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Sibling Interactions

Support Call 7-01-16

This call covers:

  • My husband is okay with me introducing the TSG skills into the family, but he's not so keen on actually changing the tone and environment of our home. How can I help him get on board?
  • Our four-year-old is bright and enthusiastic, but has a hitting problem with the family and sometimes even with guests. What do I do?
  • I divorced and remarried into a family that now totals almost 17 children. They're great for the most part, but some of the teens have terrible attitude problems. How do I teach one of them humility?
  • Our aged 11 daughter becomes extremely rebellious whenever we try to enforce rules. How do we fix that?
  • I get scared of correcting some behaviors. How do I help myself not be afraid?
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What Inspires Sibling Rivalry?

Fighting over seat positions in the car, teasing, bragging, one-uping... Does any of this sound familiar? Do situations like these arise frequently in your home between your children? These situations are class... more

Support Call 2-19-16

This call covers:

  • Time flies as your children get older. 
  • Teaching my children love instead of toleration.
  • It's hard to stay consistent, but even more so with HF autism.
  • I know I need to connect with my children, but I don't want to.
  • You have a section in your book that talks about telling your children about sex. Why are you not in favor of sex ed in schools?

Support Call 1-29-16

This call covers:

  • Dad and children are constantly teasing each other and husband can't take criticism. It's creating lots of problems.
  • Husband and 15-year-old son are addicted to media, mostly the son. Video games have made him a different child. 
  • When it's okay and not okay to compare with your children.

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 8-7-15

This call covers:

  • My family doesn't like deliberate talk and family meetings don't really work. Is it even worth it to do them?
  • My age 12 son has become very rude and disrespectful to me and the rest of the family. Name calling and "poop jokes" are normal for him. How do I help him fix it?
  • We've just started implementing TSG and our 5-year-old son can't accept a "no" answer. He runs away and is rude. What do we do?
  • Where do you go to get a lift and/or encouragement? Do you ever feel depressed? And, what do you think about birth order?
  • My 3-year-old runs away when it's time to go to the calm down spot. What do I do about that?

Support Call 7-31-15

This call covers:

  • Teaching homeschool while keeping the house clean. How do I keep it all going?
  • We're new to TSG and have 4 children. Our 14-year-old is struggling with following instructions and being calm. What do we do?
  • My aged 14 son has come back to live with me after being a whole year with his dad and in public school with no boundaries. He says he hates me, won't do anything I say, and does anything he can to show me how much he dislikes me. How do I help him?
  • What happens when you've gone through the Rule of Three and your child is still out of control. What do I do?

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 6-26-15

This call covers:

  • Taking the time to disagree appropriately shows respect to the other person
  • How to use TSG when babysitting your siblings or someone else's children
  • Does moving a lot contribute to social anxiety?
  • How well does TSG work with High-Functioning Aspergers?
  • Is everything in a Family Standard a standing instruction?