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“I aimed for perfection as a mom and it just slayed me.”A Connected Families Story

Earlier this year, Connected Families offered our online course Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s Heart and almost one thousand parents enrolled and took the…

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Communicating Love in the Midst of MisbehaviorA Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Stacy Bellward is joined by Jim and Lynne Jackson to talk about a message that is essential for discipline situations: You are LOVED no matter…

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“I dealt with big behavior by trying to control it and shut it down.”A Connected Families Story

 Connected Families often hears from parents about how our framework has transformed their parenting. The foundation for our framework is, “You are SAFE with me.”…

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What is the goal of your discipline?Long-term vision vs short-term fixes

At parenting workshops we ask the question, “What is the goal of your discipline?” The answers we frequently hear could be summarized like this: “To…

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Family GatheringsWho'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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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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Is Your Response to Misbehavior Helpful or Hurtful?

When you see your child doing something hurtful, it’s second nature to want to jump in and correct the behavior immediately! But sometimes this can…

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The Parenting Pitfall We All Get Stuck In

There’s a parenting pitfall that nearly all parents get stuck in at some point: “If my child behaves well, I am a good parent. If…

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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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What Happens When We Approach Our Kids with an Empty Tank

Sometimes, especially when we’re stressed and our tank is on empty, it’s easy to approach kids with our needs instead of a full heart. We…

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