In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss good civil discourse, what it is, the difference between civil disobedience and destructive behaviors, what it all looks like, and how it affects the family and societal relationships. Not only is the problem discussed, but Nicholeen and Paije share 6 steps that can be taken to achieve good civil discourse. https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/June/TSGPodcast17-GoodCivilDiscourse-June01-2020.mp3
Posted by Richard on June 2, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss different problems that commonly arise in any relationship, whether it is romantic or not. These problems can be and are solved through different principles of self-government. Problems from bad communication to entitlement, the principles discussed in this podcast can help you with so many issues you might face! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/May/TSGPodcast16-HealingTheHeartOfYourRelationship-May23-2020.mp3
Posted by Richard on May 28, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what real love looks and feels like in a family setting, how that love can and should be utilized, and the difference and similarities between romantic love and familial love. They touch on what it feels like when the proper love isn’t present, along with skills that can be used to bring that proper, deep love into family relationships.
Posted by Richard on May 5, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the difference between emotional bondage and emotional freedom, what they both look like, what common behaviors are with each, how to recognize and analyze them, and why it’s so important to know the difference between the two.
Posted by Richard on April 27, 2020
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what happens when children, or anyone of any age, puts up a “wall.” Is it normal? Is it the child’s fault or the parents’ fault? Or is it both? What causes someone to put up an emotional wall and not open up? https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/March/TSGPodcast05-WhenChildrenPutUpWalls-Mar09-2020.mp3
Posted by Paije Baumert on March 12, 2020
What a difference our agency makes in who we choose to follow! When my daughter, Paije, was in a homeschool co-op class at age 14, after a discussion about what makes a good leader, the class was asked how they would know who to vote for when they were adults. My daughter shot up her hand and said, “I’ll ask my mom. She always looks deeply into the issues and candidates and has a lot of wisdom. She’ll lead me in the right direction.” As the teacher of that class and discussion, I was instantly conflicted by her answer. I was pleased that she recognized I would never lead her astray, but I was also concerned that she didn’t want to develop her own discernment, which was the point of the lesson. But, almost as soon as I thought these conflicting messages, I was struck with a feeling …
Posted by Monica Pond on October 5, 2020
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.
Posted by Richard on April 28, 2020
Children aren’t perfect, and neither are parents. However, parenting isn’t about being perfect. And, there’s no such thing as a perfect child. Of course, perfection isn’t the goal of my parenting anyway. My goal has always been to create joyful adults. Joyful adults are those that know what their mission in life is and they’re dedicated and eager to do what it takes to achieve this mission. They also have solid relationships with God and family.The key to becoming joyful parents and joyfully parenting is learning how to parent with grace. There are two ways I practice grace during parenting. And in the process, it helps my children become who they’re meant to be.Giving HeartsThe purpose of nurturing and guiding children is to train their hearts toward goodness. To touch the heart of a child, the parent’s heart must also be turned toward the child. In order for the child …
Posted by Monica Pond on August 15, 2019
Sick, horrified, disgusted, and worried are just some of the words that describe how I felt when an innocent search through the student portal of the Utah Online Library database pulled up graphic porn in a resource that was supposed to be for children about daddies. The resource said that daddies were adult men who engage in sexual relationships with children of either sex. My stomach churned as I wondered, “How are people allowing the destruction of the destiny of real daddies and the abuse of children like this?” I refuse to use such an endearing term as “daddy” to describe pedophiles on websites that exploit children. Daddies have great destinies that impact us all. Destiny means, “State or condition appointed or predetermined; ultimate fate.” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary) What is the destiny of a daddy? A daddy’s destiny is to provide for his family and protect them. That may sound …
Posted by Richard on June 15, 2020
In a new class given to a live audience, Nicholeen Peck discusses how to get your children ready for life by teaching obedience as part of Homeschool. Being able to be obedient is the first and fundamental building block of Self-government, especially in an education setting. If you long to have your children live up to their potential, or to just get their math done, this class is a must for the homeschooling parent, whether new or veteran.
Posted by Richard on April 28, 2020
Recently I was invited to be a guest speaker on the Joyful Living Podcast with Quinn Curtis. The presentation was completely new and really spontaneous! I think you will like it. Some of the topics covered are: Entitlement issues in children What joyful living looks like How to balance home life and work or other busy projects How the family vision impacts the family How to self-govern yourself as a parent And many other great topics…….. (spoiler alert! Nicholeen cried in this interview. Listen and see why)
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on January 26, 2016
When I was about thirteen years old I was perfectly molded in the opinions of the current society. I had my life all planned out, and was sure that my plans were socially pleasing to all of my friends. I was also sure that my plans would ensure that I wouldn’t turn out like my mother, who at the time was a person I didn’t really care about pleasing that much. You got it, I was a run of the mill, know it all and going to do it better than my parents, teenager. The only problem was, I didn’t really know what better meant because I was only seeing the popular social perspective. This was the plan. I was going to go to college and get a degree in psychology, go on a mission for my church, get married to a really cute guy, and be a career woman. …
Posted by Monica Pond on April 20, 2016