Earlier I posted about the story of the Boy Wanted. A few years ago I would only hope that I could raise up and teach my children to be that boy, but now I can see how it is possible. I have a vision now because of the parenting methods we have been using. I have been using Teaching Self-Government for almost 2 1/2 years. It has transformed my family where other parenting tools (and trust me I have read just about every positive parenting discipline book on the market) failed. I love Teaching Self Government because it teaches children to follow instructions, disagree appropriately, accept no answers, and accept consequences and criticism (both positive and negative) in a loving and purposeful way.
Nicholeen Peck goes through step by step how to create a home environment that is conducive to teaching children to govern themselves. I think the thing I have liked most about her book is that I always struggled walking the line of obedience vs. thinking. I believe 100% that my children need to be obedient. I was given the charge, by God, to raise these children properly. However, I also want thinking children who can reason and make informed decisions. I want children who do not blindly follow "because I say so!" This book is the only one I have ever found where children are taught to disagree appropriately and respectfully so that their feelings and opinions are heard but still retains the responsibility of the parent and requires obedience.
I could go on and on about the items I have purchased from Teaching Self
Goverment. I highly recommend her picture book Londyn LaRae Says Okay
as well. The pictures are adorable and the story is sweet, not preachy. I
have also subscribed to the Implementation Course. Even after my
subscription ended I renew my access so I can have access to the weekly
conference calls. The weekly conference calls are the weekly boost I
need to continue to deliberately parent with love, patience, and
calmness. They help me to have a plan and to execute it. The best part
is that I have a mentor who is able to answer my questions each week.
Be sure to check out her website- she has lots of fabulous parenting advice available.
Nicholeen graciously has offered up a copy of her book Teaching Self Government to one of my lucky blog readers in the US. Entry is easy- use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Rafflecopter giveaway.
I received no compensation either monetarily or otherwise for this blog post. My opinions and experiences are my own and may differ from yours. Lighthouse Classical Academy is not
responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links because I believe so strongly in what Nicholeen has to offer. If you purchase through one of those links, I will receive a small amount in return to use towards my children's education. Your price remains the same.