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Your Child’s Misbehavior: A Cry for Help?

“I hate you, Mommy!!” Carrie was at the end of her rope with her 5-year-old. “Alex is always an intense kid, but he seems so…

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Connecting with Toddlers & Teens During DisciplineA Connected Families Story

Each year thousands of people participate in one of our online courses, or in our parent coaching. We frequently hear encouraging stories like the ones…

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But What About My Toddler?Connected Families top articles about toddlers and discipline

At Connected Families we are often asked, “How does your  framework apply to toddlers when they seem too young to understand but are certainly showing…

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To Unlock Your Child’s Heart, Just Ask for the Key!

  If you are reading this, you probably want your kids to know how much you love them. And you probably tell them often that…

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Helping Kids with their AngerA creative activity to reduce outbursts and prepare kids for healthy relationships

When kids (and adults) experience tangled and confusing emotions that are difficult to express, what often comes out is anger.  It feels vulnerable to be…

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Should I make my kids share?How to grow truly generous hearts

Left to their own devices, toddlers form “rules of possession” that can last a lifetime if not understood and addressed by parents. Does this list…

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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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Transitions: It’s Time To GoAnd Your Child Wants to Stay

Does this sound familiar?  Picture yourself standing, hands on hips at the front door saying (maybe loudly, even): “C’mon, kids. It’s time to go. Kids…….

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Helping Kids Transition From One Activity to the NextWhen Kids Won't Quit What They're Doing

When a child becomes so focused on a favorite activity that they just can’t seem to pull away, it may become an exercise in frustration…

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Turning Morning Meltdowns into Happy StartsFor Your Highly Sensitive Child

Your child might be one of the kids who struggle to wake up on the “happy side of the bed.” One day your little darlin’…

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