Jim and Lynne Jackson

12 Misbehaviors and the Gifts-Gone-Awry Behind ThemSeeing strengths even in struggles.

It takes skill to misbehave! When kids want something, and persistently misbehave to get it, they’ll instinctively tap into their strengths to get what they…

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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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But What About My Toddler?Connected Families top articles about toddlers and discipline

At Connected Families we are often asked, “How does your  framework apply to toddlers when they seem too young to understand but are certainly showing…

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Connected Families PodcastSeason 1: "What should I do when.....?"

Welcome to the Connected Families Podcast! We are committed to bringing you content that will challenge, encourage, and equip you to be the thoughtful and…

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I Just Can’t Get My Kids Off the Screen!Don't Just Say "No." Say "YES!" Too!

National Screen Free Week in the United States this year is April 29 – May 5th. You’ll likely be inundated with lots of statistics and…

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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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