This call covers: Correcting behavior while traveling and what to do when you have different standards from the people you are visiting.Falling off the TSG wagon and getting back up.What to do when you spouse isn’t on board. 14 year old manipulative son and Disagreeing Appropriately Loss of privileges on a Sunday. Daughter plans her loss of privileges to happen when she can’t lose them. Discouragement When and how to teach the family the TSG program Children’s friends who keep bringing electronic devices to the house. What to do about it. Role Play Ideas for making it more fun, staying away from bribing and the upcoming video Pulling yourself out of a slump
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on November 16, 2012
Nicholeen,I spoke to youin Herrimanabout my 8-year-old daughter.She doesn’t tell me things or talk to me or anyone for that fact (other than day-to-day stuff).I told you she wouldn’t even tell me what she wanted for Christmas, etc.Anyway, you suggested that I have 5 minutes…
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on October 17, 2017
Segment 10: Straight Talk About Sex What to say with 3 year-old Be basic, honest, open Reasons why we don’t have sex before marriage Boils down to pain for them Make sure they understand ahead of time and you have that talk Kids are being propositioned for sex and we need to be on guard
Posted by Pennie Rumsey on May 19, 2013
“…Everyone is selling something,” I said as I talked to a young girl one evening. Her mother had just made a comment about how the outfit the girl was wearing was “too revealing” and so she would need to go change it. The fifteen year old girltilted her hip and rolled her eyes as she smirked at her mom. This smile meant, “I don’t care what you say.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on November 27, 2012
Parenting Lessons From A Ten Year Old “Oh Mom, that is so sad!” said ten-year-old Porter when he got in the car after our fun family night activity. “What is so sad Porter?” I inquired. “That little boy, only about three years old, in the car next to us didn’t want to get in his car seat, so he started fighting his dad and yelling. Then the dad said, ‘Here, have the phone.’ As soon as the dad said that, the little boy got quiet. Dads shouldn’t reward their children for bad behaviors and shouldn’t give their children adult tools, like phones, to play with as toys Mom.” I was so impressed by my son’s mature understanding of the situation. All the discussions about what the purpose of media devices are and the proper use of them as well as the understanding of the proper role of parents as teachers …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on February 11, 2015
“You mentioned you have touching rules for friends, family, and neighbors–do you mind sharing them?” There are rules and boundaries for touching for different groups of people. Know what they are and make sure your kids know what they are too.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 25, 2008
I once heard from a mother who was having a hard time getting her 13-year-old son on board with the family vision. The other children eagerly participated in role playing exercises of following instructions and accepting consequences, but the son wouldn’t join. He wouldn’t come for family meetings or participate in activities.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on October 19, 2018
While sitting at an airport I saw a darling girl, maybe age 14, sitting on a different row of seats than the rest of her family. The parents and brother were talking and trying to engage her in their activities and conversation, but she was in her own little world and would not participate. For hours she sat looking at her phone with a smile on her face and ear buds in her ears. When parents see such a smile on the 14-year-old’s face, many may think the girl is engaged in something good for herself. But I saw missed opportunities and potential problems. She was living in a digital world instead of a real world, and she was missing a great opportunity to bond with her family. This scene isn’t unique. It happens all over the globe daily. Youth are becoming more and more disconnected from family and reality. …
Posted by Monica Pond on May 27, 2016
I know this article could ruffle a few feathers but I felt like my support group would reallyappreciate it even if they didn’t totally agree.I recently saw the new movie “Inside Out” and couldn’t help but analyze it. My husband alwaysteases me for how much I analyze movies. I actually just analyze everything. That is whatthinking people do. My brain is always searching for more truth or more traps. I guess it’s in myprograming.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 1, 2015
Children need to feel love from their parents more than ever before. And, our neighbors need love too. That unconditional, deep and abiding love will help our children weather the storms of life. Love is the truth that fills the soul and gives life hope and meaning. Maybe, during this time of social and political conflict, we can also adopt a deeper view of love for all our neighbors and fellow humans if we allow our hearts to fill with real love. When I say love, I do not mean intimacy. And, I don’t mean not recognizing mistakes or misbehavior. Real love is a deep investment in a relationship, and a feeling of duty to look at a person’s potential despite their mistakes. Love is patient, kind, and suffers long through misbehavior and abandonment. And love is so much more! I’m not the author of love, but I strive each …
Posted by Monica Pond on January 11, 2021
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