Susan’s Story

Susan Stone is a certified Special Education Teacher (with decades of experience working with children and families. She has presented hundreds of talks to parent groups, focusing on healthy communication and effective discipline for all ages.

Through her private practice, Susan coaches individual families in their homes (or wherever they want to meet), to help them work better as a team. She works with every parenting challenge, from a misbehaving toddler to a struggling teen. Susan earned her certification in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, making her uniquely qualified to manage crisis situations.

Susan’s wide range of professional experiences include operating home based preschools, teaching incarcerated teens with emotional and behavioral challenges, and managing crisis hotlines for parents and teens. (Hundreds of crisis calls helped Susan learn the value of listening.)

Susan is also the proud mom and step-mom to four adult children and looks forward to their frequent visits home.

Media Appearances

Daily Parent
The Biggest Self-Esteem Killers Parents Dish Out

My Monthly Business Journal, January 2013
Business Super Star Susan Stone Belton

Five Biggest Mistakes Moms Are Making Today’

San Francisco Chronicle
On June 10, 2005, Susan was profiled in an in-depth article titled Counselor to parents: Relax Susan Stone Belton says self-esteem, respect more important to success than test scores and grades.


Palo Alto Daily News, A FAMILY TRAGEDY
In wake of murder-suicide, children need candid answers.

Bay Area Parent, Fall 2009
This month Kim Seidel wrote a great article for Bay Area Parent Magazine, and asked me for my opinion on the topic “Ask For Help This School Year”.

National radio broadcast featuring Susan
On June 1, 2005, Susan was the guest expert on the syndicated radio feature Something You Should Know with Mike Carruthers. The feature is heard on over 150 radio stations across the U.S.

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