Teaching Self-Government: (1 hour, 9 Mins)


Teaching Self-Government For Homeschool Success

by Nicholeen Peck | LDS Homeschool Conference 2015

Teaching Self-Government For Homeschool Success

If we are constantly battling our children at home, how can we create an environment to build leaders? The most inspiring of all lessons taught in the home is that of a good parent/child relationship. There are no tricks to achieving children that govern themselves, while happily and willingly obeying the counsel of their parents. A working family government and atmosphere of acceptance and love turns the heart of a child to his/her parents. Don’t just parent your children; teach them the skills they need to govern themselves. This one skill makes or breaks the homeschool environment.

Nicholeen Peck is the mother of four and previous foster parent of many difficult and troubled teens. The Peck family’s success with these difficult children was based upon calmness, the principles of self-government, and good communication. She has been teaching people around the world the principles of Self-Government since 1999. She recently returned from Self-Government teaching tours in China and England. In 2009, Nicholeen and her family were featured in a one hour BBC documentary about parenting. She has appeared on various news shows and radio programs to discuss effective parenting. She is a popular public speaker, author of the international book, Parenting a House United, and many other books including Londyn LaRae Says Okay, Porter Earns A Quarter, Big Win For Quin, Paije Takes the Stage, Popular Parenting Methods, and more. She has also written many magazine articles, and articles for her website




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