1. When Everyone Needs Sleep with Kristjana H. Sue Groner 14:54

Kristjana has three kids. The second used to be a great sleeper, but since Moving to a toddler bed, his sleep is much more sporadic, and bedtime often results in tears and fighting. Kristjana just wants a good night’s sleep for her son and herself.

Today, we talk about how Kristjana can make the most of bedtime and let her son know that she wants to be with him and that he’s always welcome to join his parents next to their bed. We talk about the power of a sleeping bag, and we discuss how Kristjana can make bedtime more relaxing for her son. We also talk about how to transition to life with a new baby.

“It makes a difference when you tell your child that being with them and playing with them really matters to you.”

– Sue Groner

This week on The Parenting Mentor:

  • Making bedtime relaxing
  • The importance of preset guidelines
  • Adjusting to a new youngest child
  • The power of a sleeping bag
  • The importance of letting your child know you want to be with him

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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.