Jim and Lynne Jackson

How Expecting Your Kids to Fight Can be a Good Thing

“He hit me!!!” “She took my marker!” Have you ever thought – “I am just refereeing 24/7, and I certainly have better things to do...

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Turn Name-Calling into Connection

“You’re dumb!” “No, YOU’RE dumb!” “Well, you’re a loser!” “I know you are, but what am I?” “You’re a butthead!” “MOMMMMMMMMM!!!!” Name-calling between children is...

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Tired of Sibling Fighting? We can help

Parents of siblings… did you ever think it would be this hard? You imagined your kiddos as best friends, being there for each other throughout...

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Planning a vacation this year? Read this first.

Your kids are watching you. Constantly. All the subtle messages from the way you live life are being absorbed by their active little minds, even...

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Fighting For Love – Even What It’s Hard

Valentine’s Day and anniversaries are often viewed as a barometer for our romantic relationship. But it’s NOT roses and romance a couple days a year...

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Break the Yelling Habit

Almost every parent yells. Some more than others. Regrettably, I (Jim) was probably on the side of more than average yelling. It went something like...

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Are Guilt and Shame the Same Thing?

You know you shouldn’t have lost your temper in a recent conflict with a loved one. But you did. To resolve the aftermath, you prayed...

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Our top 5 posts of 2017

Every day, the staff of Connected Families goes to work, seeking the wisdom of God, and shaping our resources to fit what we think our...

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Christmas greetings from Connected Families

Messes. You’re likely surrounded by a bunch of them. Piles of dishes in the kitchen. Wrapping paper on the floor. Tired and over-sugared children. Stressed...

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What do I do when my child just says no?

Recently we received this question from Michelle: I am struggling with a tween who often says no to my requests. She is a good girl...

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