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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.

The Parenting Mentor Sue Groner

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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.

    When You’re the Lead Dad in a Mom’s World with Paul S (ENCORE)

    When You’re the Lead Dad in a Mom’s World with Paul S (ENCORE)

    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 playground. Listen along for some strategies to encourage your partner to take on more lead responsibilities and why it’s okay and important to embrace lead dads in your mom community.
    This week on The Parenting Mentor:
    What exactly is a lead dad? Practicing transparency and openness around the topic of lead dads. Using humor to create bonds on the playground for both the lead moms and dads. Creating open and direct communication around this modern parenting style  The power of moms letting go of control and allowing space for a partner to take on more responsibilities.  “I think part of the challenge is that the mom has to genuinely give up control” -Sue Groner
    Meet the Parenting Mentor
    If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably come with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, then this is the place for you.
    Here, you can listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about the specific challenges they face with children from 2 to 22. Listen along and gain perspectives and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.
    Visit theparentingmentor.com for notes on this show, more episodes, and all the ways to subscribe, and don’t forget to pick up my book, Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies, which includes my Nine Golden Rules of Parenting.
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    • 22 min
    When your child won’t listen to the word NO with Jes L (ENCORE)

    When your child won’t listen to the word NO with Jes L (ENCORE)

    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 tantrum - mode when she hears it too many times. She also loves to play on the edge by attempting to turn on the oven or open and close drawers (sometimes on her finger). Jes comes to us for the next steps on how to turn this around.
    Today we talk about the word “no” and how we can actually switch out the word to something like “danger” or “pain”. We also talk about how you can help your child learn to do something in a safe way by practicing them together - like opening and closing a drawer. We talk about the importance of validating your child’s feelings, and expressing to them that you understand that hearing the word “no” is hard. It’s also about connecting with your child in a tone that makes them feel seen and heard.

    This week on The Parenting Mentor:
    Tangible tips and tools for dealing with your kid’s resistance to “NO”.  Tips for validating using a non-judgemental tone and communication and why this creates empathy and understanding. Changing up your language and practicing patience when approaching your child.  The power of allowing your kids to learn for themselves to an extent. Giving them a reminder of the consequence without having to constantly say “Don’t do that”.
    Meet the Parenting Mentor
    If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably come with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, then this is the place for you.
    Here, you can listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about the specific challenges they face with children from 2 to 22. Listen along and gain perspectives and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.
    Visit theparentingmentor.com for notes on this show, more episodes, and all the ways to subscribe, and don’t forget to pick up my book, Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies, which includes my Nine Golden Rules of Parenting.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 21 min
    When Your Child Doesn't Want To Use the Potty with Tina V (ENCORE)

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

    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 to me for the answers on how to move past this as quickly as possible especially with the pressure from his school.
     
    Today we talk about how to deal with your child not being ready to go to the potty. We talk about why it might actually be best to take everything away and accept that he’s just not ready. The truth is your child will eventually use the potty at some point, it’s just not now. My advice allows both parents and children to let go of stress, embrace trust and practice patience.
     
    “Just say “I know someday you are going to use the potty and it will be fine but right now let’s stop worrying about it. When you are ready, you let me know. You are a great kid, don’t worry about this.” - Sue Groner
    This week on The Parenting Mentor:
    Tangible tips and tools for dealing with your child’s resistance to the potty. Tips for validating using a non-judgemental tone and communication and why this creates empathy and understanding. Practicing patience and acceptance when your child is not ready for something.  Dealing with schools and third parties that place demands on your child’s timeline.  Meet the Parenting Mentor
    If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably come with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, then this is the place for you.
    Here, you can listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about the specific challenges they face with children from 2 to 22. Listen along and gain perspectives and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.
    Visit theparentingmentor.com for notes on this show, more episodes, and all the ways to subscribe, and don’t forget to pick up my book, Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies, which includes my Nine Golden Rules of Parenting.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 12 min
    Communicating age differences to your kids with Jenn H (ENCORE)

    Communicating age differences to your kids with Jenn H (ENCORE)

