This Call Covers: Teaching children proper work ethic through extra chores Dealing with children who sneak out, are disconnected from the family, etc.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 14, 2017
This Call Covers:Helping a child plan for the future when they don’t seem to careSelf-government and young childrenLack of self-government in teensHow to become a TSG mentor
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 6, 2019
Whole call: CC Notes 7-21-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/07july/tsg-sc-7-21-21whole+edited.mp3 Question: I base my own happiness on how my children will turn out. I don’t have 100% control over that. I want to get to a place where I have confidence with doing the best I can. Can you help me get that mindset? Answer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/07july/tsg-sc-7-21-21Q1.mp3 You’re on a journey… Controlling perfect versus living by principle… Just do your best… Question: We would like to have a discussion about our family principles, and I was wondering if you could help discerning what the principles in our Mission Statement are. It seems like basic knowledge, but I’m realizing that I don’t know how to speak this language. We adopted much or most of your mission statement when we started Teaching Self Government last summer. Our children are older, ranging from 12-21, and all are still at home, with two in college. We adopted much of …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 25, 2021
This Call Covers:Helping children adapt to the college experienceImproving self esteem in teenagersEmotionally reactive childrenLoss of privliges and the rule of three
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 8, 2019
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?
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 6, 2015
This Call Covers:Dishonest ChildrenAnxiety in small childrenSelf-image and Self-worth struggles in teenagers
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 28, 2019
Whole call: CC Notes 5-5-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/05may/tsg-sc-5-5-21WholeEdited.mp3 Question: Our 2.5 year old seems to be self stimulating. This usually happens in her car seat or in booster chair. I try to distract her but she goes right back to what she is doing. I personally had this same problem when I was tiny. Eventually I started doing it when no one else was around and finally quit as a 14 year old. Neither of us has had any issues with molestation. Do you have any advice on how to stop this behavior. Thanks so much. Answer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/05may/tsg-sc-5-5-21.mp3 This behavior can happen during the toddlers years, but can lead to a stimulation addiction. And, that addiction can be very difficult to break. Ultimately a person has to understand what a craving is and that the craving is controlling them. They have to want to have power over the craving, instead of the …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 5, 2021
Whole call: CC Notes 5-26-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/05may/tsg-sc-5-26-21wholeEdited.mp3 Question: This is the question: How can I open our family to the blessing of greater oneness by replacing the wedge of technology with improved relationships? Disclaimer: I don’t believe in beating myself for past mistakes. I believe in learning from them. This isn’t me beating myself up, it’s me being honest with myself and so I can grow. Beginning: I took your seminar when our oldest child was five and did a decent job of teaching the four skills. I did a good job of limiting technology during their growing years. Because mastering these skills made our family look like we were doing so well, I let pride seep in and relaxed. I focused on the great outward appearance of our family and slacked off on the skills and building relationships. It’s not that relationships or skills got horrible, we still had a …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 28, 2021
This call covers: My age 17 daughter is having too much online social time and isn’t spending time with the family when she is home. How can I help her? When my son was younger, he threw something at me that required me to go to the hospital. Sometimes, when his siblings are mad at him, they’ll bring up the incident and tell him “what a bad person” he is. How do I help him through this? My age 14 son has struggled with an almost daily masturbation addiction. We’ve gone to the bishop and made goals, but he keeps falling back into old habits. What do we do to help him overcome this issue?
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 25, 2015
Whole call: CC Notes 5-12-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/05may/tsg-sc-5-12-21WholeEdited.mp3 Question: I need some help with my 12 year old son. He is never at peace and is in constant need of correction. He talks all the time – to the point where it is exhausting. He is constantly making loud noises with his mouth or body, singing, saying rude things, and generally being disruptive. He lies frequently, talks over people/interrupts all the time, has little or no regard for other people, their property, or their feelings. He thinks farting is funny and engages in a lot of potty talk. He talks with food in his mouth and and chews with his mouth open frequently and uses his clothes as a napkin. He is hypersensitive when others (his siblings) do any of the same behaviors. He constantly tries to plan and control activities, especially things like: trips to the store to buy junk food …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 18, 2021
Whole call: call notes 4-7-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/04April/tsg-sc-4-7-21-Whole+Edited.mp3 Question: -How can I tell if my desire to change something about myself and my goals is due to internal inspiration or a sub-conscious development due to societal/cultural pressures and marketing. -Is it okay to adjust things to be more relatable/ “normal”? -How can I sustain and nourish my internal integrity and commitment to my very out-there goals and vision? I recently returned home from serving a mission for my church and am preparing to attend school this coming semester in Idaho. Being home has been a great time of reflection and preparation. I’m at a stage in my development of self that seems more substantial and lasting. I want to begin this new decade and season of life with the intent to lay a strong foundation of habits and bring about the educated, disciplined, and distinct vision I have for myself. The vision …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on April 10, 2021
This Call Covers:Helping children overcome video game addictionStopping negativity in children
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on March 21, 2019