Sensitive & Intense Kids

Navigating Parenting Challenges With Purpose and Hope

Sensitive & Intense Kids

Navigating Parenting Challenges With Purpose and Hope

Have you ever asked yourself…

  • Why does my child have such big outbursts?
  • Why does life seem harder for this child?
  • Why is my child so sensitive?
  • Why do I end up in so many power struggles with this child?

If you have, you are in the right place

We’ve worked with countless parents who have said (or thought) statements about their sensitive kids such as…

  • “I am at my wits’ end! I don’t understand why my child is acting this way!”
  • “Daily life feels chaotic and unpredictable.”
  • “I know that how I react isn’t helping! But I don’t know what to do.”
  • “This child is disrupting the whole family.
  • “I have such negative feelings towards this child, and I feel awful about that.” 
  • “If we don’t get this figured out now, I am worried about my child’s future.”

Parenting is hard. Parenting a child who is “sensitive” or “intense” is even harder! You don’t have to go through this alone.

Watch this short video to learn more.

This seven-session online course will give you the tools you need to parent well!

Video Access Only
Registration always open
Ongoing video access

video access only
$ 180 .00

(The cost of one therapy session!)

7 practical and life-changing sessions:
  1. Why Is My Child Struggling?
  2. Healing Responses for Conflicts & Outbursts
  3. Our Framework Applied to Sensitive, Intense Kids
  4. How Does Sensory Function Affect Behavior?
  5. Sensory and Movement Strategies
  6. Attachment, Play, and Healing Shame
  7. Equip Kids to Regulate Energy and Emotions
  • Daily comment moderation and encouragement by a skilled parent coach to answer questions
  • Weekly emails with extra encouragement
  • Six live Q&As by Lynne and Lydia 
  • An ongoing private FB Community

Video & Support
Registration opens Jan ’24
Ongoing video access

community accountability
$ 380 .00

(Less than our 4-session coaching package!)

7 practical and life-changing sessions:
  1. Why Is My Child Struggling?
  2. Healing Responses for Conflicts & Outbursts
  3. Our Framework Applied to Sensitive, Intense Kids
  4. How Does Sensory Function Affect Behavior?
  5. Sensory and Movement Strategies
  6. Attachment, Play, and Healing Shame
  7. Equip Kids to Regulate Energy and Emotions
  • Daily comment moderation and encouragement by a skilled parent coach to answer questions
  • Weekly emails with extra encouragement
  • Six live Q&As by Lynne and Lydia 
  • An ongoing private FB Community

Extras included in both

  • Printable PDF course workbook
  • Bonus: Soul Care for Parents videos 
  • Bonus: Tricky Worry: How To Help Your Anxious Child (video with licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Ann Layne)
  • A complete Pressure Touch Program developed by occupational therapist, Lynne Jackson, with detailed instructions and parent demonstrations
  • Sensory workbook to guide you step-by-step to experiment with sensory-motor activities and develop a routine to help your child feel less stressed and more regulated throughout the day. 
  • Bonus: Healthy Rhythms for Daily Life – video and written resources to equip you for bedtime, screens, picky eating, and chores with your sensitive, intense child
  • Bonus: Sibling conflict resource 
  • Activity book with over 10 fun activities (including cartoons) to complete with your kids, to encourage them and teach new concepts.
  • Plus, dozens more newly created resources

“There are other courses that will tell you how to deal with an outburst, but nothing tells you how to heal your soul afterwards.” – Lynne Jackson, course creator

Who teaches the course?

Lynne Jackson

Occupational Therapist & Co-Founder of Connected Families

Lynne Jackson, course creator and Co-Founder of Connected Families, has poured a lifetime of personal and professional experience into developing the content in this course.

  • As a pediatric occupational therapist, she has had first-hand experience with the challenges these kids face in daily life. 
  • As a parent coach, she has walked alongside hundreds of parents to encourage and bring hope.
  • As a mom of three intense kids, she has lived it.
  • As a research enthusiast, she leans into brain science and research.
  • And, most importantly, as a follower of Christ, she brings biblical wisdom, abundant grace, and a “no shame” policy.
Lynne Jackson
Lynne Jackson

Lydia Rex

Registered Nurse, Parent Coach, & TBRI Practitioner

Lydia Rex joined Lynne in creating this course. She brings compassion and trauma-sensitive insights from her personal and professional experience with foster care and adoption. Most importantly, she’s the mom of two young kids—and is herself on the same journey of hope and healing to which we are inviting you!

