discipline

What do I do when my child just says no?

Recently we received this question from Michelle: I am struggling with a tween who often says no to my requests. She is a good girl...

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Should We Demand Immediate Obedience?

As a young dad, I was taught that “delayed obedience is disobedience,” and that kids should be required to immediately obey all parental requests. I...

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Helping Kids with their AngerA creative activity to reduce outbursts and prepare kids for healthy relationships

When kids (and adults) experience tangled and confusing emotions that are difficult to express, what often comes out is anger.  It feels vulnerable to be...

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Respond Wisely When Your Child is LyingHow to Guide Your Child to Love Honesty!

Kids are bound to lie and parents are bound to catch them, and then punish or lecture them. Unfortunately, this can spiral into a contentious...

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Top 10 Most Viewed Posts in 2016!

We are so honored to serve you and equip you in your parenting journey. Thank you for trusting us! We always welcome your feedback and...

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Seven Minutes of Powerful Parenting Wisdom

In this seven-minute video, Jim and Lynne share the “secret sauce” behind Connected Families — the framework that has transformed so many parents and changed...

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Seven Minutes of Life-Changing Parenting Wisdom

When it comes to raising your kids, we know how frustrating it can be to put your whole heart into it over the years and...

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Practical Ways to Connect in the Middle of Discipline

Parents often think about how to connect with their children — but what we don’t always realize is that parents can connect even when children...

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The Real Reason for a Lot of Misbehavior

Have you ever noticed that kids rarely misbehave when they feel truly happy and deeply secure? There’s a reason for this. When our children misbehave,...

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