Jim Jackson

Are your mornings brutal?Start Your Day With Loving Connection

John was fed up. Like many parents, he came to me looking for a quick fix. No matter what consequences or logic John put in...

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Should We Demand Immediate Obedience?

As a young dad, I was taught that “delayed obedience is disobedience,” and that kids should be required to immediately obey all parental requests. I...

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Staying Connected With Your TeenWhen they stiff arm and reach for you at the same time

When kids become teens, they start acting like they don’t need us. If we don’t understand why they’re doing this, and figure out ways to...

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Beat Boredom This Summer With These 4 TipsEmpowering your kids’ God-given creativity

Research has shown that being bored is not such a bad thing for kids.  Boredom can foster creativity and patience.  Yet, when a parent hears...

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Encouragement from a Dad Who’s Been ThereDownload a free audio for dads

Hey, dads!  I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately. You see, Lynne and I have this amazing opportunity to speak to groups of parents...

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When Kids Want it NOW!!!

“I want it! Can I have it? I want it NOW!” Regardless of how articulate your teen or toddler may be, most parents are familiar...

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My child doesn’t believe in God. Now what?

Many discouraged parents have asked us this question: How should we respond to our child who doubts the reality of God? When children suggest “there...

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What to do when kids swear or say OMG…

“S#*t,” “Oh My God.” …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 Get Kids to Care about School & GradesWithout Nagging

  Over the years, Lynne and I have worked with many families who struggle with the same issues. Time and again, we see how a...

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6 Practical Ways to Show Love to Kids(even in discipline)

One of the best times to show love to your kids is when they are misbehaving. Anger, frustration and lecturing are standard reactions to a...

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