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Helping Your Children Sleep

When infants are quite young, they need to wake several times in the night, eat, and be reassured that their parents are close and all is well in their world.

Must Parents Be Consistent?

How can we tell when it’s important to be consistent, and when it’s not? I think that the consistency our children need lies in our ability to think about each situation flexibly.

3 Tools to Stop the Hitting

Odd as it may seem, children who hit are children who are afraid. The fears that cause trouble for a child who hits usually have their roots in some frightening experience earlier in her life.

What To Do When Your Toddler Bites

Many toddlers go through a “biting stage.” They bite their Mommies and Daddies, or they bite other children.

Help for Picky Eaters

When you have a picky eater, the problem isn’t so much with food, it’s with your child’s feelings about food.
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A Year of Classes and Support for Your Parenting

The Parent Rescue Service membership gives you easy access to fresh, workable ideas for building and repairing connection in your family. There are a limited number of spaces available for this service. Register today to join a dedicated group of parents and Parenting by Connection Instructors ready to support you.

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For the last 25 years donations have brought support and practical parenting tools to families that need help. At Hand in Hand Parenting, we reach over 325,000 parents a year and provide a year of service to one parent for approximately $35. Your gift makes the difference in the lives of real people.

Professionals Intensive

Eight-week intensive course in Parenting by Connection, designed for psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, doctors, nurses, members of the clergy, and parent outreach workers. Your choice of class sessions. 20 CEUs. Course fee $650. Fall sessions begin in October.
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