At the end of the course

You’ll be saying…

  • “I better understand what is going on with my child. It’s all starting to make sense!”
  • “My compassion for my sensitive child has grown so much!”
  • “I have practical tools, and I know how to help my child!”
  • “My child’s struggles do not define who they are as a person, or predict their future. There is hope!”

BECAUSE you will…

  • Have insight into your child’s challenging behavior
  • Know how to connect well as you respond 
  • Learn to prevent some of those excessive challenges
  • Be able to coach your child toward regulating big emotions
  • Have practical tools to help your child grow flexibility and resilience
  • Decrease the chaos and deepen connection in your home and relationships

In this course, you’ll learn how to move out of the STRESS CYCLE and into a HEALING CYCLE. We call this process the Road to Hope. The difference between life in these two cycles is a game changer.

More importantly, your child will go from believing…

  • “I’m not safe.”
  • “Everyone is against me.”
  • “I’m a bad kid.”


  • “I’m safe and loved.” 
  • “I’m understood.”
  • “I’m capable.”

We want this for you and your child!

As a parent raising a sensitive, intense child, you might be hesitant to buy one more thing or enroll in one more class. You’ve felt hope in the past, only to feel frustrated when that “one more thing” doesn’t seem to help your child. We totally get it!

That is why we offer:

A money back guarantee!

Dive in and complete the first three sessions. Contact us within 30 days if you don’t experience purpose and hope. We’ll reimburse your registration fee.


Raising a child who struggles is expensive! We know! With therapy bills plus inflation, you may feel like you are barely making ends meet. If this is you, we are here to support you. Please don’t let finances stand in the way. Find out more about our scholarship options.

Video Access Only (Option 1)

If you are one of the disciplined few who will enroll in a course, stick to a schedule, and work your way through the material to the end, Option 1 is perfect for you!

Video & Support (Option 2) – Registration currently closed

**Registration will open in January 2024. The information listed below is from the spring 2023 cohort, but will give you an idea of what to expect in 2024.**

If you are likely to have lots of questions as you go through the course, and you learn and stick to a schedule better when you are in a community, Option 2 is perfect for you!

  • We will walk with you as you learn to apply the ideas with your child.
  • Your course moderator is a certified parent coach!
  • We will have 6 Live Q&A sessions (dates & times below) from March through May, with video replay available for your convenience.
    Wednesday, March 15, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CST
    Thursday, March 30, 8:00 to 9:00 pm CST
    Wednesday, April 12, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CST
    Thursday, April 27, 8:00 to 9:00 pm CST
    Wednesday, May 10, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CST
    Thursday, May 25, 8:00 to 9:00 pm CST

We’ll guide you to stay on track with the following schedule, with Instant Access to Session 1!

  • March 6 – Session 2 
  • March 13 – Session 2 and Q&A
  • March 20 – Session 3
  • March 27 – Session 3 and Q&A
  • April 3 – Session 4
  • April 10 – Session 4 and Q&A
  • April 17 – Session 5
  • April 24 – Session 5 and Q&A
  • May 1 – Session 6
  • May 8 – Session 6 and Q&A
  • May 15 – Session 7 
  • May 22- Session 7 and Q&A

Ongoing access

Video Access Only (Option 1) – you’ll have ongoing access to the video content. We’ll also extend an invitation to enroll in the community (Option 2) each time we offer the moderated course (annually).

Video and Support (Option 2) you’ll also have ongoing access to the video content! Each time we offer the moderated course, we will extend an invitation for you to register and re-enroll to get that valuable community encouragement and accountability. Also, everyone who completes the course with Video & Support will have the opportunity to register for Group Coaching.

Group Coaching – available Fall 2023

We are in this together! It is soul-filling to develop encouraging relationships with other parents who get what it’s like to parent a sensitive, intense child! Our greatest desire is to support you on your parenting journey. 

What’s stopping you?

Don’t keep moving in the direction you’re heading now.

This course replaces your frustration with purpose and hope. Join us to experience this transformation.

You might be wondering… Why this course?

