Discipline That Connects Online Course

For Small Groups

Eight group sessions that will bring peace, connection, and grace to your home.

Discipline That Connects Online Course

For Small Groups

Eight group sessions that will bring peace, connection, and grace to your home.

Discipline That Connects - Online Course

Stuck in a Negative Parenting Cycle?

You’re not alone. Many parents struggle to find a positive approach to discipline. Do these situations sound familiar?

I have a gnawing sense there must be a better way to discipline.


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There is! Discover a very effective approach to discipline through this course.

I’ve tried the popular “quick fix” approaches, but haven’t found one that lasts.


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Grow your family for a lifetime with a biblically based approach to discipline.

My spouse and I parent from a different playbook. This creates tension between us.

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Learn to be on the same page and replace the tension with peace.

Try a Profound Parenting Approach

The Discipline That Connects With Your Child's Heart online course is a simple but profound parenting approach that builds authentic trust and respect in families.

When taken in a small group setting the experience is enriched and offers opportunities for support and growth. You can debrief after each session together, share thoughts and ideas, and encourage one another as you start implementing the principles.

Since 1993, Jim and Lynne Jackson have taught this easy-to-remember framework to thousands of parents in live workshops and private coaching, equipping them to live out God’s grace and truth — especially in the discipline of their children.

Now you can bring this framework to your group through an accessible, eight-session course called Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart.

Learn at your group's pace, when and where you want, and benefit from the same transformational content that has encouraged and changed the lives of countless parents and families.

Connected Families Framework

Curious if the online course is right for your small group?

Read how it impacted these small group leaders and group members.
We invite you to watch this short video testimonial as given by Bonnie Williams M. Ed., Mother of 3 teens, Mentoring Coordinator, Parent Coach

"After taking the DTC online course for myself I felt compelled to pass on the valuable, life changing strategies to others. Each day I mentor kids from broken, chaotic homes. I have shared the strategies with parents and they love the results. I am now facilitating a small group so that I can continue to reach our community who is desperate to parent differently. This course is meeting their needs and equipping them to parent different."

Bonnie Williams
Mom of three teenagers, public school mentor, church youth leader.
For more on Bonnie's experience, see the video posted above.


"Thanks for all of your help the last few months and being accessible for questions. We are excited to provide a biblical life-changing parenting course to the parents in our group."

Jerry and Anne -
Small group leaders and parents of four

"We were so pleased with the biblical and practical ways we could try something new each week! Many moms shared with me that they wanted to parent differently than their parents had and this series gave them permission and pictures of how to do that. It's delightful to have 'new language' in our community to encourage one another as parents, and love our children well."

Heidi Connors
Minister to Children and their Families - Hope Presbyterian Church - Richfield, MN

Ready to Get Unstuck from that negative parenting cycle?

When you take the course as a group you will all gain:

Freedom from negative parenting patterns

A clear sense of purpose and confidence

Practical parenting tools that build lifelong character

The joy of seeing their kids grow in wisdom and respect

The ability to see God’s grace like never before

Eight sessions that will change your group’s parenting for good

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

The difference between the two options:

Individual Course

  • Runs just twice a year (winter and fall).
  • Comments are encouraged.
  • There is a moderator supporting your experience.
  • There are 3 live Q & As with Jim and Lynne.
  • Emails encourage students to complete that week's session.
  • While you will always have access to the streaming videos, we encourage students to start and finish in the 8 weeks we are moderating the course. 

Small Group Course

  • Groups can start anytime.
  • Commenting is turned off.
  • No course moderator, although you can always email us with questions. 
  • Same content
  • Same workbook is available for purchase or download
  • Group members all get forever access to the course videos to watch on their schedule. 

Signing Your Group Up Is Easy

Start Planning

As a group, decide on dates and times to meet and watch the videos together.

Register Your Group

Sign up and gain immediate access to the course online.

Transform Your Parenting Together

Support and encourage each other as you start implementing the framework and celebrate the successes together!

Register Now and Receive:

Access to the online course

Watch the course with your group. All you have to do is press play.

Access to us

Direct your questions to us at any point.

Discount code on the DTC book

When you register you'll receive a discount code to purchase copies of the DTC book at an exclusive price. Feel free to share it with your group members. You don’t need the book to go through the online course.


As a leader, you'll have access to the following:

DTC BOOK: While the DTC book is a great companion to the online course, it is not essential.

Your group members will get their own lifetime access at no extra charge

Each of your group members will be able to catch up on a session they missed or go back to a video for review at any point by setting up their own account. Having their own account will also give them access to the many, extra resources we house online. Information on how to pass this on will be found in the welcome email for small group leaders.

Our money-back guarantee

If at any time you find this course is not right for your group, simply contact us during your first month for a full refund.

Register Your Group

Multiple pricing options, based on the size of your group.

$150, $200, $250

Still have questions? We have answers!

How long is the course content? How long should our group plan on meeting?

The course includes 8 sessions, so plan on meeting for 8 weeks. 

Each session includes 30 minutes of course content with discussion questions interspersed.

Depending on how your group is organized (how many members and how chatty they are) you can discuss in as little as 15 minutes and as long as 1 hour! 

If you only have 45 minutes, we’d suggest having group members watch course content individually and then use meeting time to discuss.

How should the group and discussion be formatted?

