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Connected Families Podcast

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A Christ-centered parenting community that is grace-filled, science-based, and trauma-informed. Welcome!

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United States

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A Christ-centered parenting community that is grace-filled, science-based, and trauma-informed. Welcome!

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English


Episodes
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How Authentic Community Can Equip Parents to Thrive

5/19/2024
In this meaningful conversation, we talk to dads Matt Norman (author and President & CEO of Norman & Associates) and Jim Jackson (Connected Families Co-Founder) about their experiences with authentic, vulnerable community. Matt shares his personal journey of seeking more meaningful connections while balancing the demands of marriage, parenting, and his career. He describes the […]

Duration:00:40:28

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My Co-Parent Sees Things Differently

5/12/2024
What do you do when you disagree with your partner about how to parent? Perhaps it is even causing a rift in your family. You feel strongly about how to parent your kids but feel stuck on knowing how to encourage your co-parent to see things the way you do. You are not alone! It […]

Duration:00:39:09

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What Causes You to Micromanage Your Kids?

5/5/2024
Listen in as we talk with Chad Hayenga (Connected Families Director of Education and Equipping) about parental anxiety and micromanagement, and how these can negatively impact your relationship with your child. Chad and Stacy (podcast host) discuss common scenarios that trigger anxiety in parents and the resulting cycle that can leave the child feeling discouraged […]

Duration:00:23:57

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Make-It-Right Consequences for Kids

4/28/2024
Start teaching your kids the first steps toward reconciliation and restoration by using “make it right” consequences in their relationships. Parent coach Amy Nyvall shares personal stories illustrating how she has taught her kids to take responsibility for their actions and restore relationships when they’ve done something wrong. Amy emphasizes the importance of creating space […]

Duration:00:30:41

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Segundo Episodio en Español! Principios para la crianza de una familia conectada, parte 2.

4/27/2024
¡Escucha este segundo episodio especial del pódcast de Connected Families! Donde Luisa Wendt entrevista a Esther y Roberto Reich acerca del marco de referencia de Connected Families. Los tres son asesores en la crianza certificados por Connected Families y hablarán acerca de los últimos dos principios del marco de referencia (entrenar y corregir) para poder […]
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Primer Episodio en Español! Principios para la crianza de una familia conectada, parte 1.

4/26/2024
¡Escucha este episodio especial del pódcast de Connected Families! Donde Luisa Wendt entrevista a Esther y Roberto Reich acerca del marco de referencia de Connected Families. Los tres son asesores en la crianza certificados por Connected Families y hablarán acerca de los 4 principios (cimiento, conectar, entrenar y corregir) para poder disciplinar a nuestros hijos […]

Duration:00:20:53

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See Your Child’s Strengths in the Craziness | Ep. 175

4/22/2024
Your kids, with all the wild moments they bring, are fearfully and wonderfully made. That means God gave them gifts and strengths. Listen to us chat with Courtney and Joe Dewey (Connected Families Certified Parent Coaches) about finding your child’s giftings and celebrating them. They emphasize the value of self-awareness as a parent, recognizing your […]

Duration:00:28:01

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Want to Connect With Your Teenager?

4/14/2024
How can you continue to connect and maintain a relationship with your kids as they get older? You CAN connect with your teenager. If you’ve got teens, or will have them someday, listen to us chat with Rachel and Josh Keller about connecting to your teens. In this podcast episode, Connected Families Certified Parent Coaches […]

Duration:00:35:59

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Become the Self-Aware Parent You Want to Be

4/7/2024
Listen in as Chad Hayenga, Jim Jackson, and Alan Thetford talk about being safe for their kids. Today’s podcast is extra-special! We have three dads who unpack the importance of being an emotionally safe parent, particularly focusing on the role of fathers. Our guest host, Chad Hayenga (Director of Education and Equipping), is joined by […]

Duration:00:31:02

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Max Lucado: Just In Case You Ever Feel Alone

3/24/2024
Join us for a heartfelt conversation with Max Lucado about loneliness and his new children’s book, Just in Case You Ever Feel Alone. Feelings of isolation and loneliness are increasingly common, and the need for meaningful connection and reassurance is becoming more pressing than ever. In our recent conversation with pastor and author Max Lucado, […]

