consequences

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

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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Motivate. Model. Practice. Praise.Proactively grow skills without demands and threats

  “Uhhh! If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, that is NOT OK!! Why do you keep….” (hitting your sibling/sassing me/making…

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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…

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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 that…

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