reconciliation

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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Regroup & ResolveHow Humble Pie Can Help Your Family

Every parent fails to deal perfectly with every parenting situation. In other words, we all screw up sometimes! Along the way we’ve discovered that what’s…

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Uncommon Thoughts About BullyingHow to Address Bullying: Part 2

What if we viewed bullying the way Jesus the Christ viewed the aggressive pursuits of Saul the Pharisee? In the story, Jesus’ followers have been…

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