Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart

An 8-Session Online Course

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If you’d like to take the Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart online parenting course, sign up for our weekly emails! You’ll be notified when registration opens in January 2022. Until then, listen to our podcasts! You’ll be encouraged and equipped as you go about your day.

What is Discipline That Connects?

Eight 30-minute, pre-recorded sessions on YOUR schedule!

An 8-session online course to help you learn to connect with your child’s heart during discipline.


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Overwhelmed by parenting?

Discover Christian discipline solutions that work by grounding your family in God’s grace & truth.

Discover graceful biblical discipline

Connect with your child’s heart the way God connects with us in our mistakes.

The discipline problem

When discipline focuses on quick fixes to the behavior, it tends to be:

  • Short-sighted
  • Random
  • Punitive
  • Unpredictable

Kids feel confused, and even emotionally unsafe, because they never know what to expect. And when their brains feel unsafe, they rarely learn what you want them to learn.

But when parents learn to discipline with a grace-filled, long view in mind, their kids develop identity according to God’s grace and truth.

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Got a small group?

Small group version available year-round

Gather your friends and take the course together any time! The small group version provides an unmoderated course with the exact same life-changing curriculum, so you and your small group can encourage each other in your parenting growth.

“We now have confidence and a plumb line to go back to as we parent TOGETHER in a way that is biblical, grace-filled, and gospel-centered. We’re now on the same page and have practical tools for parenting.”

Sarah & Jeff

Sarah & Jeff

Course Participants – FAll 2015

“This course has been the most helpful parenting material I’ve experienced. My natural tendency is to jump straight to coaching and correcting, only to feel frustrated when my words don’t produce the desired effect.
I now think ‘safety first’.”




A transformative parenting framework

When you complete
the course you’ll learn:

  • Four key messages that will shape what your children believe about themselves in a way that makes them WANT to behave better.
  • To communicate these four powerful messages in ways your kids can’t miss.
  • How to respond with confidence (not confusion) when your kids act up.
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Who are the instructors?

Jim and Lynne Jackson, co-founders of Connected Families, have taught this easy-to-remember framework to thousands of parents in live workshops and private coaching since 1993.
This powerful framework focuses on four key messages and is taught throughout eight sessions.

When you’ve completed the course, you will join thousands of parents who have benefitted from the same transformational content.

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Got questions?

We’ve done our best to answer all your questions. Take a look at our FAQ page.

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What’s included?

Bonus materials when you register

NEW to the course? Live in the United States?

Register early to ensure you’ll receive your Welcome Packet by the time the course starts!

  • Discounted audio download of the DTC full-length book
  • $2 discount code on the DTC paperback book
  • A workbook to keep your notes and ideas handy
  • Application Cards to have easy reminders of what you’ve learned
  • Framework magnet to be kept in a visible place for quick access
  • 5×7 printed syllabus with proposed completion dates
  • 8 x 10 word art of four messages
  • Scripture memory cards that support each session
  • 20% off coupon for a friend to join the online course

Alumni? Live outside the US?

You will receive digital downloads of the following:

  • Discounted audio download of the DTC full-length book
  • $2 discount code on the DTC paperback book
  • A digital workbook to keep your notes and ideas handy
  • Printable Application Cards for easy reminders
  • Printable PDF of the CF framework
  • Printable 5×7 syllabus with proposed completion dates
  • Printable 8 x 10 word art of four messages
  • Printable scripture memory cards that support each session
  • 20% off coupon for a friend to join the online course

Become the parent you want to be


Register early

Register in January and let us know where to send your Welcome Packet in the mail.


Complete the course

Once you purchase the course you will always have access. The course moderator is available during the 8 weeks the course is in session.


Parent with confidence

Apply the framework you’ve learned and watch your family transform.

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