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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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Mom to Mom:Encouragement to keep you going.

  Last weekend, in honor of Mothers’ Day, we asked the women in our Facebook and Instagram communities what advice, encouragement, or insight they would...

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“I will love you simply because you are my son.”A Connected Families Story

One of the things we love most at Connected Families is when parents contact us to tell us how our resources have made a positive...

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Two Questions That Defuse Almost Any ConflictAnd how they build wisdom and empathy

  After working with parents for over twenty years we have learned that there are two critical questions that help guide children toward wisdom. The...

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I Just Can’t Get My Kids Off the Screen!Don't Just Say "No." Say "YES!" Too!

National Screen Free Week in the United States this year is April 29 – May 5th. You’ll likely be inundated with lots of statistics and...

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Whose Life Is It Anyway?College bribery and the snowplow parent

Spoiled kids are in the news again – or rather parents who spoil kids. In 2012 we wrote about the problem of entitlement and offered...

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Getting Kids to Behave in ChurchMaking church a place of joy for your children

We received this question from a mom with three active boys who, at the time, was taking our online course Discipline That Connects With Your...

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Attention-Seeking Child at School?Working with teachers to guide and encourage struggling kids

Hearing from the school that your child isn’t doing well or is causing problems for the teacher is a dreaded scenario for many parents. A...

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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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Who Has Time for This?The importance of scheduling structured family time

After a workshop I led where I talked about, among other things, the benefits of holding family meetings, I was asked by a dad, “Family...

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