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Teaching Kids to Be Responsible for Their ActionsA Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Today, Stacy Bellward interviews Jim and Lynne Jackson as they dive deep into ways to correct kids’ misbehavior with the message, “You are RESPONSIBLE for…

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My Child Will Not Get Ready for School On Time"What Should I Do When...?" Podcast Series

We’re in back-to-school season, bringing all the joy and anxiety that comes with it. One question we hear when we talk with parents is, “What…

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The Big Do Over

    Recently we received this story from Joel and Amy Nelson, parents of two sons, who have previously shared their story here. Enjoy! Parenting…

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How to Deal with Kids’ Potty Talk

Few things get parents’ attention as quickly as kids’ potty talk! Recently I worked with a family whose two boys, Will and Logan (ages 5…

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Powerful Strategies to Fill Your Parenting with Peace and Confidence

  Recently Jim and Lynne sat down with the folks over at the Positive Parenting podcast to talk about how to discipline in a way…

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The Parenting Pitfall We All Get Stuck In

There’s a parenting pitfall that nearly all parents get stuck in at some point: “If my child behaves well, I am a good parent. If…

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Are You Punishing Your Child for Following Your Example?

We’ve all done it. Our kids misbehave. Then, we get angry. We raise our voice a bit to get our kids’ attention. We furrow our…

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Does Giving Time Outs Actually Help Your Child?

I distinctly remember 11 years ago sitting in a pre-adoption class through our agency and silently scoffing when the presenter suggested during discipline situations to…

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3 Signs of Unhelpful Consequences… and How to Fix Them!

“You’re stupid!” says the frustrated child. The parent feels annoyed, even a bit angry and responds, “You can’t talk to me that way! You’re grounded…

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How to Turn Mischief into an Opportunity to Build Wisdom

Becky and her two daughters, six-year-old Brianna and four-year-old Maisie, were at a playdate. The girls were downstairs with an older girl who was bit…

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