conflict

Sibling Squabbles: How to Stop Kids Fighting By Intervening Wisely

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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How to Say “No” to Kids Without the Power StrugglesSet boundaries and grow wisdom in your kids

Think about how it usually goes: Your child focuses on a goal (even if it is a really bad goal like “teaching little sister a…

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The Secret to Helping a Child Who is Always AngryMoving from unhealthy to healthy anger responses

Some kids really struggle with their anger. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. It likely means they’re pretty sensitive, and possibly have underlying stress…

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My Kids Fight All the Time! | Ep. 4"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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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 a challenge for many…

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Family Gatherings: Who’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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