The World's Strictest Parents (or World's Strictest Parents) is a television series developed by TwentyTwenty Television, originally broadcast by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The concept is that two so-called teenagers are sent to live abroad with a strict host family for a week in an attempt to change their behavior. During the week they receive an impact letter from their birth parents with a list of issues they should try to fix.
I transcribed this rememberance of our BBC "World's Strictest Parents" experience straight from the mouth of my five year old son Porter.....The grammar is unedited on purpose. This is how he speaks. :)
My name is Porter and I am five 5. James and Hannah came to stay with us and they were nice to me. I remember that they liked to swing on our swings. When they left our house I cried a lot because I was sad that they were going. They were having attitudes a lot of the time and they wanted to
I talked to James' mom and she said he is doing well. She said that he is back in school and seems to be doing well. He is also trying to make other positive changes in his life. Their relationship is not perfect yet, but she says it is much improved.
I am so happy to hear such good news from James' family. It is good to see him make progress. We love him so much!
Can one person change the world just by being herself? I think so. That is where the power in all of us lies; in the person we were meant to become. If we find this person, we will then find our power to change the world.
Live each day like it matters. Because it does. One action based on one thought is where the power to change the world lies. Touch people. Touch your children. Influence. That is why we are all here.
In my seminar I talk about how there are eight different kinds of missions. Dr. Oliver DeMille of George Wythe Univeristy spoke about these eight missions at a Forum I attended years ago. I am happy to announce that this keynote address is available for free download at tjed online. If you go to this link, and click the button called Depth Phase, you can listen to the whole amazing lecture.
Parenting is the grand mission. It is all eight missions talked about in Dr.
Hi, Nicholeen,I have a quick question for you. I'm struggling with what to do for discipline/consequences when we're away from home. (Specifically in the car or in a store.) My kids tend to pick at each other, fight, kick, etc., in the car and to run away from me or do other annoying things (push the cart the wrong direction, touch things they shouldn't, etc.) at the store. The younger ones especially (age 2-4ish) don't really care enough about what's coming in the future for them to care if I give them a consequence that will be carried out
I still continue to work through as many of the questions which have been sent to me as possible, and feel bad that I don't have time to get to them as quickly as I would like to. Recently, I have done lots of mentor calls with people to answer some people's questions more quickly. Others have felt it helpful to have mentor calls to start their family government off in the right direction.
If you are intersted in having a mentor call with me, I am able to schedule one hour calls for $50 per hour at this time. You will also get a recording of your call so that you can refer ba
Thank you so much for your teaching this subject! I purchased the CDs about two months ago when I heard about them through the LEMI mentors association, listened to them, took lots of notes, and put it into action at a family meeting about 3 weeks ago.
This year our family is going to the American Family Fest in Cedar City, Utah. It is going to be amazing! I can't believe how many family memories can be made at this wonderful, inspiring event. The site for the event is http://www.americanfamilyfest.org/home.html
I will be teaching a youth class on Thursday, July 2 and an adult class on Saturday, July 4. Never before, in Utah, have I seen this kind of family event. It is like going to a 3 day family camp for a fraction of the cost. I have always wanted to go t