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This week on MD for Moms, I interview The Parenting Mentor Sue Groner about supporting children through different life changes. Sue was incredibly informative during her first time on MD for Moms on October 7th, 2020 – if you missed it, check it out here.
This week, we explore how to help kids with huge life adjustments. It can be daunting deciding how to share a pregnancy with an older child, let alone figuring out the best way to introduce a new baby. I remember carefully orchestrating my entrance to the apartment when my second was born – my son was two and a half, and I was concerned about the impact if I held my newborn versus if I did not. What is the best way to approach such a sensitive and important time with a toddler? How about with an older child? Sue explains this and how to help everyone in the family transition and feel comfortable with the new arrival. We explore how to carve out time with your older child while also finding time to be with the baby, and how to approach sibling rivalry and feelings of jealousy.
We also delve into questions about divorce – is it better to stay together for the kids despite being miserable? What is the impact of fighting in front of kids? If parents are getting divorced, how can they minimize the impact on their children and ensure the kids feel safe and grounded despite the upheaval? Sue sheds light on this incredibly important but also difficult topic, plus much more on this week’s MD for Moms.
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As an experienced mother, 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, 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 resides in New York City and Bedford, NY with her husband, two children (when they are not away at school) and their rescue dog. She is available for private, group, and virtual mentorship sessions nationwide for individuals as well as corporations.
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