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Welcome to the parenting mentor sessions with Sue Groner. If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably comes with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, this is a great place to start. Listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about specific challenges they're facing with their children, aged anywhere between 2 and 22. Listen along and gain perspective and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.

Welcome to the parenting mentor sessions with Sue Groner. If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably comes with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, this is a great place to start. Listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about specific challenges they're facing with their children, aged anywhere between 2 and 22. Listen along and gain perspective and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.

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United States

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Welcome to the parenting mentor sessions with Sue Groner. If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably comes with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, this is a great place to start. Listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about specific challenges they're facing with their children, aged anywhere between 2 and 22. Listen along and gain perspective and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.

Language:

English


Episodes

When you’re the Lead Dad in a Mom’s World with Paul S

12/1/2022
Paul S is the lead dad to his three daughters. What is that exactly, you ask? He’s the main parent that takes on most or all of the daily responsibilities for the kids. He loves his role with his kids but finds that navigating the social dynamics within the mom community as a Dad is complicated. He finds it rather difficult to break through the “playground mom mafia”. He’s wondering what he can do to get lead moms to engage when it comes to birthday parties, playdates and chatting on the...

Duration:00:22:54

When your kids are constantly fighting with Lindsay R

11/17/2022
Lindsay is a mother to two boys (3 years old and 5 years old) and they are constantly at each other’s throats. The fighting is driving Lindsay nuts. The older one has learned the word “retaliate” and that seems to be his action when frustrated by his brother. And this has started to show itself in school as well. If you’re wondering how best to deal with your child’s lack of frustration tolerance when it comes to their sibling or friends, listen in for some strategies that are not only...

Duration:00:29:07

When your child doesn’t listen to you with Nneka H

11/10/2022
Nneka is a mom who’s finding it challenging to parent an 8 year old after raising two other children who are now 17 and 22 years old. This daughter has a will of her own and like most kids doesn’t just do what she’s told. She is especially tough with Nneka when it comes to homework as she is homeschooled. Whether or not your kid is homeschooled, if you're tired of being the homework warden, listen out for an eye opening perspective along with some strategies to make this easier for...

Duration:00:12:05

Communicating age differences to your kids with Jenn H

10/27/2022
Jenn’s children are only 380 days apart. However her three-year old son wants to do what his four-year old sister is doing, like go to preschool. And at the same time, her older daughter wants to be treated more like a baby. Jenn is struggling with how to communicate age differences to her children while also giving them what they need. Today we talk about using specific tactics and tools to teach your children about age and the concept of getting older. We dive into communication tips to...

Duration:00:17:18

When you want school mornings to be more relaxed with Tara H

10/20/2022
Tara is struggling with getting her 5-year old daughter to school on time. Ideally, Tara wants her daughter to be able to settle in before school starts, which means being a few minutes early. However, her daughter prefers to flounder and drag her feet creating stress, frustration and yelling in the home. She isn’t focused on all the tasks that Tara thinks need to happen before getting in the car. Today we talk about how to focus on your goal of getting the kids to school on time and what...

Duration:00:27:52

When your child doesn’t want to eat with Colin H

9/22/2022
Colin H is a father to an energetic 21 month old son who refuses to sit down and eat dinner. Colin and his husband are worried that their child isn’t getting enough nutrients and calories. They find themselves resorting to squeezable yogurts and packaged foods. They’re concerned that they are creating bad habits that will be hard to fix later in life. If you have a child who can’t sit still and focus on eating, you are not alone. Listen along to gain a new perspective on meal time and how to...

Duration:00:23:03

When your kid doesn’t want to go back to camp with Lauren B Part 2

8/18/2022
Lauren B is back again this week to chat about how to convince her 11 year old to go back to camp. She’s calling in from an airbnb where she’s been taking care of her son during a flu outbreak at his 4-week summer camp. Now that his sickness has passed he’s refusingo go back. On today’s episode we talk about some strategies around turning a negative feeling and experience into a positive one without conflict. We talk about why honing in on goals is important for kids to feel empowered. We...

Duration:00:11:36

When You Want to Empower Your Kids In the Midst of Life's Realities with Lauren B Part 1

8/11/2022
Lauren B is mother to 11 and 14 year old sons. Recently, the summer camp that the kids are in, faced a flu outbreak. Her older son shared with Lauren how he feels haunted by the pandemic and all of the stresses and fears they went through. This hit Lauren as she began to question how to give her boys an optimistic outlook on life when there is so much going on in the world that’s not positive. The topic started weighing on her. She doesn't want to be a Pollyanna but doesn’t want to hide...

Duration:00:19:39

When your kid is having trouble remembering school tasks with Randi Z

6/23/2022
Randi Z is a mother to a 10 and a half year old boy who has been struggling with remembering certain tasks required by his teacher. Randi recently learned that her son’s homework hasn’t been accounted for over the past few weeks because he has been forgetting to get his homework signed off at home. Randi wonders what are the appropriate expectations around accountability and how best to handle them. She worries about what this means for her son’s future and where SHE slipped up in the...

