Jim Jackson

The Power of Defiance

Jesus was defiant. He defied Satan’s temptation. He defied the religious structures of the day. He defied legalism. He even defied death. One of our…

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What to Do When I Don’t Approve of My Child’s Friends

Peer relationships carry increasing influence as children grow up. And sometimes, these relationships can be reason for parents to feel increasingly anxious. Kids may choose…

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How Do Your Kids Feel When You Discipline Them?

  As a typically impatient, “get it done” sort of dad, I found myself in our early parenting years using my big voice and strong…

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Are You Punishing Your Child for Following Your Example?

We’ve all done it. Our kids misbehave. Then, we get angry. We raise our voice a bit to get our kids’ attention. We furrow our…

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One of the Biggest Deterrents to Effective Discipline…

One of the biggest deterrents to effective discipline is that parents get upset. Then they use their big upset emotions to push outcomes. The younger kids…

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How I Got My Kids to Obey Immediately… and Why I Stopped

I remember like yesterday walking in the door after work to what I believed were out-of-control children in my wife’s care. She’d lean into me…

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Learning to See Love Through Your Kids’ Eyes

The widowed captain never stopped loving his kids. But the way he loved them wasn’t landing on their hearts. He couldn’t see his love through their…

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Why We Think “Showing Kids What’s What” Doesn’t Actually Work

Rick was feeling impatient with the way his wife was dealing with their children’s misbehavior. He shared his thoughts with me during a recent conversation:…

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What to Do When Kids are Focused on Making Money

Can it ever be a good thing for kids to focus on making money? In response to our post about kids wanting things NOW, a…

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How to Find the Good… Even in Misbehavior!

“…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute – if there is any…

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