Meal Time

Support call

This call covers:
Son having a chance to make an insurance claim but decides not to in the name of honesty.
Helping child have a change of heart.
Child struggling with her height.
Child making very strict school schedule.
Finding a note saying son is addicted to porn.
Power of connecting with the people we eat with.
Son going non-verbal when something goes wrong.
4 year old having a very hard time following instruction.
Birthday celebrations.
Son having porn problem at dads house.
Question about disagreeing appropriately.
When to go into the rule of three.
Friend needs so much advise but it can overwhelm her.
Child being scared at night.

From TV-Addicted to Time Together!

Sharon and Michael always enjoyed their downtime in the evenings watching DIY, design, and food programs. They felt like their time together as a young married couple was meaningful and educational since they both loved creative projects, and they got the “downtime” they needed at the end their busy workdays. This nightly ritual quickly became …

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Support call 6-2-21

This call covers:
Building trust with a child that lies.
managing expectations.
picky eaters.
husband turning the TV on every night after work.
being more assertive in correcting.
helping child understand why calmness in important.
instructions during car rides.
siblings correcting each other.
son expressing concern about his tutor not being calm.

Support call 4-21-21

This call covers:
Taking initiative to clean up messes.
children getting left out of social situations.
children not meeting goals.
child being over emotional after a move.
doing role plays.
staying emotionally connected to our children and the expectation trap.
child going out of control and then saying she is clam but then going right back out of control.
what recourses to use to refresh our family on TSG

Support Call 7-29-20

This Call Covers:
Losing Privileges during quarantine
Computer privileges and teenagers
Children Stealing
Bonding with adult children

Parenting: A House United 2nd Edition

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.

Support Call 11-9-18

This Call Covers:

  • Helping someone stop lying compulsively
  • Out of control behaviorwith a toddler
  • Children refusing to eat
  • Does the rule of three become ineffective?
  • Dealing with peers at school

Support Call 11-22-17

This Call Covers:

  • How to help a child overcome an eating disorder.
  • Fun holiday ideas to do as a family.

10 Ways to Create Stories That Unite Us

My son, Porter, loves to visit a restaurant near our home named “Porter’s Place”. Recently our family was eating there around a big round table and one of the children said, “Dad, tell us that story from your childhood about the fire you shouldn’t have started in the field near your home.” At this point …

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Support Call 4-28-17

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.

Support Call 11-4-16

This call covers:

  • Staying calm when your toddler is harmful to your newborn.
  • Managing outbursts at the dinner table from your teenager.
  • Helping your child stop correcting their siblings.
  • Maintaining the Rule of Three without punishing the rest of the family.

Support Call 9-11-15

This call covers:

  • How to deal with obstinate behaviors of a 3rd grader and a 9th grader.
  • Learning how to praise better and getting away from personal negativity.
  • Fixing the feelings of failure in parenting.

Support Call 1-31-2014

Friday’s call was short but sweet. We had some really good questions:

  • My daughter lies about so many things, and she seems to only care about being caught. The mess in her room is often up to our knees – she has hoarder tendencies – and I don’t know how to help her over that.
  • My oldest son is 17 and a senior in high school this year. My husband and I are concerned about his lack of gratitude and appreciation for things we do for him.
  • We struggle with dinner time rules and etiquette. Any thoughts?
  • When someone is out of control, and we’ve done the Rule of Three, is it okay to let them read a book?