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Parenting with Sanity & Joy
Parenting with Sanity & Joy

Parenting with Sanity & Joy

101 Simple Strategies

By Susan G. Groner, Illustrated by Sanna Mander


176 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9781951412043

Rights: UK

The Collective Book Studio (Nov 2020)

Price: $16.95
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Say YES with joy! If you know you are ultimately going to drive your child to the mall, let your daughter have a 3-person sleepover or allow your son an extra cookie after dinner - just go straight to a happy YES! When you offer up an awesome gesture as if you are doing your kids a big favor, it takes the fun out of it. It is so easy to add joy to your delivery with "Sure!" or "I'd be happy to!" or "Let's do that!" Your enthusiasm will make your child feel even better about your YES, but best of all, it will make you feel great. With gentle guidance from Susan Groner, the founder of The Parenting Mentor, Parenting with Sanity and Joy will help parents feel more confident as they navigate one of the most important roles they will ever take on.


“To call Sue a miracle worker is an understatement. Sue has coached me through it all—communicating better with my rambunctious toddler, establishing healthier relationships with our support system (family and external), and teaching me various tools and prompts to stay firm on the important things and let the little things go. She’s a light in our family’s life. –Hitha Palepu, author and entrepreneur

“The most beautiful thing about the advice in this book is that it all comes with a deep wisdom and love based on years of experience, and a positive energy that any kid would want in their parents!” –Katya Libin, co-founder and CEO of HeyMama

"This is a great book to read right now as so many of us are spending more or even all of our time with our families. It would also make a good gift for any parent-to-be, highlighting some issues and celebrations they have in store." —Rachel Teichman, tc jewfolk

Author Biography

Susan G. Groner is the founder of The Parenting Mentor, which provides on-site and virtual coaching sessions for parents of toddlers through teens. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. To learn more about Susan, visit

Arguably one of Finland’s most prolific illustrators working today, Sanna Mander’s cheerful work evokes catalogues and editorial illustrations of the 1960s with a contemporary twist. In 2006 she won Cannes Young Creatives and was awarded Junior of the year in 2007 at the Finnish Best of the Year advertising and design competition. Inspired by the luscious flora and fauna surrounding her in her native Finland, Sanna’s images are mixed media odes to the unpredictable, cluttered joys of the world around her.