When The Going Gets Tough…

August 16, 2017

Recently I walked into my sons’ bathroom to hang a towel. While placing the towel on a rack, I stepped into a puddle. Since this pool on the floor was close to the toilet, it … Read more

Jen Coursey

Remaining Relational with Flattened Flapjacks

August 9, 2017

Last night my family enjoyed our weekly tradition of breakfast for dinner. As my boys were devouring their pancakes, I remembered the item I found under the living room rug last week. Pancakes. Yes, that’s … Read more

Jen Coursey

When Brotherly Love Heads South

August 3, 2017

I just walked out of the shower this morning when I heard my son sobbing in his room. I was surprised by this sound so I quickly ran into his room and scooped him in … Read more

Jen Coursey

When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

July 26, 2017

by Jen’s husband Chris The other day I noticed my mind wandering to past events, previous relationships and moments in the rearview mirror of life where I felt shame. Thinking about these moments made my … Read more

Jen Coursey

When Things Turn Ugly

July 19, 2017

One evening after the boys were in bed I walked into the kitchen to hear Chris muttering under his breath. When he spotted me he proclaimed in frustration, “If you don’t clear out this cabinet … Read more

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My Return To Joy Story

July 12, 2017

I recently received a request to write an example story demonstrating what it looks and sounds like to return to joy from disappointment. Ideally, I would tell you this story “live” and in person where … Read more

Jen Coursey

What I Like About You!

July 5, 2017

Sometimes my sons say hurtful words to each other. As we all know, words can hurt. Because my husband and I have little patience for unkind speech, we are highly motivated to put a stop … Read more

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Stories That Train Your Brain

June 28, 2017

The other night Matthew was feeling disappointed. While he tends to have a hard time with this melting pot of emotions that include some sadness, some hopeless despair and some loss, he has a hard … Read more

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Facing Frightening Fears

June 22, 2017

Matthew has not learned to swim. Over the last several years my 7 year-old son has participated in a number of swimming lessons – to no avail. He refuses to put his face into the … Read more

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I Missed My Son’s Stop Sign

June 14, 2017

Hi there. This is Chris, Jen’s husband. Jen invited me to share this week about a time I missed my son’s stop sign. I hope you find this helpful. Recognizing overwhelm signals (Skill 9) and … Read more

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