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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…

SM Emotiionally Safe parent Ep 173 1

Become the Self-Aware Parent You Want to Be | Ep. 173

Listen in as Chad Hayenga, Jim Jackson, and Alan Thetford talk about being safe for their kids. Today’s podcast is extra-special! We have three dads who unpack the importance of being an emotionally safe parent, particularly focusing on the role…

SM Max Lucado Ep 172

Max Lucado: Just In Case You Ever Feel Alone | Ep. 172

Join us for a heartfelt conversation with Max Lucado about loneliness and his new children’s book, Just in Case You Ever Feel Alone. Feelings of isolation and loneliness are increasingly common, and the need for meaningful connection and reassurance is…

SM Holy Week Activities Ep 171

Holy Week Activities to Nurture Faith in Kids of All Ages | Ep. 171

In this episode, Stacy Bellward (podcast host) and Katie Wetsell (Connected Families Certified Parent Coach) offer insights on how to engage children in the Easter story, emphasizing the Resurrection’s significance through traditions and conversation. They provide age-appropriate scripts for explaining…

SM Supporting Grieving families ministry partners Ep 170

Bonus: Supporting Grieving Families in Your Community | Ep. 170

Join us for this special bonus episode where Stacy invites community members and ministry leaders to explore the delicate and important topic of supporting children and families in times of grief. Stacy is joined by Cindy Wilson, Connected Families Partnership…

SM navigate grief in children Ep 169 1

How to Navigate Grief in Children | Ep. 169

Children experience grief in all different forms. If you’re walking through grief with your kids, tune in to this grace-filled chat with our guest, Stacey Rodenbeck. Stacey, a widowed mother of two young children, shares her personal experience of grief…

SM kids arguments Ep 168

Questions & Doubts: When Your Child’s Faith Is Uncertain | Ep. 168

If your child has serious doubts or has walked away from their faith, it can be scary. Together with parent coaches Bonnie Williams and Chad Hayenga, we explore parenting through a child’s spiritual doubts or unbelief. Chad and Bonnie share…

SM kids arguments Ep 167

Kids’ Arguments: Establish Peace with 4 Steps | Ep. 167

If your kids’ bickering ever drives you bonkers, you’ll want to hear this fresh perspective with our guest and certified parent coach, Megan Thorp. Stacy and Megan unpack the Connected Families’ approach to transform kids’ arguments into opportunities to build…