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Susan G. Groner Founder of The Parenting Mentor, Author, Podcaster

As an experienced mother of 2 young adults, Sue Groner knows how stressful and overwhelming parenting can be at times. She founded The Parenting Mentor to provide an ally for parents in their quest to raise confident and resilient children. Sue is the author of Parenting with Sanity and Joy. 101 Simple Strategies, is the host of The Parenting Mentor Sessions Podcast, and is a certified Positive Discipline parent educator.

Sue is also the creator of the CLEARR method of parenting, developed through years of trial (and her fair share of errors!) with her own family. CLEARR adheres to the belief that parenting strategies should be grounded in six important pillars: Communication, Love, Empathy, Awareness, Rules, and Respect. This has become the cornerstone of her practice as The Parenting Mentor.

A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a former advertising executive, Sue is a frequent guest expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox to name a few, and provides advice for many national publications and websites such as The Wall Street Journal, Parents, Real Simple, Today.com, HuffPost, and Katie Couric Media. Sue resides in New York City and Bedford, NY with her husband, and when she’s lucky, with her children. She is available for private and group mentorship sessions(in-person or virtual) nationwide for individuals and corporations.

Books Authored By Susan G. Groner

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When You’re The Lead Dad In A Mom’s World With Paul S (Encore) &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
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 …

Paul S is the lead d…

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 respo…

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When Your Child Won’t Listen To The Word No With Jes L (Encore) &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
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 - …

Jes L is a mother to…

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…

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When Your Child Doesn'T Want To Use The Potty With Tina V (Encore) &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
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 altho…

Tina V has two boys,…

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 hi…

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Communicating Age Differences To Your Kids With Jenn H (Encore) &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
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…

Jenn’s children ar…

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 fo…

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When Your Kids Are Constantly Fighting With Lindsey R (Encore) &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
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…

Lindsay is a mother …

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 …

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When Micromanaging May Be Hurting Your Teen'S Future With Jen B (Encore) &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
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 h…

Jen B is a mother to…

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…

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When Your Child Hates To Lose With Ruthie S &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child hates to lose with Ruthie S

Ruthie’s 4 year old son is fiercely competitive. He wants to be first at everything. He races his mom and even if he loses he insists that he is the winner. She is not a fan of the “no, you’re n…

Ruthie’s 4 year ol…

Ruthie’s 4 year old son is fiercely competitive. He wants to be first at everything. He races his mom and even if he loses he insists that he is the winner. She is not a fan of the “no, you’re not” “yes, I am” battle. While Ruthie wants to embrace her son’s competitive nature, acknowledging that it will serve him well, she needs some help  handling his need to always win.  If you’re struggling with a child who can’t deal with losing at anything, listen along for strategies and perspective to help your child feel better about not always being the winner.  This week on The P…

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When Your Child Has Selective Blindness With Tahra D &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child has selective blindness with Tahra D

Tahra’s 10 year old daughter has what her mom likes to call “selective blindness”. She can never seem to find the things her mom asks her for. Tahra finds this so frustrating and is hoping for s…

Tahra’s 10 year ol…

Tahra’s 10 year old daughter has what her mom likes to call “selective blindness”. She can never seem to find the things her mom asks her for. Tahra finds this so frustrating and is hoping for some guidance on the best way to handle this. We talk about how this is part of the bigger issue of helping out as part of the family unit. If you are struggling to get your children to be more active helpers at home, listen along for some strategies to empower and activate your kids.  This week on The Parenting Mentor: Tools and games to motivate your children to help out at home. Empowering …

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When Your Child Won’t Stop Throwing Food With Sarah S &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child won’t stop throwing food with Sarah S

Sarah’s 2 and a half year old daughter won’t stop throwing food at meal time. Sarah is finding that she is escalating the situation because she ends up yelling and then dealing with a crying toddl…

Sarah’s 2 and a ha…

Sarah’s 2 and a half year old daughter won’t stop throwing food at meal time. Sarah is finding that she is escalating the situation because she ends up yelling and then dealing with a crying toddler. If you’re struggling with a defiant toddler and you're constantly cleaning up food from the floor, listen in for some strategies to set boundaries while allowing your child some control.    This week on The Parenting Mentor:   General statements and empowering language that will define boundaries and reinforce rules around meal time.  Focusing on your one goal with your child and bei…

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When Your Child Refuses To Listen To You With Nicole H &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child refuses to listen to you with Nicole H

Nicole’s 3 year old son has become so defiant since the birth of his baby brother who is now 10 months old. He says no to almost everything: putting on shoes, taking a bath, eating meals, brushing t…

Nicole’s 3 year ol…

Nicole’s 3 year old son has become so defiant since the birth of his baby brother who is now 10 months old. He says no to almost everything: putting on shoes, taking a bath, eating meals, brushing teeth, the list goes on. If you have a child like this and are tired of the escalations and all the conflict, listen along for some strategies to make this part of parenting so much easier.  This week on The Parenting Mentor: Empowering language that reminds your child that you too want their company and that you value your quality time together.  Powerful tools that approach the power dynami…

