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The Hidden Dangers of Compliant Kids – Part 1Should you be concerned about your under-the-radar, easy-going child?

Most families have a child who is naturally more intense and challenging, and another who is naturally more compliant. Over time those characteristics can become...

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4 Sure-Fire Tips to Survive and Thrive this Summer

It’s summer again, and you know what that means…a totally different rhythm to schedules and family time, with lots of time for connection. And conflict!...

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But What About My Toddler?Connected Families top articles about toddlers and discipline

At Connected Families we are often asked, “How does your  framework apply to toddlers when they seem too young to understand but are certainly showing...

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Connected Families PodcastSeason 1: "What should I do when.....?"

Welcome to the Connected Families Podcast! We are committed to bringing you content that will challenge, encourage, and equip you to be the thoughtful and...

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Chores: The Constant Battle(And what you can do about it.)

You’ve tried every trick in the book to get your kids to do basic chores. And your kids try every trick in the book to...

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Mom to Mom:Encouragement to keep you going.

  Last weekend, in honor of Mothers’ Day, we asked the women in our Facebook and Instagram communities what advice, encouragement, or insight they would...

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“I will love you simply because you are my son.”A Connected Families Story

One of the things we love most at Connected Families is when parents contact us to tell us how our resources have made a positive...

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Two Questions That Defuse Almost Any ConflictAnd how they build wisdom and empathy

  After working with parents for over twenty years we have learned that there are two critical questions that help guide children toward wisdom. The...

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I Just Can’t Get My Kids Off the Screen!Don't Just Say "No." Say "YES!" Too!

National Screen Free Week in the United States this year is April 29 – May 5th. You’ll likely be inundated with lots of statistics and...

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Whose Life Is It Anyway?College bribery and the snowplow parent

Spoiled kids are in the news again – or rather parents who spoil kids. In 2012 we wrote about the problem of entitlement and offered...

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