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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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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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The Power of Joy

“Choose Joy!” is a phrase Jim repeated and prayed every morning on his mission trips with high risk teens. These were kids prone to depression,...

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Thanksgiving Greetingsfrom Jim and Lynne Jackson

On a day we set aside to give thanks, Lynne and I wanted to share with you what we are most thankful for: For the...

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“My child is not my report card”A connected families story

Several years ago Meg became acquainted with Connected Families. While she was listening to the Peaceful Mothering message she was struck by this powerful thought,...

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Give Your Family a THANKS-filled Thanksgiving

It’s a wonderful time of year to be sure. But in the midst of family gatherings, school concerts, company parties, shopping, and numerous social gatherings,...

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A Tale of Two DadsIf you want to correct, make sure you connect!

The first dad was angry. I answered his phone call and heard a wide assortment of issues. His son was hanging out with a group...

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After you disconnect, it’s time to really connect!Fun campfire questions you can use anytime.

Summer is here!  While it may seem like you are constantly battling the screens at your house… it doesn’t have to be that way.  Sitting...

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Welcoming a New Sibling into the FamilyIt doesn’t have to cause resentment!

Adding a sibling can be a rough transition for the whole family, especially for children. You may imagine how fun it will be to see...

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