quality time

Podcast 82 – A Bit About Bonding

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what goes into bonding with other people. Does it just happen all on its own? Or does it take work? What are the benefits of bonding with other people? Listen in for 5 tips on how to improve your bond with others. https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2021/10+October/TSGPodcast82-ABitAboutBonding-Oct11-2021.mp3

Combating the Loneliness Epidemic

When was the last time you felt lonely? In order to thrive during these socially unusual times, and even times that aren’t unusual at all, it’s important to understand the difference between being alone and experiencing real loneliness, and what we can do to combat the loneliness epidemic that seems to be sweeping many countries. …

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Carving Out More Family Quality Time in a Fast-Paced World

Creating quality, loving family relationships requires discerning between what actions are really quality and what actions are nothing more than conformity to social norms. Creating these quality relationships doesn’t require elaborate planning, just time. Strong family relationships are built upon many components, such as good communication, honesty, trust, love, forgiveness, bonding, listening, shared vision, and …

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Quality, Quantity and Conformity: How Much Time Do Kids Really Need?

For years, sociologists, governments and parents have been trying to determine whether the amount of time a parent spends with their child actually matters for the child’s success in life. How are we to know what’s best for our children and our families? We don’t need charts or questionnaires; we just need to look around …

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Father correcting son

Voice Tone: How Do You Sound?

Dear Nicholeen,I attended your seminar in Bountiful.I certainly had many other choices about how to use that time and I am very glad that I chose to come.I glanced at your blog the day before and because of that I took the time to speak with and hug my upset daughter before leaving, even when I thought I was already running late.I didn’t miss a thing and I was so glad that I took time for her.

Mother holding young boy

Important Things

Those voices all around me; “You’re wasting time,” they say. The yard, dishes, big project Were waiting for today My lists are overwhelming; Still waiting to be checked. If I don’t get those things done This day just might be wrecked. My boy; age three, approaches. His eyes are set on me. “Mommy, help me …

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