Jim Jackson

“I Called the Cops on My Six-Year-Old Son!”

Sometimes our kids don’t take things seriously because they just don’t understand the weight of their own actions. When that happens, we as parents need…

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How to Avoid Combat with Your Kids

When your kids act up, Stop and Breathe. Breathing clears your mind and calms you down. When you don’t breathe, your brain stays in fight or…

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Connection in Correction (Love No Matter What!)

Our belief is that what makes a discipline technique effective is not what parents do, but how they do it. This is where the most…

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Solving a Child’s Big Spiritual Problem

As parents who care for our children’s spiritual well-being, we try to teach them right and wrong and help them tackle whatever spiritual problems they…

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The Key to Avoiding EntitlementAre your kids responsible or spoiled?

As soon as kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and gracefully hold them responsible to do them.

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Parenting Goals You Can Meet

Choose as your goals to be sure you stay calm, to be sure that your child knows he’s loved and respected no matter how he behaves, and to help him focus on his responsibilities.

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Discipleship, Consequences, and Toothbrushing

We recently got the following email from a loving, caring parent. We believe others among you might have similar questions, so we thought we’d share!…

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A Problem of EntitlementAre We Raising Kids Who Can't Help Themselves?

Researchers have told us that American parents are too child-centered. Is making our kids happy eclipsing our determination to teach them responsibility?  According to the cited study, “Parents intend…

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Managing Kids’ Anger – and Ours

We parents sometimes get it backwards. Our kid acts up and we get angry. We then tend to justify our anger saying, “I wouldn’t be…

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Will Your Child Be Famous?

Do everything…so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like…

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