Interview With Nicholeen Peck #3: Making A Family Government

Interview with a parenting expert part 3

This is part three of the three-part series on Teaching Children Self-Government I did with Family Therapist, BJ Stober, host of Family Voice Talk Radio.

In this segment we talk about helping teens figure out ways to decrease computer time.  A question was asked presented stating that children are often forced to have lots of computer time by school etc.  So, they wanted to know how to find a balance.

For the remainder of the call we talked about making a family government structure in the home to back parents up.  If a family has a secure structure then the parents and children all fee more secure.  There is not as much parenting guess-work, and the children learn cause and effect, which lead them toward self-government.

Self-government is, “Being able to determine the cause and effect of any given situation, and possessing a knowledge of your own behaviors so that you can control them.”

A strong family government makes teaching self-government possible.

Here is a link to the video http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22326264

By Nicholeen Peck, BBC television star and author of Parenting A House United, and Londyn LaRae Says Okay.

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