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Accepting No Answers and Criticism

Support Call 11-11-11

This call covers:

  • 11-11-11! Such a fun day! And, starting presale for first Children's book, "Londyn Larae Says Okay"
  • Instituting a "no sleep overs" policy. Age 16 son is furious about it. 
  • Putting in place specific consequences for things such as running away, suicide attempts, etc. 
  • What happens to 18-year-olds when they go to jail and misbehave. 

Tips For Using Time-out With Toddlers

"My 2yo has started crying a LOT the past few days.  Over every little thing.   Nothing is different physically or environmentally that I can tell.  He already has his 2yo molars, too..   He's just been c... more

Is Giving Criticism Bad?

You use the word "criticism" often when you're talking about corrective teaching...That word however, has a very negative connotation to me, and each time I hear you say it on your CD's, I cringe inwardly... I... more

Strong Willed 3 Year Old

"I'm trying to figure out how to make this work for my 3 year old. He is very high spirited, very defiant and REALLY can't take no for an answer. I struggle minute to minute with obedience and with whining and... more
Child pouting

Helping Young Children Accept "No" Answers

"Nicholeen, I was wondering how you teach these principles to the younger children.  My children are (almost) 8, (almost) 6, 3.5, 20 months, and a 2 week old.  (not that I expect to be doing this with the new... more
Happy Family of 3

Family Meeting Tips

Don't forget your meetings! Family meetings are the core of Teaching Self-Government.  If you have weekly family meetings, the whole family will stay focused on their family government.  See what happens whe... more
Tantrum Face

Poopy Pants and Tantrums

Nicholeen, I have one problem I have not figured out how to resolve.  My son (6) is a great kid, but there is one thing that sets him off every time to the point that he hits, kicks, screams, says unkind th... more