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The Awesome Thing about Your Kid’s Misbehavior…

The rough-looking teen’s tough veneer had softened. I detected tears in his eyes. “No one has ever said anything like that to me.” Just minutes...

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The Power of Defiance

Jesus was defiant. He defied Satan’s temptation. He defied the religious structures of the day. He defied legalism. He even defied death. One of our...

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Powerful Strategies to Fill Your Parenting with Peace and Confidence [podcast]

  Recently Jim and Lynne sat down with the folks over at the Positive Parenting podcast to talk about how to discipline in a way...

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The Inspiring Parenting Behind the World’s Greatest Inventor

  Thomas Edison often tops the list of the world’s greatest inventors. We have him to thank for (among other things) the phonograph, the first...

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How to Find the Good… Even in Misbehavior!

“…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute – if there is any...

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Is Kids’ Misbehavior Actually Bad?

  We have been trained to think in black and white terms about a lot of things. Kids’ misbehavior is one of them.When kids misbehave...

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How to Thank God for Your Kids’ Misbehavior

When kids misbehave, often our default is to pray for patience or even for the misbehavior to go away. But have you ever thought about...

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When is defiance better than obedience?

  I’ll never forget her statement. I was speaking to a grade-school teacher in a Christian school about behavior problems with her students. In the...

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10 Best on the Connected Families Blog 2014

We can hardly believe it’s 2015 already! Before we dive into a year of new blog posts, we thought we’d dwell for just a moment...

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From Self-Hatred to Full of Grace with One Small Parenting Change

We’re excited to share with you the story of Kyle*, a child who has struggled with perfectionism and explosive anger, and his mom, Brenda. After...

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