Interview with Nicholeen Peck: Strict Parenting

I know this post is a little bit unusual, but I thought you would like it.  This is a 1 hour interview about parenting on a B.Y.U. radio station.

BJ Stober, family therapist and hostess of Family Voice Talk Radio, interviewed Nicholeen Peck on April 19, 2012 about strict parenting.  This is a link to the audio/video version of the show.

Nicholeen discussed different ways to parent and how what to focus on in order to break bad parenting habits.

Be sure to listen for the 10 Things Parents Need To Know to teach their children self-government.


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

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6 thoughts on “Interview with Nicholeen Peck: Strict Parenting

  1. Nicholeen, great interview. I wish more people would take the time to learn a few good techniques in parenting. Sadly, we now are a society of sperm and egg donors, but not fathers and mothers.

    On the local public radio station, they discussed how a bunch of third graders in Indiana failed the required reading skills test, must go through summer school and pass another test, or be held back.

    The show began about a third grade boy who, as the radio person notes, “loves to play video games.” The boy states he doesn’t feel he should be failed just on the basis of one test. I wonder who put those words into his mouth, because it isn’t something one would expect from a third grader. The radio person notes that the boy normally gets B’s and C’s in reading.

    From my perspective (from the biased info given), the kid is just barely getting by because he spends more time playing video games than reading. And if he is getting C’s, then it is possible the parents are allowing the video games to babysit, rather than spend the one-on-one time to get his reading up so he can get A’s and B’s.

    Tough and loving parenting would cure a world of ills: much of poverty, crime, ignorance, etc.

    I hope your interview stirred in many parents’ hearts and minds.

  2. Thank you for your support. Not until I was asked to be on The World’s Strictest Parents, did I really take a deep look at what that word really meant. Living and governing by principles is our way. And, according to the BBC and the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary parenting this way means I’m strict. I now wear that description with honor. I used to think it meant yelling and being aggressive. It’s interesting how changing the semantics of that word over time,has made a good thing bad in our society.

  3. I do think it is important to point out that “strict” parenting is simply “common sense parenting.” Today the word “strict” seems to signify “mean.” What is really means is “being a parent.” Being a parent means being present for your kids, being involved in their lives and teaching them common sense rules of behavior.

  4. Geoff, you are totally right. A strict parent doesn’t need to be mean. Getting angry is out of control behavior used to try to power struggle someone into seeing things your way. Even if it seems to work, the negative impact it has on your relationship, and the future relationships of your children is not worth it.

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