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60 Creative Ways to Get Kids Moving and Laughing

Fun movement activities can go a long way to keep everyone sane, especially if you’re all cooped up indoors! This list of over 60 ideas is adapted from a comprehensive list developed by a pediatric therapy clinic. It includes activities to calm angsty kids, as they also gain strength, balance and coordination… all with a good dose of learning and laughter. See the last item to learn how your preschooler can accurately crack an egg to help you in the kitchen!

This document is adapted from content we normally make available exclusively to our coaching clients. Our gift to you today!

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DTC Online Course Small Group Workbook & Magnet (1)

If you need a few additional (after purchasing the first set of five) you can do that here!


Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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DTC Online Course USB Drive

If you live in a rural area or have poor internet access, we can send you all the video content of the course via a USB “thumb” drive.

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Framework Magnet – Set of Five

If you are buying for a group, consider purchasing as a pack of FIVE for a savings of $1.50 per magnet.

Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives.

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Mentoring For Dads [4 session package]

After listening to our five-part podcast series, “Deeper Dive for Dads” you might be interested in digging even DEEPER! We’ve got you covered. You can sign up for a four session (30-minutes each) mentoring package with Jim Jackson or Chad Hayenga.

This mentoring package requires some familiarity with the Connected Families Framework. If you are not familiar, the first session would be used to review the framework.

 

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Prayer for Parents [1st two sessions]

Find more information about Prayer For Parents here.

The first session is $150. Each additional session is $120

 

 

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Serenity Prayer [image download]

 

Find all the various sizes here.

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Romans 8 [image download]

Find all the various sizes here. 

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Weekly Newsletter

Get practical, grace-filled nuggets of parenting wisdom sent right to your inbox.

We are committed to sending out practical, thoughtful parenting tips to our growing community around the world. We’ll give you ideas you can put to use right away that will help you become a wiser, more confident, more peaceful parent. 

“I get lots of email blogs in my inbox. Connected Families is the one I make sure I always read! It is practical and insightful every time.” ~Eileen

We are thrilled to be joining you on your parenting journey!

What you are signing up for: We send one newsletter a week. Each newsletter is centered around a subject, which range from sibling conflict, to building empathy, to technology use, and so much more. The newsletters contain one new article, a couple repurposed articles, and a mix of surveys, testimonials, book or blog reviews, and a message about products and services we have available. We’ll occasionally send a separate marketing or fundraising emai

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Libro Grátis: Disciplina que conecta: El manual [ebook]

La familia es importante para Ud. (sino fuera cierto, no estaría visitando esta página). En el día de hoy el criar hijos que sean respetuosos y responsables es más difícil que nunca y si los padres no están preparados, sus hijos a menudo pierden respeto y niegan los valores y la fé de sus padres.

Para ayudarle a ser el mejor padre que pueda ser, Connected Families ha creado su primer libro electrónico en español llamado Disciplina que Conecta. En el libro, Ud. aprenderá cuatro principios poderosos que le ayudarán a mantenerse estrechamente conectado a sus hijos cuando los disciplina con confianza y amor. Los padres que aprenden estos principios nos dicen que:

  • Las relaciones con sus hijos son más fuertes que nunca
  • Sus hijos son más respetuosos y responsable
  • La gracia y la verdad de Jesús son una parte más natural de la vida familiar.

Si esto le parece bien, entonces descargue y lea este libro grátis. Una vez, Ud. haya llenado este formulario corto, Ud. recibirá instantáneamente acceso a este manual. También Ud. será añadido a nuestro correo electrónico semanal en inglés que se puede traducir fácilmente al español usando “Google Translator”. ¡Dios los bendiga en la crianza de una familia conectada!

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Encouragement From a Dad Who’s Been There

Jim recorded this 38-minute audio thinking about the dad out there who might feel like he is getting bombarded with new-found parenting wisdom after his wife attends one of our workshops.

If your wife has recently been digging into our material and is urging you to “get on board!” this is a great place to start! Listen to it as you go about your day, knowing that we are cheering you on as you do the important work of loving and guiding the family God has entrusted to you.

Simply add your name and email address and you’ll have instant access to the audio.

