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No crying over spilt milk

Two-year-old Sam asked for milk while waiting for breakfast. His mom, Rebekah, was happy to oblige and poured him a small cup. Sam was at...

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What Tone are You Setting for Your Home?

A mom of three kids ages 10 to 14 emailed me this story this week: A friend once told me she worked to greet her children...

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What if Parents Talked to Each Other the Way We Talk to Our Kids?

Recently someone sent us this video from comedic mom group “The Break Womb” entitled, “What If Moms Talked to Each Other The Way They Talk...

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Questions (Part 2)

  Questions are a simple and powerful tool. Asked well, questions can open hearts -did you know Jesus asked over 300 questions?. Consider the question,...

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I Can’t Believe My 7-Year-Old Asked That!

  I’ll never forget the day our firstborn came home in the fall of second grade with his right index finger moving back and forth...

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How do I talk to my kids about race?

Parents, are you struggling with how to address the recent racial tension that has exploded across the United States? At Connected Families we are on...

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Are You Teaching Your Child to Ignore You?

We’ve often heard parents say, “I hate to yell, but the kids just won’t listen until I do!” If the kids aren’t listening to requests,...

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What Are Your Parental Super Powers?

Sometimes it can feel like parents need super powers to survive the day and keep everything together. Kristi, a mom of two young kids, recently...

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6 Teenage Survival Tips that Don’t Totally Suck

In our work coaching hundreds of parents of teens over the years, we’ve hit on six themes that draw the parent-child relationship closer.  Read through...

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How Your Smartphone Can Help Your Parenting

Ever wondered how your kids view you? Check out this mom’s simple plan to see herself through her kids’ eyes: I was intrigued by a...

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