“Raising Able: How Chores Empower Families” will show you how to use family meetings, encouragement, family dinner and family chores to give your kids the priceless gift of self-discipline. Chores teach myriad skills, connect families, nurture a child’s self-esteem and get the work done together, as a team.
“Raising Able” is about the benefits of chores AND how to establish and sustain a positive relationship based on mutual respect using skills and strategies pioneered by Alfred Adler, MD. Susan’s stories and examples as a mother of four illustrate how chores, family meetings and encouragement will allow parents to retire as the family servants and get children — as young as 18 months — contributing to the family well-being.
Find out how to handle allowances, sibling rivalry, getting ready for school and how to use the powerful tool of family meetings to design the family you’ve dreamed of, and nurture your children to become independent, resilient and responsible adults who want to have a relationship with you, adult-to-adult.
Susan Tordella, M.A.
Susan is a speaker, author, blogger and parenting consultant. The mother of four children, now ages 24-31, Susan has led Adlerian-based parenting workshops for more than a decade based on her books, “Raising Able: How chores empower families” and the e-book, “Are you ready yet? Transform morning havoc to harmony,” available at her blog, www.raisingable.com.
Susan’s workshops for all parents are known for audience interaction, laughter combined with learning, and creative props and stories that insure participants will take away strategies on how to get along better at home and school and to make better decisions.
Susan has worked as a newspaper editor and directed a private non-profit that served Fortune 500 companies, receiving multiple awards in both fields. A Delaware native, Susan enjoys a mostly empty nest on Sandy Pond in Ayer with her “starter” husband of 31 years.