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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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“I thought I had irreparably ‘damaged’ our children.”A Connected Families Story

We recently heard from Adrianne*, a mom of two young children (6 & 8) after she and her husband completed our 4-session coaching package. We...

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Parent or FriendCan You Be Both to Your Child?

“Kids don’t need us to be their friends, they need us to be their parents!” The dad huffed, frustrated that I had suggested his teen...

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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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Kids Are Like Puppies

Little kids are kind of like puppies. They usually love unconditionally and are often forgiving when parents make mistakes of all kinds. Mom nags, child...

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“I’m the Parent. I Don’t HAVE to Say Please”A Connected Families story

Have you heard ungrateful demands (like the ones below) from kids who seem to expect you to drop your life in order to take care...

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What is “attachment style”and how does it impact my parenting?

She sat right in the front row of a Connected Families parenting workshop. For the first part of the teaching she listened wide-eyed and engaged...

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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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What is the goal of your discipline?Long-term vision vs short-term fixes

At parenting workshops we ask the question, “What is the goal of your discipline?” The answers we frequently hear could be summarized like this: “To...

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“We were tired. Our boat was full of holes & sinking.”A Connected Families Story

In 2015 Melissa* took the Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart online course. Read the following story  to hear how God’s grace-filled transformation helped...

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