1. When your child doesn’t listen to you with Nneka H Sue Groner 12:04

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 create harmony, growth and balance.
  • How to teach a process that will ultimately become a lifelong skill. 
  • Specific conversation tips to start brainstorming with your child so they see you as their team member. 
  • Changing your perspective on your child’s learning curve and why it’s their process and not yours


 “So I think that there’s a balance. First of all you can’t engineer your child. She’s not going to listen and respond exactly the way you want her to because she’s her own person.”- Sue Groner

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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.