failure to launch

Teen-Culture and the Land of Make Believe

Historically, as young people approached the age of 18, they would start to spread their wings and transition into adulthood by stepping outside of their comfort zones. Sadly, times have changed. Today, many teens are feeling increasingly more inadequate to attempt adult tasks. In fact, they often don’t even feel comfortable talking to adults. In …

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Support Call 5-31-19

This Call Covers:

Helping children with confidence when their father isnt on board

Helping children to not go out of control

Keeping yourself calm

Too many extra chores?

Support Call 5-17-19

This Call Covers:

Single parents rasing children

Making a mission statement with a spouse who doesn’t agree

Giving chores to a child who is emotionally volitile

TSG with independent children

Summer activities in hot climates

Support Call 4-25-19

This Call Covers:

Dealing with dogs

Hyperactive children

Teenagers growing up

Doing the four basic skills

Support Call 3-28-19

This Call Covers:

Helping spouses with follow through on consequences

Correcting children who are naturally drawn to immodesty

Stopping lying

Correcting other’s children when they are caught stealing

Support Call 3-7-19

This Call Covers:

Helping children overcome video game addiction

Stopping negativity in children


A Whole Selfish Family

A week ago, I was standing in the kitchen canning peaches, and my whole family atmosphere fell apart all around me in a matter of five minutes. 

My son was asked by his father to help with something in the back yard.  My son didn’t want to do it, so he decided to have an attitude problem about it.  My husband was stressed, and chose to get upset, instead of teach to the situation correctly.  (We all have our moments of weakness from time to time.) 

My daughter was supposed to be cleaning her room, and was playing her piano instead.  She had lost focus.  (She is ten, this happens sometime

teen rebellion

Healthy Independence vs. Rebellion

Many parents of teen- or pre-teen-aged youth are confused about whether teenage rebellion is an attitude problem or whether the child is displaying healthy independence. When attitude problems seem like rebellion, parents wonder if rebellion is natural or simply a modern social construct that societies now think is developmentally normal. Rebellion is as old as …

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Support Call 2-15-19

This Call Covers:

Helping silly children who “take it too far”

Creating a Family Vision in hard times

Support Call 2-1-19

This Call Covers:

Helping children calm down quickly

Correcting out of instructional control behavior

Stopping blaming

Support Call 1-4-19

This Call Covers:

helping children stay calm and avoid attention seeking behaviors

Helping your spouse be consistent with implementation to help the children progress

Teaching children to play.

The proper way to make decisions for your children.

Support Call 12-21-18

This Call Covers:

Helping children to overcome emotional impulses.

Teaching young children to focus.

Correcting children who aren’t calm.

helping children who aren’t sure they want to spiritually be part of the family.

Support Call 12-14-18

This Call Covers:

Helping a spouse get motivated to do TSG

Getting children to focus with the family

Teaching children to disagree appropriately about what they want

Finding good gifts for children

Support Call 10-5-18

This Call Covers:

  • Helping children with emotional disorders
  • Dealing with media obsession durring the Love of Learning Phase
  • Preventing back talk from children
  • Correcting arguments among siblings