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Support Call 10-07-16

This call covers:

  • Emotional bullying.
  • Child can be super sweet, but is mostly negative and rude.
  • How to inspire motivation.
  • Daughter demands time to calm down before starting Rule of Three. What to do.
  • Out of instructional control off and on over multiple days.
  • Not following instructions, but not out of control. What is supposed to happen.
  • True and false information for Utah Sex-ed and lying.

Support Call 8-12-16

This call covers:

  • Changes for this school year
  • Dishonesty and disrespect from our 14-year-old. 
  • What can I do to build my relationships with my children, especially my 15-year-old?
  • Experiences, capacity, and skills. Also, balancing homeschool with 4 children under 6.

Support Call 7-29-16

This call covers:

  • Having trouble teaching my children and doing SODAS
  • My son hates anything to do with hygiene. Help!
  • My daughter will follow an instruction, but pouts and whines while she does. What do I do there?
  • We have an adult child in the home who is making decisions that aren't within our family standard. What do we do there?
  • New Sunday school teacher for age 7 and they have energy. How do I help them not be distracted by one person?

Teaching Self-Government Parenting Seminar

This is the recording of a day-long parenting seminar given by Nicholeen. You will learn the methods she uses to parent her children that have worked for thousands of families. Even if families only implement s... more

Support Call 4-20-16

This call covers:

  • Pornography resolution on Utah Capitol Hill.
  • Struggling with TSG through daughter's puberty.
  • How to teach TSG principles in a religious setting to younger children. 
  • Comment on pornography resolution. 
Cop writing ticket

Even Adults Have To Use The Four Basics...

We might think that teaching the Four Basic skills is mainly for the children. They're the ones who need them the most, right? Well, maybe adults need them just as much as the children do.... more

Support Call 10-09-15

This call covers:

  • Support Call schedule update (World Congress of Families, Cancun, Kenya)
  • Questions on pre-teaching, role playing, and the Family Council Workbook
  • How much TV time is too much TV time?
  • What skill to use for children who are being silly.
  • Morning routines and family work time.

Support Call 8-7-15

This call covers:

  • My family doesn't like deliberate talk and family meetings don't really work. Is it even worth it to do them?
  • My age 12 son has become very rude and disrespectful to me and the rest of the family. Name calling and "poop jokes" are normal for him. How do I help him fix it?
  • We've just started implementing TSG and our 5-year-old son can't accept a "no" answer. He runs away and is rude. What do we do?
  • Where do you go to get a lift and/or encouragement? Do you ever feel depressed? And, what do you think about birth order?
  • My 3-year-old runs away when it's time to go to the calm down spot. What do I do about that?

Support Call 6-12-15

This call covers:

  • If my child starts whining after they get a No answer, do I start the Rule of Three or do I just tell them that I want to know what the have to say but they have to stop whining first?
  • How do I use TSG with my almost-two toddler?
  • My kids sometimes whine while asking to disagree appropriately. Should I let them disagree or tell them to be calm?
  • How do I teach my children that they can't control others, only themselves?
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