Duration:00:21:04

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Holy Week Activities to Nurture Faith in Kids of All Ages

3/17/2024
In this episode, Stacy Bellward (podcast host) and Katie Wetsell (Connected Families Certified Parent Coach) offer insights on how to engage children in the Easter story, emphasizing the Resurrection’s significance through traditions and conversation. They provide age-appropriate scripts for explaining Jesus’ sacrifice and suggest inclusive activities like the Resurrection Sunday Rock Hunt to make the […]

Duration:00:33:46

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Bonus: Supporting Grieving Families in Your Community

3/11/2024
Join us for this special bonus episode where Stacy invites community members and ministry leaders to explore the delicate and important topic of supporting children and families in times of grief. Stacy is joined by Cindy Wilson, Connected Families Partnership Program Manager, and Stacey Rodenbeck, who shares her personal experience with grief. Together, they offer […]

Duration:00:33:15

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How to Navigate Grief in Children

3/10/2024
Children experience grief in all different forms. If you’re walking through grief with your kids, tune in to this grace-filled chat with our guest, Stacey Rodenbeck. Stacey, a widowed mother of two young children, shares her personal experience of grief and how she has used the Connected Families Framework to navigate parenting while grieving. The […]

Duration:00:38:38

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Questions & Doubts: When Your Child’s Faith Is Uncertain

3/3/2024
If your child has serious doubts or has walked away from their faith, it can be scary. Together with parent coaches Bonnie Williams and Chad Hayenga, we explore parenting through a child’s spiritual doubts or unbelief. Chad and Bonnie share the importance of fostering open dialogue through thoughtful questions and building a foundation of connection, […]

Duration:00:30:36

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Kids’ Arguments: Establish Peace with 4 Steps

2/26/2024
If your kids’ bickering ever drives you bonkers, you’ll want to hear this fresh perspective with our guest and certified parent coach, Megan Thorp. Stacy and Megan unpack the Connected Families’ approach to transform kids’ arguments into opportunities to build lifelong skills. You’ll learn the four-step process to help bring peace to your home and […]

Duration:00:40:29

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Supporting Your Teen with Empathy and Connection

2/11/2024
Dive into the trials and triumphs of parenting teens with CF Certified Parent Coaches, Katie Wetsell and Julia Rupp and our host, Stacy Bellward. They examine teen anxiety, independence, and the art of calm communication. They also unpack ways to stay available and connected through teen struggles, especially with a sensitive or intense child. We […]

Duration:00:38:45

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Tame Your Temper: Calming Strategies for Parents

2/4/2024
Listen in as Stacy talks with Julia Rupp and Katie Wetsell (Connected Families Certified Parent Coaches) about strategies you can use to calm yourself in emotionally charged situations with your kids. Whether you’ve already blown it and need to repair, or you’re trying to proactively remain calm, this conversation offers practical ideas to pause and […]

Duration:00:34:18

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3 Principles to Help Your Child Calm and Regulate

1/28/2024
In this episode on calming for kids, Lynne Jackson (Connected Families Co-Founder) and Lydia Rex (Connected Families Certified Parent Coach) talk with Stacy about what role parents play in helping their kids calm down. This conversation especially has sensitive or intense kids in mind, and the principles shared are paired with practical examples and stories […]

Duration:00:32:20

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Hope & Healing for Your Sensitive or Intense Child

1/21/2024
Listen in as Stacy chats with parent coaches Jarrett & Luisa Wendt about the parenting course that has equipped them to understand and help their sensitive children. In today’s episode, Jarrett & Luisa Wendt (Connected Families Certified Parent Coach) talk with our host, Stacy Bellward, about the daily meltdowns, sleep issues, stress, and discouragement their […]

Duration:00:22:45

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3 Reasons Kids Misbehave & How You Can Respond With Grace and Love

1/16/2024
If you’ve got a child who seems to be misbehaving more than usual, it’s time to pause and reflect on what might be driving your misbehaving child. When your child seems to be acting out all of a sudden, you might have a Stressed, Anxious, or Discouraged (“SAD”) child. These complex emotions are common to […]

Duration:00:09:20