1. When your child doesn’t want to get out of holiday mode with Jamie M Sue Groner 23:21

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 more a part of the family. 
  • How to gradually enforce your 2023 rules while creating a balance in your home such as taking breaks to spend time together in between working.  
  • Techniques such as trading in a card for one chocolate a day to make the process a bit smoother and more tangible. 
  • Changing your perspective and having empathy around your child’s experience.

“The beginning of the New Year becomes so stressful for everyone because they feel like they need to make strict changes or do things cold turkey. I feel like we need to ease into it. It’s a healthy, more relaxed way to approach change.”- 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.