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My Child Hits Me"What Should I Do When...?" Podcast Series

Your child is escalating quickly and you have a pretty good idea where this is headed. You know the scenario…the anger turns to screaming, which…

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My Child Says, “I Hate You!”"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

Words are powerful.  We can so easily take it personally when we hear hurtful words from our children like,  “I HATE YOU!” But instead of…

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My Child Won’t Calm Down"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

“My child won’t calm down!” Have you ever said these words? Perhaps even this morning? 😉 On this Connected Families Podcast episode we discuss this…

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Are You Raising a Blessing in Disguise?How God uses challenging children to transform us

Life brings countless trials. For many parents a prominent trial is the raising of a particularly sensitive, intense or strong-willed child who struggles more in…

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Becoming an emotionally safe parentWhen anger, anxiety, and a need to control no longer drives your discipline

A friend of ours said, “I am so competent at work and with friends. I’m on my game almost all the time. But when my…

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“I was meeting HIS disrespect with MY disrespect.”A Connected Families Story

November is adoption/foster care awareness month. We often have the privilege of coaching parents who have built their families through adoption. Even though adoption can…

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“Mommy, I’m gonna KILL you!”How one connected parenting moment can be pivotal in your family journey

After decades working with parents one of our favorite things continues to be hearing from parents transformed by the Connected Families Framework. We love to…

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Sibling Squabbles: To Intervene? Or Not Intervene?...THAT is the question

They’re at it again. You can hear them in the next room and you want it to stop. Now. Your children are having a heated…

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Break the Yelling Habit7 Practical Ways to Bring Lasting Change

Almost every parent yells. Some more than others. Regrettably, I (Jim) was probably on the side of more than average yelling. It went something like…

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Why “Stop it!” Doesn’t WorkHow to gain perspective and a plan

I’d HAD it! I was sick of this aggravating behavior, day after day. I stopped in my tracks, glared at the little one who was…

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