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Nicholeen Peck

Meet Author Nicholeen Peck

Nicholeen Peck is a popular public speaker around North America who most often addresses the subject of parenting. Her parenting methods clam tantrum toddlers to tough teens while creating a family structure which invites the spirit of love and good communication.

Parenting Mentor & Family Support
Author of: "Parenting A House United"
The Book: http://teachingselfgovernment.com/shop/
The BBC show: http://teachingselfgovernment.com/videos/
Blog: http://teachingselfgovernment.com
Email: nicholeen@teachingselfgovernment.com

Author's Published Articles
2014-08-28

Everyone wants to know: How do I help my children succeed at school?...

2014-08-14

With an attitude problem Paije began to describe the mess she saw in the bathroom. Each time she told her older brother, Quin, ...

2014-07-31

“What do I do about my child? She will not leave my side. Am I spoiling her? I know I should love her attention and affection...

2014-07-03

In a time when people want to empower children, it is common for them to think that they have to turn the upbringing of the chi...

2014-06-19

Father's are essential to the upbringing of emotionally healthy children. The absence of a father in the home can be damaging t...

2014-06-12

Recently, I came across a quote that said that the “spiritual solidarity of the family” would determine the success of many...

2014-06-09

I have heard some pretty creative and ridiculous things from the mouths of adults. Here are some of my favorite silly parent t...

2014-05-29

Learning to shoot a gun or learning to cook gourmet dishes are essentially the same processes as learning to do any set of skil...

2014-05-27

When most people think of communication, they think of words. While words are a vital way to communicate, there are many ways ...

2014-05-08

Whether mothers use their power to create good, moral children and citizens, or whether they use their power to create selfish,...

2014-04-24

“Nicholeen, my children all seem to have a lack of confidence. They don't like to try new things, and are getting more and m...

2014-04-03

It is no secret that boundaries are being crossed and topics are being legislated at the United Nations that are not the proper...

2014-03-13

With the onslaught of attention being paid to our children, coming from every angle imaginable, what can we do to protect their...

2014-02-27

For years, when teaching parents about setting up a family economy in their homes, I have taught them that there is a differenc...

2014-02-13

"I hate to admit this, but I yell at my family way too much. My whole family yells at each other. I want the spirit of love in...

2014-01-30

As a parent, you may think you are connecting with your children, but you may be developing a reactionship instead of a relatio...

2014-01-16

“Master your mother tongue and you will make a mark on the world that will be noticed.” ...

2014-01-02

At this time of introspection about improving our lives, we begin to wonder what defines 'real life.'...

2013-12-19

Is telling children about lumps of coal being delivered okay? I know it's just a silly tradition, but is it a form of manipulat...

2013-12-09

Since I was thirteen years old I have had the Spirit of Elijah in my heart. It burns within me and adds excitement to my life....

2013-11-21

My child is disruptive and sometimes destructive for attention. How do I help my child stop attention seeking? ...

2013-10-24

Yelling can be used for connecting or disconnecting, but it is the disconnections that frustrate family relationships all over ...

2013-10-10

Encountering the missionary spirit in the United Kingdom. ...

2013-09-26

If a person is able to self-govern, then that person has more happiness and more freedom. ...

2013-09-13

Pre-teaching is one of the easiest things a parent can do to make sure an outing or situation doesn't go wrong....

2013-08-29

I struggle every day getting my children out the door for school. Leaving for family activities is hard too. How do I get the...

2013-08-15

Staying calm when it is easier to rage is an act of character....

2013-08-01

"Bless us that we will learn alot," the twelve-year-old said....

2013-07-19

Why would a parent hate the sound of their own name even though the name is being said by a person they love?...

2013-07-09

Summer time doesn't have to rattled with chaos, boredom and the desire to get the kids back into school....

2013-06-20

Raising perfect children sounds like a good goal for parents right? But something is wrong with this picture....

2013-06-06

Sometimes being a parent requires you to move out of your comfort zone....

