Christmas

5 Tips for a Thoughtful, Peaceful Christmas

The stress and feelings that the holidays bring can definitely make the “the most wonderful time of the year” less wonderful and take the focus...

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Give Your Family a THANKS-filled Thanksgiving

It’s a wonderful time of year to be sure. But in the midst of family gatherings, school concerts, company parties, shopping, and numerous social gatherings,...

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Christmas greetings from Connected Families

Messes. You’re likely surrounded by a bunch of them. Piles of dishes in the kitchen. Wrapping paper on the floor. Tired and over-sugared children. Stressed...

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Resilience and Respect: Learning to “win at losing”

You’re in the game aisle at the store, visualizing the wonderful memories you’ll create with your family during Game Night. You bring the game home...

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Old vs. New, Don’t vs. DoHow the birth of Jesus breathes new life into parenting

Do you have a bunch of rules for your kids? No hitting. No whining. No screens before homework is done. No messes in the living...

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Building Wisdom When Kids Want Gifts…and More Gifts

Parents love giving their kids good gifts. And kids love receiving them! As we explain in our Entitlement Fix Online Course, the gift-giving experience can be...

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One Hour to Refresh Your Soul This Christmas!a podcast with Jim and Lynne Jackson

As you’re heading into some potentially stressful situations over the next few days (changing schedules, relatives who might judge your parenting, or not feeling connected...

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What to Do When Relatives Criticize Your Parenting

Do you ever feel like your family is under the microscope at holiday gatherings? Your lively kids – in unfamiliar places, without their usual toys...

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Why This Mom Loved Her Messy, Lopsided Christmas Tree

While this “creative” design might have your fingers itching to straighten those dangling garlands, the mom whose tree it is decided she liked it how...

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5 Awesome Ideas to Make the Most of Your Family’s Christmas

It’s that time again — time for Christmas carols, snowflakes, and Advent candles, but also time for hectic schedules, slushy boots, and the Christmas cookie...

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