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Five Ways To Protect The Consciences Of Our Children

In James Madison’s essay “Property” it says, “…a man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them. “He has a property of peculiar value in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them…” This is a piece of the philosophy of the founding of the United States.

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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?

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Support Call 1-10-2014

Yesterday’s call was full of insight! I think the questions that were asked opened everyone’s understanding just a little bit more. These are the questions we had:

  • I have a 11-year-old son who makes his sister the enemy. We have tried many things. What more can we do?
  • My daughter is almost 16 and she is not obeying our family rules when it comes to electronics. She is sneaking them around, she is hiding them from me, and her friends are sending her devices. It feels like she is so desperate to reach out to her friends that she’s lying and sneaking, when all she needs to do is be honest and upfront. What would you recommend?
  • We had an issue where Grandpa went against my wishes. He came to take my daughter to babysit her and I told him “No candy.” On the way back to his home, he bought her an ice cream cone, saying it was “sweets,” not candy.Should I not even send her to Grandma and Grandpa’s house? Please talk about to what extent “my being there” is necessary and how you make judgment calls.
  • My 4-year-old son speaks really loudly. It’s a problem because he wakes his two-year-old sister in the morning. While I shower every morning, he and my husband watch a movie (or two). I think he is getting too addicted to media. My husband doesn’t agree. What do you recommend?

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Support Call 1-3-2014

We had some great questions on the call today. Here are a few of the things we discussed:

  • Thoughts on the changes brought by the new year
  • Discussion on choosing to parent differently than I was raised
  • What is personal vision and how can it be achieved?
  • My 4-year-old who has had several behaviors I have not known what to do with. What are appropritate consequences for his actions?
  • I’m notsureifIam lecturingor if I am being deliberate.Whatisthedifference?
  • I keep hearing about relationships and sacrifice. What am I supposed to be sacrificing to be able to improve relationships?

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Support Call 12-13-13

This call covers:

  • How to help children with a lack of interest in going to church
  • How do I train an 18-month-old to accept No answers?
  • How can I get answers to prayer?
  • The importance of eye contact.
  • Connecting while correcting
  • Staying up too late and modesty in age 17 daughter
  • Fighting: when to and when not to
  • When is friend time good and when is it bad? How do I know when it’s been too much?

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Stressed Out To Chilled Out ~ My True Story

I am not a stress out type person. My part ‘yellow’ personality usually keeps me rather laid back and happy no matter what troubles come my way. This has been a blessing many times in my life. But, I can feel stress, and sometimes I do. Here is my story of how I conquered the worse case of stress I have had.

Stress And Anxiety Symptoms

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