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How to Not Take Sides When Siblings Fight

  In our family, one of the realities we face is siblings who fight. I tend to want to stop my children’s rivalry in its tracks, but…

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“Focusing on connection first has changed the dynamics of our home.”A "Where Are They Now?" Story

As part of our year-end “Where Are They Now?” fundraising campaign, we are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework…

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Motivate. Model. Practice. Praise.Proactively grow skills without demands and threats

“Uhhh! If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, that is NOT OK!! Why do you keep….” (hitting your sibling/sassing me/making a…

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Your child is “playing doctor” with a friendKids’ curiosity and teaching children healthy boundaries

The Connected Families Framework is an effective tool for parents to utilize in a variety of challenging scenarios, including teaching children healthy boundaries. It provides…

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When Out-of-Control Kids Can’t Hear Your Gentle VoiceGetting Kids Attention in the Mayhem

Whether it’s angry sibling conflict or just wild and silly craziness, it’s hard to know how to engage kids’ mayhem without using a fast, large,…

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My Kids Fight All the Time!"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

It’s summer and the kids are home from school. Is the constant fighting and bickering more than you can take?  This week we welcome Lynne…

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The Hidden Dangers of Compliant Kids – Part 2Practical ideas to build security and confidence in your under-the-radar child.

If you realized in our last post that your compliant child might be struggling internally, you’ve probably been wondering, so now what?  In this post…

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The Hidden Dangers of Compliant Kids – Part 1Should you be concerned about your under-the-radar, easy-going child?

Most families have a child who is naturally more intense and challenging, and another who is naturally more compliant. Over time those characteristics can become…

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4 Sure-Fire Tips to Survive and Thrive this Summer

It’s summer again, and you know what that means…a totally different rhythm to schedules and family time, with lots of time for connection. And conflict!…

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Two Questions That Defuse Almost Any ConflictAnd how they build wisdom and empathy

  After working with parents for over twenty years we have learned that there are two critical questions that help guide children toward wisdom. The…

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