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The Sergeant Susie Show

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Take control of parenthood once and for all. The Sergeant Susie show offers straight talk, "Dear Abby" style, from Susie herself. And expect insightful questions and witty comebacks from her daughter and host, Kelly. You'll learn how to improve in all areas from parenting methods, child rearing, setting boundaries, strengthening your spousal partnership, mental health, and more. Raising well-behaved children who grow into respected adults is easier than you think.
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When the milk is so good (and so readily available), how do you encourage your little ones to start trying and eating solid foods? After sharing their food-eating adventure to date, Kelly asks Sergeant Susie for help! Charlie isn't eating much and Kelly is about ready to dial down the breastfeeding as she introduces Charlie to Whole Milk. Sergeant Susie gives a little advice that may make meal-time more successful. PRODUCT MENTION: Baby Food PouchesRelated Products We Love & Recommend: No Squeeze Pouch Holder - https://amzn.to/3VW5yf1  Reusable Food Pouches - https://amzn.to/3Cw8fx1  DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
As Tim Taylor said to his wife Jill on the family sitcom, Home Improvement, "If we're not in charge, then we're just the tallest people living here." In many households, kids rule the land, so today we're talking about how to make sure you as the parent are the leader and authority in your home... without yelling or any other negative reinforcements. We talk about the trickle down effects of an effective authority figure, like kids growing in to respected adults, as well as having an easier time as adults, being better in school, having peace in your home, and more. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
What do you think your kids crave most? It's simpler than you think. If you are struggling to bond with your youngsters, you might find a little relief after listening to this episode. We all need connection, and your babies and children of any age crave it desperately! We also received our first TWO listener questions that tie into today's topic perfectly! One question from Josh in the UK is a soon to be new parent that is young and nervous about fostering connection with their new baby. We talk about "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman and how important they are in raising children into emotionally successful adults. Your children want 100% of your time, attention, and love. Another question comes from Sheena in Maryland... she asks how Sergeant Susie would handle a 1-year old who has started biting. Sometimes as any parent knows, this can be as simple as teething. But sometimes it's that your kids are craving... you guessed it... YOUR ATTENTION! Kids will do anything they have to to get your attention, and sometimes they will resort to poor behavior to get it. We also talk about Kelly's first visit to Reading Time at their Public Library and how great it was for Charlie to play and interact with others. PRODUCT MENTION: The Five Love LanguagesRelated Products We Love & Recommend: "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman - https://amzn.to/3p0jrxK "The Five Love Languages of Children" by Gary Chapman - https://amzn.to/3Vn3PAt "The Five Love Languages of Teenagers" by Gary Chapman - https://amzn.to/3No5OTr PRODUCT MENTION: Charlie's Favorite Books (at 1-Year Old) Related Products We Love & Recommend: ⁠Baby Talk - https://amzn.to/44fLA49 I'm Just a Crab - https://amzn.to/3NoW23p I'm a Little Pumpkin - https://amzn.to/41Zno4I Sleep Tight Polar Bear - https://amzn.to/418GeVP Creepy Pair of Underwear - https://amzn.to/3AJdFn2 Little Fish Big Fish Little Fish Finger Puppet Book - https://amzn.to/40PtvHb The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin - https://amzn.to/44fM6PD Bigfoot Baby - https://amzn.to/44iMnkJ Sesame Street Potty Time Songs - https://amzn.to/42aA1cL Hide-and-Seek Pout-Pout Fish - https://amzn.to/3nfX9Yx YUM! Flip A Shape PROGRAM MENTION: Imagination Library Sign-Up - https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/ DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Sergeant Susie shares her very simple approach to timeout tactics based on a child's age, as well are real-life timeout stories with all ages of children. We talk about when to give a child a timeout vs. when to take away an item causing the poor behavior. And we talk about acting quickly when behavior needs to be corrected, and the positive affect that zero tolerance has on poor behavior. (Kelly has done just a few timeouts with Charlie at this point.) Sergeant Susie shares her advice on how Kelly has been starting timeouts and offers suggestions to improve Kelly's current timeout method. We also cover what to do after the timeout is over. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
