Community Connections

Community & Coaching Connections

What Community Has To Offer

Research shows that support groups provide healthy parenting skills, an increased sense of empowerment, and a feeling of belonging. 

Achieve Life Balance’s Powerful Positive Parenting Community utilizes a strength-based approach. 

A strength-based approach recognizes we all have valuable knowledge and experience, strengths to be shared and built upon within a healthy community base.

COMMUNITY

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Research shows that support groups provide healthy parenting skills, an increased sense of empowerment, and a feeling of belonging.

Live Q/As, parenting insight and tips, plus coaching and community support.

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Community Programs

By networking together parents may find answers to their questions and struggles. The Powerful Positive Parenting Community

provides a safe place to connect with others. Ask questions, share ideas and experiences, gain new knowledge, comfort one another, celebrate success, or simply sit back and observe the community until you’re ready to share.


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The Latest In Parenting Support


As a Certified Family Life Educator with a passion for helping parents and youth, my Powerful Positive Parenting Community brings the latest parenting news, popular topics and updates to support parents.

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Professional Guests

Learning is a community effort. I love collaborating with industry experts to maintain the most-up-to-date knowledge and support. My guests include parenting specialists, marriage & family counselors, educators, health professionals and advocates, community leaders…just to name a few. I try to implement a specialist Q/A at least once a month

Community Connections

Q/A Support

Take advantage of direct access to a Certified Family Life Educator and Parenting Coach who has worked in the education system for over 15 years. Susan holds regular Q/A sessions on hot topics. Have your own question? Send me a note with your suggestions. You’ll be informed if you question or topic is added to the docket. Q/A sessions run at least once a month.

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Cool Stuff Parents Can Use

While I don’t endorse or sell outside products, the wonderful collaboration with industry leaders means I get updates on really cool parenting products and tools.

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Free Webinars

I try to provide affordable programming on hot topics. Keep your eye out in the Powerful Positive Parenting Community for access to free webinars

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Discounts & Access to Exclusive Events

Of course, I have awesome paid programming, full of value and support. The Powerful Positive Parenting Community is where you can the information on the latest programs, exclusive events and special discounts!

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Hot Topics

By now, you’ve probably discovered, I love knowledge. Learning is both powerful and exciting. The Powerful Positive Parenting Community is centered around both old topics (parenting been there, done that! Because some of us haven’t been there) and topics that directly relate to life today.


Small Groups

One of my favorite things is to connect personally with small groups to discuss popular topics. Connecting live provides an incredible opportunity to ask direct questions, share your thoughts, gain expert advice, and learn how common your concerns actually are. You are truly not alone! Join the Powerful Positive Parenting Community and suggest a topic for a small group or find out about the next online connection

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Podcasts & Audio Courses

Yes, I run podcasts from time to time on hot topics or when interviewing a professional with news to share. I’m also a guest on many wonderful parenting-related podcasts. You’ll find access to these podcasts in the Powerful Positive Parenting Community. Who knows, you may find a new program or series you love!

FIRST DIBS ON UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

Popular Achieve Life Balance Workshops

Achieve Life Balance is dedicated to providing the most effective and easily accessible programming in a manner that is simple to understand. Support parents and families when, how and where they need it most. Workshops are available in-person. For even more flexibility workshops can be conducted live, on-line, as interactive workshop events. Workshops are also available on-demand. No need to travel, spend money on gas or find a babysitter. Parents can learn in the privacy and comfort of their home, at their pace.

Popular Workshops:

  • Stress Management & Resiliency for Families
  • Helping Families Navigate Tough Emotions (SEL support for parents)
  • Powerful Positive Parenting Plus ~ Foundational Parenting
  • Effective Discipline Tools for Parents
  • Introduction to Parenting Teens: 5 Essential Insights Into the Teen Mind
  • Parenting Teens: Communication, Connections & Life Lessons
  • Parenting On the Same Page (Same household or separate)

TESTIMONIALS

Loved and Trusted By My Clients

“Blown away by her attention to detail and breakdown analysis on how parenting differs but yet all have the common goals. 5-Stars!”

Jason M.

TESTIMONIALS

Loved and Trusted By My Clients

“I learned a lot from Susan and her course material. She made it personal and let me set the pace for my learning and application. Great investment!”

Ryan F.

TESTIMONIALS

Loved and Trusted By My Clients

“Susan was so caring and understanding. She helped me through every question and all the lessons without judgment or bias. She truly works with a passion to help parents succeed at their fullest potential! 10/5″​

Alex S. 

Meet Certified Family Life Educator & Parenting Coach, Susan Graham, CFLE

Hey There, I’m Susan!

I’m a Certified Family Life Educator, Parent Coach & Course Creator, wife & mother of 3 incredible humans. I know all about the challenges parents struggle with as we juggle multiple hats and busy lives.

I know because I’ve lived it myself.


You Are Not Alone In Your Parenting Journey.

My programs and workshops utilize the most effective, evidence-based methods available, designed for convenience and simplicity.

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What is a Family Life Educator?

Family Life Educators obtain the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The CFLE credential is the nationally recognized standard in Family Life Education and validates a professional’s experience and knowledge as a Family Life Educator.


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Family Life Education

Family Life Education is the professional practice of equipping and empowering family members to develop knowledge and skills that enhance well-being and strengthen relationships through an educational, preventive, and strength-based approach. 

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Certification is through the NCFR:

National Council on Family Relations

The National Council on Family Relations, founded in 1938, is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice, and education. NCFR members are dedicated to understanding and strengthening families.

Testimonials From The Home Front 

What My Kids Have to Say

Yes!  These are my real children.  No, I did not force them, bribe them, pay them, pressure them, or anything along those lines.  I asked my kids if they’d be willing to provide an honest testimonial on how they would describe the success of my parenting skills ~ after I dedicated my efforts to improve my parenting skills, earned my certification, and put my lessons to the test in the real world.

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Lauren Graham, 24

Multilingual Learners Elementary Teacher

“My mom really changed when she started working on her certification and parenting knowledge.  She became a whole different person, a better parent. I’m always asking for her classroom management advice.


Nicole Graham, 21

Global Studies Student

“My friends tell me how lucky I am to have a mom who listens and supports me, even when we disagree. I have to admit she’s a great mom. I feel safe coming to her with almost anything.”

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Brendan Graham, 17

Student

“She’s okay. Just kidding! She’s a great mom. If something goes wrong, I know I can go to her to help me figure things out.”