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When One Child Feels Pushed Around By Their Sibling With Hillary H &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When one child feels pushed around by their sibling with Hillary H

Hillary is a mom of two daughters and her youngest is starting to complain about her sister's bossyness. As the older child she tends to jump in at every turn to take over. She’s there to let her kn…

Hillary is a mom of …

Hillary is a mom of two daughters and her youngest is starting to complain about her sister's bossyness. As the older child she tends to jump in at every turn to take over. She’s there to let her know how to do everything and tends to reinforce what mom said. Hillary would love to learn how to help her younger child have more opportunities to lead and help her first born back off a bit. Listen along for some strategies for teaching your children respectful communication with each other and to avoid feeling pushed around.  This week on The Parenting Mentor:  Empowering communication tools…

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When Your Child Gets In Trouble For Being The Class Clown With Lori O &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child gets in trouble for being the class clown with Lori O

Lori’s 11 year old son has always been a fun-loving class clown who likes to mess around in class. Now that he is in middle school his teachers find his behavior to be disrespectful. Since this only…

Lori’s 11 year old…

Lori’s 11 year old son has always been a fun-loving class clown who likes to mess around in class. Now that he is in middle school his teachers find his behavior to be disrespectful. Since this only happens in school, Lori is wondering what strategies she might be able to suggest to her son so he can better judge when his humor and interruptions are okay and when they are not. If you have a child who’s having trouble controlling inappropriate behaviors this podcast may help.    This week on The Parenting Mentor: Effective tips and tangible tools for your child to express their humor an…

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When Your Child Wants To Be The Dictator With Priyanka M &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child wants to be the dictator with Priyanka M

Priyanka M is a mother to a 6 year old son who is smart, confident and comfortable taking over most situations. He often acts as a “dictator” when it comes to playing with other kids. Priyanka is …

Priyanka M is a moth…

Priyanka M is a mother to a 6 year old son who is smart, confident and comfortable taking over most situations. He often acts as a “dictator” when it comes to playing with other kids. Priyanka is wondering how to help her son develop more social and emotional intelligence and learn how to better connect with other kids. She wants to teach him how to be productive and happy working with others but not stifle his curiosity, intellect and leadership skills. Listen along to learn some strategies to help your kid learn how to,  as the report card says “work well with others”. This week on …

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When You’re Struggling With Sibling Rivalry Issues With Nikki B &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When you’re struggling with sibling rivalry issues with Nikki B

Nikki is a mom to three boys, 5, 3 and 2-years old. Not surprisingly, she is struggling with sibling rivalry issues especially when the kids are playing all together.  She is wondering how much of th…

Nikki is a mom to th…

Nikki is a mom to three boys, 5, 3 and 2-years old. Not surprisingly, she is struggling with sibling rivalry issues especially when the kids are playing all together.  She is wondering how much of this has to do with their need for 1:1 mom time, and how to help her kids work through their issues by themselves. Listen along if you are tired of being your kid’s referee.  This week on The Parenting Mentor: Tips for effective and encouraging language that will get your kids not only solving their own problems (while feeling supported) but also doing their best to avoid conflict in the first p…

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When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Get Out Of Holiday Mode With Jamie M &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child doesn’t want to get out of holiday mode with Jamie M

Jamie M is a mom to her 2 year old son who is coming off of a few weeks of lots of chocolate, tv and mom-ing. Jamie is stressing on how to get back to what she considers normal for her son post holida…

Jamie M is a mom to …

Jamie M is a mom to her 2 year old son who is coming off of a few weeks of lots of chocolate, tv and mom-ing. Jamie is stressing on how to get back to what she considers normal for her son post holidays. If you have also let your rules go by the wayside this holiday season, listen along for some strategies to smooth this transition and even create new structure in your household in 2023.  This week on The Parenting Mentor: Tips for effective and encouraging communication that will get your kids in the conversation about holiday transitions, work life, and balance allowing them to feel even m…

Listen · 23:21
When You’re The Lead Dad In A Mom’s World With Paul S &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When you’re the Lead Dad in a Mom’s World with Paul S

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 …

Paul S is the lead d…

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 respo…

Listen · 22:54
When Your Kids Are Constantly Fighting With Lindsay R &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your kids are constantly fighting with Lindsay R

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…

Lindsay is a mother …

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 e…

Listen · 29:06
When Your Child Doesn’t Listen To You With Nneka H &Raquo; Tpmpodcastartfinal2 Copy
When your child doesn’t listen to you with Nneka H

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…

Nneka is a mom who…

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 everyone.  This week on The Parenting Mentor: Tips for effective and encouraging communication that will …

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