This is part two of Teaching Self-Government success stories! Enjoy!
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on October 5, 2016
Stories of success from others is always a good boost of confidence for ourselves. If you have success stories, feel free to share! We love you hear how Teaching Self-Government is going for you! Here’s some that we’ve gotten.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 9, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfVuAjDlbhg https://vimeo.com/76647891 Here is also an audio clip on the same subject:
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 2, 2011
When I started learning self-government principles years ago, I was foster parenting some difficult children, most of whom were on medication and had severe anger issues and terrible eating habits.As I started teaching them self-government skills, many of the children no longer needed their medication. Sometimes the anger issues stopped immediately, but in other children the issues re-surfaced later. With these youth I looked at another aspect of self-government: their diet.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 24, 2019
Whole call: CC Notes 9-22-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/09september/9-22-21/tsg-sc-9-22-21WholeEdited.mp3 Question: When the following situation occurred we had not trained the children on rule of 3 yet, we were just giving chores as consequences. My 6 year old was mad and grabbed a kitchen knife and started sawing the wooden dinning room table and stabbing the table in a passive aggressive manner for just negative attention. I knew that trying to remove objects out of his hands would mean engaging in a power struggle even if I did it calmly but obviously I needed to keep him and us safe so I chose to calmly remove it from his hands and he actually allowed me to do it. Is that engaging in power struggle? How would you handle situations like this? Earlier that day I was in my bedroom with my daughter and he started banging on the door hard and I told him …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 24, 2021
This Call Covers:In detail explanation of he rule of threeChildren who say really alarming thingsHelping children to adjust to a divorceYoung children and stress
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 20, 2019
Whole call: CC Notes 8-4-2021 https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/08August/8-4-21/tsg-sc-8-4-12WholeEdited.mp3 Question: My 23 month old has developed the habit of fussing. A low level whining all the time instead of talking. What is the best way for me to address this? Answer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2021/08August/8-4-21/tsg-sc-8-4-12Q1.mp3 I’m guessing that since you said “instead of talking” that your child usually uses sentences or words to communicate and that this is a new development. There could be multiple reasons this could happen. The child could feel like he gets quicker results from you when he shows signs of sadness. He could just be not in the mood to communicate, or not want to put forth the effort; so laziness. He could want attention. He could be hungry, tired, sick or bored. What to do about it. Teach calm voice, face, and body. Practice what those look like and feel like. Teach him the word whining and what it means …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 7, 2021
Whole Call: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/08August/TSG_SC_8-26-20_WholeEdited.mp3 Question: Hi Nicholeen! Just wondering if I should pull up my 10 year old daughter on ‘sighing’ when giving her an instruction? The other day I gave her an instruction and she gave an exasperated but very sublte sigh. If you had blinked you might almost have missed it. I pulled her up on it and proceeded to tell her that was not a calm voice. She used the skill of disagreeing appropriately with me. She wanted to defend herself. I calmly stuck to my position believing that it was not a response that I would want her to do to anyone else. She got so overwhelmed with emotion that she yelled at me several times shouting ‘you are so unfair’ and then ran off to her room. I told her that I would discuss this with her once I had thought about it some more. As …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 28, 2020
Whole Call: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/08August/TSG_SC_8-12-20_WholeEdited.mp3 Question: Hi Nicholeen, A bit about us: We are a homeschooling family of 7 from Australia: Dad, mum, 10yr old girl, 3 boys aged 8,6 and 4 and a brand new baby girl! She is just 12 days old! I bought your course two days before I gave birth and have digested as much as I possibly can over these new baby days. We have always been a solid family but have really struggled with my two middle sons aged 6 and 8. They are both sweet and gentle boys but have really challenged us with some of their behaviours. We are just starting to get the hang of the four basic skills and it has already helped us and them tremendously. My 6 year old takes out his emotions aggressively and my 8 year old whines and complains. The skills have helped us to …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 13, 2020
Whole Call: Question: My 15 yr old daughter has a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out). She seems to never really be in the present moment as she is always looking way ahead at the next social event and cannot stop talking about it. She’s missing out in her present moment. We have discussed this together but she seems totally unaware that she’s doing it. It’s maddening and sad. I can see she has anxiety that manifests itself this way. How do I patiently help her to be in the present moment without calling her out on it (since it is usually in front of other people). Do I take her aside every time to point it out? Do I patiently wait till she has matured enough to see it? I need your suggestions and help. Thank you so much. Answer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/07July/TSG_SC_7-22-20_Q1.mp3 When someone is unaware of …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 22, 2020
Helping children exposed to radical ideas on the internet Helping young children with depression Children fighting at bedtime Learning when to use different TSG skills Youth learning development and schedules at home Success Stories!
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 8, 2020
This Call Covers:Helping siblings solve disputesAnxiety and petsManipulation during correctionSuccess Stories!
Posted by Richard on June 24, 2020