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Communicating Honestly

Nicholeen,  I spoke to you in Herriman about my 8yr. old daughter.  She doesn't tell me things or talk to me or anyone for that fact (other than day to day stuff).  I told you she wouldn't even tell me wha... more

Powerful Pre-teaching

I thought this comment was worth sharing on the front page.  ~Nicholeen I just wanted to share a neat little conversation with 10yod tonight while we were cleaning the dinner dishes.  She said, "You know tha... more

Fixing Things With Father

I received a question from a mother who is struggling with her husband not being motivated or involved in family life.  This is OUR response. Dear Motivated Mother:... more

A Great Start

I want to share "The Haroldsen Family Song" that I wrote the night after the seminar.  Our family talked about creating a mission statement, but since that is going to take some time, I wanted something 'right... more

The Dawdler

I am in need of some help with my 9 year old son.  He is a major dawdler, and always has been.  I am a very efficient person and try to get things done as quickly as possible.  See the conflict already?  It... more

How Did I Learn Self-Government?

In the year 1998, my husband decided to make a career change which involved lower pay and additional schooling.  We had already decided that I needed to stay home to raise our two children, so we didn’t exac... more

Purpose of the blog

I would like to thank Kaisie Alba for helping me get this blog up and running.  The purpose of this blog is to have a place for families who are trying to teach their children how govern themselves to ask ques... more