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Susan Derby

Susan Derby, Parenting by Connection, LABeing introduced to Hand in Hand Parenting when her oldest daughter was nearly three years old was a transformative experience for Susan Derby, deepening connections within her family, making her more confident about setting respectful limits, and opening her up to the importance of securing emotional support for herself as a mom.

A Certified Instructor, Susan is thrilled to be able to share the Parenting by Connection tools with moms and dads through support groups, talks, workshops, and one-on-one consultations.

In addition to helping families with challenges like sleep issues, bed-wetting, fussy eating, and limit-breaking, she enjoys meeting with working parents to offer specific strategies that can help them strengthen their connection with their young children. As a working mom, she knows the difficulties inherent in the quest for a work-life balance.

In addition to supporting parents, she works as a medical social worker. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University and a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Born in Japan, raised in Southern California, and a former inhabitant of various other spots around the world, Susan presently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, and their two daughters.

You can read about Susan’s use of Parenting by Connection in her own family here. Contact Susan through Hand in Hand Parenting, directly via email, or through her Facebook page.