Connected Families

Home/Connected Families

About Connected Families

Connected Families trains and equips parents to better connect with their children during the messiness of every-day life. They encourage parents to help grow their children in long-term wisdom and faith rather than short-term obedience.

How to Help Your Kids Like Each Other

2017-06-27T09:37:22+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At times, children naturally enjoy each other. But conflict is inevitable. If parents allow it, isolated conflicts can turn into a persistent rivalry with the power to dominate their children’s relationships with each other. In [...]

Comments Off on How to Help Your Kids Like Each Other

Teach Kids to be Responsible for Their Own Actions

2017-06-26T15:35:42+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When our kids hurt their siblings, our sense of justice compels us to punish them. But sometimes punishment is not the best way to teach responsibility and wisdom. Check out this story from Jess: The [...]

Comments Off on Teach Kids to be Responsible for Their Own Actions

Your Kids: Responsible or Spoiled?

2017-05-09T15:19:10+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you unknowingly too child-centered? We wrote recently about the problem of entitlement among children — about how many well-meaning parents, without thinking about it much, have become too child-centered. The article struck a nerve. [...]

Comments Off on Your Kids: Responsible or Spoiled?

What Happens When We Approach Our Kids With an Empty Tank

2017-05-23T11:17:50+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes, especially when we’re stressed and our tank is on empty, it’s easy to approach kids with our needs instead of a full heart. We demand the good behavior that “fills our tank” instead of [...]

Comments Off on What Happens When We Approach Our Kids With an Empty Tank

When Technology Sucks the Life Out of a Family

2017-05-03T13:42:08+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 remember much of what I did, saw, or believed was [...]

Comments Off on When Technology Sucks the Life Out of a Family

Online Gaming Addiction: Steps to Helping Kids Break Free

2017-04-04T14:04:53+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Online gaming addiction is real. Perhaps anytime you attempt to corral efforts at managing online gaming in your family, you run up against a wall. Maybe your child or teenager is moody, sneaking time online [...]

Comments Off on Online Gaming Addiction: Steps to Helping Kids Break Free

Online Gaming Addiction: The Long Road to Recovery

2017-04-04T14:01:46+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Online gaming addiction is real.  You can read this post about creative ways to nurture healthy boundaries around screen time for younger children, but some of you may be shaking your head saying, “My kid [...]

Comments Off on Online Gaming Addiction: The Long Road to Recovery

Anxiety and Control: Partners in Parenting Crime

2017-02-21T11:50:03+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Will my kids choose good friends? Will they do well academically? Will they make wise choices when I’m not around to guide them?It’s normal to consider questions like these. However, if the answer is “no” [...]

Comments Off on Anxiety and Control: Partners in Parenting Crime