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SM Ep 158

What Mom Needs: An Exciting Chat with the CEO of MOPS Int’l | Ep. 158

Listen as we talk with Mandy Arioto about what moms need today based on a new study by the Barna Group. Moms are powerful influencers in their families and communities, yet they often feel exhausted and alone. In this episode,…

SM Ep 157

A Parenting Framework for Adoption and Fostering? Yes! | Ep.157

Listen in as Lynn Beckett, Chad Hayenga, and Stacy unpack a grace-filled lens for navigating parenting and discipline in adoptive and foster care families. These creative and compassionate ideas can benefit any parent! When families grow through adoption or foster…

SM Ep 156

Navigating Family Gatherings | Ep 156

With the holidays fast approaching, we are pulling ​a classic podcast from the archives​ where Chad Hayenga joins Stacy Bellward to discuss some ideas for navigating family gatherings. Enjoy! Are you looking forward to celebrating holidays with family but dreading…

SM Ep 155

Blocked Care: Rekindle Compassion in Your Heart | Ep. 155

In today’s episode on blocked care, Stacy talks with author Melissa Corkum about her book Reclaim Compassion. “Blocked care (also known as compassion fatigue) is when a parent becomes emotionally unavailable following repeated rejected attempts to support their child. The…

SM Ep 154

Stories of Transformation…One Mom’s Journey | Ep. 154

Listen as we chat with Anna Braasch about finding hope through the Connected Families Framework. Do you remember when a friend introduced you to Connected Families? Or, maybe you are brand new to Connected Families’ resources–we’re so glad you found…

SM Ep 153

A Circle of Support: What Does a Mentor Do for a Child? | Ep. 153

Here at Connected Families, we often talk about how you can pass your faith on to your kids. Have you thought about how you can help sustain your child’s faith into their adult years? Research reveals that 60 percent of…

SM Ep 152

Feel Safe: How to Cultivate a Sense of Security in an Unsafe World | Ep. 152

Children today face threats to their safety that are difficult to discuss. How do you help your kids process a school shooting or other violent attack? How can you hold the fear and anxiety they feel when you’re experiencing the…

SM Ep 150

Parenting Topics That Will Fill You With Hope | Ep. 150

Do you wish you had a strong foundation to guide you through challenging situations with your kids? Or, do you know a little about the Connected Families Framework but want to grow your application of it? The parenting topics in…

SM Ep 149

Disciplining an Explosive Child—With Grace and Firmness Ep. 149

Wondering about disciplining an explosive child? You’re not alone! In fact, what to do with kid’s anger is one of our most frequent inquiries here at Connected Families. Aggressive behavior and explosive anger are intense challenges, and there is hope…