That is totally up to you! Here are some options:

  • Each group member can watch the course content ahead of time and come ready to discuss. 
  • The group can watch the course content and engage in discussion while they are all together. 
  • If group members are not in the same location, they can view course content and then “meet” virtually. 

When you register for a course we give you a certain number of licenses based on your purchase. Everyone in your group would have their own username/password and can access the videos on their own time. You can use the time together to watch and discuss, just discuss, or re-watch portions and discuss. Totally flexible!

What materials are included for GROUP members with each registration.

Each household will receive their own individual access to the online course, many extra resources, and the BONUS videos. 

Also included with registration is access to the required workbook as a digital download. If members want to have a hard copy of the workbook for use during the course that would need to be purchased. Included in the workbook is the Dig Deeper Devotional which is a supplemental resource to meditate on during the course.

Do we need to purchase any other materials to go along with the small group course?

You wouldn't need to purchase anything else, although we do have a few options available: 

  • Group members can purchase the DTC book at a discount. 
  • A set of five workbooks and magnets can be purchased for $55 ($11 per workbook). Or you can download and print this 44 page document for free!

Is there any homework for participants to help prepare for the next session? Or is the course designed to take place entirely during the small group meeting time?

There IS homework, but more "try this at home and report back" rather than actual work/writing in a book. 

Group members can also access course content on their own for extra preparation or review.

What materials are available for GROUP LEADERS with registration?

When group leaders register they’ll have easy access to the following:

  • Leader’s Guide(digital download)
  • Marketing Material plus Style Guide if you want to customize your marketing efforts
  • Dig Deeper Devotional
  • PDF of course workbook (digital download)

How soon after registering for a small group will we receive access to the materials?

Immediately! Once you have registered, you have instant access to the material. 

You’ll also receive a code which you can forward to your group members. This will allow them to register for the course as well. 

Can we view the course material before purchasing to decide if it is right for our community?

Yes! Fill out the contact us form and let us know you are interested in reviewing the course before purchasing. Once you register for your trial, you’ll have access to the video content for 30 days.

Group Leader resources (leader’s guide, style guide) will be available once you register your group. 

What if we don’t know for sure how many families will participate?

No problem! Sign up with the number you think might be participating. If that number grows, contact us and we’ll work out the finances at that time.

If we purchase 10 licenses does that mean 10 people or 10 households?

10 households! Each household is one license. We can provide extra licenses (at no charge) if each household member wants their individual access.

How long do group members have access to the online content?

Each of your group members will be able to catch up on a session they missed or go back to a video for review at any point by setting up their own account. Having their own account will give them access to the many extra resources we house online.

I’ve taken the course as an individual and now want to use it with a group. Can I use my login information to do so?

We ask that you register as a group rather than use your individual login. This way you will get all of the extra benefits of a group complete with leader resources. Each family will receive their own access at no extra charge. 

If finances are a struggle, we can work with your budget.

Are you still offering the 6-session DTC online course?

No, we are not. We updated the original 6- session DTC course for several reasons. Our previous version was not small-group friendly.

Our new, updated, 8-session course is formatted for small groups with consistent session times, breaks, discussion questions, etc.

If we’ve already taken the now archived 6-session course, should we take the newer version?

Absolutely! Each time someone goes through the course material they learn something new and are challenged and encouraged in a different way. This course was made with small groups in mind and promotes valuable discussion time.

Does this course address kids with special needs and a range of ages?

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.

Some parenting programs are quite complex and hard to consistently live out in real life. Is this course different?

Yes, this course is different! Group members will learn four basic biblical principles and be guided to uniquely apply those principles to their families. As they grow into these principles they’ll grow in their unique ability to apply them.

How is the course different than the book by the same title?

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.

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.

I see that you are a Christian organization. How much faith is woven into your online courses? Is the course mainly parenting teaching, or do you also dive deep into a biblical parenting perspective backed up by scripture?

Our course content is heavily biblical but not so much so that it would be uncomfortable with someone who doesn't have a Christian faith background. We incorporate scripture throughout our material.

What if I have questions or need help while I am leading a group?

You can always fill out our contact us form and we will route it to someone on our team who can assist you.

I don’t belong to a church group, but am interested in signing up for a small group with friends. Is that possible?

You bet! You can sign up for our online courses with as few as 2 households, regardless of how you are connected (church, school, neighbors, family, etc).

How can I let my church know about your small group options?

Share this page with the person in your church who oversees small groups.

Are your small group courses available for the hearing impaired?

Yes! All of our courses are available for hearing impaired. Contact us to request a transcript, which can be read along while the video is playing.

Do you offer CEUs?

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.

What marketing material do you have available so we can get the word out about the course?

We have pre-made ads as well as a style guide (so you can make your own ads) here. 

If you need help customizing an ad for your group, just let us know and we'll work with you on that! 

Lots of Flexibility

You can set your group up to take the course completely together or semi-virtually. The online videos and accompanying workbook provide all the content.

Need Help?

You're not alone! You have direct access to us. We are here to answer questions at any point. We’ve worked to make the course as simple to lead as possible. During the group sessions, you manage the play button, and facilitate the discussion times.

A Sacred Journey

It is a sacred journey to parent the children God has given us. You are making a huge investment in the lives of your group members, their children, and future generations.

We are excited to partner with you!

We are excited to partner with you as you lead others on this parenting journey. Questions? Contact us and we’ll do our best to reply within 24 hours.