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When Doing My Best Isn’t Good Enough | Ep. 18

In this podcast episode, Jim and Chad take a deeper dive into the dynamics of dads’ good intentions with their kids. If you sometimes feel like you’re doing your best and it’s just not good enough, be encouraged and equipped…

“Go Away, I Want MOMMY!”

It’s a challenge to know how to respond when kids pick a favorite caregiver, regardless of whether it’s mom, dad, a grandparent, or even a daycare provider. It’s no surprise that the most common scenario is a young child who…

What Changed My Mind About Dad

Dear Connected Families family, I write to you today with a heavy, but hopeful, heart. The reason? My dad passed away on October 14th, and his funeral was October 25th. His passing was expected, but came much faster than we…

Youth Sports: Is It All Worth It?

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 college. My three kids have all competed in a variety of sports and to my…

Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart | Ep. 15

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 teary!)  You’ll get the real scoop on the Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s Heart…

Safety First

At a banquet I attended I sat near a father and his two elementary-aged sons. They were playful and I engaged with them the way I often do with young kids, purposefully playing, laughing, and connecting. When the host announced…

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