“Look Mom, this water bottle has a description. The water is described as ‘mouth-watering water,” said Porter with a chuckle. “This water calls itself smart, but I’m not sure that description seems very smart,” he added. This was too much for me. I completely broke down into a laughing attack over this ridiculous notion that this water I was drinking was so good because it was “mouth-watering.” After I couldn’t stop laughing, then all my children and their friends who were visiting broke into laughter that lasted about 15 minutes. Following our group laugh attack over the water, other silly stories were shared including one of our favorite books, “A Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine.” Then more and more laughs… Laughing draws people in and makes them feel comfortable and part of the group. It was especially good that we ended up having so many laughs that night because we …
Posted by Monica Pond on June 1, 2021
This time of year it is customary tothink about how to become better than we already are. Why would wewant to become better? Honestly, in this world where bad often seemsgood and good is often talked about as bad it is ironic that we stilladhere to a tradition where we focus on becoming better than we are.The very idea of becoming better suggests that this life is full ofpurpose. That we are supposed to live a specific mission that onlywe can live; that we are here for a reason. Most people, especially in their youth,have a feeling that they are important. They sense that they aresupposed to become great at something. They look to the future withhope and passion. Young people live for dreams and follow theirpassions. Then, as life goes on, many adults stopfollowing their dreams. They start believing that the “reality”of this life is that each day is …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on December 31, 2013
“Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things.” We cannot change cause and effect no matter how hard we try.Bad will always produce bad for someone and good will always produce good for someone.The law of cause and effect is true, even if the someone isn’t the person doing the good or the bad.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on February 1, 2018
Think about Santa. He works all day every day without pay to get ready for one exciting night when he works harder than he has ever worked before in order to bring happiness. Think about Jesus. He worked every day of His mortal ministry; teaching, leading, healing, walking, serving others, and travailing to prepare Him and us for the one night and day that He worked harder than He ever worked before to bring happiness and peace to the world. Think of the American Dream. Every person has the freedom to work hard every day doing what they want to do and create businesses, nonprofits, necessities of life, spread goodness and even change the world. Rafael Cruz said, “Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That’s the greatness of this country.” That’s the power of work. Work vs. Work I recently watched a TV …
Posted by Monica Pond on December 14, 2020
This Call Covers:Teenage children who refuse to be part of the TSG systemChildren who are confused on their role in the family
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 13, 2019
This Call Covers: Using TSG as a grandparent. Stopping children from attention seeking in public Overcoming a video game addiction Helping a child learn how to have fun but not pull pranks Preventing self-harm
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 7, 2018
This call covers: Religious liberties Thumb sucking, biting nails, and wetting pants If it’s okay for a child to lie in certain circumstances Distraction with chores Rivalry between brothers Spitting when getting a no answer
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 15, 2016
This call covers: “McFarland USA” and character and strength. I need ideas for what to do in the summer months when it’s too hot to go outside to play (AZ).Also, my 11 year-old son is constantly reading and avoiding people and social situations, just like his dad. He has no friends and he reads things that aren’t necessarily of use. What do I do? I’ve found out that my 9 year-old son has been swearing at school, but when I ask him if he has, he denies it strongly. How do I help him see that this is wrong? I’m trying to help my 5 year-old son understand natural and synthetic consequences and roles. I’m having a hard time finding the right medication for my 7 year-old ADHD daughter. What she’s on now seems to be helping at school, but not at home. Suggestions?
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 6, 2015
This Call Covers:Dishonest ChildrenAnxiety in small childrenSelf-image and Self-worth struggles in teenagers
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 28, 2019
Whole call: CC Notes 5-12-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/05may/tsg-sc-5-12-21WholeEdited.mp3 Question: I need some help with my 12 year old son. He is never at peace and is in constant need of correction. He talks all the time – to the point where it is exhausting. He is constantly making loud noises with his mouth or body, singing, saying rude things, and generally being disruptive. He lies frequently, talks over people/interrupts all the time, has little or no regard for other people, their property, or their feelings. He thinks farting is funny and engages in a lot of potty talk. He talks with food in his mouth and and chews with his mouth open frequently and uses his clothes as a napkin. He is hypersensitive when others (his siblings) do any of the same behaviors. He constantly tries to plan and control activities, especially things like: trips to the store to buy junk food …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 18, 2021
This Call Covers: Talking with teenagers who don’t want to talk Helping children not manipulate while on time out Sleep training with young children
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on April 15, 2018
This call covers: Happy April Fool’s Day! Balancing time between two young children and a fussy new baby. Inspiring 15-year-old son to want to self-govern. Very strong-willed. Age 4 daughter likes to change her clothes multiple times a day. It’s getting out of hand. Connecting with older children through TSG.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on April 9, 2016