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“My child is not my report card”A connected families story

Several years ago Meg became acquainted with Connected Families. While she was listening to the Peaceful Mothering message she was struck by this powerful thought,...

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Give Your Family a THANKS-filled Thanksgiving

It’s a wonderful time of year to be sure. But in the midst of family gatherings, school concerts, company parties, shopping, and numerous social gatherings,...

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“I was meeting HIS disrespect with MY disrespect.”A Connected Families Story

November is adoption/foster care awareness month. We often have the privilege of coaching parents who have built their families through adoption. Even though adoption can...

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Why safety is crucial for families formed through adoptionand how it applies to ALL of us

In recognition of adoption/foster awareness month we’ve asked Anna Braasch, our Executive Director and adoptive momma to two, to share practical ways to have safe, connected relationships...

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“Mommy, I’m gonna KILL you!”How one connected parenting moment can be pivotal in your family journey

After decades working with parents one of our favorite things continues to be hearing from parents transformed by the Connected Families Framework. We love to...

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“Don’t Mom Alone”an audio interview with Heather & Bruce MacFadyen

Last month we had the pleasure of being the special guests at Heather MacFadyen’s launch of her new website and podcast Don’t Mom Alone (formally...

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Bullying: Challenge or Opportunity?

Throughout the United States, October is national bullying prevention month and today, October 24, many schools around the country will encourage their kids to wear orange...

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Family MealtimeEat, relax, connect, and pass the values.

Today’s families are on the go! But it turns out (no surprise) that one of the best things you can do for your family is...

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Telling vs AskingOne shuts down the brain. The other activates it.

What’s the difference between telling and asking? I’m a teller by nature. It seems easier. Maybe just more efficient, really. I tell my child what...

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“You have chubby little legs!”(One of my biggest parenting mistakes)

We can joke about it now. Mostly. But, at the time, I saw it as one of my worst parenting moments and I worried I’d...

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