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Sibling Squabbles: How to Stop Kids Fighting By Intervening Wisely

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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Can True Empathy Really Be Taught to Kids?

You want your kids to think about others’ feelings. That’s empathy. But can you teach empathy to kids or does it just come naturally? It’s…

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The Power of Empathy: How to Teach Your Child to “Feel Another’s Feelings”Episode 53

“How do you think that makes your sister feel?” or “You can’t do that to him!” Sound familiar? As a parent you likely want your…

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Practical Tips to Turn Uncontrolled Emotional Outbursts into Big WinsFind the good in your child’s emotional outbursts

Your child is struggling. Again. They are frustrated and taking it out on everyone around them in an uncontrolled emotional outburst. It might be a…

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How to Become an Emotionally Safe ParentWhen anger, anxiety, and a need to control no longer drive your discipline

What does it look like to become an emotionally safe parent? Safe parenting can be hard. There are a few key ideas to being a…

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To Spank or Not to Spank?The Great Spanking Debate

If you work with Christian parents, it’s tempting to stay far away from the spanking debate. There are the “never spank” parents, the “immediate obedience…

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My Child Hits Me | Ep. 9"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!” | Ep. 6"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 | Ep. 1"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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