1. When your child wants to be the dictator with Priyanka M Sue Groner 25:34

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 The Parenting Mentor:

  • Tips for effective and encouraging communication that will grow your kid’s social skills while also making them feel supported. 
  • At-home, tangible role play tips for teaching your child to work well with others in the classroom.  
  • Changing your perspective to focus on your kid’s successes and having empathy for their experience. 
  • Relating to kids through storytelling to make them feel validated.

“Anytime that you get frustrated or why is he acting like this, he’s so smart and he understands this and dadada – your mantra needs to be my son is 6. My son has been in the world for only 6 years and look what he’s capable of already” – 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.