In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss three different aspects of entitlement and how they relate to each other and to society. There’s obvious examples of entitlement, but there are more details pertaining to it under the surface. So, how do these three relate to society? And to each other? How does one fuel another? …
This call covers:
- Asking questions and some scheduling for May.
- Applying TSG to young children, son with a “loose mouth”, and bedtime in a shared bedroom.
- Discussing methods for correcting bad language.
- How to do the Rule of Three with children that need to “do it over.”
- Contemplating putting oldest son in school for multiple reasons. Is it the best option?
- Synthetic consequences foreveryone? Parents need Self-Government too…
- Fixing obnoxious behavior and helping change child’s heart during the Rule of three.
This call covers:
- What we’ve done this Christmas Season and some good Christmas stories and videos to read and watch
- How to correct a child that overreacts
- Small son won’t stay in the calm down spot. What’s the process for keeping him there?
- Noticing bad habits in the children that can be fixed
- Oldest child turning 18 and difficulties that come with that
This call covers:
- Arbinger Institute: Leadership and Self-Deception
- Defining freedom and explaining that it has consequences
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 the3 Types of Communication.
- 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?
I was sitting on the couch today going over plans for our next trip when my six year old daughter, Londyn, sat down next to me and said, “We have to go to Virginia because you want to make the world better, don’t you? Not just our family, but other families too.” I said, “Yes” and smiled. I didn’t need to say anything else. It was very clear to me that she had developed an understanding of my mission. As a family, we talk about mission a lot. We try to analyze what other people’s missions might be. We talk about what kinds of skills we need to develop to find our personal mission
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I just wanted to share a neat little conversation with 10yod tonight while we were cleaning the dinner dishes. She said, “You know that when you ask 4yod and 6yos to like, go make their bed. They whine and don’t want to do it, but if you say, ‘William, I’m going to give you an instruction. Please go make your bed.’ Than they say ‘OK’ and go do it right away.!” I praised her tons for making and sharing this observation and we talked about how interesting that was. I think the difference is that we practice