2013-05-23

Being dubbed on BBC television of the "World's Strictest Parent" has opened up doors to share gospel and strengthen families ar...

2013-05-09

Is there a more selfless person than a mother? From sun up to sun down mothers are serving their families, communities, church...

2013-04-25

Deliberate is one of my favorite words. It means living on purpose. In my mind it actually means living for purpose. We all ...

2013-04-16

Since our view of happiness can differ from those around us, we need to be careful about judging other people's choices. Sure,...

2013-03-28

These 5 steps to physical self-government and spiritual self-government are essential for eternal happiness. ...

2013-03-14

Since 2001, the beginning of this century, our world has been different. There has been steady financial crisis, as well as in...

2013-02-28

Everyone is selling something. Each person you meet is selling ideas, morals, standards, agendas, and products. What is your ch...

2013-02-14

Parents and children look forward to bedtime, but often for very different reasons. How can you help your child feel loved at b...

2013-01-31

All too often children think crying will punish the parent who has punished the child. This behavior is unacceptable and there ...

2013-01-17

Music is powerful. It can stimulate, excite, and change a mood. It can also be very addicting. ...

2013-01-04

Society created a lie that many mothers believe. The lie is that each woman is compared to other women, and must measure up to ...

2012-12-06

“Mom I wasn't really crying. I was just faking it. Sometimes I just fake crying when I don't get my way...I know how to sto...

2012-11-21

Thanksgiving is one of the most uniting holidays in the United States. It is when families reflect upon what they are thankful...

2012-11-08

This week one of our teenage children, together with her friends, decided to color her hair with a bright pink stripe. Using th...

2012-10-25

Should parents focus on autonomy and let children guide their own lives and make their own choices? Or should parents train chi...

2012-10-11

Math is stressful! Some people get anxiety when they do math. In fact, I bet most people have felt anxious about one math conce...

2012-09-27

How do you cool the fire of anger around your home?...

2012-09-13

As you take time to analyze who God intended you to be and who your child is supposed to be you will see areas of teaching you ...

2012-08-30

Dealing with conflict is tough! Some days it seems like everyone is against you. No matter what you do, someone is offended and...

2012-08-16

With such a grand plan for happiness, why do so many people seem so sad? Why do couples fight? Why do children pout in their ro...

2012-08-02

Individuals who understand the power of tone inspire others just by establishing a connection with them. They have something ot...

2012-07-19

How often do we spend a lot of energy fueling emotion and only succeed in creating more confusion and distancing ourselves from...

2012-07-05

“But, what do you do when they are screaming, and it's time to walk out the door?” a father asked me at a recent conference...

2012-06-21

Raising children is a lot like gardening. We plant little seeds and watch them grow into young seedlings. Before we know our yo...

2012-06-07

Were there dangers for children back in the old days? Did parents worry about keeping their children safe from social ills like...

2012-05-24

The SODA technique is just one of the tools I use to teach my children problem solving. If a child can problem solve, they can ...

2012-05-10

If you can teach yourself to enjoy correcting the children and connecting with them during those times, you will experience a k...

2012-04-26

When I was pregnant I would sit in church, see a boy wearing white socks with a suit, and think, “My son would never do that....

2012-04-12

Tips for parents on how to built healthy self esteem and confidence in children who exhibits doubts at an early age....

2012-03-29

Justice or mercy? When your child gets frustrated hits his sibling does he need justice or mercy? When your youth comes home fr...

2012-03-15

Effective parenting comes from learning how to correct children in a way that invites good behaviors, and not further conflict....

2012-02-28

Emerson said, “For every one minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” I believe that second number could eve...

2012-02-17

There are many ways to show love for family members- it doesn't have to end with Valentine's Day. However, in our family, we do...

2012-02-02

Question: “How do you stop children from back talking?”...

2012-01-18

Do you want everyone in the family to know what you are about? Create a family mission statement....

2011-12-22

What do you think? Is it possible to spoil children at Christmas with too many gifts?...

2011-12-08

It’s a surprising ornament, but a meaningful one....

