teens

My Child Doesn’t Believe in God. Now What?

From time to time, we receive questions from the Connected Families community about what to do when your child doesn’t believe in God. This is…

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Struggling at the Family Dinner Table? How to Come Together & Enjoy

Did you know the most important piece of furniture in your home might be the family dinner table? And the quality of construction doesn’t matter….

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My Child Wants Nothing to Do with Me. Is There Hope?16 ways to connect when connecting is hard

Even if your child wants nothing to do with you, don’t give up What a great story of how persistence pays off. It can be…

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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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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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“The habit of connecting first makes the bigger issues of life easier to handle.”A "Where Are They Now?" Story

We are checking in with families who have been utilizing the Connected Families Framework in their homes. What do these families look like 5, 10,…

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Keep Calm and Stay Connected (to your teen!)

Teens long for independence. As kids get older, parents and teens often begin to have opposing goals which may create varied degrees of conflict. Kids…

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Teaching Kids to Be Responsible for Their Actions | Ep. 14A Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Today, Stacy Bellward interviews Jim and Lynne Jackson as they dive deep into ways to correct kids’ misbehavior with the message, “You are RESPONSIBLE for…

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A Tale of Two DadsIf you want to correct, make sure you connect!

The first dad was angry I answered his phone call and heard a wide assortment of issues. His son was hanging out with a group…

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