Lynne Jackson

Motivate. Model. Practice. Praise.Proactively grow skills without demands and threats

“Uhhh! If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, that is NOT OK!! Why do you keep….” (hitting your sibling/sassing me/making a…

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“Go Away, I Want MOMMY!”How to respond when kids pick a favorite caregiver

It’s a challenge to know how to respond when kids pick a favorite caregiver, regardless of whether it’s mom, dad, a grandparent, or even a…

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4 Simple Ways to Bridge the Mother-Son DivideYou CAN connect well with your son by using insight, creativity and perseverance

Father-daughter dances bring delight as tall suits and little skirts whirl around the dance floor. A mother-daughter brunch is bright with “girly chatter.” Adventurous camaraderie…

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Should Parents Have Do-Overs Too?Break the habit of harsh responses and embrace a 2nd chance!

We frequently hear from parents, in coaching and in conversation, who say that it is really hard to break the habit of harsh responses and…

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When Out-of-Control Kids Can’t Hear Your Gentle VoiceGetting Kids Attention in the Mayhem

Whether it’s angry sibling conflict or just wild and silly craziness, it’s hard to know how to engage kids’ mayhem without using a fast, large,…

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Don’t Settle for Fake RespectGet to the HEART of door-slamming and eye-rolling

“Don’t talk to me that way!” “I saw you roll your eyes!” “I don’t like your attitude, young lady!” “Don’t look at me that way!”…

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The Hidden Dangers of Compliant Kids – Part 2Practical ideas to build security and confidence in your under-the-radar child.

If you realized in our last post that your compliant child might be struggling internally, you’ve probably been wondering, so now what?  In this post…

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The Hidden Dangers of Compliant Kids – Part 1Should you be concerned about your under-the-radar, easy-going child?

Most families have a child who is naturally more intense and challenging, and another who is naturally more compliant. Over time those characteristics can become…

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Chores: The Constant Battle(And what you can do about it.)

You’ve tried every trick in the book to get your kids to do basic chores. And your kids try every trick in the book to…

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Are You Raising a Blessing in Disguise?How God uses challenging children to transform us

Life brings countless trials. For many parents a prominent trial is the raising of a particularly sensitive, intense or strong-willed child who struggles more in…

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