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Loving the PARENT of Your RealityApplying the Connected Families framework to your adult relationships

As you head into the holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll spend more time with your extended family than you typically would. With that...

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“Our gentleness gave way to harshness & yelling.”A connected families story

It was a little over a year ago that Chalise stumbled upon Connected Families. At that time she was full of frustration and exasperation. Her...

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“I was meeting HIS disrespect with MY disrespect.”A Connected Families Story

November is adoption/foster care awareness month. We often have the privilege of coaching parents who have built their families through adoption. Even though adoption can...

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Why safety is crucial for families formed through adoptionand how it applies to ALL of us

In recognition of adoption/foster awareness month we’ve asked Anna Braasch, our Executive Director and adoptive momma to two, to share practical ways to have safe, connected relationships...

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“Mommy, I’m gonna KILL you!”How one connected parenting moment can be pivotal in your family journey

After decades working with parents one of our favorite things continues to be hearing from parents transformed by the Connected Families Framework. We love to...

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“Don’t Mom Alone”an audio interview with Heather & Bruce MacFadyen

Last month we had the pleasure of being the special guests at Heather MacFadyen’s launch of her new website and podcast Don’t Mom Alone (formally...

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Family MealtimeEat, relax, connect, and pass the values.

Today’s families are on the go! But it turns out (no surprise) that one of the best things you can do for your family is...

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Loving the Child of Your Reality

We all have dreams for ourselves and our children. When we run into difficulties with our kids, those dreams feel threatened. It is easy to...

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Stay curious during tough conversationsWhy lectures never win

I remember a tough conversation I needed to have with our third-grade son, Daniel. I wasn’t very happy about the company he was starting to...

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“Spread Yourselves THICK!”Are you giving your kids the best opportunity?

“Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial.”  I Corinthians 6:12 Our oldest child, Daniel, made a grand pronouncement one morning upon learning that...

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