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Help! How do I keep a conversation going with my child? | Ep. 59

Frequently parents focus on conversation skills when there is conflict. But what about in the normal day-to-day interactions? Do you feel like it is more…

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My Child Doesn’t Believe in God. Now What?

From time to time, we receive questions from the Connected Families community about what to do when your child doesn’t believe in God. This is…

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I Was a Critical Parent: 7 Steps I Took to Find a More Loving Way

“Mom, whenever I clean, you just notice what I missed or didn’t do good enough!” I can still remember one of my kids saying that,…

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Four Simple Ways to Teach Your Child About GodHelpful ideas to lead your child to Christ and NOT religious moralism

Do you want to teach your child about God but aren’t sure how to do it? Most parents reading this desire for their children to…

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Teach Your Kids How to Trust GodIn a time of unrest and pandemic

Anxiety. I have struggled all my life with it. My family knows it. My kids know it. But most others don’t know it, unless I…

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Questions to Put the THANKS Back in Thanksgiving

“So, kids, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” you ask. “My family, my house, my friends, my dog and Jesus.” (Same answers as last…

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The Most Effective Way to Teach Kids to Pray

As parents, we want what’s best for our children, including a life of strong faith, values, and prayer. Sometimes it can seem like a daunting…

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Tired of Not Feeling “Christian” Enough? This is for You.

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13) I remember the sign on the men’s dorm…

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Your Parenting Skills Are Not the Most Important Thing. This Is.

Jesus said that “smart carpenters” build a sturdy house on solid rock. Then when the storms of life hit, nothing will move the house. This…

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Why Does Communicating “You are Safe” Matter?

Recently we received this excellent and thoughtful question from David, a long-time follower of Connected Families, about why we have “You are SAFE with me”…

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