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How To Create Magical Family Memories

As I held my 15-year-old son’s hand and watched the magic of Christmas unfold around me with lights and nativity displays at the city center, I felt that date with my son was a parent’s dream come true. Who doesn’t dream of the perfect parent/child memory? We all want them, but could our desire for …

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OCDs and Fears

I once received a note from a mother who had an eight-year-old son with obsessive tendencies. He was scared the upstairs of the house would break and drop everyone into the basement, so he constantly checked that the floor was strong enough. And this wasn’t the first time he had fixated on something. The mom was nervous because she had a family history of mental illness. Her husband wasn’t as worried because he believed most mental problems are created by a family’s discipline and relationships. He said that developing perfectionist children who govern themselves caused their son to obsess over things. She asked my advice on how to help her son through his obsessive thoughts and actions.

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To Find Personal Success, Give Yourself a “No” Answer

Self-government is being able to determine the cause and effect of any given situation and possessing a knowledge of your own behaviors so that you can control them. This means that each person decides what type of person they ought to be and plans for how to become this person. When, as it always does, …

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Support Call 4-14-17

This call covers:

  • How to help aged 5 child get ready in the morning.
  • Controlling unwanted, inappropriate thoughts (teenage son).
  • Becoming more focused on self-government and stressing less about homeschool.
  • Dealing with disobedience in the early stages of TSG.
  • Helping younger children want to get out the door on time.
  • Resolving expectations and entitlement.

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.

Support Call 12-11-15

This call covers:

  • My 2-year-old son is very stubborn and strong-willed and he “pushes back” at me, but not at Dad. What do I do about this?
  • All of my children are dawdling through their chores and their school. How do I help them overcome that?
  • How does “say okay and be okay” work with no answers? Mychildren cry, whine, and get attitude problems when they don’t get their way.

Support Call 6-12-15

This call covers:

  • If my child starts whining after they get a No answer, do I start the Rule of Three or do I just tell them that I want to know what the have to say but they have to stop whining first?
  • How do I use TSG with my almost-two toddler?
  • My kids sometimes whine while asking to disagree appropriately. Should I let them disagree or tell them to be calm?
  • How do I teach my children that they can’t control others, only themselves?

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