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Nicholeen, Your peaceful parenting methods obviously work so well with older children and troubled teenagers. But, I have a house full of little children. Each day I face terrible twos, three year old tantrums, and four year old tantrums. Can children this young learn to govern themselves too?Answer: How ToStopTantrumsThis article is NOT just fortoddlers. Parenting toddlers is difficult. Many parents wonder ifthey must forever keep practicing reactive parenting. They know there must be some way to teach toddlers and small children to learn self-government.The funny thing is, I think I get asked this question equally as often as I get asked, “Nicholeen, learning self-government is obviously easy for small children, and your methods are perfect for that. But, what about big kids and teens?”So, my question for you is, why do we doubt the new skills and communication methods will do any good for our children; no matter the …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 5, 2012
Whole Call: https://s3.amazonaws.com/1-SupportCalls/2020/09September/TSG_SC_9-16-20_WholeEdited.mp3 Question: Hi Nicholeen, I homeschool 5 children and have a 2 year old toddler. I am introvert with a load of high energy spirited children and one ADHD child. All the talking that’s involved in homeschooling and then all the talking involved in the TSG is hard on me. I hate having to stop a lesson with one child to correct another because it disrupts the flow of the lessons and so I want the bad behavior to stop immediately without having to do a long correction with a lot of talking. If I leave the one who I am teaching to correct another, the child I was teaching gets distracted and goes off to play or starts talking to another sibling and/or getting silly. Then it takes time to get them to transition back to their lessons. Having someone leave to do an extra chore throws …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 26, 2020
This call covers: Twin 6-year-old boys who struggle with lying, cheating, and stealing. New to the program and has a 10-year-old son who rages and gets angry. Aged 2 son slaps, pinches, and rips. He’s a little bully. Adopted daughter won’t open up about anything and phone is a constanct companion. Entitlement confusion.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 7, 2016
This call covers: Younger brother using violence, such as hitting and biting, to defend himself from his older brother. Mother switched to using a loving tone, but her son is pushing away from her even more. Attachment issues.
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on July 23, 2016
“Porter, you’re being whiny and you need to stop it,” said Spencer, my husband, in exasperation one evening. He had just treated the children to a day of fun times and snacks, and even purchased souvenir T-shirts for them. Spencer had had enough. The funny thing was that Porter’s whiny moment was the first occurrence of whininess and entitlement all day. I pondered the situation and realized that my husband had been set up to get angry that night and Porter had been set up for whiny behavior. He was behaving like children behave when they’re spoiled and so was my husband. I asked myself, “What could have changed this moment? Why are all of these normally self-governed people behaving this way?” How The Spoiling Happens No one wants to let their child down. Most parents thrill at the idea of doing something for their children that will create sparkling …
Posted by Monica Pond on August 25, 2016
In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss skills and mindsets to help you focus on what is most important and what actually is the most important thing to focus on in different situations. Even if you’re someone who struggles to focus and govern your thoughts, these skills will help you take charge of your emotions and thoughts to help you achieve success in your relationships! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/November/TSGPodcast39-HowToGovernYourBrain-Nov17-2020.mp3
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on November 17, 2020
Is your home in crisis? Do your children never do what they are told? Do you find yourself completely overwhelmed and hating to interact with your children? Do your children treat you with disrespect and cause contention at home? Are you out of control of your emotions as a parent too? If any of these descriptions sound like your house, then you might be in crisis and you will definitely benefit from reading this book. It is written for you. This book is also written for people who don‘t want to ever have a home like I have described above and for parents who want to have an effectively communicating family right from the very beginning of parenthood.
Posted by Richard Genck on April 28, 2020
Perfection in parenting is nearly impossible to measure. God, the Perfect Parent, sets the perfect example. But we will always fall short because our attitudes, desires and intentions are not always as perfect as His. However, one of the many lessons from our perfect Godly Parent that we can focus on perfecting is our exactness.In 1828, Webster defined exactness as “regularity” and “careful observance of method and conformity to truth…”Despite our flaws as parents, which we all have, we can stay focused on the method of instruction we’re providing for our children, the truth that must be present in our teaching method and lessons, and the consistency of our teaching. All of these are required to help the child experience a change of heart.So, if parents are feeling stressed out one afternoon when a child needs correction, then they can change their focus from the stress feelings to the method …
Posted by Nicholeen Peck on September 4, 2019