1. When you’re struggling with sibling rivalry issues with Nikki B Sue Groner 27:46

Nikki is a mom to three boys, 5, 3 and 2-years old. Not surprisingly, she is struggling with sibling rivalry issues especially when the kids are playing all together.  She is wondering how much of this has to do with their need for 1:1 mom time, and how to help her kids work through their issues by themselves. Listen along if you are tired of being your kid’s referee. 

This week on The Parenting Mentor:

  • Tips for effective and encouraging language that will get your kids not only solving their own problems (while feeling supported) but also doing their best to avoid conflict in the first place. 
  • Introducing the concepts of “taking 10” and the power of alone time.
  • Techniques to create a daily emotional connection with the kids individually.
  • Creating a space where it’s safe for your kids to feel their feelings while also being safe, kind and honest. 

“I know you guys can figure this out together…Right? So now you’re giving them the power. You don’t want to be the referee and you also don’t want to be the judge.” – 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.