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A unique parenting framework

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Get your FREE ebook, Four Messages Every Child Longs to Hear, to learn how our parenting framework can transform your family.

Build your child’s identity

Reflect on the messages your parenting is sending. Unfortunately, sometimes instead of sending a message of, “You are called and capable,” kids get the message, “You are irresponsible and a problem.” We want to help you communicate grace-filled messages.

Connected Families seeks to fulfill a unique role in the Christian parenting space. We are:

Biblically grounded
No politics

While unapologetically Christ-centered, we also let parenting, brain, and trauma research inform what we do and say. And we keep our focus on Jesus. Not politics.

Who We Are

Jim & Lynne Jackson began Connected Families in 2002 from their careers in ministry to at-risk teens (Jim) and pediatric occupational therapy (Lynne). Read more about Jim and Lynne’s story. Since then, our team has grown to support you in your parenting journey.

Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson


Lynne Jackson

Lynne Jackson


Chad Hayenga

Chad Hayenga

Director of Education

Adel Irwin

Adel Irwin

Director of Development

Anna Braasch

Anna Braasch

Executive Director

How we support you

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Online Courses

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Parent Coaching

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Parent Coach Certification

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Parenting Books & Resources

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Here is what real parents are saying

It feels healing to listen to the podcasts, and everything I’ve read and listened to feels like exactly what I need. It is biblical and very practical and so different than what I’ve experienced in my own childhood. Many times it makes me cry and feel that this is how it ought to be.


Mari from Finland

Mom of 3

The tools I’m learning are life-changing. I received an online course scholarship, and I am so grateful!! These lessons are saving my relationship with my child, which is helping him to grow into a confident, loving, and capable person. Thank you to the donors who make this possible!


Katy from Chicago

Mom of 1 son

My parenting perspective and heart have changed since I came across Connected Families resources and website. The framework you teach through podcasts, articles, and classes have made a turning point in my life that I will always be grateful for. God bless you!


Elyse from Addis Ababa

Mom of 2


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