19 episodes

Take control of parenthood once and for all. The Sergeant Susie show offers straight talk, "Dear Abby" style, from Susie herself. And expect insightful questions and witty comebacks from her daughter and host, Kelly. You'll learn how to improve in all areas from parenting methods, child rearing, setting boundaries, strengthening your spousal partnership, mental health, and more. Raising well-behaved children who grow into respected adults is easier than you think.

The Sergeant Susie Show The Sergeant Susie Show

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Take control of parenthood once and for all. The Sergeant Susie show offers straight talk, "Dear Abby" style, from Susie herself. And expect insightful questions and witty comebacks from her daughter and host, Kelly. You'll learn how to improve in all areas from parenting methods, child rearing, setting boundaries, strengthening your spousal partnership, mental health, and more. Raising well-behaved children who grow into respected adults is easier than you think.

    Episode 018 | Getting Non-Eaters Eating

    Episode 018 | Getting Non-Eaters Eating

    When the milk is so good (and so readily available), how do you encourage your little ones to start trying and eating solid foods? After sharing their food-eating adventure to date, Kelly asks Sergeant Susie for help! Charlie isn't eating much and Kelly is about ready to dial down the breastfeeding as she introduces Charlie to Whole Milk. Sergeant Susie gives a little advice that may make meal-time more successful.

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    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes.

    • 30 min
    Episode 017 | Who's Really In Charge In Your Home?

    Episode 017 | Who's Really In Charge In Your Home?

    As Tim Taylor said to his wife Jill on the family sitcom, Home Improvement, "If we're not in charge, then we're just the tallest people living here." In many households, kids rule the land, so today we're talking about how to make sure you as the parent are the leader and authority in your home... without yelling or any other negative reinforcements. We talk about the trickle down effects of an effective authority figure, like kids growing in to respected adults, as well as having an easier time as adults, being better in school, having peace in your home, and more.

    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes.

    • 17 min
    Episode 016 | What Your Kids Crave Most

    Episode 016 | What Your Kids Crave Most

    What do you think your kids crave most? It's simpler than you think. If you are struggling to bond with your youngsters, you might find a little relief after listening to this episode. We all need connection, and your babies and children of any age crave it desperately!

    We also received our first TWO listener questions that tie into today's topic perfectly!

    One question from Josh in the UK is a soon to be new parent that is young and nervous about fostering connection with their new baby. We talk about "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman and how important they are in raising children into emotionally successful adults. Your children want 100% of your time, attention, and love.

    Another question comes from Sheena in Maryland... she asks how Sergeant Susie would handle a 1-year old who has started biting. Sometimes as any parent knows, this can be as simple as teething. But sometimes it's that your kids are craving... you guessed it... YOUR ATTENTION! Kids will do anything they have to to get your attention, and sometimes they will resort to poor behavior to get it.

    We also talk about Kelly's first visit to Reading Time at their Public Library and how great it was for Charlie to play and interact with others.

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    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes.

    • 22 min
    Episode 015 | Timeout Tactics for All Ages

    Episode 015 | Timeout Tactics for All Ages

    Sergeant Susie shares her very simple approach to timeout tactics based on a child's age, as well are real-life timeout stories with all ages of children. We talk about when to give a child a timeout vs. when to take away an item causing the poor behavior. And we talk about acting quickly when behavior needs to be corrected, and the positive affect that zero tolerance has on poor behavior. (Kelly has done just a few timeouts with Charlie at this point.) Sergeant Susie shares her advice on how Kelly has been starting timeouts and offers suggestions to improve Kelly's current timeout method. We also cover what to do after the timeout is over.

    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes.

    • 31 min
    Episode 014 | Respecting Boundaries & Acting When Safety is of Concern

    Episode 014 | Respecting Boundaries & Acting When Safety is of Concern

    🚩 TRIGGER WARNING 🚩 *In this podcast episode, we discuss drowning events, kidnapping, and a shooting, which some listeners may find distressing.

    We discuss respecting boundaries set by THE PARENTS. Even the strongly opinionated Sergeant Susie asks "do you REALLY want to know what I think" before offering her advice. We talk lightly about differing rules between households. Then we segue into overstepping boundaries when safety is a concern. SGT Susie has so many instances where to stepped into protect other people's children, including strangers. Kelly learns for the first time why her mom hovered so strongly over the years, and both Kelly and Sergeant Susie talk about how that single negative (or traumatizing) event can change the entire trajectory of your parenting style.

    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes.

    • 29 min
    Episode 013 | Cultivating Family Time with Family-Friendly Fun

    Episode 013 | Cultivating Family Time with Family-Friendly Fun

    Susie shares how she was always finding activities that are fun for the whole family... tennis, roller-skating, martial arts, and on and on. And specifically how juggling (literally juggling) became a lifelong interest that grew into generational family fun. From big activities to little activities, every moment shared together as a family increases your bond. From athletics and clubs to enjoying family dinners together, sharing interests can make all the difference.

    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes.

    • 30 min

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