Does your sensitive, intense child’s level of anxiety or anger have you worrying about what the next ten years will look like? Or maybe your family is just barely even surviving through the next outburst. And you know it’s taking a toll on your other kids, too. It all seems so overwhelming. We don’t offer you promises or perfection. What we do offer you is something very unique…a course that is:

  • Full of brain science and research in psychology, sensory function, and child development to give insight into your child’s intense reactions.
  • Trauma-sensitive, as well as adoption and foster care experienced.
  • Grounded in biblical insights – it is grace-filled and shame-healing!
  • Refreshing for you – it includes Christ-centered soul care resources to strengthen you for this challenging journey. 
  • Relatable – in each session numerous parents share their video stories about challenges with sensitive, intense kids and what helped. You’ll feel like they become your friends as you go through the course. 
  • Practical, practical, practical! Includes a broad range of doable strategies and even some demos of parents working with their kids! 
  • Comprehensive – There is an extensive menu of extra resources to fit your unique situation such as siblings, selective eating, screens, bedtime, chores, and many more topics.
  • Encouraging for your child – includes fun coloring pages and creative learning activities you can do together.
  • Applicable within a range of diagnoses (ASD, SPD, ADHD, ODD, etc.) or for a sensitive, intense child with no diagnosis.

Questions you might have

We know you might have a lot of questions before you invest your time and resources into this course. We’ve answered some of those questions below, but please contact us if you have any other questions! We’ll do all we can to get back to you within 24 hours.

Who is the course designed for?

This course was specifically made for parents of children ages 3 – 12* who have underlying stress factors which could include sensory issues, temperament, eating or sleeping challenges, trauma, learning differences, and a range of diagnoses (ASD, SPD, ADHD, ODD, etc.), or for a sensitive, intense child with no diagnosis.

*If your child is younger than 3 or older than 12, you will also benefit from the material. Explore the course for 30 days. If it isn’t the right fit based on the age or needs of your child, please request a refund, which can be given within the first 30 days of purchase.

This seems more expensive than your other courses. Why?

Because it is worth it…and then some! It is a comprehensive deep dive of specialized content, with so many extra features and resources to meet the needs of a wide variety of challenges your sensitive & intense child might be experiencing. We have also invested countless hours in interviewing parents of sensitive-intense kids to video record what they’ve learned for you. If we priced this course what we thought it was worth, it would be in the thousands. 

The content, the bonus videos, and the extra resources, all have incredible value. If the suggested price fits your family budget, please pay the full suggested price. If the suggested price is a barrier to you being able to register, PLEASE request a scholarship! We never want finances to be a barrier to your family thriving!

How do I request a scholarship?

It’s simple! We have three scholarship levels

  • 25% off – immediately available upon request 
  • 50% off – immediately available upon request 
  • 75% off – available upon review

Fill out the form on this page, and an automated email will be sent to you with the special coupon codes or how to access the 75% off scholarship. 

Please don’t share these coupon codes with others! Choose a dollar amount that works best in your family budget and also allows us to continue serving families around the world.

How do I get a workbook?

A beautiful 36-page workbook is available for download, which you can also print. Alternatively, you can purchase a Welcome Packet that includes the workbook to be sent to your home (if you live in the United States) at checkout.

Can I share my username and password?

If you have a spouse or co-parent, you can certainly share your username and password. If they would like their own access, contact us, and we’ll send them a special code where they can register for no additional charge. 

Please do not share your username and password with anyone else or show these videos in a group setting. As mentioned above, we do have scholarships available upon request. 

Will you be offering this as a small group curriculum?

At this time, we do not have plans to offer this course as a small group. You can, however, have each member of your group purchase at the same time and go through the content together!

When is the next time you’ll offer this course with Community & Support?

We’ll open registration in January 2024, and the cohort will run in February and March.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

It depends on the question! 

  • General Connected Families – Contact Us Form
  • Technical Support Questions – Support Form
  • Marketing/Affiliate Questions – marketing @ (delete the spaces)
  • General questions about courses – courses @ (delete the spaces)

We do our very best to respond within 24 hours. At peak times, like when we are launching a course, we are grateful for your patience.

Do you offer CEUs?

We are able to provide certification that you registered and participated in the course. You (or your board) would need to decide if it fits within your CEU guidelines.

  • Video access only = 11 hours of instruction
  • Video + Support = 17 hours of instruction

Contact us upon completion of the course to request a Certificate of Completion.

Not the right time to register?

Sign up for our email sequence specifically designed for parents of kids who may be sensitive and/or intense. You can learn to parent your struggling child in a way that equips your family with the tools you need and helps everyone feel loved…no matter what.