Jim Jackson

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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The Critical Cry of Every Child to Their Parents

I love baseball. Before I ever even thought about marriage, I dreamt about the day I would teach my own children to play baseball. The first…

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Connection: Why “Just Trying Harder” Doesn’t Cut It

When connecting with our kids is a struggle, sometimes it can feel like we have to “just try harder.” But if we’re really stuck, “just trying harder”…

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How to Deal with Disappointment and Resentment Toward My Child

Secretly, deep down… Have you resented your child? Nobody wants to say they resent their child, but feelings persist against our wishes. Or maybe you’re…

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Why You Don’t Need a New Parenting Strategy

  John was fed up. He told me that everything he’d tried had failed. No matter what consequences or logic John put in place, his 6th…

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How I Avoided a Full-Blown Affair

One day, early in my career, I found myself growing attracted to a woman at work. I felt competent and respected in this rewarding and…

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