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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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Getting Kids to Behave in ChurchMaking church a place of joy for your children

We received this question from a mom with three active boys who, at the time, was taking our online course Discipline That Connects With Your...

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Attention-Seeking Child at School?Working with teachers to guide and encourage struggling kids

Hearing from the school that your child isn’t doing well or is causing problems for the teacher is a dreaded scenario for many parents. A...

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Are You Raising a Blessing in Disguise?How God uses challenging children to transform us

Life brings countless trials. For many parents a prominent trial is the raising of a particularly sensitive, intense or strong-willed child who struggles more in...

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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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