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The Secret to Helping a Child Who is Always AngryMoving from unhealthy to healthy anger responses

Some kids really struggle with their anger. It doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong. It likely means they’re pretty sensitive, and possibly have underlying stress…

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“God is Always Up to Something!” | Ep. 27A word of encouragement (video) from Jim and Lynne Jackson

NOTE: This content is available as a video,  a blog post (below), or a 7-minute podcast. We trust this will serve every situation and learning…

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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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6 Practical Tips to Tame Your Temper

Disciplining misbehaving kids is often a difficult and emotion-laden task. Our oldest son Daniel, sometimes said to Lynne, “Mom, you just bursted all over us!”…

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How to Get Kids to Care About School & GradesWithout Nagging

  Over the years, Lynne and I have worked with many families who struggle with the same issues. Time and again, we see how a…

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The Big Do Over

    Here is another story from Joel and Amy Nelson, parents of two sons, who have previously shared their story here. Enjoy! Parenting may…

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What I Learned from a Really Ugly Moment Last Week

You know how sometimes you look back and think, WHY in the world did I say that!? I had a moment like that last week. It was ugly……

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Why I Love the Huge Dent in My FloorHow to Respond to Your Kids When You Are Angry

In our kitchen, there is a huge dent in the floor. I see it every day. It is a reminder to me of the day…

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Stay Committed to Your Parenting Goals with One Simple Reminder

  Parenting is a beautiful gift. It can also be some of the toughest work you’ll ever do. As we work to “train up our…

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Love – No Matter What!

    For I am convinced that neither arguing nor defiance, neither sibling conflict nor disrespect, neither bad grades nor failure, neither whining nor lying,…

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