Speaking

If you are a church leader, P.T.A. president, or Mom’s Club leader and want to book Steve at your next event, then please consider answering the following question:

 

If You Could Provide A Parenting Seminar For Your Group That Could Show Parents The Simple Path To Calming The Chaos, Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids, and Nurturing A Family That Thrives, Would You Be Interested?

 

For more than a decade Steve Cuffari has held parenting seminars that are high-quality, convenient, and loaded with easy-to-learn solutions that work.  At In Touch Parenting, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the great training that you’ve come to expect from Steve’s seminars.  Each of his unique seminars is aligned with cutting-edge research, designed to meet the real and practical needs of today’s busy parent.

Whether you’re trying to book a seminar for parents with toddlers, preschoolers, or grade-schoolers, you’re giving your group an insider’s perspective on how to parent with more confidence and less effort!  So join the crowd of church leaders, P.T.A. presidents, and Mom’s Club presidents who have booked one of Steve’s seminars!

 

What Makes Steve’s Parenting Seminars So Unique?

Five critical ingredients:

Proven Success, Experience, Personalization, Variety, Convenience

 

Proven Success: 

Jenn Papale, M.O.P.S. Speaker Coordinator, Grace Lutheran, Huntington Beach, CA 

“You were rated number one in over 75% of our year-end mom surveys for favorite speakers!”

Jennifer Price, M.O.P.S. Speaker Coordinator, Olive Branch Community Church.

“Thank you so much for your time today! So many women came up and shared how much they learned and appreciated you!”

Sarah Mathis, M.O.P.S. Speaker Coordinator, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, San Clemente, CA 

“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! The moms loved you and we all left the meeting feeling lighter, reassured, and encouraged. We would love to have you back again! I will talk to Father Jim and see what we can arrange.”

Kristi Cox, M.O.P.S. Coordinator, Richfield Community Church.

“Steve was so relatable as he spoke to the young families in our church about ‘How To Raise Your Children Without Raising Your Voice.’ He challenged us to remember the attachment needs of our kids by staying “in tune” and connecting with them even during times of misbehavior. Our group could identify with the real-life scenarios that Steve used which made for a lot of laughs. We walked away that night encouraged with a deeper understanding of how we can be more intentional in our actions as parents. We look forward to having him back for the third time!”

Heather Goren, M.O.P.S. Coordinator, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA

“Steve, each time you have presented to our group, you help us take the guesswork out of parenting and helps us stay connected to our loved ones in the process.  Our group really enjoys your Q & A sessions at the end of each talk because they are filled with tips that we can use right away.”

Sue McNair, PTA President, Bathgate Elementary School, Mission Viejo, CA

“Steve thanks for your presentation today. I heard nothing but overwhelmingly positive comments. We’ve had several parenting presentations, but our members thought you provided a fresh approach. Thank you for helping make our Parent Education Programs a success!”

Kirsten Pert, M.O.P.S. Coordinator, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, San Clemente, CA

“Steve’s witty style and firsthand experience, combined with his research based approach to raising kids, makes for a knockout presentation.  Many of our members approached me after Steve spoke and told me how much they enjoyed his presentation.  We learned a lot and laughed along the way.”

Ashley Cook, M.O.P.S. Coordinator, San Clemente Presbyterian, San Clemente, CA 2015

“Steve, thanks so much for talking to our lively group about why kids tantrum—and what to do about it!  Your insight and understanding of early development make raising our preschoolers so much easier! Since your talk, I noticed that I’m much more patient and approach my children with much more compassion. I’m grateful for the wisdom and insight you shared. You are such an amazing, dynamic and funny speaker.  Thanks!!”

Meredith Peterson, M.O.P.S. Co-Coordinator, San Clemente Presbyterian, San Clemente, CA. 2011

“Steve’s straightforward, common sense advice on discipline was a great help for so many of our moms.  Steve offers advice on not only how to strike the important balance between firm and loving discipline, but why it’s so important.  He helped us all see the big picture when it comes to raising our children and equipping them to head out into the world as respectful, self-assured, well-adjusted young people.”

