Connected Families Podcast

Connected Families Podcast


Latest Episodes

Family Gatherings
December 04, 2019

You’ve just had Thanksgiving and might still be recovering from the overt or passive-aggressive comments from extended family about your kids’ behavior and your parenting choices. Family gatherings can be HARD...

Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s Heart
September 25, 2019

In this podcast, Jim Jackson interviews Stacy Bellward, online course moderator, in a fun and heartfelt conversation. (Find out what even got Jim a little teary!)  You’ll get the real scoop on the Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart online...

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible for Their Actions
September 18, 2019

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 your actions”. - Misbehavior is like the tip of the iceberg.

The God-Given Gifts in Your Child’s Misbehavior
September 11, 2019

Stacy Bellward is joined by Jim and Lynne Jackson to talk about the third part of the Connected Families framework: You are CALLED and CAPABLE! They spend much of their time focusing on the idea of finding the gifts in your child’s misbehavior.  -

Communicating Love in the Midst of Misbehavior
September 04, 2019

Stacy Bellward is joined by Jim and Lynne Jackson to talk about a message that is essential for discipline situations: You are LOVED no matter what!  - Why is this necessary? Don’t kids already know they are loved? -

What does it mean to be an emotionally safe parent?
August 28, 2019

Being an emotionally safe parent is not about being soft or lenient. It’s also not suppressing our anxiety and frustration and trying to look calm when we discipline our kids. If we engage with a heart attitude of “What is wrong with you?!

My Child Will Not Get Ready for School On Time
August 21, 2019

We’re in back-to-school season, bringing all the joy and anxiety that comes with it. One question we hear when we talk with parents is, “What do I do when my child won’t get ready for school on time?” - This week Stacy Bellward and Jim Jackson intervi...

My Child Hits Me
August 14, 2019

Your child is escalating quickly and you have a pretty good idea where this is headed. You know the scenario...the anger turns to screaming, which then becomes a full-blown tantrum.  Pretty soon your child hits YOU. -

My Tween Wants to Quit Music Lessons
August 06, 2019

“I don’t WANT to practice my trumpet.” “My piano teacher is mean!” “I don’t have time to practice with all this homework. I want to quit!”  Sound familiar? - In today’s podcast, Stacy Bellward and Jim Jackson interview Chad Hayenga,

My Child Lies to Me
July 31, 2019

Your child has just told you something you are pretty sure is not truthful.  What should you do? Do you call them out on it? Should there a serious consequence?  - In today’s podcast episode Stacy Bellward and Jim Jackson interview Chad Hayenga,