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Tweens

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 2-12-16

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 2-5-16

This call covers:

  • I don't have time to read and I still haven't gotten through the TSG book, but I need help now! What can I do for a "quick fix?"
  • Is there such a thing as too much sports? My age 11 son is in multiple sports and it's all he wants to do. How do I help his obsession?

Bodies For Sale! Teaching Modesty

“...Everyone is selling something,” I said as I talked to a young girl one evening.   Her mother had just made a comment about how the outfit the girl was wearing was “too revealing” and so she wou... more

Conference Call 4-22-11

Nicholeen shares 3 Tips.

Tip 1: Talks about how to help those who are feeling overwhelmed with life or feel anxiety about whether their communication is received properly.  (This includes: mothering, parenting, homeschooling, etc.)

Tip 2: Talks about vision and how we achieve becoming who we want to be come or what mission we want to obtain.

Tip 3: Talks about capacity and how to get everything accomplished.  

Questions: 

  • I'm having major issues with my 12 year old son.  I don't want to seem him, he is extremely out of control and acting like he is 7 years old.  What do I do?
  • Will I have access to this program and material after the initial 10-12 weeks? The support calls are monthly subscription to continue.  But you will still have access to the information on the Implementation course. (Updated as of summer 2014)
  • I've been struggling with our 20 year vision for our family since I first heard you talk.  How do I make and achieve this?  
  • What does a Time-out look like for little children as compared to the Rule of 3?
  • How is Teaching Self Government different from Love and Logic (giving choices)?  
  • My 3 year old threw a trantrum and I had to take him into the hallway and leave my other children inside by themselves, what do you recommend for this type of situation?
  • I am struggling with distractions while trying to run the household and a homeschool.  How do I know if am being successful?
  • Nicholeen recommends balancing and prioritizing.  Top 6 Priorities 

Conference Call 4-8-11

After her brother’s wedding Nicholeen shares a nugget of wisdom “Receiving your Spouse”.  She discusses the importance of receiving and improving your relationship with your spouse, gives an assessment, and discusses the 3 Types of Communication.

Questions:

  • My husband thinks I am too much of a softy and that kids need more aggressive measures than just talking about it. So do I go his way or make him come my way?
  • My children are 10, 12, and14 year olds but they act like 3 year olds.  The feeling in the house is total contention there's been fighting, squabbling, teasing, sibling rivalry, they are being destructive.  My goal to stay calm.  What do I do? 
  • Talking helps me understand my thoughts. What do I do when there is something I need to talk concerning my spouse? I know you mentioned that we shouldn't talk behind our spouses back?
  • We are trying to implement things in your book.  I have older kids who don’t care for the changes.  My husband says we need to get back to core and back to the relationships with them.  How do you suggest we start implementing Self-Government?