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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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Sometimes I Cry About My Parenting Mistakes

There are some mornings when I wake up with a knot in my stomach and questions on my mind. Maybe you’ve been there too. (Or...

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I’m a therapist, but I choose to coach. Here’s why.

Coaching parents has been the greatest joy in my professional life! I’ve seen countless kids’ lives change for good while witnessing greater parent confidence and...

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Sometimes feel like swearing at your kids? This one’s for you.

As a parent coach, primarily working with parents of teens, I’ve found commonality in the issues parents want to address – especially wanting their kids...

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Let Go of Shiny. Grab Hold of GraceThe transforming power of God’s amazing grace

As a recovering perfectionist and now a parent coach, I am all too familiar with how perfectionism chokes out the joy and connection in families....

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What could have ruined our marriageand how God’s grace intervened

During our 30+ years of marriage we had occasionally heard of couples ending their marriage due to infidelity. But, for whatever reason, in 2015 Lynne...

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Break the Yelling Habit7 Practical Ways to Bring Lasting Change

Almost every parent yells. Some more than others. Regrettably, I (Jim) was probably on the side of more than average yelling. It went something like...

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