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Teaching Self Government Review

1 September 4:00 am
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Teaching Self Government Review

Teaching Self Government Review

Teaching Self Government ReviewHave you ever yelled at your kids?…of course you have. We’ve all done it. I’m not proud when I do it, and I’m surely not happy afterwards. I always feel horrible and often apologize to my kids. I was so excited when I had the chance to write about the Teaching Self Government review we did over the last few weeks. This program was created by Nicholeen Peck and can be done completely online. Wouldn’t it be nice if your children always followed instructions, accepted criticism and accepted “no” as an answer? Let me tell you about this course and why I am so glad we had the chance to try it out.

Nicholeen, the author of this program, is an international speaker, author, mentor, former foster parent, and President of the Worldwide Organization for Women.  She has appeared on various news shows and radio programs to discuss effective parenting, and she has authored many parenting books including Popular Parenting Methods, The Power of Calm, Londyn LaRae Says Okay, Porter Earns A Quarter, Big Win For Quin, Paije Takes the Stage, and more.

Teaching Self Government Review

As we go through the Teaching Self Government review, I’ll tell you what I liked about the program and why we decided to publish a review about it. This program is a thorough, faith-based, positive, online class taught by Nicholeen Peck.

Teaching Self Government Review

Immediately, in lesson 1, I started devouring everything Nicholeen was teaching. It resonated so strongly with me and our belief system. At the end of this course, I came out with an understanding that the key to having a peaceful and disciplined home was for me and my husband to learn how to self-govern.

This course is laid out nicely – using the visual of a tree – with roots, trunk and branches.  You start with the roots – and take lessons to build the trunk and fill out the branches and fruit of the tree.  (It’s rewarding to see your tree grow as you complete the individual classes – kind of like Hooray stickers for grown-ups!)

In the Roots portion of the course, you cover the basics/foundation of the course, including:

  • Popular Parenting Methods (The Cultural Parenting Revolution)
  • Training The  Heart
  • 4 Keys of Self Government (Analyze, Make a Plan, Act Deliberately, Communicate Effectively)
  • The Power of Calm
  • Vision – Home Culture (What do you want your future family to feel like?  Now is time to plan your family culture to stand the test of time)

Teaching Self Government review – When you progress to the Trunk lessons, you learn about the following:

  • Marital Relationship & Couples Meeting (The tone of your relationship with your spouse sets the tone for your whole family.  If your children are not happy, the first relationship parents need to focus on strengthening, is the couple relationship)
  • Roles (the roles of children and parents should not be confused)
  • Tone (Acceptance, Love/Mercy, Trust)
  • Family Economy (Consequences) Tolerances (Your family economy is the system of credits and debits.  It defines the way consequences are earned and lost.  The family economy should not be a surprise to the family members.  Knowing the economy ahead of time decreases anxiety for all family members)
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Seek to Understand
  • Family Mission (The mission of the family is the what the family is becoming together and how they achieve their vision)
  • Family Meetings
  • Personal Mission
  • The Family Standard (provides boundary lines that keep everyone safe and serves as a shield of protection from the negative influences of the world)

Teaching Self Government review – The Branches section of the course covers:

  • 4 Basic Skills  (Following Instructions, Accepting “No” Answers, Accepting Consequences, and Disagreeing Appropriately)
  • 5 Social Lessons
  • Assertive Communication
  • Praise
  • Corrections and Rule of 3/Time-Out
  • Pre-Teach
  • Parent Counseling Sessions  (These sessions are “talks” where parents get to ask their children about what’s going on in their lives. It’s a time to seek to understand)
  • Family Activities/Fun
  • Problem Solving/SODAS (a problem solving exercise, and one of the best ways to evaluate a situation and see what could have been done better)
  • Mentor Sessions  (This is the time to make goals together and to see what is needed)
  • Motivators

Teaching Self Government Review

In addition to these sections of the course, I was emailed every week with parenting advice and support. I actually looked forward to receiving that email each week. She also supplies weekly call-ins that you can join. You can submit questions before the call and she will go over most of the questions so that you get answers to anything you need help on. So, not only do you get to go at your own pace with this program, you get support on any given week, which was incredibly helpful to me and my family as we worked through this. The support group calls and weekly gems (articles that are written every week) were some of my favorite parts of this program. I felt like I was part of a community and that I wasn’t in this alone.

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