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Fighting For Love – Even What It’s Hard

Valentine’s Day and anniversaries are often viewed as a barometer for our romantic relationship. But it’s NOT roses and romance a couple days a year...

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Are Guilt and Shame the Same Thing?How we can teach our kids the difference

You know you shouldn’t have lost your temper in a recent conflict with a loved one. But you did. To resolve the aftermath, you prayed...

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3 Game-Changing Questions to Show Your Kids They’re Worth It

It can be hard work to grow as a parent. Especially when no matter how hard you try, things can still go haywire. Old patterns...

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Make Easter Real to Your Kids..when you're NOT at your Sunday best!

Making Easter real to your kids can happen when you’re NOT at your scrubbed and shiny Sunday best! “Stop arguing and get moving – NOW!” “NO!!!!” my...

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Can We Get Kids to Say “Sorry” Like They Mean It?

When kids fight, parents typically try to resolve things by telling the kids they have to say they’re sorry. While parents may be aware that this can...

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Teaching Kids True Repentance

When kids make a mistake, especially when they hurt others, most parents would agree that it’s important to learn repentance — for kids to feel...

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How to Not Take Sides When Siblings Fight

  In our family, one of the realities we face is siblings who fight. I tend to want to stop my children’s rivalry in its tracks, but...

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How to Turn a Parenting Fail into a Parenting Win

It was a Sunday evening. I was emotionally and physically done for the day and looking forward to a quiet house. Suddenly I overheard squabbling...

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Practical Skills to Pick Up the Pieces After You Blow It

Are you wondering what to do when you blow it?  Overcoming parenting mistakes isn’t so much about not making them (which is good because we made...

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How do I talk to my kids about race?

Parents, are you struggling with how to address the recent racial tension that has exploded across the United States? At Connected Families we are on...

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