consequences

4 Steps to Change Your Child’s Behavior(The way your favorite boss would handle it.)

Ever tried to change your child’s behavior? Or, how many times in the last hour, have you actually tried to change your child’s behavior?  If…

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Teach Your Child to Have a Growth Mindset with These Four Steps

Have you heard the buzz about having a “growth mindset” versus a “fixed mindset”? How can you teach your child to have a growth mindset?…

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This Is Better Than My Old Consequences for a Disrespectful Child

I don’t know about your consequences for a disrespectful child, but mine usually follow a certain script. This following scene has played out hundreds of…

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To Spank or Not to Spank?The Great Spanking Debate

If you work with Christian parents, it’s tempting to stay far away from the spanking debate. There are the “never spank” parents, the “immediate obedience…

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

We are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework in their homes. What do these families look like 5, 10,…

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“As our kids have experienced our grace and calm during intense moments, they have begun to really blossom.”A Connected Families Story

At Connected Families we hear lots of stories about how our unique framework for parenting breathes life into families of all kinds. One such family…

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Teaching Kids to Be Responsible for Their Actions | Ep. 14A 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 | Ep. 10"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

Here is another story from Joel and Amy Nelson, parents of two sons, who have previously shared their story here. Enjoy! Parenting may not come…

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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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