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Teens (Youth)

Support Call 3-4-16

This call covers:

  • Schedule switch-up for March!
  • How to access the BBC "The World's Strictest Parents" video.
  • 5-year-old is really big and it's physically dangerous to hold him in the Calm Down Spot. Tried the Rule of Three and it's worked mostly with him. Don't like switching though. Thoughts?
  • 20-month-old won't stay in bed and hits his siblings.
  • Engaging with child's therapist and getting child to open up.
  • Just starting homeschool and needing tips.

Support Call 2-26-16

This call covers:

  • Helping youth ages 12-16 keep their boundaries when in a group together and being kind to one another.
  • Dealing with young daughters that go from best friends to worst enemies.
  • Both parents work full time and cherish every moment with their children. Wonderingif homeschooling would be a good choice.
  • Getting age 18 daughter to stop procrastinating and being late to and with things.
  • Started a Commonwealth school, but has allowed it to take over the rest of life and looking for a way to fulfill responsibilities at the Commonwealth and at home.
  • Just attended Parenting Mastery Retreat and realising that our tolerances are too high. Also, having a hard time keeping track of every consequence earned. Thoughts?

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 2-12-16

This call covers:

  • How to correct someone else's child when in a group.
  • Comparing points of certain psychology to TSG: what's right and what's a little off.
  • Helping my son become more attentive and less distracted.
  • Catching my 15-year-old daughter with junk food in her room and stealing money to buy junk food. It's all she'll eat.

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 1-8-16

This call covers:

  • Resolutions: repentance and deliberate action. 
  • How to structure family scripture study with a wide age range of children.
  • A good system to keep the house clean.
  • Son is obsessed with making money so that he can buy video games that we don't approve of. Help!
  • Raging and manipulation when going through the Rule of Three.

Support Call 11-19-15

This call covers:

  • Son wants to join the local performing arts program, but we don't like the environment in that group. But, we havn't told him no yet because we're afraid of the HUGE fight that will happen. Thoughts?
  • What are some of the issues that are the same in Kenya as here in the US?

Support Call 10-31-15

This call covers:

  • World Congress of Families update and November Conference call info
  • We just found out that my teenage son is cutting, depressed, and possibly suicidal. We try to talk to him, but he plugs his ears and hums. How do we handle this?
  • My 6-year-old son has developed a new habit of negativity and being down on himself. I thought it was manipulation, but now I'm not so sure. Thoughts?
  • Our 15-year-old son's room is always messy. We've tried to get him to clean it, but he just won't and it's the source of a lot of our battles. Suggestions?