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“I’m the Parent. I Don’t HAVE to Say Please”A Connected Families story

Have you heard ungrateful demands (like the ones below) from kids who seem to expect you to drop your life in order to take care...

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What is “attachment style”and how does it impact my parenting?

She sat right in the front row of a Connected Families parenting workshop. For the first part of the teaching she listened wide-eyed and engaged...

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Helping Your Child to Want to Take That Shower!Questions That Diffuse Power Struggles and Build Wisdom

“What difference does it make to you? It’s my body! Are you saying I stink?!” Sound familiar? If you have a child in late elementary...

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What is the goal of your discipline?Long-term vision vs short-term fixes

At parenting workshops we ask the question, “What is the goal of your discipline?” The answers we frequently hear could be summarized like this: “To...

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“We were tired. Our boat was full of holes & sinking.”A Connected Families Story

In 2015 Melissa* took the Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart online course. Read the following story  to hear how God’s grace-filled transformation helped...

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What if Alexa recorded my every parenting move?Four key ideas you can remember during discipline

For some reason, I have always behaved my best when people watch me, unless those people were my kids when they needed discipline. That’s when...

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3 Steps to Becoming a More Confident Parent

Parenting is tough these days. And parents seem to be trying harder than ever to get it “right”. You read books as time allows. You...

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Becoming an emotionally safe parentWhen anger, anxiety, and a need to control no longer drives your discipline

A friend of ours said, “I am so competent at work and with friends. I’m on my game almost all the time. But when my...

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A fresh look at the Connected Families Framework A three minute video

Parenting is complicated. Following an easy to remember framework simplifies your parenting and helps you become a more thoughtful, more intentional parent. In preparation for...

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“We’ve only gotten started, but already we’re seeing a huge difference!”A Connected Families Story

About a year ago Elisia, Parenting Education Manager with New Life Family Services, contacted us. She asked if we could partner with them to train...

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