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Welcome to the parenting mentor sessions with Sue Groner. If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably comes with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, this is a great place to start. Listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about specific challenges they're facing with their children, aged anywhere between 2 and 22. Listen along and gain perspective and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.

Jun 9, 2022

Danielle C is a mother to a 4 year old daughter who doesn’t play well by herself. Her daughter is an only child who requires a lot of attention and entertainment, making Danielle worried that her daughter will always need someone to do things with. Danielle is struggling to get her own work and household chores accomplished. Her daughter often interrupts, asking her to play even when Danielle tells her “Mommy needs five more minutes”. 

On today’s episode we talk about what to do when you are becoming your child’s entertainment committee. We dive into how you can slowly guide your child to enjoy doing things alone through tools like the “fun bowl”. We also talk about how to use a timer and set certain rules when it comes to Mommy’s work time. We explain how to include your child in helping with chores. We discuss why it’s okay for kids to be bored. 

This week on The Parenting Mentor:

  • Tips for setting rules and boundaries with your child around Mommy’s work time.
  • Specific tools for introducing your child to fun activities that they can do independently.
  • How to talk about “alone time” with your child and help them understand the benefits.  
  • Tips for getting chores done with your child!

 “It’s not necessarily: let your child be bored. It’s- it’s okay for them to be bored. So if they say they’re bored- it’s like “Oh. Okay” They are telling you some information. They’re not saying you need to be my entertainment committee.” - Sue Groner

Meet the Parenting Mentor

If you want to reduce the everyday stress and anxiety that inevitably come with parenting and learn to be a happier and more relaxed parent, then this is the place for you.

Here, you can listen in on real sessions with parents who open up about the specific challenges they face with children from 2 to 22. Listen along and gain perspectives and strategies to help you parent with sanity and joy.

Visit theparentingmentor.com for notes on this show, more episodes, and all the ways to subscribe, and don’t forget to pick up my book, Parenting with Sanity and Joy: 101 Simple Strategies, which includes my Nine Golden Rules of Parenting.