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Support Call 2-26-16

This call covers:

  • Helping youth ages 12-16 keep their boundaries when in a group together and being kind to one another.
  • Dealing with young daughters that go from best friends to worst enemies.
  • Both parents work full time and cherish every moment with their children. Wonderingif homeschooling would be a good choice.
  • Getting age 18 daughter to stop procrastinating and being late to and with things.
  • Started a Commonwealth school, but has allowed it to take over the rest of life and looking for a way to fulfill responsibilities at the Commonwealth and at home.
  • Just attended Parenting Mastery Retreat and realising that our tolerances are too high. Also, having a hard time keeping track of every consequence earned. Thoughts?

Support Call 2-12-16

This call covers:

  • How to correct someone else's child when in a group.
  • Comparing points of certain psychology to TSG: what's right and what's a little off.
  • Helping my son become more attentive and less distracted.
  • Catching my 15-year-old daughter with junk food in her room and stealing money to buy junk food. It's all she'll eat.

Support Call 1-22-16

This call covers:

  • Sometimes people ask my opinion about parenting. Most of the time they just want a "quick fix." What can I tell them?
  • "Work is the antidote for a sick character." What if all you do is work? Then, is play the antidote?
  • Son is 13 and in puberty, but he shows no empathy for others around him. How can that be fixed?
  • 4-year-old daughter is picky about clothes and won't wear anything she doesn't like. This gets expensive and frustrating. What to do?
  • I have a 16-month-old granddaughter who loves to get into things. She doesn't like no answers. How can I help her accept no answers at such a young age?

Support Call 11-19-15

This call covers:

  • Son wants to join the local performing arts program, but we don't like the environment in that group. But, we havn't told him no yet because we're afraid of the HUGE fight that will happen. Thoughts?
  • What are some of the issues that are the same in Kenya as here in the US?

Support Call 1-24-14

Friday's call was full of so many good questions!  Here they are:

  •  If someone walks away during the Rule of Three, do they immediately earn a total loss of all priviledges?
  • My son has ADHD and I have a light case of ADD.  He doesn't know he has it yet, but I'm hesitant to tell him. He gets angry easily and doesn't like the Rule of Three.  Is it okay to give him time to calm down before starting the Rule of Three?
  •  What is it with 11-year-olds?  They seem to be the focus of a lot of the questions.  I have an 11-year-old and I need to know what to do besides accept hard knocks.  What would would you suggest?
  •  I want to have a Mentor Session with my ADHD son, but my husband thinks it wouldn't go well.  How would I run the Mentor Session and should I have one?
  •  My daughter stole out from midnight until two. Therefore, I didn't let her go to a dance the next night.  She was given an iPod and she has now bought herself one as well.  She has accounts on it that are not good and she didn't receive permission for those or the iPod itself. I've thought of multiple consequences for this.  I'm usually fine if she tells me, on her own, that she's made a mistake. But if I find out on my own, it bugs me a lot. What should I do?
  •  My 4-year-old son lost his movie priviledge and doesn't care that it's gone. I wasn't quite sure what to do. If I took him to Time Out, is it okay to hold him there?
  •   My son is often out of instructional control.  When he is, he thinks he can do whatever he wants.  He's gone for 9 days of being out of control before.  He teases his siblings and likes "talk time" because that is his love language.  How would you recommend I handle this?
  •  How do I bring together my job and my mission?
  •  What can I do to teach my 14-year-old daughter and myself social skills? Also, others are judging my decisions for schooling.

Support Call 12-13-13

This call covers: 

  • How to help children with a lack of interest in going to church
  • How do I train an 18-month-old to accept No answers?
  • How can I get answers to prayer?
  • The importance of eye contact.
  • Connecting while correcting
  • Staying up too late and modesty in age 17 daughter
  • Fighting: when to and when not to
  • When is friend time good and when is it bad? How do I know when it's been too much?
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