The Fun of Joy and Rest

March 22, 2017

My oldest son Matthew is now in school full days, so I try to find meaningful ways to connect with Andrew when he is home. Because Andrew is the youngest behind a big brother who … Read more

Jen Coursey

Appreciation Changes Everything

March 15, 2017

Just before bed last night I had an upsetting interaction with a friend. It was not a fight or an argument, but I was worried about her. In the past, something like this would have … Read more

Jen Coursey

My Joy This Week

March 8, 2017

My sons are very blessed to grow up in a home where they are learning relational skills. These skills are the foundation my boys will need to navigate life and relationships. Many of us were … Read more

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BIG upset and BIG joy

March 1, 2017

Like many of us, Matthew, my six year-old son, continues to learn how to handle BIG feelings. Just today he was having trouble listening and obeying my instructions so I took away a privilege. At … Read more

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Discipline that leads to rest

February 22, 2017

Both of my boys have been extremely hyper today. It is clear their little brains have been spinning which causes their behavior to spiral out of control. They keep getting into trouble which means a … Read more

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Thunder and Terror

February 15, 2017

Our older son Matthew used to have an intense fear of thunder and storms since he was a little boy. We worked hard with him over the years to “disarm this landmine” as it was … Read more

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Flames of Fury

February 7, 2017

The other day Chris and I had a couple of interactions that did not go smoothly. Ok, this is an understatement. I walked away from them feeling FURIOUS. I felt boiling mad…imagine steam coming out … Read more

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Turn down the volume!

February 3, 2017

As I mentioned last week, Chris and I are trying to help our boys learn about overwhelm and how to recognize limitations in themselves and other people. I want to share with you a recent … Read more

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The first to stop wins

January 27, 2017

During the last couple of weeks we have noticed increasing overwhelm levels in our household. I believe much of this could be avoided. You see, overwhelm happens when the people around us fail to stop, … Read more

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Sick and snappy

January 14, 2017

We have had another crazy round of sickness these last two weeks including two rounds of the stomach flu. With being sick during the holiday season I have found myself falling into a bit of … Read more

Jen Coursey