Compassion Parenting Podcast
Helping Kids Learn to Listen
November 18, 2022
Do you ever wish your kids listened better than they do? As parents, how do we foster their cooperation while still honoring their independent will? In this episode, Nicholeen Peck (parenting mentor, author, and founder of Teaching Self-Government) shares practical strategies to help kids learn the important skill of respectfully following directions and accepting a "no."
Today's guest, Nicholeen Peck, is a worldwide phenomenon and leader. Her proven parenting principles and self-government skills transform all children, from tantruming toddlers to even the most troubled teens. The world saw this in 2009 when the BBC, in England, featured her and her family in a documentary called The World’s Strictest Parents. The Peck family episode became the “most watched episode ever” because of the amazing transformation their calm parenting approach brought about in the troubled British teens who stayed in their home. Over the years, the Peck family had a lot of practice parenting troubled teens as foster parents for treatment foster children.

Nicholeen knows that to change the heart of one child, parents must have a parenting heart-change first. So, for the past 23 years she has spent her life helping parents learn the skills that they need to unite the hearts in their families. She’s the author of 11 books, including her best selling book Parenting A House United, and her very popular children’s book series that teach the Four Basic Self-Government Skills to children. She is a sought after speaker around the globe and even consults at global congresses and the Untied Nations as she tries to protect children and women as well as strengthen families. You can learn more from Nicholeen on her YouTube channel “Teaching Self-Government,” on the “Teaching Self-Government Podcast,” and at her website

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"Helping Kids Learn to Listen" with Nicholeen Peck © Mary Illions Wilde, MD
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