Jim and Lynne Jackson developed their parenting framework through their own experiences at home and also as they served in professional and ministry roles as therapists and mentors to challenging children and teens.
Before going through the Connected Families online course, my husband and I had a lot of conflict in our marriage about parenting approaches. As Adam put it, "Not only were we not on the same page, we weren't even in the same book."
We got so much out of the course materials and noticed an immediate difference in the level of stress and chaos in our family relationships. A few months later we jumped at the opportunity to attend a two day live workshop a few hours from our home so we could meet Jim and Lynne in person and also renew and deepen our understanding of this transformative philosophy.
The Connected Families framework is built sending children four messages through how we handle discipline situations:
- You are SAFE with me
- You are LOVED no matter what
- You are CALLED and CAPABLE
- You are RESPONSIBLE for your actions
In the coming weeks, I plan to share some stories of this framework in action in our family.