(This event is not hosted by TSG. Nicholeen will be a guest speaker.) The Podcast will be available January 25th at https://podcast.buildingheroesacademy.com! ——————- As a parent, you love your kids so much and want to help them fulfill their potential. But sometimes the kickback you get from them makes you want to give up – or you try to MAKE them do what they are supposed to do! Parenting is difficult. But most worthwhile things are! How do you really help your kids live up to their potential without making them do it, or worse giving up on them? I’m excited to let you know about a NEW podcast that is launching to help you learn to help your kids take their own journeys to live up to their unique missions in life! Let me introduce you to my friend, Molly Christensen. She is a mother of 7 children, homeschooling …
Posted by Monica Pond on January 19, 2021
The air was sticky with moisture and it was noisy from the sound of parents and siblings talking in between heats. The next heat of swimmers was on the blocks ready to swim the 400-meter freestyle event. The age group of swimmers was 13 to 14 year olds. As I observed the young boys standing on the blocks I quickly guessed who would likely win the race. There was one young man who was tall and very muscular. He seemed confident standing there. “Surely, that young man will win this race,” I thought. All the other swimmers looked pretty average and were noticeably more nervous. The gun fired and the swimmers dove into the glimmering swimming pool. Then the cheering began. The swimmer I chose to be the winner was instantly in the lead. It was inspiring to see him swim. His power was evident. I started thinking about how …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 2, 2015
Our family loves games! We play card games, board games, outdoor games, sports, and imagination games. Sometimes we have conversations about games we play, but most of the time we talk about things of more substance such as family, improving relationships, truths we’ve found, books we’ve read, experiences we’ve had, memories we share, family history, skills, problem solving, religion, politics, goals, questions we have, and dreams. Once when talking about a game we both enjoyed, I analyzed a conversation with my son. It was fun to get excited about a game, but something was missing in that conversation that usually appeared in our other conversations. Purpose, personal impact, and unity were all missing from the conversation. People love when their conversations have meaning or purpose for their lives. When we leave a conversation that inspires us to become a better person or gives us an insight to ourselves or others …
Posted by Richard on June 1, 2020
Whole Call: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/09September/TSG_SC_9-23-20_WholeEdited.mp3 Question: I love all that I am learning and becoming with Teaching Self Government, especially that giving up control and honoring agency doesn’t have to lead to chaos… But sometimes it does. 🙂 We held the paper airplanes simulation in our family, and when we debriefed it, our kids were all over the place, being goofy and random. Maybe I should have waited–served ice cream and chatted and then debriefed. This is a frequent problem. We are a fun, large family, and love to bring up new and unusual topics, interesting or funny. Our conversations are interesting, but I’ve found myself being to teach simple conversational skills, like not interrupting. Small surprise. We like to have fun, so how can we bring conversations back to calm when we need to? Answer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/09September/TSG_SC_9-23-20_Q1.mp3 My father used to always say, “There is a time and a place for …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 28, 2020
This call covers: Having private rooms and moving the toys around. Using the chore system in Primary. Spouse on board with system at fist, but not anymore. Young boy willALWAYSgoes out of control when getting an instruction. How to give your husband more responsibility.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 28, 2016
This Call Covers: How to teach a child that is not your own how to behave in public Helping your child become inspired to transfer into a scholar phase Helping your children become calm before and during the rule of three
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on August 21, 2017
Whole Call: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/07July/TSG_SC_7-8-20_WholeEdited.mp3 Question: Hello Nicholeen, My question is about dinner conversation. Our conversations used to revolve around our youngest acting out at dinner, ie crying, arguing, not eating, We recently implemented the 4 skills, and the Rule of Three with consequences. We also have a family vision and a family standard. Within less than a week, she was no longer acting out at dinner. Now there is very little conversation during meal times. We are eating breakfast and dinner all together every day. We have five children from 11-20 that are all at home. Do you have advice for how to spark and maintain conversation during meal times? Thank you! Answer: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/07July/TSG_SC_7-8-20_Q1.mp3 Downs and the Ups game. Or, the what you’re grateful for that day game. Family conversation card game. Tell stories from your youth. Question: My 11 year old daughter is really bossy to her two …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 10, 2020
This call covers: Helping children follow through with a job Extended family might need TSG more than the immediate family. Struggling to keep things peaceful and calm in the extended relationships
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 1, 2016
This Call Covers:Anxious children and extra choresMaintaining a calm and loving tone even hard situations
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on June 22, 2019
This call covers: How to help15-year-old daughter care about being with her younger siblings and not care so much about friends and electronics. How family work relates to chores and should children have chores?
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 10, 2016
This call covers: 3-year-old will not do any chores, even after earning them and calming down. Getting teens on board with the new TSG skills when they don’t want to. Feeling like a robot when doing the rule of three and how to make it not as mechanic. Helping children become “humble enough” to listen to parents during the rule of three. Inspiring change in adult children to help them stop power struggling.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on May 10, 2017
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?
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on February 26, 2016