The post below will be the only post until the end of this week, because our family is taking a much needed visit to the great outdoors, away from all kinds of electronic reception.
I hope to use this time to work on the book that I have been trying to get ready for a long time. It should be good.
Take some time to enjoy the outdoors with your family too. Fly a kite, or go to the Zoo etc. It is a great time of year to play.
March 28, 29, 30 2013-- Nicholeen speaks with Glenn Beck and others for the "Raising The Standard" event in Mesa, Arizona http://nicholeenpeck-eorg.eventbrite.com/ http://concerts.livenation.com/event/19004A6CFD665DAB Nicholeen will give 12 FREE classes. Invite your friends!
Today the family did lots of yard work. We decided that we are on vacation this week. That means a break from the regular routine. We usually do this a couple of times per year to get all the yard and garden stuff done.
After we had worked for many hours the three younger children went off to play. After a while, I heard my six year old daughter whining to her brother and sister that she wanted to play the game they were playing. They had given her a No Answer. Her brother and sister said, "Londyn, you are whining. We can't talk to you when you act like that."
I had to smile, because
A reader said that praising doesn't come naturally for her. In fact, praising seems fake and annoying to this mother. She asked:
I don't want to be a cheerleader, always saying "Good job" no matter what---I want to say things that really matter, that I really believe, that are true. I guess what makes it hard is when I know (or think I know) that I've taught them how to do something better than they have done it, or that they should be capable of doing some things without always having to be praised for it. I know you said in your presentation that we could never give too much
This comment was made by a blogger. My comments are in red below.
"Our family has serious lack of enjoyment issues. I think we just don't know how to have fun because we are afraid to spend any money on frivolousness when we have debts to pay, and we have not done anything for so long, we don't know what to do to just get away and have fun together."
Family Activities don’t have to cost. I bet if you sat down with your c
Nicholeen and Spencer Peck parents of four and previous foster parents of many. They have been trained and certified in using the “Teaching Family Model”, which was developed at Boys Town and is used by the Utah Youth Village. The Pecks did foster care for very difficult teens. They taught children with ADHD, OCD, kleptomania, compulsive lying, anger control issues, etc. Nicholeen said, “I taught behaviors, not medication. They would come to us on many medications and usually leave not on any medications. Many child