Susie Walton

Child Development

As the recipient of the San Diego Parent Educator of the Year Award, Susie Walton is a leading expert in the field of communication and relationships with an emphasis on family dynamics.

Susie is a pioneer in parent education and has been leading seminars, hands-on workshops, full-length parenting classes, instructor trainings, teacher in-services and one on one coaching for over 21 years. In the early 90s, Susie acted on her heartfelt belief that true positive change begins in the home and created an organization to help reduce stress and frustration in the areas of family relationships and raising children. Susie’s aspirations and dedication to providing positive change and mutual respect, inspired her to open Indigo Village in 2005.

Indigo Village is a practical, and authentic creation that comes from the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. It is a unique and dynamic virtual community that provides empowering educational and experiential-based programs in parenting and child development. In addition to the programs she provides through Indigo Village, Walton is also the author of, “Key to Personal Freedom: How Myths Affect Our Family Lives.” Since writing the book in 2009, she has traveled the country promoting her book and appearing at various speaking engagements.

Episodes for this expert

  • Terrible Twos or Terrific Twos?

    The baby days are over. One minute they give you a kiss and a smile and in the next moment are screaming and hitting. How can you handle this situation with your toddler without throwing a tantrum yourself? What triggers this type of behavior and how can it be prevented? How can we turn the “terrible twos” into the “terrific twos”?

  • Misbehaving Toddlers: Tips, Tricks and Advice

    As the parent, you’re constantly wondering how to best handle your misbehaving toddler In this episode, we’ll provide examples of real life situations and explore the best ways to overcome a potential meltdown- from you or your toddler.

  • Feeding Your Child: Eating in Public

    Eating in public with your children can be quite an experience, for both you and everyone else around you. So, how do you deal with potential meltdowns, children who refuse to eat and a table (and floor) covered in food? And better yet, how can you try to avoid these scenarios altogether? We’ve have some great tips to help you plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

Hangouts for this expert

  • Parenting Tips for Raising Teens

    Trying to raise a teenager? Time to tweak your parenting skills to keep up with them!Join us as we discuss the developmental stages of teens and get some great tips on reducing power struggles and resolving conflicts. Plus, how do parents know when good is really “good enough”?

  • Secrets to Well-Balanced Kids

    Many things can throw off a child’s emotional balance. Stress, anxiety, frustration, resentment, and anger can manifest itself in all the classic “misbehaviors” we deal with daily. As parents, we can’t fix our kids’ problems, but we can certainly support them along the way.

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