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Sharing Teaching Self-Government with others: How can I talk to others about TSG?

Parenting: A House United

"Parenting: A House United" is based on Nicholeen’s popular seminar series Teaching Self-Government. This book shows parents the communication skills they need to teach children to govern themselves. With t... more

Support Call 1-22-16

This call covers:

  • Sometimes people ask my opinion about parenting. Most of the time they just want a "quick fix." What can I tell them?
  • "Work is the antidote for a sick character." What if all you do is work? Then, is play the antidote?
  • Son is 13 and in puberty, but he shows no empathy for others around him. How can that be fixed?
  • 4-year-old daughter is picky about clothes and won't wear anything she doesn't like. This gets expensive and frustrating. What to do?
  • I have a 16-month-old granddaughter who loves to get into things. She doesn't like no answers. How can I help her accept no answers at such a young age?

Support Call 6-19-15

This call covers:

  • Instructional control for age 10
  • Clarification on what "loss of privileges" really means and looks like
  • Becoming more comfortable with TSG and staying consistent
  • Advising a friend on her and her spouse's parenting styles and other elements of TSG
  • Chore systems

Support Call 2-15-13

  • Using TSG while babysiting other people's children
  • Having respect for parent authority.
  • How to handle several different scenarios, such as threatening, whining, controlling others, micromanagement, etc. 
  • What to do when your babysitters don't know the TSG language. 
  • Using treats for rewards

Are You In Crisis?

The first page of  Parenting A House United says: "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 childr... more

How Did I Learn Self-Government?

In the year 1998, my husband decided to make a career change which involved lower pay and additional schooling.  We had already decided that I needed to stay home to raise our two children, so we didn’t exac... more

Purpose of the blog

I would like to thank Kaisie Alba for helping me get this blog up and running.  The purpose of this blog is to have a place for families who are trying to teach their children how govern themselves to ask ques... more