Maria Steuer

Children and Their Behavioral Patterns Have Always Fascinated Me

“When you learn to release loyalty contracts with your parents that have tied you to limiting belief systems, you’ll be able to revitalize your relationships with your kids.” 

—Maria Steuer

I am a pediatrician and a family therapist from Germany. I have had the pleasure of raising three children with all the ups and downs that come with motherhood. As a school doctor, I have advised the parents of the more than 20,000 children I have examined.

Time after time it has been obvious that children’s problems are merely a reflection of their parents’ childhood experiences. I was a victim of my own circumstance and paradigms when I spoiled my second-born son to an excessive degree, much to the detriment of his siblings. I soon realized that I only did this because I was a “sandwich child” myself and had suffered greatly because of always being in the middle and sometimes being forgotten.

Through my own trials and tribulations and failures and triumphs, my mission has been to help parents discover how their own childhood experiences influence the way they interact with their children. It is also my mission to assist them in making necessary shifts in their belief systems.

My experience has shown me that a sustainable quality of life for families is only possible when those early life experiences, and the possible causes of negative behavioral patterns, are discovered and addressed properly.

When you understand the influence your childhood has on the way you think, you gain more freedom as a parent. This allows you to free up your children so they can become their own individual selves in a family environment that fosters trust, community, joy, and honesty.

No one ever said raising children is easy. As you learn more about how you function today because of what you learned in your childhood, you are better able to understand what lies underneath the behavior of your children so you can respond to their needs.

It is my hope we will thus become a society in which self-confident people treat each other emphatically and peacefully. This is more easily accomplished when children experience unconditional love from the beginning of their lives.

Maria Steuer – Professional Background

Maria Steuer is a renowned pediatrician and family therapist based in Germany. She specializes in examining the root cause of childhood behavioral patterns. Maria has experienced the ups and downs of raising three of her own children, and as a doctor for Germany’s education system she has advised more than 20,000 parents on childhood behavior issues. Her mission today is to help parents around the world realize how their own childhood experiences influence their habits, expectations, and belief systems. She also helps parents understand how they unconsciously transmit these habits, expectations, and beliefs to their children.

breaking your loyalty contract

Maria Steuer

Breaking Your

Loyalty Contract

Breaking Your Loyalty Contract invites you to explore why issues stemming from unspoken loyalty contracts with your parents are reflected back to you through your child’s “misbehavior.” You’ll gain insight into why you think the way you think and develop the clarity you need to release your children and yourself from unreasonable expectations so you can thrive and flourish as a family.