Mug shotFor upwards of 20 years, Steve Cuffari is the mentor that moms and dads call on to make their parenting style warmer, easier, and more effective.  He is the founder of In Touch Parenting, a company devoted to helping today’s busy parents calm the chaos, raise emotionally intelligent kids, and nurture families that thrive.

You’ll be glad to know that as a sought-after Marriage and Family Therapist Steve has been helping families relate better since 2000.  As an Assistant College Professor of Psychology at Vanguard University, he’s gained widespread acceptance with his students for more than a decade while teaching the following topics:


Developmental PsychologyBehavior ModificationFoundations of Christian Life
Child and Adolescent PsychologySocial and Cultural PsychologyPsychology of the Family
Abnormal PsychologySurvey of Human BehaviorCounseling Theories
Cognitive PsychologyGeneral PsychologyAdulthood and Aging


As an Ordained Minister Steve also helps Christian parents develop an integrated approach to raising children: one that’s down to earth, practical, and carefully grounded in two domains—theology and the latest psychological research on the best parenting practices.

To make your life easier, Steve has taken his in-depth knowledge into live parenting seminars which are quite popular because they are rich with humor, insightful stories, and experiential exercises that help you get and stay connected with your kids. For your convenience, his sensitive yet no-nonsense approach is broken down into small, manageable, and easy-to-learn steps that you can use right away!

And that’s just part of his story. After enjoying several successful years as a thoroughbred jockey, Steve’s passion shifted from riding horses to helping parents fine-tune how they act, react, and interact with their children. Steve puts it this way:

“I went from riding races with the winner’s circle in mind to helping parents get (and stay) in the winners circle with their kids. It’s my purpose in life and I love it! When I keynote speak or counsel parents in my office, I get a deep sense of joy when they share a big breakthrough or success story with me because I was  there to help!

Whether you are a novice or an experienced parent, Steve wants to equip you with fresh ideas, new perspectives, and renewed confidence while you parent in today’s busy and complex world. To get started with the very basics of effective parenting, or to increase your success and confidence, simply sign up for Steve’s popular Newsletter “In Touch Parenting,” which includes his Special Report:Your Most Effective Parenting Tool: What Happens When You Use It and When You Don’t! Both are totally free.

On a personal note:

Here’s a little more about me:

Favorite Sports

Surfing: Carving glassy waves at or just before sunrise makes me feel alive!  It’s called “dawn-patrol.”

Mountain Biking: Call me strange, but I love peddling up steep hills and then facing my fears and traversing back down the single track.

Basketball: Still a Lakers fan.

Horse Racing:  Nothing on earth compares to riding a thoroughbred down the stretch in front of 30k screaming people!!! As a former jockey, I love watching the Breeders Cup and seeing my friends win big races on T.V..  It helps me stay in touch with a sport that’s still near and dear to my heart.

Other Favorites

Self-help Books: Love Sense, The Passionate Marriage, Anything by Dan Seigel, Awaken the Giant Within.

Favorite People: Jesus, Walt Disney, The Wright brothers, Henry Ford, Rosa Parks, Laird Hamilton, Bill Shoemaker.

Favorite Thoroughbred:  California Chrome (Art Sherman, CC’s trainer is a personal friend of the family.  I rode horses for Art back in the early 80’s).

TV: Shark Tank, Prison Break, Gold Rush, Blackish, Designated Survivor.

Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, The Hiding Place, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Riding Giants.

Places: Hawaiian islands, especially Maui and Kauai!

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