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Great Homeschool Convention – St. Charles, Missouri

(This event is not hosted by TSG. Nicholeen will be a featured speaker.) An “Individual” or “Family” registration to the 2023 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention includes access to info-packed workshops, admission to browse & shop the HUGE homeschool curriculum exhibit hall, exclusive hotel discounts, admission to the Teen Track (for both teens and parents!) and admission to Comedy Night with …

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Being Your Child’s Safe Place

It’s currently commonplace to see youth aggressively confronting adults when, not too long ago, that behavior would never have been condoned. And, sadly this aggressive behavior is being misinterpreted as behavior necessary for the emotional safety of the child. If parents want to be the ‘safe place’ for their child, then it’s vital that they …

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Podcast 106 – Tolerances

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss tolerances in a new light. Is it possible to be understanding and calm while still keeping tolerances low? The answer is yes! Listen in for some guidance and some great tips! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2022/05+May/TSGPodcast106-Tolerances-May2022.mp3

Education Empowerment Conference

(This event is not hosted by TSG. Nicholeen Peck will be a Keynote Speaker.) Be Inspired by Expert Speakers The Education Empowerment Conference includes keynotes and breakout sessions for parents. Our speakers are education experts, thought leaders, and motivators—hand-picked to transform the way you think about your kids’ education. Stay tuned as we add more …

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Podcast 97 – What To Do When They Won’t Go To Bed

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije (and Clara!) discuss what to do to make bedtime a smooth success. Do your littles put up a fight about going to bed? Do your older children simply disregard bedtime altogether to do their own thing? Listen in for skills and insights to transform your messy bedtime! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2022/02+February/TSGPodcast97-WhatToDoWhenTheyWontGoToBed-Feb7-2022.mp3

One Easy Way To Increase Emotional Maturity In Children

Sadly, teaching strategies for proper social and emotional health are often unorganized and conflicting. Parents are left feeling like they need to choose between teaching children to have self-control and teaching children to be emotionally heard. These choices seem like opposites to most people. But, to a person who has true emotional intelligence, both of …

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What Breaks Relationships And How To Fix Them

Relationships require selfless service to survive. Although there are multiple reasons people site for their relationship dysfunctions, from infidelity to arguments, relationship problems usually all have two things in common: dishonesty and selfishness. According to The Institute For Family Studies, the leading causes of divorce are: infidelity, incompatibility, drinking or drug use, growing apart, a …

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Choosing Calmness Amidst All the Stress

Why do we cater to our stresses and forget to choose calmness? After all, calmness is the only state where we truly feel safe and empowered. Stress, anger, and frustration never lead to true empowerment or peace, only emotional bondage. In 1998, when I was the young mother of a small baby and a toddler,and …

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“Choose Not to Be Harmed”

One day my father told me something so profound that it literally changed my social life and my personal empowerment forever. After I finished telling him about how another child at school had been mean to me, he said, “Nicholeen, sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” I’m guessing …

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CALM Camp

Cost: $0 Schedule 8:30 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. 4 Skills for Relationship Success: This class will talk about how to teach children self-mastery of their behaviors and emotions in order to free them from emotional bondage. It will focus on 4 self-government skills that parents and children can use to stop troublesome behaviors before they …

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Parenting with Grace

Children aren’t perfect, and neither are parents. However, parenting isn’t about being perfect. And, there’s no such thing as a perfect child. Of course, perfection isn’t the goal of my parenting anyway. My goal has always been to create joyful adults. Joyful adults are those that know what their mission in life is and they’re …

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Hope: Facing Toward Self-Government

“I hate that I’ve been mean to my children before,” confessed a father I was speaking to recently. Instead of calmly handling difficult situations, this father had become frustrated a few times and lost his temper with his children. His voice tone and body were humble as he confessed this. He wasn’t making excuses for …

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Raising Independent Children

Freedom in the family is the key to raising children who are freer and more independent. The problem is, most people don’t understand freedom. Many families institute complete license without consequences assuming that’s freedom and that it will lead to independent children. But in reality, it leads to emotional bondage and relationship dysfunction. Personal freedom …

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