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SM god of play Joy Wendling Ep 182

The God of Play: Joyfully Embrace the Playful Side of God With Your Kids | Ep. 182

Today, we talk with Joy Wendling, Connected Families Certified Parent Coach and founder of Created to Play, about helping kids come to love God wholeheartedly. Faith can sometimes feel serious or heady, but God is also the God of play,…

SM play w child like a therapist Ep 181

How to Play with Kids Like a Therapist Would | Ep. 181

Two therapists chat about the benefits of play and how to incorporate play therapy into your family’s routine. The end goal: More connection with your child and a more regulated child. It’s a win-win! In this podcast episode, Lynne Jackson,…

SM stories of transformation Fauver Ep 180

Stories of Transformation… from “Fixing” to Connecting | Ep. 180

We chat with Lindsay Fauver, a mom from the Connected Families community, about her parenting journey with a child who experiences anxiety, sensory challenges, and challenging behaviors. Lindsay shares how she has gained new understanding and tools to support her…

SM authentic community Ep 179

How Authentic Community Can Equip Parents to Thrive | Ep. 179

In this meaningful conversation, we talk to dads Matt Norman (author and President & CEO of Norman & Associates) and Jim Jackson (Connected Families Co-Founder) about their experiences with authentic, vulnerable community. Matt shares his personal journey of seeking more…

SM micromanage our kids Ep 177

Are You Micromanaging Your Kids? Here’s How to Stop | Ep. 177

Listen in as we talk with Chad Hayenga (Connected Families Director of Education and Equipping) about parental anxiety and micromanagement, and how these can negatively impact your relationship with your child. Chad and Stacy (podcast host) discuss common scenarios that…

SM Nyvall Make it right Ep 176

Make-It-Right Consequences for Kids | Ep. 176

Start teaching your kids the first steps toward reconciliation and restoration by using “make it right” consequences in their relationships. Parent coach Amy Nyvall shares personal stories illustrating how she has taught her kids to take responsibility for their actions…

SM strength finders Ep 175 1

See Your Child’s Strengths in the Craziness | Ep. 175

Your kids, with all the wild moments they bring, are fearfully and wonderfully made. That means God gave them gifts and strengths. Listen to us chat with Courtney and Joe Dewey (Connected Families Certified Parent Coaches) about finding your child’s…