 

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DTC OC Welcome Packet

 

This packet includes the following:

  • Workbook
  • Framework magnet
  • $2 Off Book Coupon
  • 20% Off Coupon For a Friend
  • Framework Art
  • Proposed Schedule of Completion
  • Scripture Memory Cards

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DTC Online Course Small Group Workbooks (5)

This packet includes

5 printed workbooks
5 framework magnets

Once you’ve purchased a set of five, and you find you need a few more (but not FIVE more) you can buy additional workbooks and magnets here.


Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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Discipline That Connects online course for small groups

Learn more here Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s Heart!

“Thanks for all of your help the last few months and being accessible for questions and etc… We are excited to provide a biblical life changing parenting course to the parents in our group.”  – Jerry and Anne Van Wyk

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Framework Magnet

This 4 x 7 inch magnet provides a quick reminder of all you’ve been learning through Connected Families. Buying for a group? Consider purchasing a set of 5 for $17.50 (that’s a savings of $1.50 per magnet!) 

Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.


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Sibling Conflict online course [available now for $28!]

Registration for Sibling Conflict: From Bickering to Bonding will open summer 2018.

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Discipline That Connects [1 hour audio]

Fast – paced, filled with stories and practical applications, this audio provides a 60 minute overview of the Discipline that Connects® framework. A refreshing new approach to a parent’s toughest job!

Please note: This is an audio recording of a one-hour Discpline That Connects live workshop, not an audio recording of the book.

When you request this audio, you’ll be added to our once-a-week power-packed, grace-filled email. You can unsubscribe anytime, but we hope you’ll find our content so encouraging that you’ll be with us forever. 

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Helping Kids With Anger (ebook)

Struggling with a child who seems seems “out of control” much of the time? Who, when frustrated, embarrassed, or anxious, defaults to anger? We’ve developed this in-depth ebook just for you!

What you’ll learn:

  • How to help your children manage their anger & emotions rather than just stop the behavior.
  • How to work on your own anger first so that you can respectfully and constructively help your children deal with their big emotions.
  • That there is hope that you and your children can reshape your identities with concrete tools and strategies.

Request your ebook here! 

 

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Parenting Strengths Assessment

You do the best you can as a parent. But perhaps still you find yourself wondering, “Am I doing it right? Are there ways I could improve?”

We all have parenting strengths and room for improvement, and at Connected Families we want to help you key in on both areas.

To help you get a good grip on your strengths and a couple ways you could improve, we’ve designed a 24 question multiple choice assessment that will both challenge and encourage you. You’ll come away with confidence about your strengths as well as practical ideas about how to improve.

Sign in with your email address and we’ll give you instant access to the assessment. You’ll get your confidential results immediately!

 

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Consequences That Actually Work [ebook]

Three types of consequences that parents can use to teach rather than simply punish.

As parents when we threaten our children with “a consequence” what they really hear is “punishment.” We know you want more for your family than that.

During this short ebook, we will be guiding you to effectively use natural consequences, logical consequences, and restitution consequences that work to build your kids’ wisdom and genuine sense of responsibility – for life at home and beyond your walls!

When you request the ebook, you’ll be added to our once-a-week power-packed, grace-filled email. You can unsubscribe anytime, but we hope you’ll find our content so encouraging that you won’t!

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Four Messages Every Child Longs to Hear: a Discipline That Connects overview

Getting behavior you want by instilling beliefs kids need.

You have great intentions for your kids. But between your great intentions, and the stuff that happens when you discipline them, sometimes things go wrong. They react. You do, too. Things get ugly more often than you’d like. You get advice. You go online. You buy books and keep trying, praying, and wondering: Is any of this working? Am I ruining my child?

This ebook was written to help parents shift their thinking and transform their families by introducing the basics of the Discipline that Connects® approach. When you request the ebook, you’ll be added to our once-a-week power-packed, grace-filled email. You can unsubscribe anytime, but we hope you’ll find our content so encouraging that you won’t!

Parents who learn these ideas report:
“My kids know when they need a time-out and they take it themselves.”
“There is joy in our home again.”
“I’m a nicer parent!”
“It’s so much more natural to talk about God.”

