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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
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.
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.
The screaming and hitting stage with your toddler has begun. How do you handle the situation without throwing a tantrum yourself?
Hangouts for this expert
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.
National Breastfeeding Center
Baby Sign Language Instructor
American Red Cross
Children’s Author/ Oncologist