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Is It All Worth It?The larger opportunities in youth sports

Like many parents, I have a strong interest in athletics. I competed in four sports in high school and continued with track and field in…

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4 Simple Ways to Bridge the Mother-Son DivideYou CAN connect well with your son by using insight, creativity and perseverance

Father-daughter dances bring delight as tall suits and little skirts whirl around the dance floor. A mother-daughter brunch is bright with “girly chatter.” Adventurous camaraderie…

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Should Parents Have Do-Overs Too?Break the habit of harsh responses and embrace a 2nd chance!

We frequently hear from parents, in coaching and in conversation, who say that it is really hard to break the habit of harsh responses and…

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When Out-of-Control Kids Can’t Hear Your Gentle VoiceGetting Kids Attention in the Mayhem

Whether it’s angry sibling conflict or just wild and silly craziness, it’s hard to know how to engage kids’ mayhem without using a fast, large,…

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Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s HeartIs the online course right for me?

In this podcast, Jim Jackson interviews Stacy Bellward, online course moderator, in a fun and heartfelt conversation. (Find out what even got Jim a little…

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“As our kids have experienced our grace and calm during intense moments, they have begun to really blossom.”A Connected Families Story

At Connected Families we hear lots of stories about how our unique framework for parenting breathes life into families of all kinds. One such family…

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Teaching Kids to Be Responsible for Their ActionsA Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Today, Stacy Bellward interviews Jim and Lynne Jackson as they dive deep into ways to correct kids’ misbehavior with the message, “You are RESPONSIBLE for…

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Don’t Settle for Fake RespectGet to the HEART of door-slamming and eye-rolling

“Don’t talk to me that way!” “I saw you roll your eyes!” “I don’t like your attitude, young lady!” “Don’t look at me that way!”…

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“My initial reaction was to yell and get big and loud.”A Connected Families Story

Many of our most popular articles are real and sometimes raw examples of the Connected Families framework in action. The following story is from Jessica,…

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The God-Given Gifts in Your Child’s MisbehaviorA Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Stacy Bellward is joined by Jim and Lynne Jackson to talk about the third part of the Connected Families framework: You are CALLED and CAPABLE!…

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