The Entitlement Fix: Growing Hard Work and Gratitude In Your Kids

An Online Course for Small Groups

Do you see families continue to struggle with lack of motivation and bad attitudes?

Kids are given more than enough, but they never seem grateful.

You see the sense of entitlement and wonder how kids will survive in the “real world.”


This four session course was made with small groups in mind! When you register your group, you'll have immediate access to the online videos. This course takes little to no preparation on your part. The pdf workbook is included - no extra materials are needed.

Your group members will all be given access to the online material so they can refer back at any time.


Families everywhere are struggling against a growing sense of entitlement and lack of motivation.

Jim and Lynne Jackson co-founders of Connected Families, have taught on the topic of entitlement in live workshops over the past decade. They are excited to offer hands on tools, biblical perspective, and a lasting fix in this online course for your small group.


Entitlement Fix online course participants gain:

  • A new vision for their family
  • Practical tools to implement today
  • Peace to replace the anxiety
  • A biblically grounded strategy for wise responses
  • A Lasting Fix!

We feel hopeful that we can now get control of what can feel like a snowballing situation. The entitlement we see in our kids no longer feels like an emergency because we now have the tools to address it and the perspective to put them into practice with grace. This course puts many fears to rest in this specific area.

- Hannah and Dan, parents of 4

I saw a lot of change in my own behavior- modeling enjoying a job well done and modeling thankfulness to the people around me.

- Julia, mom of four

I had my eyes opened to the many ways we are actually able to bless others as a family!! Such a joy to see!

- Neliegh, mom to 10 year old twins

The biggest changes were implementing strategies that we know we'll keep at until they become habits, and keeping an eye out for entitlement in our children so we can respond wisely.

- Lindsay and Andrew, parents to Kai and Brooklyn in Minnesota

Four sessions that will transform the way you think about entitlement forever:

Session 1: How have we gotten so stuck in entitlement?

Session 2: I don’t want to do it!

Session 3: I want it now!

Session 4: The lasting fix, growing out of what the Bible calls, “Life that is truly life!”

Register now and receive

  • Access to the online course immediately. Start your group on your own schedule.
  • You are not alone! You will have access to our support throughout the course and receive a leader's guide.
  • Each participant will receive a PDF workbook to keep thoughts and ideas handy for future reflection. There are no other books or resources needed for this online course.
  • The course is filled with practical tools that parents can start using right now.
  • Loads of extra resources and videos on topics such as brain science, gratitude, vacationing with purpose, conversation tools.
  • Both leaders and group members can have ongoing access to the online course. Go back and review the material as needed.

Get started! We make it easy. We’ve seen the powerful difference that this material has made in the lives of families we’ve served. We want to make this course available to everyone!

The pricing options below are suggestions. If this is out of range for the families you work with, email

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Your instructors, Jim and Lynne Jackson, speak to thousands of parents a year through Connected Families, the ministry they founded in 2002. They both bring their unique experience to the Entitlement Online Course; Jim working with at-risk teens, and Lynne as a pediatric occupational therapist working with sensory sensitive youngsters. Together they both had loads of experience raising their spirited young crew of three. After being dissatisfied with conventional parenting methodology, they began a journey to discover what it takes to see big changes happen through the quality of relationships that build strong influence with kids' hearts.


Still unsure? Read through our list of FAQs!

  • What is the ideal age range?
    While the material in this course is helpful for parent with kids of all ages, it is most beneficial to those with children in elementary and middle school (ages 5 to 14)

  • How long does each session take?
    Each of the 4 sessions takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete. Allow for 20 to 30 minutes of discussion time with your group.

  • Could you tell me more about Connected Families before I commit?
    Connected Families exists to bring uncommon grace and truth to those parents longing for more than simple answers and quick fixes. The basic idea is this: When parents make a primary goal of getting their children to behave, parents and kids generally become adversaries. But when parents learn to focus first on helping their children grow into healthy, biblically-based beliefs about themselves and the world, they grow in true respect and responsibility. They gain greater understanding of who they are and God's purposes for them.

    Nothing that we do at Connected Families is methodical or prescriptive. There are not steps to follow for a certain outcome. We teach that there needs to be a foundation of safety and love, and we achieve that foundation by asking lots of questions of our self, and then asking how our child is perceiving our interactions with them (such as body language and tone). Then we move on to coaching them in their God given gifting. When needed, we correct. Our goal is not about ideal behavior, but all about the heart of the parent and the heart of the child.

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