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Using TSG Skills

The 9-Year-Old Dawdler Dilemma

I’m in need of some help with my nine-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 tak... more

Parenting Programs: Is There a Quick Fix?

If I planted a corn kernel in February, would I be disappointed when it didn’t turn into a large plant that same afternoon? Certainly not! Instead, I would get excited about the plant’s development as I wai... more

Teen-Culture and the Land of Make Believe

Historically, as young people approached the age of 18, they would start to spread their wings and transition into adulthood by stepping outside of their comfort zones. Sadly, times have changed.... more

Raising Independent Children

Freedom in the family is the key to raising children who are freer and more independent. The problem is, most people don’t understand freedom.... more

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 th... more

Dare to Take Command

Dear Fellow Parent,As parents deliberately trying to create the kind of family we want, there is one issue that we're constantly faced with and will never be able to escape. This is by far the number one pro... more
Boy jealous of brother

Sibling Squabbles

Two sisters, Becky and Sara, didn’t always get along. On the day Sara got baptized, Becky approached her older sister and said, “I think it’s stupid you got baptized.”... more