Whole Call: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/10October/TSG_SC_10-27-20_WholeEdited.mp3 Question: Hi Nicholeen, My daughter is 10 years old and an avid reader. She is constantly wanting new material to read. Can you recommend a resource other than the Good and the Beautiful that has previewed books we can choose from. My local library and church library are not that great and we need to purchase just about everything. There are so many books that could be suitable that have good themes about God but may have a few bad words like ‘idiot’ or ‘stupid’ or mild boyfriend and girlfriend relationships or issues about divorce or death of parents. What is your view on these types of books? I am totally not keen on these books but I feel a little pressure to allow her to read them. From her and sometimes from my good christian friends. How do I address this issue? How do I preview …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on October 30, 2020
This call covers: Emotional bullying. Child can be super sweet, but is mostly negative and rude. How to inspire motivation. Daughter demands time to calm down before starting Rule of Three. What to do. Out of instructional control off and on over multiple days. Not following instructions, but not out of control. What is supposed to happen. True and false information for Utah Sex-ed and lying.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on October 14, 2016
This Call Covers: Helping out with parent calmness Does TSG promote abuse and vulnerability? Dealing with lying children who threaten to run away Helping a child who is prone to breaking things
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on January 19, 2018
I’ve been writing about the best practices in raising children since 2006. During this time, I’ve covered a variety of subjects, but never did I think I would end up writing about a topic like this. No matter where you live or how you choose to educate your children, this database scandal could likely affect your family. Behind the safety net of yellow signs, for the past 35 years schools and libraries have been categorized by the United States as “safe places” for children. Sadly, the majority of these “safe places” are exploiting children by spoon feeding them pornographic images, videos, and illicit sexual articles through databases that have been marketed to schools and libraries as “safe and secure.” This seedy material is promoting risky sexual behaviors — including prostitution recruitment services. However, we can’t fully fault the “safe places.” None of the school or library administrators I’ve spoken to …
Posted by Monica Pond on October 5, 2018
An exasperated woman, whose marriage was falling apart, said to me, “Nicholeen, my husband is obsessed by principles. He keeps telling me that I don’t understand principles and that I’m not living by principles. How do you define principles?” This woman’s husband lived according to his own made-up rules, such as hiding things from the government, controlling his wife and children, fearing religious people, only following his own logic, etc. Why? His excuse was that he was living by principle. But, I could clearly see that he wasn’t. In fact, I wondered if he was maybe a bit confused about what a principle even is. A principle isn’t something we just resonate with or prefer. When we understand and live by correct principles, we are acknowledging truth and conforming to it, instead of controlling it. When we align our practices with our principles we feel comfortable in our …
Posted by Monica Pond on April 21, 2021
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss how important it is to know what the truth is and how to apply it personally to yourself, then share it with others. Have you ever lied to yourself? Did you want to stop lying to yourself because you knew it wasn’t true, but you had no idea how to get out of your own thinking? Listen in for great truths and principles to guide you to telling yourself the truth! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2021/02+February/TSGPodcast51-TellingTheTruthToYourself-Feb08-2021.mp3
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on February 9, 2021
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss two related ideas: what is seen and what is not seen. People sometimes focus so much on what is seen that they don’t look for what is not seen and what could be the cause of what is being seen on the surface. There needs to be a balance of both perspectives. Listen in for some great tips on how to do that! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2021/01+January/TSGPodcast48-WhatIsSeenAndWhatIsNotSeen-Jan19-2021.mp3
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on January 19, 2021
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the difference between emotions and feelings, how feelings can be communicated without emotional “vomiting,” and worldwide misconceptions about how emotions and feelings should govern us. Do you or someone you know feel like they have to dump their emotions in order to work through something? Not true! Listen in for some amazing tips to help you and others navigate and communicate the emotions that we come in contact with daily! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/December/TSGPodcast45-UnderstandingEmotionsAndOtherFeelyThings-Dec29-2020.mp3
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on December 29, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the effects of pornography on the adolescent brain and a form of exposure that is outside the realm of internet filters. There are places where pornography can be accessed by children that are considered “safe” and don’t attract the attention of adults who are concerned with protecting their children’s innocence. They also discuss government action that is being taken to further protect the consciences of children. Are you concerned about the safety of your children while they’re at school or the library? Probably not, because the systems there are considered “safe.” But, listen in to uncover some unnerving truth about popular, hidden places where children can access and be confronted by pornography. Link to Eyes Wide Open blogpost. Link to Petition. Link to Survey.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 21, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the details and “ins and outs” of criticism. This word isn’t liked all that much in today’s society. But, why is that, exactly? Why does it have such a negative connotation? Maybe it’s because the real meaning of the word “criticism” isn’t known or understood. Listen in to learn more about the positive side of criticism and other important lessons and life skills connected to it.
Posted by Richard on May 11, 2020
Is your home in crisis? Do your children never do what they are told? Do you find yourself completely overwhelmed and hating to interact with your children? Do your children treat you with disrespect and cause contention at home? Are you out of control of your emotions as a parent too? If any of these descriptions sound like your house, then you might be in crisis and you will definitely benefit from reading this book. It is written for you. This book is also written for people who don‘t want to ever have a home like I have described above and for parents who want to have an effectively communicating family right from the very beginning of parenthood.
Posted by Richard on April 28, 2020