Helping Children Deal With Offensive Situations

“That girl was so rude!” a girl about age 12 said to her mother as she skated off of the roller rink. Immediately her mother started toward the mother of the “rude” girl to tell her to control her daughter and to tell the daughter to apologize for her unkindness. This mother clearly loved and …

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Emotional Power Vs Emotional Bondage

A teenage girl talking back to her mother in an airport about her emotions said, “We have to let our emotions out. I’m being true to myself. I won’t stuff my emotions just because you don’t want to hear them!” The mother, who had told her daughter that she couldn’t use her phone anymore, was …

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Podcast 32 – Diving Deeper Into Levels of Communication

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the four levels of communication: what they look like, how to progress from one level to the next, why it’s important to do so, and what obstacles could arise in this process. Listen in for tips on how to “level up” in your communication game! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/September/TSGPodcast32-DivingDeepIntoLevelsOfCommunication.mp3


“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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