Jim and Lynne Jackson

What is the goal of your discipline?Long-term vision vs short-term fixes

At parenting workshops we ask the question, “What is the goal of your discipline?” The answers we frequently hear could be summarized like this: “To...

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3 Steps to Becoming a More Confident Parent

Parenting is tough these days. And parents seem to be trying harder than ever to get it “right”. You read books as time allows. You...

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Becoming an emotionally safe parentWhen anger, anxiety, and a need to control no longer drives your discipline

A friend of ours said, “I am so competent at work and with friends. I’m on my game almost all the time. But when my...

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A fresh look at the Connected Families Framework A three minute video

Parenting is complicated. Following an easy to remember framework simplifies your parenting and helps you become a more thoughtful, more intentional parent. In preparation for...

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGSfrom Jim and Lynne Jackson

Hey friends,  We want to wish you a very blessed Christmas. As Lynne and I reflect on Immanuel – God with us, we have been...

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“I want 2 more stories and 5 more kisses!”A Thoughtful Response to Your Child’s Demands

“I want that toy!” “I need more kisses!” “I want these jeans!” Kids of all ages can get laser focused onto the thing they just...

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5 Tips for a Thoughtful, Peaceful Christmas

The stress and feelings that the holidays bring can definitely make the “the most wonderful time of the year” less wonderful and take the focus...

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Thanksgiving Greetingsfrom Jim and Lynne Jackson

On a day we set aside to give thanks, Lynne and I wanted to share with you what we are most thankful for: For the...

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Give Your Family a THANKS-filled Thanksgiving

It’s a wonderful time of year to be sure. But in the midst of family gatherings, school concerts, company parties, shopping, and numerous social gatherings,...

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“Don’t Mom Alone”an audio interview with Heather & Bruce MacFadyen

Last month we had the pleasure of being the special guests at Heather MacFadyen’s launch of her new website and podcast Don’t Mom Alone (formally...

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