sensory

Viewing your child through a different lensAre sensory challenges making life difficult?

Does it feel like your child is “out of sorts” but you can’t understand why? Do things seem much more difficult for one of your...

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Equipping Kids to CalmPractical ways to build your child’s self-regulation skills

Parents want to be able to help their kids calm down when conflict happens. So it can be quite discouraging when conflicts spiral out of...

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Helping Your Highly Sensitive Child

There are challenging kids, and there are “over-the-top” challenging kids. Research suggests that around 15% of all children are considered highly sensitive. What does this...

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It’s Not Defiance — It’s Science!

Pretty much every kid loves to experiment with chaos: dropping food, smearing things, investigating cupboards or containers, throwing toys — you name it, a toddler...

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The Inspiring Parenting Behind the World’s Greatest Inventor

  Thomas Edison often tops the list of the world’s greatest inventors. We have him to thank for (among other things) the phonograph, the first...

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10 Best on the Connected Families Blog 2014

We can hardly believe it’s 2015 already! Before we dive into a year of new blog posts, we thought we’d dwell for just a moment...

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Social Anxiety: How to Help Your Shy Child Bloom

Parents usually love when their kids are outgoing and gregarious crowd-pleasers. But when kids clam up parents tend to get a bit anxious themselves and...

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Why Your Discipline Often Backfires

Jayden has been struggling to sit still at the table. Each time he gets antsy he gets a warning. “If you keep that up you’ll...

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Beat the Monday Blues with Sunday Lavender

In a coaching session, Karen shared that their family’s weekly schedule seemed to take them captive every Sunday night. Lilly, their third-grader, unofficially declared it...

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7 Practical Tips for Picky Eaters

It is truly a God-given desire to feed your child healthy food. Unfortunately this good desire can easily go awry when your child turns up...

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