Jim and Lynne Jackson

Where Do Parenting Reflexes Come From?

On the journey of parenting, many of us find that we have some typical “parenting reflexes” that are often our default response. Some of this…

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Super Glue for FamiliesCreative (even crazy!) ideas to keep your family connected

Do routines, responsibilities, and extra-curricular activities dominate your relationship with your kids? With families having less free time than ever before, it’s easy to forget…

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Why How YOU Were Parented Probably Won’t Work Anymore

Have you ever thought something like this?  My parents were tough on me and I turned out okay.  My folks didn’t tolerate any lip from…

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Blessings for the New Year

Have you ever considered saying blessings for the New Year over your children individually? There’s a passage in the Bible commonly referred to as the…

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This year, for our donor Thank You gift, we designed four beautiful visual reminders of the messages that are at the core of what we…

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Merry Christmas from Jim and Lynne Jackson

When things get hard you learn who your community is. With the death of my dad and Lynne’s mom, and other struggles, it’s been a…

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Learning Gratitude for Our 3 Most Important Blessings

It’s common at Thanksgiving to focus our gratitude on the gathering, great food, our material comforts, our possessions, enjoyable relationships, and other circumstantial blessings. These…

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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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