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When Life Gets Sucked Out of Our Family

Sometimes technology feels out of control. I am chief offender in our home. Two hours can pass and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t really...

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What’s Our Family About, Anyway?

Have you ever wondered what your family is “all about”? I asked this of coaching clients Ted and Dawn recently. They had come seeking help...

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The sky is closer than you think…

The following is based on a reflection written by our eldest son, Daniel. We’ve adapted it a bit to speak more to parents. ~Jim &...

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Compliments that Nourish Kids’ Character

We do it all the time. “Nice work! Great job! You’re so awesome!” It’s nice to take notice and give energy to the good things...

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How Parents Can Help to Prevent Bullying

Worried that bullying may be a part of your child’s life?  Worried they could be the one that is the bully?  Feeling helpless about what...

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3 Hands-On Practical Tips to Teach Kids Character

Often times in the day-to-day messes of family life we need practical, specific ideas for how to communicate with our kids. Below are three of our...

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You Are Safe With Me

Learning to receive God’s grace for ourselves, and then dispensing that grace to our kids, is the essence of becoming a safe parent. When we...

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Is My Anxiety Holding My Child Back?

You have good desires for your kids. You probably want them to learn neatness, diligence in homework, good eating patterns, and all sorts of other...

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Dealing With RejectionA Surprising Use for a $20 Bill

Kids are rejected from every side. Sometimes the rejection or criticism comes from a teacher that just doesn’t “get” your kid. Sometimes it comes from an...

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6 Destructive Lies We Tell Ourselves — And How to Fight Them!

[powerpress]Sometimes we humans seem to act unpredictably or irrationally. But every action has a purpose, rooted in an underlying or “core” belief. Our core beliefs...

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