O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Monday, May 28, 2012

Teaching Self Government Book Giveaway and Review!

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.

Many parenting books, even positive parenting methods, rely on various methods of manipulation and power struggles. Nicholeen stresses the importance of avoiding power struggles. Eliminating the power struggles has improved our relationships and the feeling in our home as well as the cooperation of my children.

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.

Disclosure: 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. 

30 comments:

  1. This book looks very interesting.

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  2. This looks great! I'd love to read it.

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  3. This book looks so great for any Christian parent to have! I'd love to read this!

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  4. I have a friend that has started using TSG and she also said it has transformed her interactions with her children, and her home! I can't wait to get started myself!

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  5. I would love my own copy of this book! I've borrowed it from a friend and want to implement it in my family. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  6. I have wanted this book, and I'd really love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity.
    ~Kalynn

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  7. I have never heard of this book, it sounds amazing.

    Amy B
    amyb@bowofbronze.com

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  8. I saw this book at the TJED conference in Utah and I so want to read it!

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  9. I saw this book at the TJED conference in SLC and it looked fabulous! I really can't wait to read it! (I'm having some trouble commenting, so I hope I haven't sent you a dozen comments!)

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  10. How exciting! I really want this book, especially after listening to the recording a couple months ago from the conference.

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  11. I have wanted to get my hands on this book for awhile!

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  12. I have this book on my Amazon wish list. It looks great!

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  13. This would be wonderful for my daughter who is homeschooling her daughter.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  14. Commenting again because I would super LOVE thos book! Thanks! Whitney

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  15. It's me again! Hoping my persistance will work in my favor! Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  16. This looks great, hope to see a copy of it soon!

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  17. I would love to have this. I am struggle with a better way to work with my kids, and this sounds like it may be a great idea.

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  18. Posting again. (I hope I am supposed to...the giveaway whirlygig says to do so. :o) Anyhow, just really want a copy of this book!

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  19. Love the idea of this. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  20. Looks really interesting! I will add to my to read pile!

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  21. This looks like a great book. We are starting to homeschool this coming fall and I am going to need all the help I can get!

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  22. Nice post! Looks like a good book!

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  23. Interesting book. Would be a good read.

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  24. This book looks interesting. I hadn't heard of it before.

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  25. One more chance to toss my hat in the ring! Thanks for hosting a giveaway of such a great (looking) book!

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  26. would love to figure out get the house right and order!

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  27. looks awesome! so want to win!! heather.loftus@aol.com

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  28. I sounds good.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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