Anna Braasch

Why safety is crucial for families formed through adoptionand how it applies to ALL of us

In recognition of adoption/foster awareness month we’ve asked Anna Braasch, our Executive Director and adoptive momma to two, to share practical ways to have safe, connected relationships...

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3 Game-Changing Questions to Show Your Kids They’re Worth It

It can be hard work to grow as a parent. Especially when no matter how hard you try, things can still go haywire. Old patterns...

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A Creative Solution to Your Kid’s Messy BedroomHow to become your kids’ organizational consultant!

Are you tired of navigating the Lego landmines and mess mazes in your kids’ rooms, but you’re unsure of what to do? How much to...

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Instilling Identity and Character In Your Child10 minute audio clip

On Tuesday evening, September 20, Lynne spoke to a packed house at the Discipline That Connects book launch party about the most important messages that...

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Why I Love the Huge Dent in My FloorHow to Respond to Your Kids When You Are Angry

In our kitchen, there is a huge dent in the floor. I see it every day. It is a reminder to me of the day...

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Build Trust and Connection with 100,000 Yeses

  Mom, can you drive me to school? Sorry, I’m really busy today. Mom, can you get me the scissors? Why can’t you get them?...

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Does Giving Time Outs Actually Help Your Child?

I distinctly remember 11 years ago sitting in a pre-adoption class through our agency and silently scoffing when the presenter suggested during discipline situations to...

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Stressful Times Lead to Fertile Hearts

Painting pictures in my mind has been very helpful in my parenting journey. For example, when I’m upset and feel like my head is going...

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My Kids Made Me Late — and It Was Totally Worth It.

It was 8:30, and I was dashing out the door to get to a 9 o’clock meeting on time. My kids (8 and 10) get...

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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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