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Support Call 5-20-16

This call covers:

  • Recap of the World Congress of Families
  • Age 5 son taks and asks questions constantly. How do I help him rein it in?
  • Getting age 2 to respond to TSG better
  • How to handle out of control behavior at church
  • Definition of "principled"

Support Call 4-15-16

This call covers:

  • Camping fun!
  • Bringing about an attitude adjustment about "no" answers with age 9 (almost 10)
  • Struggles with getting son 6th grader to do homework. Possible anxiety or ADD issues.
  • Energetic 10-month-old that deliberately does things he knows he shouldn't and has started biting and hitting.

Support Call 3-16-16

This call covers:

  • St. Patrick's Day and an experience to think about
  • Angel baby to "terrible 2's'
  • Picky eating toddlers
  • Problems with a 3-year-old
  • Trouble with older children negative attention seeking and getting up earlier with them to study

Support Call 2-19-16

This call covers:

  • Time flies as your children get older. 
  • Teaching my children love instead of toleration.
  • It's hard to stay consistent, but even more so with HF autism.
  • I know I need to connect with my children, but I don't want to.
  • You have a section in your book that talks about telling your children about sex. Why are you not in favor of sex ed in schools?

Support Call 1-8-16

This call covers:

  • Resolutions: repentance and deliberate action. 
  • How to structure family scripture study with a wide age range of children.
  • A good system to keep the house clean.
  • Son is obsessed with making money so that he can buy video games that we don't approve of. Help!
  • Raging and manipulation when going through the Rule of Three.

Support Call 12-11-15

This call covers:

  • My 2-year-old son is very stubborn and strong-willed and he "pushes back" at me, but not at Dad. What do I do about this?
  • All of my children are dawdling through their chores and their school. How do I help them overcome that?
  • How does "say okay and be okay" work with no answers? Mychildren cry, whine, and get attitude problems when they don't get their way.

Support Call 11-10-15

This call covers:

  • 2 1/2 year-old son seems to always be getting into trouble, not sure if it's intentional. Also, for 3 1/2 year-old daughter and him, if they don't follow instructions, should I be using the "calm down spot" instead of an extra chore?
  • My son will not follow instructions. He is 11 and just won’t. What do I do if he just calmly turns away from me every time I ask him to do something?

  • How do I help my 20 year old son to go back to school? Do I push it or just let it be since he is now an adult? What do I do? Can I make him?

Support Call 10-23-15

This call covers:

  • Upcoming Schedule changes. Mark them on your calendar!
  • My son can't seem to accept a chore during playtime. He's fine when it's chore time, but other than that, he has a breakdown when I ask him to do even the simplest things.
  • How old should my children be for me to give them chores? When can they do them?
  • One of my sons goes to and through the Rule of Three often. But, it seems that the more calm I am, the more angry he is. How do I fix that?
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