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Support Call 3-16-16

This call covers:

  • St. Patrick's Day and an experience to think about
  • Angel baby to "terrible 2's'
  • Picky eating toddlers
  • Problems with a 3-year-old
  • Trouble with older children negative attention seeking and getting up earlier with them to study

Support Call 1-8-16

This call covers:

  • Resolutions: repentance and deliberate action. 
  • How to structure family scripture study with a wide age range of children.
  • A good system to keep the house clean.
  • Son is obsessed with making money so that he can buy video games that we don't approve of. Help!
  • Raging and manipulation when going through the Rule of Three.

Support Call 12-11-15

This call covers:

  • My 2-year-old son is very stubborn and strong-willed and he "pushes back" at me, but not at Dad. What do I do about this?
  • All of my children are dawdling through their chores and their school. How do I help them overcome that?
  • How does "say okay and be okay" work with no answers? Mychildren cry, whine, and get attitude problems when they don't get their way.

Support Call 12-4-15

This call covers:

  • A reluctance to make a family vision because husband is a different religion and doesn't share the same beliefs and ideas.
  • Son disagrees appropriately with every instruction he's given. What to do with that. 
  • Limit on son's TV time, but he didn't want to accept it and he started a power struggle with me. 
  • a 2 1/2 year-old son has to have everything his way or he throws a tantrum. He doesn't really understand TSG stuff yet. 
  • Age 5 daughter can't accept no answers or criticism. When she's corrected, her self-esteem drops and she deflates. She says she's not good enough and her ideas are not good enough. 

Support Call 11-10-15

This call covers:

  • 2 1/2 year-old son seems to always be getting into trouble, not sure if it's intentional. Also, for 3 1/2 year-old daughter and him, if they don't follow instructions, should I be using the "calm down spot" instead of an extra chore?
  • My son will not follow instructions. He is 11 and just won’t. What do I do if he just calmly turns away from me every time I ask him to do something?

  • How do I help my 20 year old son to go back to school? Do I push it or just let it be since he is now an adult? What do I do? Can I make him?

Support Call 10-09-15

This call covers:

  • Support Call schedule update (World Congress of Families, Cancun, Kenya)
  • Questions on pre-teaching, role playing, and the Family Council Workbook
  • How much TV time is too much TV time?
  • What skill to use for children who are being silly.
  • Morning routines and family work time.

Support Call 9-18-15

This call covers:

  • My child, age 6, can't even look at me when I'm giving him an instruction. How can he follow an instruction if he can't even look at me?
  • My 5-year-old son is great at telling me what to do when he earns an extra chore, but when he actually earns one, he goes completely out of control. What do I do?
  • My husband doesn't like to participate in family meetings. Is it possible to have meetings without Dad? Can we still have family unity?
  • My children don't like to redo things when they do something wrong. How do I help them participate in redoing a situation?
  • How many times can you go into the Rule of Three? My son keeps getting distracted and I'll start it, then he'll calm down. But three minutes later, we'll be back in the same place all over again. How does this work exactly?

Support Call 8-7-15

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?