    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 reach your kids while also supporting their needs. 
    This week on The Parenting Mentor:
    Strategies for empowering and fun visual games to teach your kids about getting older. Specific conversation tips using real life examples.  Tips for changing the language around your child’s needs for cuddles and getting to the root of their needs.  Changing your perspective on the potty training stress and other “milestones”  and why it’s essential to not give in to the noise.  “It’s not, well you can't go to preschool unless you use the potty. It’s more like, when you’re ready that’s also a sign that you’re ready for preschool” - Sue Groner 
    Meet the Parenting Mentor
    If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably come with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, then this is the place for you.
    Here, you can listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about the specific challenges they face with children from 2 to 22. Listen along and gain perspectives and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.
    Visit theparentingmentor.com for notes on this show, more episodes, and all the ways to subscribe, and don’t forget to pick up my book, Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies, which includes my Nine Golden Rules of Parenting.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 17 min
    When your kids are constantly fighting with Lindsey R (ENCORE)

    When your kids are constantly fighting with Lindsey R (ENCORE)

    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 helpful but respectful of your child’s feelings. 
    This week on The Parenting Mentor:
    Tips for effective and encouraging communication that get to the issue instead of just saying “you can’t”.
    How to include your child in the problem solving process. 
    How to use yourself as an example when teaching calm techniques. 
    Specific tools for allowing your child to express and normalize their feelings and understand sharing as a concept.  
     "I think it's important for him to know that he’s allowed to have the feelings. To feel frustrated. And to feel angry. It’s okay because those are totally normal feelings and it’s not bad to have those but it's about how they are expressed that can be not so good." - Sue Groner
    Meet the Parenting Mentor
    If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably come with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, then this is the place for you.
    Here, you can listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about the specific challenges they face with children from 2 to 22. Listen along and gain perspectives and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.
    Visit theparentingmentor.com for notes on this show, more episodes, and all the ways to subscribe, and don’t forget to pick up my book, Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies, which includes my Nine Golden Rules of Parenting.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 29 min
    When micromanaging may be hurting your teen's future with Jen B (ENCORE)

    When micromanaging may be hurting your teen's future with Jen B (ENCORE)

    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 become more self-reliant. 
    On today’s episode we talk about how to start to let go of control as a parent and create more trust between you and your teen. We talk about how to practice validation, honest conversations and how to show up with love and support without controlling the situation. We talk about setting boundaries and allowing your teen to learn their lessons alone without constant protection. We talk about how to utilize code words so you can keep each other accountable. 

    This week on The Parenting Mentor:
    Tips for validating communication around your teen’s stresses and why this creates empathy and understanding.
    Specific tools for creating boundaries and room for your teen to grow without your constant protection and rules. 
    Communication tips around handling the next steps in your relationship with your teen when you’re working on letting go of control. 
    Specific tools to encourage your teen to start solving problems and learning lessons on their own. 
    Meet the Parenting Mentor
    If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably come with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, then this is the place for you.
    Here, you can listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about the specific challenges they face with children from 2 to 22. Listen along and gain perspectives and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.
    Visit theparentingmentor.com for notes on this show, more episodes, and all the ways to subscribe, and don’t forget to pick up my book, Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies, which includes my Nine Golden Rules of Parenting.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

TMPutnamCountyNY ,

Best parenting podcast!

Sue Groner has been a tremendous resource for my family and myself for the last decade. From preschool to high school, Sue has provided my family with a wealth of resources and tips. What I most appreciate is her ability to turn what seems to be much heated situations into light hearted learning moments. You never feel criticized or judged by Sue. She’s been in our shoes!

EYHalps ,

Sue makes parenting a joy

Even just 15 minutes listening to Sue Groner is worth it’s weight in gold. I went from overthinking everything to relaxing and enjoying my kids and family time…all from listening to Sue’s non-judgemental and non-fluff stories and advice. Plus, I love listening to the stories of other parents all trying to just “do better” and maintain their sanity along the way!

TotumErin ,

Fun to Listen, Practical Advice that Works

Sue has a knack of being completely honest and completely loving at once. Her podcasts are easy, fun listening that, when applied to real life parenting frustrations, produce positive results. Listening to this podcast is like grabbing a cup of tea with a mom you admire, and walking away from the table feeling loved, supported and inspired.

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