1. When your kids are constantly fighting with Lindsay R Sue Groner 29:06

Lindsay is a mother to two boys (3 years old and 5 years old) and they are constantly at each other’s throats. The fighting is driving Lindsay nuts. The older one has learned the word “retaliate” and that seems to be his action when frustrated by his brother. And this has started to show itself in school as well. If you’re wondering how best to deal with your child’s lack of frustration tolerance when it comes to their sibling or friends, listen in for some strategies that are not only helpful but respectful of your child’s feelings. 

This week on The Parenting Mentor:

  • Tips for effective and encouraging communication that get to the issue instead of just saying “you can’t”.
  • How to include your child in the problem solving process. 
  • How to use yourself as an example when teaching calm techniques. 
  • Specific tools for allowing your child to express and normalize their feelings and understand sharing as a concept.  

“I think it’s important for him to know that he’s allowed to have the feelings. To feel frustrated. And to feel angry. It’s okay because those are totally normal feelings and it’s not bad to have those but it’s about how they are expressed that can be not so good.” – 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.