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“Empathy is hard work, but is powerful in its impact.”A "Where Are They Now?" Story

As part of our year-end “Where Are They Now?” fundraising campaign, we are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework…

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Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Christmas. Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While we cherish meaningful time with those dearest to us, these highly…

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Family GatheringsStaying Consistent and Confident in Your Parenting When Relatives Criticize

You’ve just had Thanksgiving and might still be recovering from the overt or passive-aggressive comments from extended family about your kids’ behavior and your parenting…

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“Connected Families has become part of our DNA.”A "Where Are They Now?" Story

As part of our year-end “Where Are They Now?” fundraising campaign, we are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework…

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Learning Gratitude for Our 3 Most Important Blessings

It’s common at Thanksgiving to focus our gratitude on the gathering, great food, our material comforts, our possessions, enjoyable relationships, and other circumstantial blessings. These…

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“Focusing on connection first has changed the dynamics of our home.”A "Where Are They Now?" Story

As part of our year-end “Where Are They Now?” fundraising campaign, we are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework…

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Motivate. Model. Practice. Praise.Proactively grow skills without demands and threats

“Uhhh! If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, that is NOT OK!! Why do you keep….” (hitting your sibling/sassing me/making a…

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Your child is “playing doctor” with a friendKids’ curiosity and teaching children healthy boundaries

The Connected Families Framework is an effective tool for parents to utilize in a variety of challenging scenarios, including teaching children healthy boundaries. It provides…

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“Go Away, I Want MOMMY!”How to respond when kids pick a favorite caregiver

It’s a challenge to know how to respond when kids pick a favorite caregiver, regardless of whether it’s mom, dad, a grandparent, or even a…

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What Changed My Mind About DadIn memory of Jim Jackson Sr.

Dear Connected Families family, I write to you today with a heavy, but hopeful, heart. The reason? My dad passed away on October 14th, and…

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