1. When your child has selective blindness with Tahra D Sue Goner 16:49

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 conversations to activate your child’s sense of responsibility.

  • Creating opportunities for your child to earn more freedom and independence while developing life skills. 

  • Practicing supportive communication versus blaming to create a sense of teamwork and empathy between you and your child. 


“You could say I get that AND there are certain things that I don’t want to try that hard at either because I don’t really care AND I need to anyways. And you need to anyway. Cause you’re part of this family and I can’t do it all myself. And I need you. I need you to help. I need you to step up and I know you’re really capable of it.” – 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.