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Sibling Interactions

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?

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?

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?

Conference Call 11-16-12

This call covers: 

  • Correcting behavior while traveling and what to do when you have different standards from the people you are visiting. Falling off the TSG wagon and getting back up. What to do when you spouse isn't on board.
  • 14 year old manipulative son and Disagreeing Appropriately
  • Loss of privileges on a Sunday. Daughter plans her loss of privileges to happen when she can't lose them.
  • Discouragement
  • When and how to teach the family the TSG program
  • Children's friends who keep bringing electronic devices to the house. What to do about it. 
  • Role Play Ideas for making it more fun, staying away from bribing and the upcoming video
  • Pulling yourself out of a slump