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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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What to Say When Your Child Makes Outrageous Statements | Ep. 37

Have you ever heard an outrageous statement from your child? Outrageous statements come in all shapes and sizes and can often trigger disbelief or even…

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Avoiding Power Struggles Is Simpler Than You ThinkThe power of asking sincere questions

We all want to avoid power struggles with our kids. The tantrums can be exhausting. Asking sincere questions, even with small kids, is a great…

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How to Have a Great Summer Without Pestering Your Kids | Ep. 36Guiding kids through summer choices

Are you feeling anxious about this summer? Summer can be a fantastic opportunity to connect with your kids, but it can also present new challenges….

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Are You Tired of Having to Nag Your Kids? | Ep. 35The Power of Questions for Parenting

Does it seem like all you do is nag your kids? Are you frustrated because this is the sixth time you have asked your child…

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Two Questions That Defuse Almost Any ConflictAnd how they build wisdom and empathy

After working with parents for over twenty years we have learned that there are two critical questions that help guide children toward wisdom. The problem…

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Helping Your Child to Want to Take That Shower!Questions That Diffuse Power Struggles and Build Wisdom

“What difference does it make to you? It’s my body! Are you saying I stink?!” Sound familiar? If you have a child in late elementary…

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Stay Curious During Tough ConversationsWhy lectures never win

I remember a tough conversation I needed to have with our third-grade son, Daniel. I wasn’t very happy about the company he was starting to…

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Is Your Child Entitled to a Trophy?

A young mom queried me intently after our talk on Entitlement in kids. “What do you do about the culture around us that guarantees that…

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