Lynne Jackson

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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Hope for Critical ParentsDo You Feel Stuck in Unhelpful Parenting? Be Equipped and Encouraged!

“Mom, whenever I clean, you just notice what I missed or didn’t do good enough!” I can still remember one of my kids saying that,...

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Helping Your Child to Want to Take That Shower!Questions That Diffuse Power Struggles and Build Wisdom

“What difference does it make to you? It’s my body! Are you saying I stink?!” Sound familiar? If you have a child in late elementary...

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The Power of Joy

“Choose Joy!” is a phrase Jim repeated and prayed every morning on his mission trips with high risk teens. These were kids prone to depression,...

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Solve that After-School CrabbinessReverse your child’s stress, and you’ll all benefit!

The bus pulls up and you brace yourself.  She comes flying off the bus backpack bouncing and arms flailing.  You already know there is going...

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Teaching Children To Wait WellBuild a lifelong skill….Patience!

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 Instant gratification has become a...

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Are We Raising Animals?A more thoughtful approach to addressing manners with kids.

There are so many little things our kids do that drive us crazy!  Often in an effort to get the behavior to stop we react...

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