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Top 4 Tips to Make This the Best Christmas Yet

Another Christmas season is upon us and many of us are struggling to figure out how to navigate our current reality. We’ve compiled a list…

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Loving the PARENT of Your RealityApplying the Connected Families framework to your adult relationships

As you head into the holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll spend more time with your extended family than you typically would. With that…

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Planning a Vacation this Year? Read this First.How to be intentional as you plan a trip.

Your kids are watching you. Constantly. All the subtle messages from the way you live life are being absorbed by their active little minds, even…

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Family Gatherings: Who’s in Charge?

Large family holiday gatherings can be tough for lots of reasons. Over-stimulated, over-sugared,  over-excited and under-slept kids are simply going to struggle. But there may…

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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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To Unlock Your Child’s Heart, Just Ask for the Key!

  If you are reading this, you probably want your kids to know how much you love them. And you probably tell them often that…

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Beat Boredom This Summer With These 4 TipsEmpowering your kids’ God-given creativity

Research has shown that being bored is not such a bad thing for kids.  Boredom can foster creativity and patience.  Yet, when a parent hears…

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Finding Sanity During Family Car Trips5 Tips for Peace in the Back Seat

“Are we there yet?” “I have to go to the bathroom!” “I want a Happy Meal NOW!” “No, I want Taco Bell!!” Ahh, the bliss…

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Creating Memorable Moments With Your Family This SummerConnected Families Staff share their experiences

Making meaningful memories is one of the best parts of summer. How are you doing during this season? Have you been able to create memorable…

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What to Do When Relatives Criticize Your Parenting

Do you ever feel like your family is under the microscope at holiday gatherings? Your lively kids – in unfamiliar places, without their usual toys…

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