Christmas

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!

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

Check out this “unique” Christmas tree. Not exactly what you’d expect to see in the town square, right? While this “creative” design might have your...

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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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Elf on a Shelf: The Good, the Bad, and 4 Character Building Ideas

  Many of us grew up with Santa, but his little buddy the Elf on a Shelf has gotten growing attention in recent years. Just...

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Some Practical Tips for a Truly Christ-filled Christmas

Whether you’re feeling totally frazzled or totally prepared, here are some of our favorite parenting tips to help you and your family not only survive...

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