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No More Standing on the Parenting Sidelines

by Nicholeen Peck Children sometimes say, “I wish my parents would stop getting involved in my life.” But is that what they really want? This idea of having total freedom without any oversight, teaching, or correction sounds very attractive to a child . However, when a person looks at the long-term effects on children who

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Family Roles Are Often Misunderstood

by Nicholeen Peck Honoring self-evident family roles promotes increased family identity, a functional family culture, and secure children. In order to honor the family roles of children and parents, it’s vital that we understand what family roles are and how they help us succeed. Misconceptions about roles have confused so many people and discouraged young

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4 Steps For Increasing Your Patience

Some people seem to be naturally patient, while others seem to struggle with increasing patience because of their strong/hard natures or how they were nurtured. However, when patience is more understood, we all might find that we’re taking more steps toward patience than we think we are. And, if we keep taking those steps, then

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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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7 Lessons Aging Mothers & Grandmothers Teach Their Families

Mom has a bad knee, but that doesn’t stop us from making multi-generational memories to last a lifetime. Months ago, when I asked Mom to accompany me on a trip to Alaska, she said, “Sure, I’ll come if you really want me to go with you. I don’t move very fast anymore because of my

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Obedience To Parents Changes Hearts

As part of learning cause and effect and growing into healthy adulthood, most children occasionally test boundaries by willfully choosing disobedience or even rebelling against parents. While taking risks and being a little bit rebellious here and there are usually healthy signs of normal development toward adulthood, obedience is required for wisdom and learning, too.

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Raising Daughters Into Strong Women A Different Way

My views have changed. During my teen and young adult years, I thought that women needed to do everything men did, and women did, in order to be strong. But, now that I have seen every dimension of womanhood firsthand, I see that my views of women and myself lacked depth and understanding when I

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Podcast 74 – When Your Best Doesn’t Seem To Be Enough: Coping With Others’ Choices

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what to do when you’ve already done all you can to teach your children what they should do, then they choose another path. Did you do something wrong somewhere along the line? Do you feel like you failed as a parent? Listen in for some great tips of

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Podcast 70 – Transforming Hearts Through Love

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss what it takes to change negative behavior at the root of the problem: where someone’s heart is at. How do you inspire and teach a change of heart in your children and yourself? Listen in for a 4-step process to achieve relationships based on love! https://tsg-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/2021/07+July/TSGPodcast70-TransformingHeartsThroughLove-July06-2021.mp3

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Podcast 69 – The Pattern of Decline & How To Revive Your Family

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss the specifics of how a family begins to fall apart and become dysfunctional, step by step. It always starts small and on an individual level. Can you tell your family dynamic is headed in a potentially dangerous direction, but can’t really pinpoint the underlying issue that’s causing the

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Podcast 68 – Stand Out & Speak Up: Self-Government Principles For Our Day!

THIS IS A FULL, FREE CLASS! In this podcast, Teaching Self-Government brings you an all-new class! The topic was requested by school administrators and parents who are worried about children being prepared to navigate this crazy world and defend themselves, and wondering just what it takes to do that. Nicholeen and Paije share 12 lessons

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Podcast 57 – Becoming a Great Parent to Adult Children

In this podcast, Nicholeen and Paije discuss reasons behind the challenges that adult children can present. A lot of people have expressed concern with their older children throwing a wrench into the family flow and disrupting family relationships. Do you or someone you know struggle with their adult children? How does one go about fixing

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Hurting or Helping Children | The Battle For Hearts And Loyalties

Think of the voices that surround our children. Voices leading children to love money, God, family, power, popularity, prestige, entitlement, activism, intellectual achievement, personal worth, truth, pleasure-seeking, time wasting, productivity, industry, judgment, despair, and more.   It’s easy to see how some of these voices mislead and hurt a child’s potential. Yet, these voices oftentimes

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