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This Is a Fantastic Activity to Teach Kids Emotional Awareness

Do you feel like your child has big emotions? And do you feel at a loss about how to help? Good news!  There are fantastic…

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Got a Demanding Child? This Mom Figured Out What to DoHelp for an overly gentle parent

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by kids’ whining or disrespectful demands…especially if you have a gentle, sensitive personality type. You give in and then feel…

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Stop the Crazy All-or-Nothing Thinking with These 4 Steps

Your child just said something completely exaggerated. It was all or nothing. All bad. Nothing right. And not the truth. It drives you crazy, right?…

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What You Misunderstand About Your Misbehaving Child | Ep. 29Insights into your stressed, anxious, and discouraged child

If you’ve got a child that seems to be misbehaving more than usual, you’re not alone. These are trying times. If your child seems to…

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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 angry…

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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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