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When I was a little girl, my brothers used to tease me. Every time I was teased or called names by them, I allowed myself to become emotional. One day when I was upset, my father said to me, “Nicholeen, if you don’t let the teasing work, then it won’t be fun for them and they’ll stop teasing. You have to choose not to give any of it your attention.” Eric Broaderick said, “That which we choose to give attention gains power.” This is so true. If we keep entertaining our stressful thoughts, then that stress overpowers us. If we entertain thoughts of gratitude, then we feel more connected to the people we are grateful for and find more happiness. Adults and children alike can find increased happiness if they realize what they focus on is up to them. During these times of uncertainty, we must not entertain thoughts of …
Posted by Monica Pond on November 16, 2020
This call covers: My family doesn’t like deliberate talk and family meetings don’t really work. Is it even worth it to do them? My age 12 son has become very rude and disrespectful to me and the rest of the family. Name calling and “poop jokes” are normal for him. How do I help him fix it? We’ve just started implementing TSG and our 5-year-old son can’t accept a “no” answer. He runs away and is rude. What do we do? Where do you go to get a lift and/or encouragement? Do you ever feel depressed? And, what do you think about birth order? My 3-year-old runs away when it’s time to go to the calm down spot. What do I do about that?
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 11, 2015
Whole Call: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/08August/TSG_SC_8-5-20_WholeEdited.mp3 Question: My 5 year old son keeps hitting his 3 year old sister. I think it’s just because he gets annoyed, but I’d like it to stop. She can get in his business sometimes and ruin his toy set up and stuff. This is when it usually happens. I kind of feel like he’s justified and that the 3 year old needs to learn. But, I’m sure letting him hit isn’t a good way to teach either of them self-government. What would you suggest I do to handle this situation? Answer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/08August/TSG_SC_8-5-20_Q1.mp3 Pre-teach both about Accepting “no” answers and disagreeing appropriately. Then, correct them both, and praise them both. You may want to stay closer by for a while too, to catch them and help them disagree appropriately and learn to problem solve. Question: My daughter, age 16, is telling me she has social anxiety/depression. …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 9, 2020
This Call Covers:Manipulation from younger children and how to stop itControlling a completely out of control childHelping a child who is constantly going through the Rule of 3Parenting a compulsively defiant child
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 1, 2019
Helping children exposed to radical ideas on the internet Helping young children with depression Children fighting at bedtime Learning when to use different TSG skills Youth learning development and schedules at home Success Stories!
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 8, 2020
This Call Covers:Helping children adapt to the college experienceImproving self esteem in teenagersEmotionally reactive childrenLoss of privliges and the rule of three
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 8, 2019
This Call Covers:Dishonest ChildrenAnxiety in small childrenSelf-image and Self-worth struggles in teenagers
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 28, 2019
This Call Covers:Anxious children and extra choresMaintaining a calm and loving tone even hard situations
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 22, 2019
This Call Covers:Developing a family economyLearning to become a strict parentTeaching children about money managementStoping bittingChanging to TSG later in lifeYouth groups and bullyingSuccess Stories!
Posted by Richard Genck on June 17, 2020
This Call Covers:Preventing excessive consequencesGoing out of instructional control during the 24 hour loss of privligesTeaching children to play independentlyChildren who don’t like praiseBedtime restlessnessHelping children who are hoardersTeaching positivity to younger children
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 8, 2019
This Call Covers:TSG and DepressionADHD and following instructionsHelping children who refuse to get calmStrong willed children
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 14, 2019
This call covers: Asking questions and some scheduling for May. Applying TSG to young children, son with a “loose mouth”, and bedtime in a shared bedroom. Discussing methods for correcting bad language. How to do the Rule of Three with children that need to “do it over.” Contemplating putting oldest son in school for multiple reasons. Is it the best option? Synthetic consequences foreveryone? Parents need Self-Government too… Fixing obnoxious behavior and helping change child’s heart during the Rule of three.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on April 28, 2017