2011-11-21

Here’s a Thanksgiving tradition that may help the family remember their blessings....

2011-11-10

Some people close to us can be very tough to get along with. What do you do?...

2011-10-28

Is Halloween a celebration of darkness or a fun family holiday? Here are some perspectives....

2011-10-18

Cell phones are being used as purveyors of pornography by teenagers who send messages and pictures that can hook teens on porn....

2011-09-30

It may be hard to talk to a teenager, but it isn't impossible. Here are tips that can help...

2011-09-15

After a relaxing break, it’s time to get the family back in a structure again....

2011-09-07

Children know the moment they have you. They know when mom is out of ideas and dad is ready to explode. They know. ...

2011-08-18

Let's face it, it is just too easy to run around all day and miss the “good stuff” in life....

2011-08-02

One writer said, "The people may seem to be highly civilized, and yet be ready to fall to pieces at the first touch of adversit...

2011-07-21

Years ago I was foster parenting really difficult children and learned most of these children had some things in common. They ...

2011-07-07

It is very fitting that in United States history, liberty started with a speaker and a document,...

2011-06-23

Children usually tell you exactly what they don't need by asking for it all the time. ...

2011-06-09

Putting too much importance in things builds up the anxiety and stress in your child's life as well as your own....

2011-05-26

Children are finding their friends, their moral advice, and relationship advice in a dangerous place: on the Internet....

2011-05-12

Is it easier to tell children yes or no when they ask a question? ...

2011-04-28

“How do you maintain optimism in a depressing world? How do you teach your children to do the same?” ...

2011-04-21

These ten activities for Family Home Evening will help unite your family while they are having a blast. Grandparents, also, tr...

2011-04-14

General Conference was full of inspired counsel for parents. Here's a summary. ...

2011-03-31

A parent's work isn't limited to working with our own children. Sometimes we are in situations when we are in charge of other ...

2011-03-03

It is impossible to go through life without experiencing that hurt which comes from an unkind word, or a questionable glance. ...

2011-02-18

What if I walked out to my back yard in February, and planted a kernel of corn? Then, the same afternoon, went to check on it,...

2011-02-04

Here are seven tips for talking to a child who won’t listen to you....

2011-01-12

Can you praise a child too much?...

2010-12-20

A tradition that may help bring Christ to the center of your family’s Christmas....

2010-11-09

What do you do if a child disagrees with what you want them to do? How do you handle someone yelling at you?...

2010-10-19

Some people say other people offend them. Some people say someone else put them in a bad mood. But, it just isn’t done that w...

2010-10-18

Everyone needs to feel safe and understood in a relationship. As much as we need people to actively focus on us when they spea...

2010-10-18

What do you think are the two questions that parents ask most often when they are in parenting seminars?...

2010-10-16

Have you ever been driving with someone, a spouse let’s say, and you offered up driving directions only to hear a sharp respo...

2010-10-13

Improve the quality of love around your home with fun and easy Valentine’s ideas....

2010-10-11

If you’ve ever had contention when you wanted peace, this is the article for you....

2010-10-10

Is it possible to not have any buttons that people can push?...

2010-10-09

What parents sometimes don’t remember is that praising children encourages them to choose the right much more often than corr...

2010-10-07

A family that is growing needs personal attention, opportunities to lead, deep discussion, and fun shared experiences. ...

2010-10-06

What do you do when there is always too much to do?...

2010-10-05

When parents meet together regularly to discuss how to help their children, things go better....

2010-09-21

Last summer my son would not get into a swimming pool unless I was holding him. Now he is a fish. How did that happen?...

2010-09-02

Calmness is not something that happens, but something you choose....

2010-08-01

In the clamor of parenting, one of the most important things you can do is stop for a minute and see what's really happening....

2010-07-08

A vital principle for teaching children is make sure the child knows he is understood....

2010-06-16

Teenagers decide they'd rather be without rules, until an impassioned plea in a mock legislature shows that rules are here for ...

2010-05-31

It is in the small moments where you can teach your children to stand for something bigger than their immediate wishes....