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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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Leading Down a Grace-Filled PathDeeper Dive for Dads Podcast Series

Join Jim Jackson, Connected Families co-founder, and Chad Hayenga, LMFT, Certified Life Coach and parent coach, for this first episode in a 5-part series for…

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Blessings for the New Year

Have you ever considered saying blessings for the New Year over your children individually? There’s a passage in the Bible commonly referred to as the…

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“The habit of connecting first makes the bigger issues of life easier to handle.”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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This year, for our donor Thank You gift, we designed four beautiful visual reminders of the messages that are at the core of what we…

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Merry Christmas from Jim and Lynne Jackson

When things get hard you learn who your community is. With the death of my dad and Lynne’s mom, and other struggles, it’s been a…

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“When I was intentional about looking for things to love and appreciate the change was remarkable!”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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Keep Calm and Stay Connected (to your teen!)

Teens long for independence. As kids get older, parents and teens often begin to have opposing goals which may create varied degrees of conflict. Kids…

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