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When Out-of-Control Kids Can’t Hear Your Gentle VoiceGetting Kids Attention in the Mayhem

Whether it’s angry sibling conflict or just wild and silly craziness, it’s hard to know how to engage kids’ mayhem without using a fast, large,…

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“Mommy, I’m gonna KILL you!”How one connected parenting moment can be pivotal in your family journey

After decades working with parents one of our favorite things continues to be hearing from parents transformed by the Connected Families Framework. We love to…

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Bullying: Challenge or Opportunity?

Throughout the United States, October is national bullying prevention month and many schools around the country will encourage their kids to wear orange in support…

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So You Killed The Cat….Now What?Truth is always best.

“Do you think we should tell the kids what really happened? What they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?” We received this question when a…

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Viewing your child through a different lensAre sensory challenges making life difficult?

Does it feel like your child is “out of sorts” but you can’t understand why? Do things seem much more difficult for one of your…

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How I Helped My Baby Sleep Without a Sleep Method

Did you find this blog because you Googled, “How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?” Well then, my friend, soak in…

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My child doesn’t believe in God. Now what?

Many discouraged parents have asked us this question: How should we respond to our child who doubts the reality of God? When children suggest “there…

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No crying over spilt milkConnecting with a pre-schooler

Two-year-old Sam asked for milk while waiting for breakfast. His mom, Rebekah, was happy to oblige and poured him a small cup. Sam was at…

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What Does My Child See On My Face In Times of Discipline?

Our faces. They say a lot to our kids. Before the first words roll off our tongue, we’ve already begun communicating. Studies show that between…

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6 Practical Ways to Show Love to Kids(EVEN IN DISCIPLINE)

One of the best times to show love to your kids is when they are misbehaving. Anger, frustration and lecturing are standard reactions to a…

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