If these are things you’d like your family to experience, dig into this ebook! You’ll learn about the important shift from focusing on producing behavior to focusing on instilling healthy, God-honoring belief in your kids – even when they misbehave.

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Peaceful Mothering (dvd)

The intense emotions of parenting are a “window into the soul.” You can begin to transform unhelpful thinking that may be keeping you stuck in anxious or angry responses. Lynne’s gut-level honesty and transparency will help you “speak the truth in love” to yourself about you and your children — and experience God’s transformation and peace. As one parent stated, “Now I can protect my kids from my own baggage!”

We’ve developed this DVD (and corresponding discussion handouts – below) to be used for Mom groups (like MOPS) but individuals and groups of friends will benefit as well.

Peaceful Mothering Handout
Leader’s Guide for Group Discussion/Activities
Group Discussion Questions

45 minutes of content
+ 21 minutes of discussion time
= 66 minutes total

  • Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.
  • 30 day money back guarantee

Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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Challenging Children: What Makes Them Tick (computer cd)

Computer CD with audio, videos, and printable documents.

If your child doesn’t respond to conventional discipline, it could well be that he/she is stressed and overwhelmed by everyday sensory experiences. Occupational Therapist Lynne Jackson gives clear explanations about the sensory processing challenges that cause many children’s difficult behaviors. You’ll learn what may be driving your child’s intense or unusual responses and what you can do to help.

If you purchase the CD and find that you aren’t able to play it in your computer, please let us know by emailing info@connectedfamilies.org. 

  • Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.
  • 30 day money back guarantee

Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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Parent Coaching [4 session package]

Learn all about our coaching services here.

Thanks for using our quick and easy online payment for coaching!

Please contact coaching@connectedfamilies.org if you need another payment option or have questions.

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How To Grow a Connected Family: Small Group Leader’s Guide (book)

Ten sessions of thought provoking discussion questions and creative learning activities in this leader’s guide take parents into a deeper understanding of the book How to Grow a Connected Family. Learn to parent with a sense of peace and purpose, powerfully communicate unconditional love, discipline with wisdom and confidence, and raise children who thrive in our challenging world! Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.

Suggested Items:
$17 – How to Grow a Connected Family Book
$12 – How to Grow a Connected Family “My Response” Workbook/Journal
$25 – How to Grow a Connected Family combo pack (Book & Workbook)


Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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Parent Coaching [1 hour session]

 

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How to Grow a Connected Family: Book & Workbook

Rather than buying the How to Grow a Connected Family Book ($17) and Workbook ($12) separately, you can buy them here as a combo pack…for a savings of $4!

For greatest impact, considering leading a small group with the Small Group Leader’s Guide. Shipping is free in the United States. 


Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives.

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How To Grow a Connected Family (book)

If you’re like most parents you sail along until things aren’t working and then look for quick solutions. You search online or talk to someone about strategies and put the strategies in place and maybe they work for a bit. Then, a few days or weeks later, it’s something else and you do it all over again as the vicious cycle continues.

But have you ever noticed the occasional parent that seems to stay a step ahead? These parents stay mostly peaceful in conflict with kids and seem to have a special touch when there is trouble.

In How to Grow a Connected Family:

  • you’ll find profound grace and truth for parenting that transcends the typical “how to” approaches found in so many Christian parenting books.
  • you’ll learn to rethink how you see yourself as a parent.
  • you’ll better understand how the way you were parented may or may not help you be the parent you want to be.
  • most importantly, you’ll develop a vision for how to stay well-connected to your kids through all developmental phases, and even when they misbehave.

If you’re ready for more than a “quick fix” guide to parenting, this book will give you practical ideas for how to weave God’s grace and truth into the fabric of every-day life with your children. 

For extra impact, buy the accompanying workbook. Or lead your small group through the material with a small group leader’s guide!  Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.

Suggested items:
$12 – How to Grow a Connected Family “My Response” Workbook/Journal
$25 – How to Grow a Connected Family combo pack (Book & Workbook)
$15 – How to Grow a Connected Family Small Group Leader’s Guide


Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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How to Grow a Connected Family: “My Response” Workbook

How to Grow a Connected Family “My Response” Workbook is to be used in conjunction with the book How to Grow a Connected Family. For extra impact, consider leading a small group through the material with the Small Group Leader’s Guide!  

Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.

Suggested items:
$17 – How to Grow a Connected Family Book
$25 – How to Grow a Connected Family combo pack (Book & Workbook)
$15 – How to Grow a Connected Family Small Group Leader’s Guide


Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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DTC Audio Download

While this might seem automated, we actually need to send you instructions and a code to get the download. Please expect a wait of 24 hours during the week and 48 hours on the weekend.  Thank you for your patience!

If you’ve registered for the Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart online course, use the coupon code you received when registering to get a $2 discount on this product.

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Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart (mp3)

If you’ve registered for the Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart online course, use the coupon code you received when registering to get a $2 discount on this product.


Read by the authors,  you’ll receive this product in the mail with an MP3 file loaded on a CD, AND a code to receive a downloadable version from Christianaudio.com.

A Powerful Approach to Bringing God’s Grace to Kids 

Did you know that the way we deal (or don’t deal) with our kids’ misbehavior shapes their beliefs about themselves, the world, and God? Therefore it’s vital to connect with their hearts–not just their minds–amid the daily behavior battles.

With warmth and grace, Jim and Lynne Jackson, founders of Connected Families, offer four tried-and-true keys to handling any behavioral issues with love, truth, and authority. You will learn practical ways to communicate messages of grace and truth, how to discipline in a way that motivates your child, and how to keep your relationship strong, not antagonistic. Discipline is more than just a short-term attempt to modify your child’s actions–it’s a long-term investment to help them build faith, wisdom, and character for life. When you discover a better path to discipline, you’ll find a more well-behaved–and well-believed–kid.

  • Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.
  • 30 day money back guarantee

Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart (audio cds)

If you’ve registered for the Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart online course, use the coupon code you received when registering to get a $2 discount on this product.


Read by the authors, this is a seven disk set.

A Powerful Approach to Bringing God’s Grace to Kids 

Did you know that the way we deal (or don’t deal) with our kids’ misbehavior shapes their beliefs about themselves, the world, and God? Therefore it’s vital to connect with their hearts–not just their minds–amid the daily behavior battles.

With warmth and grace, Jim and Lynne Jackson, founders of Connected Families, offer four tried-and-true keys to handling any behavioral issues with love, truth, and authority. You will learn practical ways to communicate messages of grace and truth, how to discipline in a way that motivates your child, and how to keep your relationship strong, not antagonistic. Discipline is more than just a short-term attempt to modify your child’s actions–it’s a long-term investment to help them build faith, wisdom, and character for life. When you discover a better path to discipline, you’ll find a more well-behaved–and well-believed–kid.

  • Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.
  • 30 day money back guarantee

Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart (book)

If you’ve registered for the Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart online course, use the coupon code you received when registering to get a $2 discount on this product.

Help your kids feel safe, loved, capable and responsible for their actions


A powerful approach to bringing God’s grace to kids
Did you know that the way we respond (or don’t respond) to our kids’ misbehavior shapes their beliefs about themselves, the world, and God? This is why connecting with their hearts—not just their minds—is vital to changing daily behavior battles.

A better path to discipline
Discipline is more than just a short-term attempt to modify your child’s actions, it’s a long-term investment helping them to build faith, wisdom, and character for life. When you discover a better path to discipline, you’ll find a more well-behaved, and connected, kid.

Learn practical ways to communicate messages of grace and truth, and how to discipline in a way that motivates your child and keeps your relationship strong.


  • Includes a FREE recording of a 1 hour Discipline That Connects workshop – to be sent to your inbox upon purchase. 
  • Includes FREE SHIPPING in the United States!
  • Free shipping on all orders to the United States. Contact us to figure out international shipping costs.
  • 30 day money back guarantee

Our Covid-19 precautions for your safety: We’re delighted to keep sending essential resources for parenting during these challenging times. If you order hard goods from us we take every precaution to be sure the package we send is sanitary. Of course we don’t know what happens between our office and your home, so take standard precautions once the package arrives. 

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