Megan Reece, MOPS Speaker Coordinator, Presbyterian Church of the Master, San Clemente, CA.

“Steve’s insightful and straightforward talk about “How to Get and Stay Connected with your Partner” spoke directly to the heart of the women in our MOPS group.  The mothers at my table were excited to utilize the strategies Steve touched upon at home and share that information with their spouses.  The advice he shared was relative, practical and encouraging and presented with enthusiasm and humor.  Many of us walked out ready to give our spouse a hug, or ask for one!”

Carolyn Lyn, M.O.P.S. Coordinator, First Christian Church Huntington Beach, CA.

“Steve, thanks for speaking to our moms about balancing two important elements in parenting—discipline, and connectedness.  We really enjoyed your humor and expertise!”

Margie, Ventura, CA

“Steve has taken evidence-based research and solid principles of child development and organized them into an entertaining and education time of equipping parents.  He asked thought-provoking questions and then gave us the tools to help us answer them ourselves.”

Kimberly Corfield, Co-Coordinator, Newport Mesa Church M.O.P.S., Costa Mesa, CA.

“Steve makes parenting easier each time he speaks at our church.  The last time Steve spoke to our group, the topic was ‘How To Tame The Tyranny Without Stress, Punishment, or a Fancy Reward System.’  It was funny, insightful and packed with practical advice.  I strongly recommend having Steve speak at your church or organization!”

Dawn Zapata, Director of “The Mom Connection” at Friends Church, Yorba Linda, CA.

“Our group enjoyed having Steve speak… for the fourth time!  We had nothing but positive feedback from our moms and our leaders about his presentation.  Many of our moms said they could have listened to Steve speak all day.  His strategies were timely, practical, and could be adapted for kids of all ages.  Even now, days after the event, we are hearing how moms are implementing Steve’s strategies and sharing what they learned with others outside of our group.  Steve is well-spoken, knowledgeable, and relatable.  We look forward to having him every time he speaks to our moms!”

Heather Bethmann, Former Mom’s Club President, Foothill Ranch, CA.

“I attended Steve’s parenting seminar and left with a fresh approach to parenting. I learned effective strategies for connecting with my boys and handling resistance, along with many other topics. I guarantee you will walk away with tools you can start using with your kids right away!”

 

Experience:

On the professional side, Steve is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Vanguard University, as well as an Ordained Minister.  On the practical side, Steve fathers two rambunctious boys with his wife of 20 years and understands the challenge of raising children in today’s complex world first hand.

 

Personalization:

For your convenience, Steve can tailor each seminar to match your specific time and content needs.  After the seminar, you are not left to “fend for yourself.”  Instead, you can receive free articles, useful tools, and resources that help you accomplish your goals for as long as you like.

 

Variety:

Each day parents face five major tasks:  How do I discipline?  How do I communicate?  How do I emotionally engage?  How do I provide expectations that are balanced and age-appropriate?  How do I care for myself in the midst of my busy event-filled life?  Becoming skilled in those five critical areas provides the best opportunities for children to thrive. Therefore, our subject categories include topics that deal directly with those issues in a sensitive yet straightforward manner.

 

Convenience:

We know you are busy and short on time.  Simply choose from the list of seminars below for when and where you need it!  You’ll be happy to know that Steve can customize any of these seminars to match your specific needs.  Simply click this link to book a seminar and one of our team members will get back to you within a 24-hour period—excluding weekends and holidays.

 

In an effort to help you calm the chaos, raise well-adjusted kids, and nurture a family that thrives, we provide the following parenting seminars:

 

The Starting Place of Effective Parenting

The research on effective parenting practices suggests that if you want your parenting style to be purpose driven, intentional, and enjoyable then it’s vital that you reflect on or think through what you want to accomplish as a parent.  Of course, you’ll need to have an accurate knowledge, some guidance, and basic skills.  But the critical question is, “Where to start?”  This seminar not only shows where to start but focuses how to become and remain an effective parent—and do it without thinking too hard!

