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.
Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
Find solutions that work by grounding your family in God’s grace & truth.
Think Back With Us...
Do you remember what you thought parenting would be like? Full of laughter, fun and cute memory-making moments?
And yet, here you are, struggling with disobedience, frustrations, and feeling overwhelmed.
You may have thought getting through the terrible twos, trying threes, and troublesome teens wouldn't be that tricky. After all they're just phases. But why, then, do you feel so stuck?
Raising kids in today’s culture is harder than ever. Despite the vast array of resources and methods available, finding one that offers lasting solutions can be challenging. The Discipline That Connects online course stops that search.
Eight 30-minute pre-recorded sessions on YOUR schedule!
In your pjs? No problem!
On lunch break? Perfect!
When you complete the course you’ll learn:
As you roll up your sleeves and complete the homework between sessions you’ll start seeing change - first in yourself, and then in your kids.
Are you ready to feel more confident in your parenting?
No More Second Guessing
Gain a clear sense of purpose and confidence as you discipline your children.
Understand the cycle of negative parenting patterns and how to break them.
Build lifelong character in your kids and watch them grow in God’s wisdom.
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.
Become The Parent You Want To Be
1. Register today
Register today and let us know where to send your Welcome Packet in the mail.
2. Complete the course
Once you purchase the course you will always have access. The course moderator is available while the 8 weeks the course is in session.
3. Parent with confidence
Apply the techniques you’ve learned and watch your family transform.
How Does Your Style Of Discipline Affect Your Family?
When discipline aims at quick fixes, it tends to be short-sighted, random, overly punitive, and generally 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.
Your kids will thank you!
- 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
Content is available on Tuesday, October 1st. To allow the course material to sink in, we encourage students to do one session per week with the following schedule in mind. However you are always able to work ahead! (See the full schedule here.)
- Session 1 - week of October 1
- Session 2 - week of October 8
- Session 3 - week of October 15
- Session 4 - week of October 22
- Session 5 - week of October 29
- Session 6 - week of November 5
- Session 7 - week of November 12
- Session 8 - week of November 19
Stacy Bellward (our online moderator & ICF Certified Coach) will answer your questions and support your experience while the course is in session (October 1 - November 25).
Go back and review the material as often as needed. Comments are no longer visible and moderation is no longer provided after December 1, but you’ll have ongoing access to the material.
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.
Bonus Materials Included When You Register:
Alumni? Live outside the US?
You will receive digital downloads of the following:
Are you ready to invest in your family? We make it easy.
Questions you might have:
There are eight sessions of 30 minutes each that are pre-recorded and available to you on your schedule! This means that you can take it day or night and go through the course at the speed that works for you. The eight sessions are streaming videos with reflection questions interspersed throughout. We highly encourage course participants to leave comments when taking the course, but don’t require comments to move to the next session.
Each session takes 30-40 minutes to complete. It’s always available, so you can break it up to fit your schedule.
Yes! We have a small group version just for you. To learn more about format and pricing, check out our small group page.
We’ve found that those with the highest completion rate put each session on their calendar and treat it like any other appointment they can’t miss. Our suggestion is to schedule one session per week for eight weeks (October 1 - November 25). This will keep the momentum going, but you also won’t feel overwhelmed.
Yes! Following an introductory session, in sessions two and three, you’ll begin to learn the brain science and gain tools for calming everyone down during conflict. In session four you’ll gain tools for connecting with your child that takes the intensity out of kids’ defiance. In session five and six you’ll learn to coach your kids in ways that build wisdom for life. In sessions seven and eight you’ll learn to use effective consequences. By the time you’re done you’ll be able to think far more clearly, biblically, and constructively in the face of daily challenges. You will experience more peace and confidence in your parenting.
Nope! But we do make it available to you by audio download. We also offer a $2 off coupon for the paperback book. It can be helpful to support your learning, but not necessary.
Of course! In fact, we encourage it! Just have that person register separately. If finances are an issue, have them fill out the scholarship form. Please do not share your username and password with others.
