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Increase Confidence by Telling Yourself “No”

by Nicholeen Peck   Many parents want their children to learn to take responsibility for themselves: to learn self-government. A self-governed person, no matter the age, will be able to show the following characteristics. They can: give themselves instructions, follow through on commitments, accept the consequences of life, talk openly with people, discuss a difference …

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Cultural Rejection of Self-Government

by Nicholeen Peck   Self-government, a key principle of individual and societal freedom, is culturally rejected by some academics. This malicious movement, if adopted by society, will undermine our cultures, our families, our economies, and our personal empowerment. Luckily, the solution to cultural warfare has a simple yet powerful and effective solution; strengthen the people …

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Family Roles Are Often Misunderstood

by Nicholeen Peck Honoring self-evident family roles promotes increased family identity, a functional family culture, and secure children. In order to honor the family roles of children and parents, it’s vital that we understand what family roles are and how they help us succeed. Misconceptions about roles have confused so many people and discouraged young …

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UN Global Day of Parents Is June 1st! — Why?

by Nicholeen Peck   Let’s Celebrate! June 1st, the Global Day of Parents, is dedicated to celebrating the impact that parents have on raising children. Not only is a parent required for the biological creation of a child, but parents are vital to the social, moral, emotional, and academic formation of the child as well. …

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Podcast 121 – Healing A House Divided

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what it looks like when a house is divided and, on the flip side, what a house united looks like and how to become one. Do your family members struggle knowing who they really are? Do they have a hard time doing what they know they should do over what they want to do? Listen in for great tips and advice for healing your home!

Podcast 120 – Changing The Heart

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss six steps to create an environment that is conducive to inspiring a change of heart. Do you struggle getting to the root of behavioral issues? Do you feel like nothing is going in the right direction? Listen in for those six steps and additional thoughts and tips!

Today’s Complexity Demands More Simplicity

by Nicholeen Peck “It’s harder for children nowadays with all of the technology and temptations and bad examples”, a mother said to me at a recent conference where I was speaking. We talked for a moment about the differences between her childhood and the childhood of her children. She was concerned. She felt lost and …

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Podcast 119 – Helping Shy Children Socialize

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss how to help shy children have socialization. Do you have children that are more reserved and introverted? Do you wish that they were more sociable? Listen in for advice and tips for how to support your children in socializing with your family and with others.

Podcast 117 – Parenting On Your Own

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what to do when you’re wanting to implement Self-Government into your family, but you’re a single parent (or feel like you’re single parenting). Are you the only parent involved in your children’s lives right now? Are you struggling to get your spouse on board with a new parenting system? Whether you truly are on your own or just feel like you are, listen in for great insight and advice for how to skillfully navigate your situation!

Mindset Makes or Breaks Family Bonds

“My daughter is so ungrateful! All I do is serve her, but she doesn’t care about me or what I feel. And, she never helps out, even when I ask nicely,” an exasperated mother told me about her teenage daughter. In a later conversation, Emily, the daughter said to me, “I never get anything my …

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Where Love Is…

Love runs deeper than many people realize, and the outcomes of love are significant. We all recognize when we don’t feel loved or when we have a hard time feeling love for someone who isn’t behaving lovingly. But, what we don’t often recognize is that love isn’t something that can be turned on and off …

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Podcast 116 – Stress: What To Do When They Aren’t “Getting It”

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss how to handle situations where children (and other people in general) just aren’t grasping a topic or the environment in general and begin to get stressed. Do you find yourself saying, “Just figure it out!” or “You know exactly what to do! Don’t tell me you don’t.”? Listen in for personal life experiences and lessons to help you!

Podcast 114 – The Recipe For Helping Children Calm Down

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the eight steps for helping children get and stay calm. Are you struggling to put all of the pieces together and keep them straight? Follow our recipe for help and success!   https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2022/TSGPodcast114-RecipeToCalmChildrenDown-Dec28-2022.mp3