The Family Table

When it comes to basic habits that build connection, nothing is quite as practical as family meals. Some family therapists go so far as to say family meals are the single most important thing parents can do to build an atmosphere of connection and love. An...

Connection Before Correction

In part 1 of our interview with Jim and Lynne Jackson, they talked about the importance of spreading yourself "thick" when it comes to your family's schedule. This is what makes room for genuine connection with our kids. But underneath our compulsions to spread...

Spread Yourself Thick

As we seek to have a lasting connection with our kids, there are plenty things that get in the way of this—not enough time being the chief culprit. But under this culprit is a deeper problem. Often, it isn't schedules imposed from the outside world that steal time...

Encouragement & Connection

Often life gets busy and we miss great opportunities to build lasting bonds with our kids. But with the right mentality, intentionality, and few practical ideas, you can build your entire home around connection. 1. Connecting with Our Children 2. Spread Yourself Thick...

Connecting with Our Children

There are many obstacles in modern life to building lasting connections with our kids—but often the biggest obstacles are our own mentalities. The most important thing we can do is be intentional about the time we have with our kids—regardless of the circumstances....

Environmental Pitfalls

Last time we talked about common pitfalls when it comes to emotional coaching, but there are several other pitfalls that easily be avoided by changing the environment and habits of your home. 1. Watch the lesson video. 2. Homework: Continue practicing the habits we've...