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Sue Dinwiddie, M.A.



  • Parent Programs & Staff Development: Several hundred national , state-wide, local classes & workshops

  • Parent's Place: Quarterly lecture series, 2000-present

  • Ceridian/Work/Families Directions: Balancing Work/ Personal Life, inc. parenting skills, 1995-2005

  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center: Conflict Resolution Facilitation for staffs & parents, 1994-2004

  • Kaiser Permanente Hospitals: Parent Skills focusing on children ages 2 to 12, 1994-1996


  • Head Start Quality Improvement Center Consultant Pool: 2000

  • San Mateo County Child Care Coordinating Council's Family Forum: Developed Bibliography for Professional Conference: "Helping Families Cope in an Age of Violence," 1995

  • Sesame Street Television Series: Episodes involving conflict resolution, 1993

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Featured Speaker:

  • Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children, February 1994, October 1996, January 1999

  • Marin Association for the Education of Young Children, April 1994

  • San Mateo Association for the Education of Young Children, April 1995

  • CAEYC Nonviolence in the Lives of Children Panel: Santa Clara County Training, May 1999

Keynote & Capstone Speaker:

  • California State 4-H Conference, November 1994

College Instructor: 1984-1997

  • Stanford University: Psychology Developmental Practicum Seminar

  • Pacific Oaks College: Advanced Seminar Human Growth & Development: Conflict Resolution, Positive Self-esteem

  • Cañada Community College: Safe Start: Violence Intervention Strategies to Children & Families

  • Ohlone Community College: Discipline & Self-esteem

  • Foothill Community College: Conflict Resolution Skills; Anti-bias/Multi-cultural Curriculum; Creative Art; Music & Dance; Science; Learning Areas; Cooking Experiences

Adult Education Instructor:

  • Palo Alto Adult School: Diversity in Our Community, 1996 to 1998

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Head Teacher:

  • Bing Nursery School, Stanford University, 1985-93 (Teacher 1979-85)


  • Teaching Credential: Child Development Programs, State of California, Issued February 20, 1976 for Life

  • Instructors Credential: The California Community Colleges, Issued October 6, 1985 for Life


  • Pacific Oaks College, 5 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA. M.A. Human Development, 1989

  • Bing School at Stanford and Foothill Community College, Teaching and Management Internship in Child Development, Certificate of Completion, June 1984

  • DeAnza and Foothill Colleges, Certificate of Completion Nursery School Education, 1978

  • Scripps College, Claremont, CA. B.A. History, 1960

  • Long Beach State University, 6 units Education Courses, Summer 1959


  • Child Care Advisory Committee of Family Service Agency of San Mateo County

  • San Mateo Association for the Education of Young Children (Former Board of Directors)

  • California School Age Consortium

  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

  • Kids and Families 1st: San Mateo Partnership

  • Family Forum Planning Committee: San Mateo Child Care Council, 1998 to present

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I Want It My Way! Problem-Solving Conflicts in Programs for Young Children. Better World Press, Fall 1997.

Let Me Think! Activities to Develop Problem-solving Abilities in Young Children. Better World Press, Fall 1997.

(For more information on Sue's books, including how to order,

click here to go to the Better World Press page)


"Sibling Rivalry: How Parents Can Survive" forthcoming in Smalltalk. City of Davis Parks & Community Services, 2000.

"The New Baby: How to Reduce Sibling Rivalry." Parenting Resource File. City of Davis Parks & Community Services, May, 2000.

"Help! It's Another Tantrum." Smalltalk. XXV, No. 2, City of Davis Parks & Community Services March/April 1999.

"Effective Parenting Styles in the 90's." News Steps. One Small Step: The Bay Area Employer Work and Family Coalition. Fall, 1997.

"Ten Tips for Negotiating Win-Win Solutions for Parent-Child Conflicts." Parenting Handout, City of Davis Parks & Community Services, October 1996.

"Put Conflict Resolution in Your Program." CSAC Review. California School Age Consortium, December 1995.

"Discipline Without Disgrace." Smalltalk. City of Davis Parks & Community Services July/August 1996.

"Kindergarten Readiness." Smalltalk. City of Davis Parks & Community Services, March / April 1995.

"Setting Limits: Steering Down the Rocky Road of Childrearing." Parenting Handout. City of Davis Child Care Services, February 1995.

"The Saga of Sally and Sammy and the Red Pen: Facilitating Children's Social Problem Solving." Young Children. Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, July 1994.

"Playing in the Gutters: Enhancing Children's Cognitive and Social Play." Young Children. Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, September 1993.

On-line Articles:

Several of the above articles are available at Kidsource.com

References available upon request

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Professional Organizations

  • AEYC: Golden Hills, Marin, Peninsula, San Mateo, Sonoma
  • California Kindergarten Conference
  • Tri-Cities: Our Children, Our Vision, Our World
  • California School-Age Consortium
  • Professional Association for Childhood Education
  • National Association for Mediation in Education
  • California 4-H Leadership Conference
  • Palo Alto Community Child Care

Child Care Centers

  • Bing Nursery School at Stanford University
  • Child Development, Inc., Santa Clara County
  • Bright Horizons-Family Solutions, Santa Clara and San Francisco Counties
  • La Jolla United Church Nursery School, La Jolla
  • Lake School, Oakland
  • Leo J. Ryan CDC, South San Francisco
  • Marin Day Schools, San Mateo and Marin Counties
  • Montclair Community Play Center, Oakland
  • Ohlone Kids Place, Palo Alto Palcare, Burlingame
  • Santa Cruz Child Development Consortium
  • San Mateo Parent's Nursery School San Mateo
  • Turlock School District Head Start

Elementary Schools

  • Franklin Elementary School, Burlingame
  • Lucille Nixon School, Palo Alto
  • Las Lomitas School, Atherton
  • Nobel Elementary School, San Jose
  • Palos Verdes Elementary School, Palo Alto
  • The Principles Academy, San Leandro

Companies, Agencies, and Organizations

  • Family Service Association of San Mateo County
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospitals
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Parents Place
  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
  • SRI International

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