Parenting expert Susie Walton shares knowledge at Del Mar Speakers Series


Del Mar Heights Elementary School, in partnership with Del Mar Hills and Del Mar Foundation, recently hosted the second in a series of three parenting presentations. The evening featured parenting expert Susie Walton, author and founder of Indigo Village in Encinitas.

Speaking to a full house of Del Mar parents, she offered practical advice on raising well-balanced children and provided specifics on how to best support their journeys.

Walton’s talk centered on a “recipe” for creating the optimal family environment and included role playing, specific examples and personal antidotes. Key “ingredients” in the “recipe” for well-balanced children were empathy, optimism, flexibility, sense of humor and being a team player. One participant commented “Susie was wonderful. She provides such practical and logical advice.”

The evening was sponsored by the Del Mar Heights PTA, which supports a variety of programs, technology and events for Del Mar Heights Elementary school.

Walton 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 23 years. In the early ‘90s, Walton 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. Walton’s aspirations and dedication to providing positive change and mutual respect inspired her to open Indigo Village in 2005.

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.

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