Support Call 5-3-19

This Call Covers:

Preventing excessive consequences

Going out of instructional control during the 24 hour loss of privliges

Teaching children to play independently

Children who don’t like praise

Bedtime restlessness

Helping children who are hoarders

Teaching positivity to younger children

Support Call 3-7-19

This Call Covers:

Helping children overcome video game addiction

Stopping negativity in children


Age 13 – And Defiant

I once heard from a mother who was having a hard time getting her 13-year-old son on board with the family vision. The other children eagerly participated in role playing exercises of following instructions and accepting consequences, but the son wouldn’t join. He wouldn’t come for family meetings or participate in activities.

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
kids on computer

Public Databases Destroying “Safe Places” For Children

I’ve been writing about the best practices in raising children since 2006. During this time, I’ve covered a variety of subjects, but never did I think I would end up writing about a topic like this. No matter where you live or how you choose to educate your children, this database scandal could likely affect …

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Support Call 6-29-18

This Call Covers:
  • Stoping stealing at home
  • Stopping defiant behavior in teenagers
  • Getting a non-motivated husband on board
boy girl cell phone

How Many Times Do We Have to Talk About the Phone?

No matter the amount of technology that’s developed to filter devices in order to keep children from viewing objectionable material, the mental, physical and spiritual risks of digital devices facing children have never been greater. Note: In this article I’m using the word “phone” liberally to mean all digital devices that are in regular use …

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Support Call 3-30-18

This Call Covers:

  • Helping a young child with a computer addiciton
  • Rebuilding a relationship with a rebellious teen
  • How to truly master the TSG skills

Support Call 1-26-18

This Call Covers:

  • What to do when a friend’s family completely disrespects you in your own home.
  • Helping out a stubborn child
  • Dealing with laundry problems
  • A computer addiction in a child

Support Call 1-5-18

This Call Covers:

  • Learning Self-Government in a oppositional environment
  • Discerning if someone is actually calm
  • Dealing with an adolecent media addiction
  • ADHD and routines

What Is Destroying Family Bonding?

There is an international parent/child bonding problem. The world has never seen a global lack of parent/child attachment like this before. Of course, there are factors leading to this detachment, factors that the world has also never seen before. Are we experimenting on our families and children and calling it good leadership? Have we given …

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Modern Times Call for Pioneering Parenting

Bethany, a troubled parent, recently shared a shocking story that all too often illustrates what parents nowadays are dealing with: “After we caught our 11-year-old son sending pornographic photos of himself to strangers on Snapchat, we took his phone away. We told him he could have it back in a couple of weeks, but that …

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Support Call 6-23-17

This call Covers:

  • How to get your spouse on board with couples meetings
  • Jealous older children. Also, teaching children to love each other
  • Charlotte Mason homeschool philosophy and TSG
  • Is my child really calm
  • Children not coming home on time.

Support Call 6-30-17

This Call Covers:

  • How to deal with children who won’t fess up to doing things/ honesty issues with children
  • Handling reactive children and correcting negative behavior in older children
  • Dealing with hostile workplace situations
  • Keeping calm with emotional children

Support Call 5-12-17

This call covers:

  • A list of the 5 teaching styles.
  • Handling phone restrictions and guaranteed resistance.
  • Addressing odd attention-seeking behaviors.
  • How to spend free time away from the TV.

Support Call 4-21-17

This call covers:

  • Setting phone limits for children with smartphones.
  • Young children who hit and bite.
  • Affirmation during a correction.

Support Call 2-3-17

This call covers:

  • Support call difficulties explained and discussed
  • How to teach TSG to a child with language and learning barriers
  • Setting up gaming and texting time limits for teenage children
  • How to remind your spouse to stay calm when correcting the children
  • Helping resolve disdain for and unwillingness to do chores

Support Call 1-13-17

This call covers:

  • Family history project planning
  • Son has no privileges and we’re just starting the program. How does the rule of three work with that?
  • Having physical limitations that have become a hinderance instead of being helpful
  • Teaching children empathy
  • Setting boundaries for learning responsibilities
  • Talking about and setting boundaries for dating

Support Call 12-9-16

This call covers:

  • What we’ve done this Christmas Season and some good Christmas stories and videos to read and watch
  • How to correct a child that overreacts
  • Small son won’t stay in the calm down spot. What’s the process for keeping him there?
  • Noticing bad habits in the children that can be fixed
  • Oldest child turning 18 and difficulties that come with that