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Where Do Parenting Reflexes Come From?

On the journey of parenting, many of us find that we have some typical “parenting reflexes” that are often our default response. Some of this…

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Super Glue for FamiliesCreative (even crazy!) ideas to keep your family connected

Do routines, responsibilities, and extra-curricular activities dominate your relationship with your kids? With families having less free time than ever before, it’s easy to forget…

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Families on PurposeDeeper Dive for Dads Podcast Series

The most successful companies usually have clear cut goals and strategies to accomplish those goals. However, most families float through life haphazardly. When families get…

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Your Child’s Misbehavior: A Cry for Help?

“I hate you, Mommy!!” Carrie was at the end of her rope with her 5-year-old. “Alex is always an intense kid, but he seems so…

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Your kids? They’re watching. ALL the time.Deeper Dive for Dads Podcast Series

In this podcast, Chad Hayenga and Jim Jackson will challenge you to think through what you’re modeling as you parent. They’ll equip you with natural,…

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Connecting with Toddlers & Teens During DisciplineA Connected Families Story

Each year thousands of people participate in one of our online courses, or in our parent coaching. We frequently hear encouraging stories like the ones…

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Honoring Our Imperfect DadsDeeper Dive for Dads Podcast Series

If you’ve struggled in your relationship with one (or both!) of your parents, this podcast can give life-changing insight. Hurt and resentment left to brew…

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Why How YOU Were Parented Probably Won’t Work Anymore

Have you ever thought something like this?  My parents were tough on me and I turned out okay.  My folks didn’t tolerate any lip from…

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When Doing My Best Isn’t Good EnoughDeeper Dive for Dads Podcast Series

In this podcast episode, Jim and Chad take a deeper dive into the dynamics of dads’ good intentions with their kids. If you sometimes feel…

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We Say “Stop!” They say, “NO!”

 Working with parents for over twenty years, we consistently see the following scenarios play out with kids of all ages:  Parents say “Do this!” Kids…

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