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Parenting: A House United

"Parenting: A House United" is based on Nicholeen’s popular seminar series Teaching Self-Government. This book shows parents the communication skills they need to teach children to govern themselves. With t... more

How to Help Kids Enjoy Doing Work!

It’s all too common in many modern households to hear sighs, grumbling, complaining and whining from children when parents give reminders of daily work responsibilities, or when additional work assignments ar... more
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Sometimes They Figure It Out Themselves

Several years ago, my family had a tradition of occasionally deciding we were on vacation for a week. That meant we took a break from our regular routine. We did it a few times a year to focus on getting all of... more

1-hour Mentoring Call

Get a 1-hour, 1-on-1 mentoring call with one of our most experienced certified mentors. Get immediate answers and problem solving to help your family overcome problems and implement Teaching Self-Government. M... more

Support Call 2-3-17

This call covers:

  • Support call difficulties explained and discussed
  • How to teach TSG to a child with language and learning barriers
  • Setting up gaming and texting time limits for teenage children
  • How to remind your spouse to stay calm when correcting the children
  • Helping resolve disdain for and unwillingness to do chores

Support Call 1-20-17

This call covers:

  • Daughter gets emotional during her mentor meetings. Do we, as the parents, validate or correct those emotions?
  • How to handle crying, whining, talking back, and separated parents.
  • Son has rage episodes and will only calm down for mother. Is that making him dependant?
  • How to use TSG with children that have ODD and anxiety

Support Call 10-14-16

This call covers:

  • Aged 6 son is a deep thinker and is hard to connect with. He also struggles with depression.
  • Tolerances are too high. Three things that assisted in catching this. 
  • Competetive 6-year-old son who hates to lose and gets angry when he loses.
  • Age 3 used to be very independent, but has become very dependent and needy. 

Support Call 9-30-16

This call covers:

  • Becoming a joyful adult yourself.
  • Easy going to control freak toddler.
  • Manipulative and controlling son.
  • Young son pees all over things and won't be patient. He does it purposely sometimes.
  • Daughter needs to wear glasses and eye patch, but doesn't like to because she gets teased by step family and others.
  • Son has new phone for a few days and already has looked at porn sites. How to address that.