Christmas

Merry Christmas from Jim and Lynne Jackson

When things get hard you learn who your community is. With the death of my dad and Lynne’s mom, and other struggles, it’s been a…

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Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?How to protect the joy of the season when it's hard.

Christmas. Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While we cherish meaningful time with those dearest to us, these highly…

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Family GatheringsStaying Consistent and Confident in Your Parenting When Relatives Criticize

You’ve just had a family event and might still be recovering from the overt or passive-aggressive comments from extended family about your kids’ behavior and…

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGSfrom Jim and Lynne Jackson

Hey friends,  We want to wish you a very blessed Christmas. As Lynne and I reflect on Immanuel – God with us, we have been…

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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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