoming old aggressive, disconnecting and ineffective parenting strategies and the life-coaching course that transformed her life. This episode encourages parents to evaluate their own mindset & discipline practices and the way they communicate with their families … to allow…
 
The Fresh Start Family Show is kicking off February with an episode to help us deepen our confidence, strengthen our relationships and live intentionally through understanding our Enneagram types. Today on the show, Callie Ammons, Enneagram Expert and life Coach walks us through what the Enneagram is, how to find our type, and all of the ways we ca…
 
This week’s episode of the Fresh Start Family Show is all about empowering your families when it comes to language, communication and decision making, especially in your parenting walk. Wendy talks about 10 tips to shifting your communication as a parent that will help deepen and improve relationships with your children. Tune in to hear Wendy teach…
 
On this episode of the Fresh Start Family Show Wendy has an open conversation with Cori Grasley, her children’s elementary school teacher and a growth mindset specialist on how to help parents enter the new year with an incredible growth mindset in their home. Cori utilizes her studies on child development in the classroom to give parents tools to …
 
Take time today to listen to this personal conversation between Wendy and Dr. Laura Froyen as they discuss how to “re-mother” (or re-parent) yourself, so that you can show up best for your children at home. In this episode Dr. Laura teaches parents how to approach their parenting with grace and kindness plus discusses how she uses her trauma-inform…
 
Here at Fresh Start Family, we’re here to help you kick off the new year on a positive note in your parenting journey. For our first episode of 2022 - Terry and I have a powerful conversation with Susie Walton, my own personal parenting & life coach through the years, to help encourage you to look at where you might be blaming in your life and cons…
 
Today’s episode is all about our little ones and their big powerful emotions. Wendy spends this episode with clinical psychologist, parenting coach, and the founder of Little House Calls, Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, Ph.D., PLLC and LLC to discuss those challenging moments in our parenting when our kiddos throw tantrums and we just don’t know what to …
 
Today on the Fresh Start Family Show, Wendy has a conversation surrounding intuitive eating & developing healthy food relationships in our homes with Mayuko Okai, MS, RD the founder of Food Liberation, Intuitive Eating Coach, Registered Dietitian and yoga teacher. Mayuko left behind her career in the hospital after finding her true passion for a ho…
 
In this episode, Susan talks with Debbie Reber about the habits and socialization that make it hard for us to take time to rest. If you have a hard time honoring your need to slow down or if you worry about disappointing others by saying “No”, you’ll hear some great suggestions in this conversation. https://susanstiffelman.com/debbie-reber-rest-pod…
 
With Christmas just a few weeks away and gift lists piling up, Wendy wanted to record a special episode to help families find the best gifts to give kids of all ages + spouses, grandparents, and, of course, yourself (because you deserve it)! This episode is full of great gift ideas that help deepen connection in your home, simplify discipline and s…
 
In this conversation, Jessica Lahey shares vital information about how to raise kids to understand what early substance use does to their developing brain, sharing practical tips for delaying experimentation while addressing curiosity and peer pressure. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-jessica-lahey/…
 
Terry and Wendy Snyder have Bill Brady on the Fresh Start Family show to discuss all the things parents need to know before handing their children a smartphone. Bill has found his lifes’ passion in helping families become aware of the dangers of smartphone access and providing a better, safer, and more customizable option for parents and their chil…
 
In this week of Thanksgiving, what more appropriate to cover than gratitude. Join Terry and Wendy, the Fresh Start Family Co-Hosts and positive parenting duo, as they express gratitude for their greatest teachers in this world -- Their children. This episode is to help parents recognize their children as their greatest teachers and to walk through …
 
Join the incredible mommy daughter duo, Carmen & Olivia Isaacs, as they talk about how they incorporate charitable giving into their family holiday traditions. Carmen gives us the most beautiful example of modeling to our children and how as parents we can empower our kids to utilize their strong will and gifts to bring light to the world. In this …
 
On the Fresh Start Family Show this week Wendy has a conversation with Ralphie Jacobs who has transformed thousands of homes through her positive parenting centered organization, Simply on Purpose. Wendy and Ralphie share the transformative power of positive parenting they have witnessed in each of their lives and the families they work with. Walk …
 
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