Episode 015 | Timeout Tactics for All Ages

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 … Read More

Episode 014 | Respecting Boundaries & Acting When Safety is of Concern

šŸš© TRIGGER WARNING šŸš© *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 … Read More

Episode 013 | Cultivating Family Time with Family-Friendly Fun

Susie shares how she was always finding activities that are fun for theĀ whole family… tennis, roller-skating, martial arts, and on and on. And specifically how juggling (literally juggling) becameĀ a lifelong interest that grew into generational family fun. From big activities to littleĀ activities, every moment shared together as a family increases your bond.Ā 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 … Read More

Episode 012 | Kelly’s Breastfeeding Journey and Life with Boobs

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 … Read More

Episode 011 | Binky vs. Thumb and Attachment Planning

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 … Read More

Episode 010 | ASL… a Second Language for Babies & Toddlers

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: DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions … Read More

Episode 009 | The Chaos of Over Scheduled Kids

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, … Read More

Episode 008 | Turn Mundane Chores into Playful Activities

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” … Read More

Episode 007 | Charlie’s Bedtime Routine

Kelly shares how sleep training has been going and sticking with the bedtime routine (check out our full bedtime routine and notes below!). 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 (check out the full 10-verse lullaby below!). Tune in for all the nitty … Read More

Episode 006 | Bye Bye Crib, Hello Big Boy Bed

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 … Read More

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