You are welcome to share your username and password with a spouse or co-parent. If you've registered and would like a separate login for a spouse or co-parent we'd be happy to provide that for you! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for a code to register that person for free.
Please do not share your login information with anyone else.
We like to say “lifetime access” but that would imply all sorts of promises we may not be able to keep. Instead we say “ongoing access” which means as long as we are in ministry, and as long as we are providing this course material, you’ll have access to this course.
Once your session is complete you can always go back and watch the videos on the alumni version. You won’t be able to leave comments or have access to the moderator.
You will also have the ability to register for future sessions with a free alumni code. You would not pay any registration fees although we always encourage our alumni to donate to Connected Families Scholarship Fund if possible.
We offer the course twice a year; in the fall (Oct/Nov) and in the winter (Feb/March). If you have lots going on this fall and aren’t able to commit at this time, consider taking the course when we offer it again in a few months.
If you live in a rural area in the United States, we are able to send you a thumb drive with all the video segments. Just contact us after you purchase the course, let us know that you'd like a thumb drive and we'll send it to you - no extra cost.
If you live in another country with poor internet, contact us and we'll try to figure out a solution based on your location.
While the principles taught in this course apply to all relationships, the specific examples and stories refer to kids ages 2 – 16. Parents have reported the principles apply well with older kids, grandkids, kids in the classroom, and even kids who have special needs such as ADHD, SPD, ASD, and attachment/trauma. So give it a whirl and if you feel like the course is not helpful to your family, just contact us for a full refund within 30 days.
Yes, this course is different! You’ll learn four basic biblical principles and be guided to uniquely apply those principles to you and your kids. As you grow into these principles you’ll grow in your unique ability to apply them.
The course connects with multiple learning styles. There are written, visual, emotional and interactive portions of the course that engage the whole brain. This is the most effective way to assure learning.
It is much easier to share the experience with a spouse. At the end of a long day it’s much easier to sit back on the couch, watch, and reflect together rather than read a book.
It is also different because it is relational in two ways:
- You’ll feel like Jim & Lynne are right there with you. Their warmth and compassion come through powerfully. We think you’ll find this to be as personal as an online course can be.
- You’ll be interacting with others going through the course at the same time. In each session are several reflection questions that invite participants to share their learning with each other.
We are able to provide certification that you registered and participated. You (or your board) would need to decide if it fits within your CEU guidelines.
Upon request we can provide a transcript of the entire course. You can read along while the video is playing. Our hope is to someday include subtitles on all our courses.
Yes! If $119 is out of your reach, we offer options ranging from $89.25 or less based on your specific circumstances. We want all parents, regardless of their ability to pay, to have access to this life-changing information. (Fill out this short scholarship request form to access your discount.)
- Register by Thursday, September 26, to receive a welcome packet in the mail by Tuesday, October 1st (if you live in the US and are new to the course).
- Welcome packets will be mailed as you register, with the last batch being mailed on Friday, September 27.
- Everyone, regardless of when you register or where you live, will receive digital downloads of everything in the welcome packet.
- Content is released on October 1st.
- Finish one session a week from October 1st through the end of November. (See the full schedule here.)
- Participate in three live Q & As sprinkled throughout the course (Oct 21, Nov 11, Nov 25) or watch the replay after.
Since 2002 Connected Families founders Jim & Lynne Jackson have worked almost daily in the trenches with parents. Their discoveries have helped thousands of parents grow in skills and confidence. The basic idea is this: When parents make a primary goal of getting their children to behave right, parents and kids generally become adversaries. But when parents learn to focus first on helping their children grow into healthy, biblically-based belief about themselves and the world, these parents become allies with their kids and gain great influence in their lives. So we equip parents with a new primary goal for discipline, one that positions them as allies instead of adversaries.
To get the full and best experience, we encourage you to register by September 26 to ensure you have the Welcome Packet in hand by October 1st.
We will not close registration on the 1st. If you register after the 1st you can always catch up! However, we can’t ensure that you’ll receive a welcome packet in the mail.
We Are Excited to Partner With You!
We look forward to partnering with you on this parenting journey, and will see you online soon!
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