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My Kids Fight All the Time!"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

It’s summer and the kids are home from school. Is the constant fighting and bickering more than you can take?  This week we welcome Lynne…

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4 Sure-Fire Tips to Survive and Thrive this Summer

It’s summer again, and you know what that means…a totally different rhythm to schedules and family time, with lots of time for connection. And conflict!…

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“I thought I had irreparably ‘damaged’ our children.”A Connected Families Story

We recently heard from Adrianne*, a mom of two young children (6 & 8) after she and her husband completed our 4-session coaching package. We…

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Bullying: Challenge or Opportunity?

Throughout the United States, October is national bullying prevention month and many schools around the country will encourage their kids to wear orange in support…

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Words that hurtParenting both the name-caller and name-called

In this Q & A, Jim and Lynne take 4 minutes to respond to a question from a mom and dad regarding their son’s hurtful…

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Sibling Squabbles: To Intervene? Or Not Intervene?...THAT is the question

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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Turn Name-Calling into Connection

“You’re dumb!” “No, YOU’RE dumb!” “Well, you’re a loser!” “I know you are, but what am I?” “You’re a butthead!” “MOMMMMMMMMM!!!!” Name-calling between children is…

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Family GatheringsWho's in Charge?

Large family holiday gatherings can be tough for lots of reasons. Over-stimulated, over-sugared,  over-excited and under-slept kids are simply going to struggle. But there may…

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Trash, Truth, TreasureHelping kids turn anger into wisdom

When our child gets teased, battered and bullied by another child’s hurtful words, we parents are inclined to step in and fix it by saying…

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3 Game-Changing Questions to Show Your Kids They’re Worth It

It can be hard work to grow as a parent. Especially when no matter how hard you try, things can still go haywire. Old patterns…

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