Discipline That Connects

an 8-session online course equipping you to connect with your child’s heart during discipline.

Discipline That Connects Online Course

an 8-session online course that will equip you to connect with your child’s heart during discipline.

Discipline That Connects - Online Course
Overwhelmed by Parenting?

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

Discover graceful biblical discipline

When discipline aims at 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.

Become The Parent You Long To Be

1. Register today!

Register early and let us know how you want to receive your Welcome Packet. The course launches on Tuesday, October 5th. 

2. Complete the course

This self-paced course is moderated and supported from Oct 5 - Dec 6.

3. Parent with confidence

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

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Are you ready to invest in your family? We make it easy.


suggested donation (scholarships available)

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 make 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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Jim and Lynne Jackson, founders of Connected Families and co-authors of How to Grow a Connected Family and Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart have over fifty years combined professional experience working with children, teens, and families. In 1990, after serving as ministry staff in two large churches and bearing two intense and lively kids, Jim and Lynne became very intentional about parenting, and then about helping other parents. Lynne became a pediatric Occupational Therapist. Jim became a director of a ministry to high-risk teens and their families. They added a third child, completing their AAA hat-trick (that is, adding a third child with ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies. Quite an intense bunch!). As Jim and Lynne toughed out those early years, they started developing numerous resources to inspire and equip parents for grace and truth in their relationships at home.  After serving hundreds of parents and thousands of kids it became clear more was needed. In 2002 Jim and Lynne founded Connected Families to partner with churches to build strong families. Their presentations bring real life to audiences through impromptu role-plays, transparent stories of their own successes and failures, and stories of the experiences of hundreds of parents they have coached over the years. They leave parents laughing, crying, encouraged and equipped to uniquely bring God’s grace to life in their homes right away! Whether in the trenches with parents as mentors, on the stage as presenters, or in planning meetings with staff, Jim and Lynne bring a wealth of experience, overflowing passion, and years of wisdom to their service.

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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What is the Discipline That Connects online course?

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

  • In your PJs? No problem!
  • On lunch break? Perfect!

A moderated course to incorporate four key messages into all your discipline.

Visit our FAQ page for more information.

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What's Included?

  • Session 1: A Fresh Perspective on Discipline
  • Session 2: You Are Safe with Me - What’s Going on in Me?
  • Session 3: You Are Safe with Me - Keep Discipline on Track
  • Session 4: You Are Loved No Matter What!
  • Session 5: You Are Called and Capable - Discover and Affirm Capability
  • Session 6: You Are Called and Capable - Grow Skills and Wisdom
  • Session 7: You Are Responsible for Your Actions
  • Session 8: All Four Messages Working Together

During the course, there will be three live Q & As with Jim and Lynne Jackson where you can get YOUR questions answered. 

  • October 25
  • November 15
  • December 6

Each of these Q & As are recorded and available later for your review. 

Content is available on Tuesday, October 5

To allow the course material to sink in, we encourage students to complete one session per week with the following schedule in mind. However, you are always able to work ahead! 

  • October 5 - Session 1 - course launches
  • October 12 - Session 2
  • October 19 - Session 3
    • October 25 - #1 Live Q&A
  • October 26 - Session 4
  • November 2 - Session 5
  • November 9 - Sessions 6
    • November 15 - #2 Live Q&A
  • November 16 - Session 7
  • November 23 - CATCH UP WEEK! 
  • November 30 - Session 8
    • December 6 - #3 Live Q&A

Stacy Bellward (our online moderator & ICF Certified Coach) will answer your questions and support your experience while the course is in session (beginning of October through the beginning of December). 

Each Tuesday you'll receive an email from Stacy Bellward encouraging and supporting you in your journey. You can reply to any of these emails to get in touch with us. 

***IMPORTANT: if you are not receiving these weekly emails you likely registered using an incorrect email address. Contact us right away at [email protected] to troubleshoot.*** 

All DTC alum who complete the course are invited to participate in a PRIVATE moderated Facebook group. 

Go back and review the material as often as needed. Comments are no longer visible and moderation is no longer provided after December 15, 2021. But you will have ongoing access to the video content. 

If you find that this course is not for you, simply contact us during your first month for a full refund.

Upon request we will supply you with a certificate of completion which might be helpful if you are in the adoption or foster care process or are a childcare provider. 

Bonus Materials Included 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

5x7 printed syllabus with proposed completion dates

8 x 10 word art of four messages

20% off coupon for a friend to join the online course

Scripture memory cards that support each session

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 5x7 syllabus with proposed completion dates

Printable 8 x 10 word art of four messages

20% off coupon for a friend to join the online course

Printable scripture memory cards that support each session

Need-based options available. Just reach out to us.

If $119 is out of your budget, we offer options ranging from $89.25 or less. We want all parents, regardless of their ability to pay, to have access to this life-changing information.  

Registration is now open! The Fall 2021 DTC online course begins on October 5th.

We offer this course twice a year. The next time we'll offer the course will be February 2022.