🚩 TRIGGER WARNING 🚩 *In this podcast episode, we discuss drowning events, kidnapping, and a shooting, which some listeners may find distressing. We discuss respecting boundaries set by THE PARENTS. Even the strongly opinionated Sergeant Susie asks "do you REALLY want to know what I think" before offering her advice. We talk lightly about differing rules between households. Then we segue into overstepping boundaries when safety is a concern. SGT Susie has so many instances where to stepped into protect other people's children, including strangers. Kelly learns for the first time why her mom hovered so strongly over the years, and both Kelly and Sergeant Susie talk about how that single negative (or traumatizing) event can change the entire trajectory of your parenting style. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Susie shares how she was always finding activities that are fun for the whole family... tennis, roller-skating, martial arts, and on and on. And specifically how juggling (literally juggling) became a lifelong interest that grew into generational family fun. From big activities to little activities, every moment shared together as a family increases your bond. From athletics and clubs to enjoying family dinners together, sharing interests can make all the difference. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Charlie turns 1-year-old this week! The most common question hears these days is... "are you going to stop breastfeeding?" Breastfeeding has actually been a mostly positive experience for Kelly and Charlie, starting from the first days in the hospital to nearly 1 year into Charlie's little life. Kelly shares her plans leading up to the birth of Charlie, breastfeeding through a formula shortage, and her overall experience. And don't forget the many products that made breastfeeding easier - she'll note those too!  Meanwhile, Sergeant Susie had a totally different experience with breastfeeding almost 40 years ago. Every mother's journey, experience, and needs are different, and we believe there is no wrong way to nourish your child!  We also talk about boob-life. Kelly gets Sergeant Susie a little out of her comfort zone talking about boobies! But thing one and thing two can change quite a bit when you've been pregnant and/or breastfeeding, and Kelly and SGT Susie both have different experiences thus far. So let's share! PRODUCT MENTION: Breastfeeding Supplies & Tools Related Products We Love & Recommend: Haakaa Manual Breast Pump - https://amzn.to/3yqc8RG Organic Washable Breast Pads - https://amzn.to/3LrfU55 Lacti-Cups Breast Shells Breastmilk Collector Milk Catcher / Saver - https://amzn.to/3J62Rmq Legendairy Milk® Sunflower Lecithin - https://amzn.to/3TgT5mx Liquid Vitamin D3 Drops for Infants - https://amzn.to/3F8cJLv Nipple Crack Organic Nipple Cream - https://amzn.to/3l2NALu Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Packs with Soft Covers, Hot and Cold Breast Pads for Breastfeeding Moms - https://amzn.to/3ZBWpei Boppy Nursing Pillow - https://amzn.to/3IZ91VH DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Sergeant Susie and Kelly dive into a Binky vs. Thumb-Sucking conversation, with practical and comical past stories to back why SGT Susie prefers one over the other. And what about the bigger picture of the attachment to a future item, like a stuffed animal, blankie, or other comfort item? We discuss attachment planning so that when that comfort item is dirty, lost, and/or needs replacement, you can already have a plan in place from Day #1 to make life for everyone at home easier! We are also THRILLED to give a Shout-Out to our first Sergeant Susie Crew Member! Thank you so much to Karen C. for your support of our show via Patreon. Visit The Sergeant Susie Show Patreon at http://patreon.com/user?u=84962417 to find the perfect Membership Level or Sponsorship Opportunity for you! PRODUCT MENTION: Binkies / Pacifiers Related Products We Love & Recommend: MAM Original Baby Pacifier - https://amzn.to/3yjsETe Philips AVENT Binky - https://amzn.to/3mzlUxV Itzy Ritzy Natural Rubber Pacifier - https://amzn.to/3SSaxgC NUK Comfy Orthodontic Pacifiers - https://amzn.to/3F1pjvS Frida Baby Paci Weaning System - https://amzn.to/3YvAWSK Pacifier Clips - https://amzn.to/3Zw5eGj Philips AVENT Soothie Snuggle Pacifier Holder - https://amzn.to/3IUD54D PRODUCT MENTION: No-Bite Nail Polish Related Products We Love & Recommend: Probelle Anti-Bite Nail Biting Treatment for Kids - https://amzn.to/3YG30TL DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Have you ever considered teaching your baby a second language? You can, and you should! American Sign Language, also referred to as ASL, was already a small part of Sergeant Susie's and Kelly's life. Kelly and Susie share how they've appreciated ASL over the years with the babies in the family, and Kelly shares exactly what ASL she's doing with Charlie. PRODUCT MENTION: ASL (American Sign Language) Related Products We Love & Recommend: Signing Time - https://www.signingtime.com/ DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Sergeant Susie takes us back in time to a story about an over-scheduled child. When are too many activities, just... too much? You know, soccer practice followed by piano followed by summer camp after summer camp after summer camp? Kelly and Susie discuss the importance of slowing down and allowing your kids to learn how to self-entertain during down-time. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Sergeant Susie shares how she transformed chores like dusting, collecting leaves, and putting away toys into fun activities for her daycare kids (ages 18 months to 7 years old). So fun, in fact, that the kids requested to do those chores time and time again... because they were all activities that the kids enjoyed. Kelly's little one is at that age where he loves putting things in containers, and back out again - the perfect time to make "putting away" a game. Susie shares how creativity and attentiveness turned every day mundane chores into joyful and playful activities that the kids couldn't get enough of. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Kelly shares how sleep training has been going and sticking with the bedtime routine. Learn how consistency in the evening routine has been improving naps, lengths of naps, and bedtime sleep... not just for Charlie, but for the whole household. Kelly also shares the bedtime lullaby that she wrote for Charlie, which Kelly sings every night before bedtime (it's just a teaser, visit our website for the full 10-verse lullaby!). Tune in for all the nitty gritty details, and visit www.SGTsusie.com for the full Bedtime Routine that Kelly is trying as well as the full Lullaby. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
