In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the need for good, more refined social skills, in today’s adults and teens. Is it possible to be deliberate about teaching and obtaining good social skills? Do we even know what good social skills are? What goes into the development and becomes a detriment to them? Nicholeen and Paije share a healthy list of what goes into developing good social skills, especially in these times.
Posted by Richard on September 26, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the importance of being prepared and “prepping” for future situations and family relationships. Important things take time to plan ahead! What skills does it take to be ready for the future of your family? Listen in for some great “prepper tips”! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/August/TSGPodcast29-IsEveryoneAPrepperNowTSGAndPlanningAhead-Aug29-2020.mp3
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 1, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the topic of humility and its not-so-pretty opposite, pride. There are so many avenues that humility and pride can take and so many behaviors that can be exhibited within each category. Is thinking solely about others prideful? Is saying nothing at all humility? Listen in to find the “ingredients” you need to make and perfect your own “humble pie.” https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/July/TSGPodcast23-MamasHumblePieRecipe-July12-2020.mp3
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 13, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what it is that motivates change, in yourself and others. Is your child misbehaving and you wish they’d just be obedient? Do you have habits and behaviors you wish you could change yourself? Nicholeen and Paije talk about 5 steps you can take to help you or someone else be motivated to make a change in their behavior and in their heart. https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/June/TSGPodcast21-WhatMotivatesPeopleToChange-June30-2020.mp3
Posted by Richard on June 27, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the importance of schedules for children of all ages and lay out specifics on what you can do to set up a successful schedule for you and your children. Schedules look different for different ages, at different times of the year, and different schooling systems. What do you do? How do you manage a schedule that’s supposed to be stable, but that tends to change often? How do schedules vary for homeschool versus public school? Along with the scheduling, chore systems are talked about. Struggling to come up with appropriate chores for your little ones? Listen in for some great ideas and tips! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/June/TSGPodcast19-SuperSuccessfulSchedulesForChoresAndChildren-June13-2020.mp3
Posted by Richard on June 13, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss some of the problems parents have seen with the lack of responsibility their children have, what those issues could look like in your own home, and some of the solutions for parents to help their children (and themselves) assume and take on more responsibility. It’s part of the natural growing and learning process. https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/March/TSGPodcast07-TeachingKidsResponsibilityLikeAChamp-Mar23-2020.mp3
Posted by Paije Baumert on March 23, 2020
Is your home in crisis? Do your children never do what they are told? Do you find yourself completely overwhelmed and hating to interact with your children? Do your children treat you with disrespect and cause contention at home? Are you out of control of your emotions as a parent too? If any of these descriptions sound like your house, then you might be in crisis and you will definitely benefit from reading this book. It is written for you. This book is also written for people who don‘t want to ever have a home like I have described above and for parents who want to have an effectively communicating family right from the very beginning of parenthood.
Posted by Richard on April 28, 2020
This book teaches children the principle of disagreeing appropriately. This is a principle mentioned in each of the other books in the “Teaching Self-Government: Four Basic Skills” four-book children’s series, but is explored more in depth in this book. What is disagreeing appropriately? Just ask eight-year-old Paije. Little Paije likes to disagree. The problem is she doesn’t do it appropriately. She yells, whines and even pouts, but she doesn’t really know how to work her problems out. This darling story, put to rhyme, is a must have for every home! If you want your children to have a voice, but still be respectful and self-governed while expressing themselves, then this is the story for your family.
Posted by Richard on April 28, 2020
In a new class given to a live audience, Nicholeen Peck discusses how to get your children ready for life by teaching obedience as part of Homeschool. Being able to be obedient is the first and fundamental building block of Self-government, especially in an education setting. If you long to have your children live up to their potential, or to just get their math done, this class is a must for the homeschooling parent, whether new or veteran.
Posted by Richard on April 28, 2020
Recently I was invited to be a guest speaker on the Joyful Living Podcast with Quinn Curtis. The presentation was completely new and really spontaneous! I think you will like it. Some of the topics covered are: Entitlement issues in children What joyful living looks like How to balance home life and work or other busy projects How the family vision impacts the family How to self-govern yourself as a parent And many other great topics…….. (spoiler alert! Nicholeen cried in this interview. Listen and see why)
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on January 26, 2016
Have you felt overwhelmed as a parent? Have you reached the end of your rope? Are you looking for new ways to communicate more effectively with your children? Check out this interview with Nicholeen Peck and her daughter Paije. They share principles of family and self-government that can help you and your family get on the right track to communicating more effectively and having more happiness in your home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuQavUWnjOE
Posted by David Eggertsen on January 30, 2014
It’s all too common in many modern households to hear sighs, grumbling, complaining and whining from children when parents give reminders of daily work responsibilities, or when additional work assignments are given to children.But, before we think this is the way children have always felt about doing work or that everyone should feel work is somehow one of the punishments of life, let’s take a closer look at work and its connection to human happiness, even childhood happiness. Then we’ll discover how to help children enjoy work, even if that work comes in the form of an extra job or negative consequence.Work as a Means to Freedom and Happiness Samuel Smiles, a philosopher/historian who lived in the 1800s, said, “Work is one of the best educators of practical character…Work is…the living principle that carries men and nations onward…All must work in one way or another, if they would enjoy life …
Posted by Monica Pond on December 4, 2018