Lynne Jackson

Trash, Truth, TreasureHelping kids turn anger into wisdom

When our child gets teased, battered and bullied by another child’s hurtful words, we parents are inclined to step in and fix it by saying...

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To Unlock Your Child’s Heart, Just Ask for the Key!

If you are reading this, you probably want your kids to know how much you love them. And you probably tell them often that you...

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Why “Stop it!” Doesn’t WorkHow to gain perspective and a plan

I’d HAD it! I was sick of this aggravating behavior, day after day. I stopped in my tracks, glared at the little one who was...

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How to Break the Cycle of Crabbiness and Negativity

“I’m bored. No one wants to play with me. I hate my classes and that teacher. I’m no good at anything! Everything is just dumb!”...

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Helping Kids with their AngerA creative activity to reduce outbursts and prepare kids for healthy relationships

When kids (and adults) experience tangled and confusing emotions that are difficult to express, what often comes out is anger.  It feels vulnerable to be...

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Intense KidsThe Essential First Step in Responding to Big Emotions

If you have an intense child (or know someone who does), watch this short video, produced in partnership with FamilyLife Canada. You’ll learn what might be going...

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Do you Offer Empowering or Trapping Choices?Grow wisdom instead of defiance in your strong-willed child

You’ve likely heard the wise advice to give two choices to help empower kids and significantly decrease power struggles. What you may not have heard...

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Should I Require Fighting Kids to Apologize?Read this mom’s story of genuine reconciliation

Sibling conflict can be discouraging as parents wonder, “Will these kids ever learn to get along? Will they ever be close?” Jim and I wondered...

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Equipping Kids to CalmPractical ways to build your child’s self-regulation skills

Parents want to be able to help their kids calm down when conflict happens. So it can be quite discouraging when conflicts spiral out of...

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“Go To Your Room!”Why your child resists and what you can do

“Here we go again,” you think as your child gets more and more beet red in the face and your voices escalate. Realizing your face...

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