connection

Why How YOU Were Parented Probably Won’t Work Anymore

Have you ever thought something like this?  My parents were tough on me and I turned out okay.  My folks didn’t tolerate any lip from…

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We Say “Stop!” They say, “NO!”

 Working with parents for over twenty years, we consistently see the following scenarios play out with kids of all ages:  Parents say “Do this!” Kids…

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“The habit of connecting first makes the bigger issues of life easier to handle.”A "Where Are They Now?" Story

As part of our year-end “Where Are They Now?” fundraising campaign, we are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework…

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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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“Focusing on connection first has changed the dynamics of our home.”A "Where Are They Now?" Story

As part of our year-end “Where Are They Now?” fundraising campaign, we are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework…

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4 Simple Ways to Bridge the Mother-Son DivideYou CAN connect well with your son by using insight, creativity and perseverance

Father-daughter dances bring delight as tall suits and little skirts whirl around the dance floor. A mother-daughter brunch is bright with “girly chatter.” Adventurous camaraderie…

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“I aimed for perfection as a mom and it just slayed me.”A Connected Families Story

Earlier this year, Connected Families offered our online course Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s Heart and almost one thousand parents enrolled and took the…

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Communicating Love in the Midst of MisbehaviorA Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Stacy Bellward is joined by Jim and Lynne Jackson to talk about a message that is essential for discipline situations: You are LOVED no matter…

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12 Reasons for Love-No-Matter-WhatThe best time to express your unconditional love.

Mitch was only in his mid-twenties, but he confidently and warmly welcomed the congregation at a large local church we attended where he was a…

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Mom to Mom:Encouragement to keep you going.

  Last weekend, in honor of Mothers’ Day, we asked the women in our Facebook and Instagram communities what advice, encouragement, or insight they would…

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