How to Parent With the Brain in Mind

It can be exhausting when young children to throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence.  Thankfully, there is a proven way to calm the chaos, get out of survival mode, and raise a family that thrives.  It’s called parenting with the brain in mind.  By attending you’ll learn how to neutralize any outburst, argument, or fear—and do it without any drama.  By applying these evidence-based principles, you’ll nurture emotional and intellectual development so that your children will become calmer, happier and more connected to you!

Parenting with Emotional Intelligence

A few short years.  That’s all you have to help your children understand the strong role that emotions play in how to regulate and express their hopes, fears, and frustrations.  Use that time wisely and you’ve raised children who will thrive emotionally.  However, let that precious time slip through your fingers, and you’ve lost your opportunity… maybe forever.  In today’s demanding world, raising emotionally intelligent children is vital to their success—and so is this seminar!  It’s the ultimate source for anyone needing hands-on knowledge about how to help kids deal with big emotions.  By attending you’ll learn how to talk so your children will become less impulsive.  You’ll also learn how to help your children develop better self-control with things like homework, angry outbursts, bedtime battles, and much more!

To book Steve for a seminar, simply contact us at booksteve@intouchparenting.com

How to Raise Children Without Raising Your Voice

Relationships are fragile.  Words can cut like a knife and can rupture the bond of trust between a parent and child.  In this seminar, you’ll concentrate on here’s-how-you-do-it techniques. You’ll leave knowing: 1) How to stay cool even when you are upset, 2) How to respond if your child starts yelling, 3) How to avoid making empty threats.  Don’t miss this chance to identify and develop the type of self-control that your children will respond to and respect.

How to Tame Tantrums Without Stress, Punishment, or a Fancy Reward System

Ever notice how frustrating it is when your little angel acts like the devil?  He fusses over food, toys don’t get picked up, he says “no” to your requests, and bedtime rituals become a battle.  And that’s just the beginning—no matter how hard you try, your best efforts produce a child who is a pro at throwing tantrums. The good news is that this seminar will show you how to make your parenting style better, warmer, and more fun again. You’ll learn how to disarm and distract your preschooler from some of the most common battles.  Even more, you will learn how to be the resource your children need to prevent emotional outbursts, arguments, and power struggles.

Parenting With One Voice

When parents disagree on parenting everyone starts to suffer.  You and your partner may have your differences, but if you’re not a united front then children learn quickly how to “play” you, one against the other.  If this happens then family stress builds, children become unhappy, and you start paying for therapy.  Or, worse yet, separation and divorce become an option!  Thankfully, this seminar helps you reduce the variations in how you and your partner interact with the children!  By attending we’ll help you get out of survival mode and thrive as a well-connected family again.

To book Steve for a seminar, simply contact us booksteve@intouchparenting.com

How to Love Your Children Without Losing Yourself

Ever notice how hard it is to maintain a healthy balance between family, yourself, and work?  It’s normal to feel torn and conflicted—caught up in the demands of your complex life.  By attending, you’ll gain the tools and the help you need to restore a healthy balance in your life as a busy parent.

How to Teach Responsibility Without Warnings, Threats or Reminders

Have you ever warned, lectured, and reminded your child to be responsible over and over again?  When children remain irresponsible, it’s tempting to get upset and resort to threats and lectures to motivate them.  By attending, we will help you develop responsible children without all the warnings, threats, or constant reminders which will help restore your energy, peace, and joy.

How to Get Un-Plugged from Your Parents and In-Laws

Do your parents or In Laws drive you nuts at times?  Do they meddle in your business or overstep their boundaries? They want to help, but do they offer support that’s outdated and doesn’t match your parenting style?  By attending, you’ll gain fresh ideas and new perspectives on how to get the kind support you desire and deserve from your parents and in laws—and do it in a peaceful and calm way.

To book Steve for a seminar, simply contact us booksteve@intouchparenting.com