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Managing Kids’ Anger – and Ours

We parents sometimes get it backwards. Our kid acts up and we get angry. We then tend to justify our anger saying, “I wouldn’t be…

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A mom’s email: The Transforming Power of “Discipline that Connects™”

We love to receive emails from parents telling us about their experience with Connected Families! Here is one we received from a mom who has…

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Teaching Kids to Resolve Conflict

Kids often fight. Teach them three key steps to conflict resolution: 1.) COOL DOWN. 2.) UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. 3.) FIND A WIN-WIN!

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Your Children, Your Mirror

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human…

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Raising Overcomers

Lying in the tent, during another in our long line of horrible weather Boundary Waters canoe trips, I was angry. We had intentionally picked the…

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Will Your Child Be Famous?

Do everything…so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like…

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When Kids’ Disrespect Gets You Fuming!!!

The memory is vivid. Our eldest son Daniel was quick with his tongue when unhappy. Quick and usually ugly. One day I was sternly (…OK…

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Your Family and Youth Sports: Maximize the Learning – Minimize the Stress

I’m a coach for my son’s 5th grade football team. I’ve learned the basics of coaching, how to break things down to teach skills that…

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Little Eyes Are Watching

I was fixing the toilet. Two-year-old Bethany was playing in a room down the hall. I was doing final repairs needed before we closed on…

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Kids’ Chores Made Easy!6 Ways to Encourage your Children to Help Around the House

Doing chores is an important part of growing up, according to researchers. Doing everyday jobs promotes community and a sense of well-being.  But, we are asking…

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