Jim and Lynne Jackson

Tell Your StoryPassing on faith and values in everyday conversations.

For most of human history, values and faith have been passed along by the spoken word in the context of one’s closest relationships. Telling stories…

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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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52 Out-of-the-Box Family Bonding ActivitiesCreative (even crazy!) ideas to keep your family connected

It’s easy to forget to have fun with your kids. Rules, responsibilities, schoolwork… and the day-to-day grind can prevent us from enjoying life as a…

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

It takes skill to misbehave! Misbehavior is just the ugly mask of your child’s strengths. When kids want something, they tap into their strengths to…

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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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