Jim Jackson

What Kids Learn About Politics NOW Might Last a Lifetime

The debates rage on. The signs are everywhere. The ads on TV are frequent, dramatic, and often saying terrible things about a person we don’t…

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Should I Punish My Child for Swearing?

“S#*t,” “Oh My G-d.” …or “What the _____?” We’ve heard from numerous parents that this kind of language hurts their ears as well as their…

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How to Become an Emotionally Safe ParentWhen anger, anxiety, and a need to control no longer drive your discipline

What does it look like to become an emotionally safe parent? Safe parenting can be hard. There are a few key ideas to being a…

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Teach Your Kids How to Trust GodIn a time of unrest and pandemic

Anxiety. I have struggled all my life with it. My family knows it. My kids know it. But most others don’t know it, unless I…

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The Secret to Helping a Child Who is Always AngryMoving from unhealthy to healthy anger responses

Some kids really struggle with their anger. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. It likely means they’re pretty sensitive, and possibly have underlying stress…

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To Spank or Not to Spank?The Great Spanking Debate

If you work with Christian parents, it’s tempting to stay far away from the spanking debate. There are the “never spank” parents, the “immediate obedience…

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Avoiding Power Struggles Is Simpler Than You ThinkThe power of asking sincere questions

We all want to avoid power struggles with our kids. The tantrums can be exhausting. Asking sincere questions, even with small kids, is a great…

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“Are We Gonna Be Okay?”Celebrating Easter during a time of pandemic

“Are we gonna be OK?” It’s a question making the rounds these days. When you think about your kids celebrating Easter during a pandemic, it…

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Being Present with Our Kids(More than just sharing space!)

Most of us would agree there are many theories on the best way to educate our children: public school, private school, charter school, home school,…

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We Say “Stop!” They say, “NO!”

 Working with parents for over twenty years, we consistently see the following scenarios play out with kids of all ages:  Parents say “Do this!” Kids…

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