Month: July 2016

The “Eww” Game: Fun For When Kids Gross You Out

My son is 7 years old. To him, it’s funny to make toilet jokes and show his intimate body parts to everyone. Not long ago, every evening, while putting on his pajamas, he would wave his penis around in front of me and his sisters. At first I told him that this was not appropriate

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Hidden Triggers Reveal Why I Get So Angry

I had been parenting my daughter for 5 years and stay listening with her for 3 years before I realized the importance of being listened to myself. During this time, I noticed a common trigger. My older daughter’s tendency to take things out of other people’s hands, especially her younger sister’s and mine, caused me to

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One Genius Game to Combat “I’m Tired”

You may have noticed that when children say “I’m tired,” they may not always mean it. Sometimes, “I’m tired” actually means “I’m starting to feel some uncomfortable feelings, and I can’t think of any other way to tell you.” If you suspect your child is trying to communicate this the next time you are walking,

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When Your Child Lashes Out Replay

Join Certified Instructors Kathy Gordon and Summer Sheldon for a discussion on what causes children to lash out and how we can help them stop. You’ll learn how to avoid triggering situations and what to do in the moment so you can stay calm and reach for your scared, angry child. For more tips on

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Secret to Handling Your Child’s Tantrums Replay

Are you at a loss as to how to handle your child’s tears and tantrums?  Do you often become irritated or reactive with your child when they’re upset?  Some of the most trying times for parents are a child’s most passionate emotional moments. In this teleseminar join Certified Hand in Hand Instructors, Julie Johnson and Marilupe

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Crying – Causes, Concerns and Coping Calmly

We were in this toy store and my son, who was three at the time, knew the rule: he was allowed to choose one toy at a time. He looked  around carefully, taking his time and then chose a toy stegosaurus. He made it crystal clear he would have liked a triceratops too but he knew the rule

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When Your Child Hits, Kicks, Bites and Fights

  “I hate you!” “You are so mean!” “You don’t love me!” A kick, as you attempt to draw close and maintain some level of order. A scratch, as you reach out to hug. Hitting and a screaming battle as you order “time out.” How hard is it to parent when your child is lashing out? Incredibly

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Taming Parent Tantrums: 8 Keys to Quieting the Storm

Get 8 ways to find calm after you lose it and tame your parent tantrums “The more helpful response to being triggered is to recognize your emotional charge as a signal that something is amiss within you. In other words, emotional reactivity is a reason to go inward, focusing on your own growth. Once you

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