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Pre-Teaching For Summer Activities

Do you have some awesome family trips or activities planned for this Summer? It's going to be the best Summer ever! However, what are you going to do when the children start acting out? TSG on the go is always... more

Support Call 6-03-16

This call covers:

  • Summer activites planned!
  • Friends and family are influencing my children and I have to teach them TSG all over again when they finish spending time with them.
  • My age-9 son is defiant, manipulative, and self-harms himself when he doesn't get his way. 

Support Call 10-23-15

This call covers:

  • Upcoming Schedule changes. Mark them on your calendar!
  • My son can't seem to accept a chore during playtime. He's fine when it's chore time, but other than that, he has a breakdown when I ask him to do even the simplest things.
  • How old should my children be for me to give them chores? When can they do them?
  • One of my sons goes to and through the Rule of Three often. But, it seems that the more calm I am, the more angry he is. How do I fix that?

Support Call 7-24-15

This call covers:

  • The meaning of pioneers
  • How to fix complacency at home and at work
  • Age 11 son is constantly whining. How to help him be okay
  • Keeping two 14-month-old babies from hurting themselves during a tantrum
  • Knowing what the appropriate amount of friend time for young children is
  • Being emotionally attached to a "no" answer, including in role plays
  • Helping age 5 son see that he has earned a consequence, not that it was given
  • Explaining the "why" of boundaries
  • Gaining respect for adults outside of your own family
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Support Call 7-3-15

This call covers:

  • Accepting a consequence and having "calm down time" before going through the Rule of Three.
  • Siblings ages 2 and 3 having a hard time playing nicely. What do I do?
  • Age 3 daughter has started sticking out her tongue when she gets an instruction. How do I correct this young version of an attitude problem?

Support Call 6-5-15

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?

Summer Fun for the Children; and the Parents Too!

My children have started a fun new game this Summer thanks to a very creative friend.  They play camping.  Their friend found lots of old odds and ends around the house and garage and loaded them into his wag... more

Dealing with Friends part 4

How do you help your children stand up for what's right without being "preachy" or "goody-goody"? The most important skill you can teach your child is how to determine what is right and what is wrong and how... more

Fathers: Parent or Playmate Part 2

We have just made a pretty good argument for Dad’s to parent differently and have different experiences with their children.  However, having a different God given role doesn’t mean that Dad should feel se... more