Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Connected Families Blog

Connected FamiConnected-Families-Parenting-51lies Blog is one of my most favorite-st websites! They give Christian, Bible-based parenting advice. It’s not a get-your-kids-to-mind-without-losing-yours sort of help. Because while your child might mind you, their heart might be far from you. Our church hosted one of the Connected Families speakers for a workshop and it was one of the best things I’ve heard in a long time. But be forewarned, the main person that needs work is not your child– it is you. I learned how a lot of my anger at my kids while in public was because I didn’t want to appear like a mess. I wanted the perfect, well-behaved, little angels. Well, they don’t exist because our children are not raised by perfect, well-behaved, angel parents. They are raised by imperfect, sinners. But there is hope. And I love that this blog gives me hope. Not that I’m going to do everything right and then my child will do everything right, but that I’m going to mess up, and I need to be willing to change and apologize for it.

 

 

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Here are my favorite Connected Families blog articles:

1) 12 Misbehaviors and the God-Given Gifts Behind Them

2) Possibly the Best Way to Build Wisdom

3) Consequences That Actually Work:

 Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

4) Why Kids Explode and What to Do about it

 

The image above
is off their website and it is what the parenting workshop went through. Building a Foundation first with your kids, then connecting with them, etc.