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Stephanie Marston is America’s Foremost Work-Life/Stress Expert


“Stephanie showed me the way to stress-free parenting. I didn’t think that was even possible… I’ve learned to rethink my responses in situations that would previously have been governed by anger or frustration. No more lectures or nagging. Thank you, Stephanie!”
—Alice S., Boca Raton, Florida

Have you ever felt angry and frustrated being a parent? Have you ever had a day when despite your best efforts, the loving understanding parent inside of you deteriorates into a screaming, nagging stranger?

I have. At one time not so long ago, that was my life. What I wanted was to be the loving nurturing parent I always wanted to have. Instead, my image of perfect parenting turned into my worst nightmare.

I was totally unprepared for coping with my daughter. Our daily struggles lasted from morning to night and were filled with screaming, nagging, and threats. I fought her every morning to get dressed, and every evening to get her to bed.

Although I had read numerous books on child development, parenting, and psychology, I could no longer ignore that fact that all of my love and good intentions were not going to change my daughter’s behavior, and regulate my own.

It was at this point of desperation that I stumbled upon some skills that would change our lives—forever. As I began to work with and apply these tools in my own home, I began to experience dramatic changes in my family. Over time the yelling, threatening and name-calling decreased as I found new ways of relating with my daughter. I felt more in charge, and she became very responsive to my more humane approach. But most important I began to feel better about myself as a parent.

Today I’m a licensed family therapist with more than 25 years of experience. I’ve written two parenting books, The Magic of Encouragement and The Divorced Parent, produced two audio programs, Parenting for Healthy Self-Esteem and Raising Capable, Confident Kids. I am also a co-author of Chicken Soup books and columns and have developed an online parenting course Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman's Soul: Stories Celebrating the Wisdom, Freedom and Fun of Midlife.

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In my workshops and seminars I have given over 50,000 people my “kitchen tested” tools to make their lives as parents easier and more stress-free.


Stephanie Marston

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What People are Saying…

“Stephanie Marston is a Mom with a sense of humor; a professional with keen insights into how families work best.”
—Abigail Van Buren
(Dear Abby)


Testimonials for Stephanie Marston“We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did as keynote speaker of our Parent’s Day. You received high marks as well as being identified as ‘the favorite’ part of the event by many. The stories you told added a personal touch and enabled the parents to identify with you.”
—M.W. and S.G, Esteemed Woman Foundation

“Thank you for the wonderful presentation you gave at our school. The seminal message dealing with the issues of adolescence was down to earth and at the same time dynamic. Using wisdom, humor and personal life experience you managed to engage and teach an audience eager to guide and protect their children in what often seems to them an alien world. The positive feedback from those who attended and the exceptional sale of books was an indicator of the huge success of the evening…they will be a dependable guide and source of inspiration for the many parents who bought them.”
—M.M., John Thomas Dye School

“Stephanie is one of the most down-to-earth, personable speakers with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work. And her presentation was right on the mark. She mixed just the right amount of humor and anecdotes with statistics, research, and guidelines to hold the audience’s attention for the hour. Everyone seemed to relate well to her, there were a lot of raised hands, head nodding, and smiles of understanding.”
—D.A., Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance

Parenting Styles“I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with your presentation on discipline with love. Out of the many speakers we have had, you were by far the most dynamic. You were the one individual who kept our audience captive with all those wonderful anecdotes. The parents who attended the presentation praised you highly and asked when you would return.”
—P.C. Education First

Stephanie is available to speak to your parent group, school or conference. To book her for your next event please call: 505-989-7596 or email speaker@stephaniemarston.com.

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