Chad Hayenga

Dads: Would You Take a Bullet for Your Kids?The Kind of Sacrifice Our Families Need Most

Many dads sacrifice much for their families. They work tirelessly, keep up with the house (grass, snow removal, repairs, etc), coach, serve at church or…

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When Life Gets Sucked Out of Our Family

Sometimes technology feels out of control. I am chief offender in our home. Two hours can pass and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t really…

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What’s Our Family About, Anyway?

Have you ever wondered what your family is “all about”? I asked this of coaching clients Ted and Dawn recently. They had come seeking help…

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Teens Always Rebel. Right?Is Teenage Rebellion Always Inevitable?

I recently received an email that was sent out to a large number of parents from a teacher at my daughter’s high school. Her main…

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Do You Have a Positive View of Your Child’s Future?

The Search Institute has done years of research on how kids turn out to be healthy, contributing members of society. They are probably most well-known…

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Does Your Family Have a Purpose?

Our family likes to have plans in the works for the upcoming year. A possible Florida trip this spring to see family? What about our family’s…

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Do Your Questions Help or Hurt Your Kids?

Ed was trying to be patient and thoughtful, but he was at the end of his rope. Instead of helping him fix dinner, his two…

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Why Do My Kids Misbehave to Get My Attention?

Recently, Connected Families Co-Founder Lynne Jackson sat down with Connected Families Coach Chad Hayenga to get his thoughts on why kids misbehave to get our attention…

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So You Killed Your Cat. Now What?

“Do you think we should tell the kids what really happened? What they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?” Recently we received these questions when…

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How to Help Kids Follow Family Rules

When it comes to family rules, a common mistake parents make is not clearly defining the rules! What is acceptable and what is not in…

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