Meet Susan Stone:
Family Coach, Speaker, and Author

 As one grateful mom said,
“Susan teaches wisdom, not theory.” 

Her straightforward, humorous, and common sense approach to parenting has helped hundreds of families become happier and stronger families, and she’s ready to help your family too.

Do you have parenting questions?

Family Coach

What do all winning teams have in common? A really great coach. Learn how Susan can help your family team succeed.

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Parenting Talks

Wondering how to tame the homework monster? Or how to raise a resilient child? Learn more about the parenting workshops available to you.

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“Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk”

“Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk” belongs in every parent’s library, whether their child is 3, 13 or 23 years old.

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From the Blog

3 Tips for Closer and Kinder Communication

Here we are in month #6 of the Covid-19 pandemic, with every aspect of our lives, including, perhaps most importantly, our children’s education, being affected on a daily basis. It’s August. We should be buying back-to-school clothes and supplies, planning carpools...

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School Considerations Fall 2020

As the mother of two adult children, and as a former special education teacher, I am very familiar with schools and parenting. I know what it's like to fill out all the paperwork at the beginning of the school year. I know what it's like to help with homework (and to...

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The Value of Our Giant Values

It was early April, 1995. My son Brandon was 10 years old, and my daughter Casey was 6. Excitement was high. We were heading to the San Jose Giants baseball stadium, home of the Single A team for the San Francisco Giants. There we would pick up one of the players (a...

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Preschool coordinator

I was fortunate to attend a parenting seminar delivered by Susan at the Almaden Parents Preschool (APPS). Susan has a wealth of knowledge and experience about parenting and provided great practical tips, all with a great sense of humor! 

Susan truly cares about supporting parents and provides practical steps towards raising kids who grow up to be kind, compassionate and independent adults. I strongly recommend Susan and look forward to having her back at APPS!

– Shaila Karim, Adult Education Coordinator (APPS)

PTA President, Mother of 2 school age girls

Thank you very much for coming and giving us such a GREAT presentation tonight!  The evening could have gone for a few more hours with such positive energy and participation from our more than 100 parents!! Your straight forward, candid, and no-nonsense way of communication to our parents helped all of us to feel at ease, open and validated.  With such a large number of participation, I felt moved by how so many of our parents love their kids and are willing to learn how to communicate and parent in loving and effective ways.
Thank you again and we hope to have you with us again!

Mom of 2 teens

My husband attended Susan Stone Belton’s seminar last year at my son’s high school. He returned with 15 pages of scribbled notes and great enthusiasm about Susan’s honest and hands-on approach and techniques to dealing with teens. Well, fast forward to two days ago when I called Susan for help with a very challenging and serious situation with our teenage son. Seriously, after just one phone conversation, we had the proper tools and dialogue with which to address the issue with our son that very night. I was happy to relate back to her the next day that all is again well at our home. The help and support she provided strengthened the loving bond that we have with our children. Thank you Susan, from the bottom of our hearts!

Mother of teen son

I have been a single parent since my son was two years old without support from his father. Our Mothers group started with Susan when my son was in middle school. Our group provided me the support, encouragement, and guidance I felt I was missing raising my son alone. Susan’s experience working with preteens and teens helped me at times stay ahead of the game. My son now knew I had the backing of my mother’s group when decisions needed to be made. They say it takes a village to raise a child and I am so grateful for the group of women with Susan’s guidance that helped me raise my son.”

Learn more about Susan

From at risk students to gifted ones, and every in-between, Susan has the right parenting strategy for you. Her over four decades of experience in child development has resulted in a simple, no-nonsense approach to raising successful adults while developing and maintaining the close family relationships we all desire. 

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