Duration:00:38:24

When your child doesn’t want to play alone with Danielle C

6/9/2022
Danielle C is a mother to a 4 year old daughter who doesn’t play well by herself. Her daughter is an only child who requires a lot of attention and entertainment, making Danielle worried that her daughter will always need someone to do things with. Danielle is struggling to get her own work and household chores accomplished. Her daughter often interrupts, asking her to play even when Danielle tells her “Mommy needs five more minutes”. On today’s episode we talk about what to do when you are...

Duration:00:12:14

When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Follow Your Plan with Ari K

6/2/2022
Ari is a mother to a 6 year boy who is not a fan of following schedules that are set up for him. While he is on the spectrum, getting kids to follow orders is a frequent complaint from many parents. As Ari finds herself in daily battles with her son, she wonders, how does she find the balance between flexibility and discipline? And how does she get her son to school on time without a fight? On today’s podcast we discuss strategies to help manage your child’s time and your expectations. We...

Duration:00:26:51

When Your Child Hits, Kicks and Slaps Others with Sara H

5/26/2022
Sara H is a mother to a 4 year old girl who struggles with emotional regulation. When her daughter is angry or frustrated she goes straight to hitting, kicking and slapping others. With a new baby on the way, Sara is worried that her child doesn’t have coping mechanisms to turn to, in order to regulate her emotions. On today’s podcast we discuss specific strategies that will help your child manage difficult feelings in a more positive way. We talk about how to create an emotional connection...

Duration:00:19:05

When micromanaging may be hurting your teen’s future with Jen B

5/12/2022
Jen B is a mother to a 16 year old high-performing perfectionist daughter who is completing her junior year of high school. Jen is a self-described micromanager who worries that her daughter doesn't have the coping mechanisms and resilience she’s going to need for college. Jen knows she needs to back off and trust her daughter but she’s finding it so hard to do. When her daughter comes to her for answers or frequently texts her, Jen struggles to set the boundaries that will help her daughter...

Duration:00:30:49

When your child resists trying new activities with Lindsay M

5/12/2022
Lindsay M is a mom who is feeling pressure to “keep up with the Joneses” when it comes to signing her 7 year old son up for extracurricular activities. She wants to encourage him to try new activities that she feels would be good for him even if he might not be interested - such as piano lessons. She is worried about constant arguments with her son who may refuse to go or may quit activities that she signs him up for. Lindsay comes to me for insight on when to push her son to do things she...

Duration:00:26:51

When Your Child Doesn't Want To Use the Potty with Tina V

4/7/2022
Tina V has two boys, 3 years old and 1 year old. She has been struggling with potty training her 3 year old who is resistant to the process. She has tried bribing him with toys and chocolate and although this worked for a bit, he eventually stopped responding to these offers. Tina has even set up a special potty training box for him in the bathroom that includes pull ups, underwear, wipes and books to help him independently overcome this issue. However, none of this has worked. Tina turns...

Duration:00:12:12

When you child won’t listen to the word NO with Jes L

3/31/2022
Jes L is a mother to two girls, 11 years old and a 15 months old. While her first daughter was fairly easy as a baby, Jes is finding the experience with her second daughter to be entirely different - she is intense and refuses to listen to the word “NO”. Jes and her husband have told her numerous times not to do things like stick her finger in the electric socket yet she is determined to defy them. The word “no” is optional in Jes’s daughter’s eyes and she goes into antrum - mode when she...

Duration:00:20:37

When you want to raise emotionally intelligent kids with Jake E

3/24/2022
As a father of 7 children, Jake certainly has his hands full. His kids are between the ages 12 and 17 months. For the kids in grades 3,4,5, and 6 he wonders how he can teach them about emotional intelligence. He also wonders about what to do when his kids are experiencing name calling or cliquish behavior from other kids. How can he create a deeper understanding and empathy in his kids when they deal with this kind of behavior? Today we talk about the importance of raising kids with...

Duration:00:17:08

When your Child Wants to Quit Extracurricular Activities with Dara E

3/17/2022
Dara is a mother to two boys, a 14 year old and a 11 year old. Their family has moved several times so they are no strangers to change and fluidity. Currently, the boys are involved in different sports and musical activities but Dara has noticed a pattern of her boys quitting. Dara comes to us with the question- When do you let your kids quit something and when do you not? And what are the factors to consider when making those decisions? Today we talk about how we can first change the...

Duration:00:24:59

When Your Child Just Won't Listen with Stephanie C

3/10/2022
Stephanie is a mother to a 2 and a half year old girl who just won’t listen. Both Stephanie and her husband have been playing the control game with her daughter and you can guess who is winning?! Whether they are at home or out in public they struggle to get their daughter to listen to their rules. For example, their daughter won’t sit for circle time at the start of gymnastics and instead runs around getting in the way of the big kids. Today we talk about some strategies around being in...

Duration:00:20:00

When Your Kids Are Obsessed with their Devices with Rahcyne O

3/3/2022
Rahcyne is a mother to a 7 year old and a 5 year old. During the pandemic she watched devices and technology become a lifeline for her kids providing them education and socialization. Now she struggles with getting her kids to play with physical toys and use their imagination. Rahcyne wonders how she can honor the benefits of technology while raising her kids to also occupy themselves and be creative without devices. Today we talk about my CLEARR method which stands for Communication,...

Duration:00:23:02