Jim and Lynne Jackson

“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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Bullying: Challenge or Opportunity?

Throughout the United States, October is national bullying prevention month and many schools around the country will encourage their kids to wear orange in support…

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Family MealtimeEat, relax, connect, and pass the values.

Today’s families are on the go! But it turns out (no surprise) that one of the best things you can do for your family is…

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Loving the Child of Your Reality

We all have dreams for ourselves and our children. When we run into difficulties with our kids, those dreams feel threatened. It is easy to…

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“I can’t hear you!”How do you talk to your child when he doesn’t WANT to hear you?

“I can’t hear you!! I can’t hear you!!” You thought his misbehavior was frustrating, but when your child covers his ears and yells “I can’t…

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“Spread Yourselves THICK!”Are you giving your kids the best opportunity?

“Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial.”  I Corinthians 6:12 Our oldest child, Daniel, made a grand pronouncement one morning upon learning that…

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