In this episode, Kelly shares what's new in Charlie's developing skills - MOBILITY, yikes! Kelly's little one is mastering the art of crawling, pulling himself up, and that means there's a lot of standing in the crib (and other places). Mom and Dad are both worried that he is going to fall down and get some necessary bumps and bruises. Sergeant Susie shares what she did way back when her kids were little (namely, a story about host Kelly), and what she thinks would work for Kelly's household. Her insights in transitioning from crib to big boy bed is brilliant! PRODUCT MENTION: Sleep Sacks Related Products We Love & Recommend: Nested Bean Sleep Sack 2-Pack 0-6 Months - https://amzn.to/3vK4gcg Nested Bean Sleep Sack 2-Pack 6-15 Months - https://amzn.to/3GrQLmj *These are Amazon Affiliate Links. When you use these links, we get a little kickback at no cost to you. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
What are you doing when your child starts making a mess, intentionally, at the dinner table instead of eating their food? Kelly shares with they've been doing when their little one starts to lose patience at dinner time, and Sergeant Susie weighs in. PRODUCT MENTION: Baby Food Pouches Related Products We Love & Recommend: No Squeeze Pouch Holder - https://amzn.to/3VW5yf1  Reusable Food Pouches - https://amzn.to/3Cw8fx1  Glass Baby Food Jars with Silicone Lids - https://amzn.to/3X1juWw  Rainbow Silicone Spoons - https://amzn.to/3X6ZgdC *These are Amazon Affiliate Links. When you use these links, we get a little kickback at no cost to you. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
In this episode, Kelly asks for Sergeant Susie's advice when it comes to diaper changes and the baby being a wiggle worm. When your baby wants to do anything but lay still for that critical poopy diaper change, what are you to do!? Susie shares a couple stories and some good and simple advice to help you get through diaper changes a little easier, and establishing a routine even for the simple task of a diaper change. PRODUCT MENTION: Nora's Nursery Pocket Diapers Related Products We Love & Recommend: Nora's Nursery Pocket Diapers - https://norasnursery.com/ Cloth Diaper Sprayer - https://amzn.to/3VV31S7 Aquaus SprayMate - https://amzn.to/3vK3D2o All Free & Clear Powdered Detergent - https://amzn.to/3WUg3kh Tide Free & Gentle Powdered Detergent - https://amzn.to/3Xhj8ue Zout Stain Remover Spray - https://amzn.to/3ItIFfO BlueSnail Waterproof Changing Pad Liners - https://amzn.to/3CwU5LP Keekaroo Peanut Changer - https://amzn.to/3X6ZEJ6 PRODUCT MENTION: ASL (American Sign Language) Related Products We Love & Recommend: Signing Time - https://www.signingtime.com/ PRODUCT MENTION: Poofs / Puffs for Baby Related Products We Love & Recommend: Gerber Banana Puffs Gerber Blueberry Puffs Gerber Strawberry Apple Puffs DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Kelly broke down on the last 30 minutes of a 90-minute drive and pulled out a tablet to keep the little one happy. Sergeant Susie gave THAT LOOK that says, "Do you really want to know what I think?". Susie explains why she says "NO!" to digital devices. TVs, smartphones, tablets - you name it. They might make sticky situations easier, but we aren't teaching our kids the valuable lessons of patience and self-entertainment. Tune in for all the dirty details! DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
This episodes conversation is sparked by What The Doctor Said. (Side Note: our pediatrician is AWESOME!) Kelly didn't agree, and figured Sergeant Susie wouldn't either... and she was right! But first, Kelly shares how Sleep Training has been going since the discussion in the previous episode, Episode 001 | Sleep Training, AKA, Mama Training 101. This episode dives into baby proofing, recommended by the doctor, much to our agreement, but he suggested something that we find to be a little dangerous. Have yourself a listen, and let us know what you think! DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Sergeant Susie dishes on host, Kelly, who is a first time new mom. Kelly's been struggling with lack of sleep because of the little one (Charlie) waking up over and over, and progressively getting worse. Kelly and Susie talk about where she's been going wrong, where mom guilt comes into play, and they talk about what Kelly needs to do to get sleep back on track for the whole household. We'll give you a hint... the solution is called "sleep training"! DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
Please join us for our introductory episode of "The Sergeant Susie Show". My Mom Susie and I (Kelly, your host) share a little about ourselves so you can get to know us. We also dish on how this idea came to be, why we decided to start a show, and how we think our show's many future topics will hone your parenting skills and help you raise well-behaved children who grow into respected adults. We also discuss the basis of how the show all started... with a nickname that I gave my mom, "Sergeant Susie". She may not have liked that nickname at first, but it was grounded in my respect for her parenting skills! Hear all about it in this introductory episode, and thanks for tuning in! DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast, The Sergeant Susie Show, are their own and do not reflect the views or opinions of any agency or organization they may work for. This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be taken as fact or used for commercial purposes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sergeant-susie-show/message
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