Families Can Be Together Forever

Nicholeen Peck teaches self-government for families, where parents should be teachers and children should be learners. She first held a workshop at the Catholic Church on Karen Road, entitled Calm Parenting. On Sunday afternoon parents and families gathered at the Upper Hill Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for a fireside presented by Nicholeen. The audience inspired by her 5-point technique—learned skillsets to trust and love and avoid conflicts in the home. Self-governing means both parents and children learn skill sets.

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Nicholeen Peck teaches self-government for families, where parents should be teachers and children should be learners. On July 28 and 29, 2018, she was in Nairobi doing just that. A crowd gathered on Saturday, at the Dimesse Sisters Convent of the Catholic Church on Karen Road, for a workshop entitled Calm Parenting. On Sunday afternoon parents and families gathered at the Upper Hill Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for a fireside presented by Nicholeen.

                     
                                          

 Nicholeen and her husband traveled together at the request of the Kenya Conference of the Catholic Bishops in the National Family Life Office. Pecks visited in 2015 and were asked for a repeat workshop. Over a hundred individuals attended the workshop.

                     
                                                                                              

President George Munene of the Nairobi West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, became aware of the Pecks being in Nairobi and scheduled them for the Sunday afternoon fireside. The audience inspired by her 5-point technique—learned skillsets to trust and love and avoid conflicts in the home. Self-governing means both parents and children learn skillsets.

                                  
                                                      

No family is happy with attitudes of entitlement, selfishness, or disrespect which seem to be popular today. Nicholeen admits she was a head-strong, disobedient child and learned her procedure for self-governing as a teenager from a friend’s mother—keeping calm and saying and being OK.

                     
                                                                         

Nicholeen is an advocate of home-schooling, yardening—having chores and work for children, and not passing the parenting job off to nannies or hired help.

“Families feel joyful with good relationships, not because of money or power, said Nicholeen. Also, the ultimate goal of a strong family is to serve others and become like our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

 

"If families are to be together forever, is it important and worth the effort to make our family a good one? Changing hearts by choosing to be calm, loving and understanding each other no matter what, can be a plan for an eternal family relationship." 

                                                                                    

The Pecks have presented workshops around the world—usually paying their own travel. The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) filmed them in a documentary about parenting—sending them two undisciplined children. Nicholeen said it took two days to integrate them into their family with calmness, trust and love. Nicholeen is a popular public speaker, author and parenting mentor.

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