Month: January 2017

How Listening to My Angry Son Helped Us Connect

I have been trying to figure out respectful and efficient ways of supporting my six years old unload his negative emotions for a few years. It’s been very hard, even more, because there is no such struggle for me with my two other kids. He is my eldest son and he has a lot of pent-up,

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The science behind the Hand in Hand Parenting tool of Staylistening

The Science Behind the Hand in Hand Parenting Tool of Staylistening

Our children can pick really inconvenient times to melt down; they throw themselves on the floor in a flood of tears and refuse to go anywhere! They frustrate us when we are trying to get out the door, embarrass us in the grocery store, or suddenly make things awkward at Grandma’s house. Rarely do we

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Setting Limits with Hand in Hand Parenting Tools Replay

Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructors, Heidi Russell and Kathy Gordon, will help you learn a simple, 3-step approach to Setting Limits. Now you can create more connection, cooperation and fun in your family.   Want to learn even more about using the Hand in Hand Parenting Tools at your house? Our online video class,

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16 Questions You Can Use To Help Heal Family Tensions

  Listening Time  There’s nothing like raising kids to bring tension into a family. Right from pregnancy it can seem like every decision you make comes under scrutiny, and then feeding, sleeping, schooling, behavior and discipline draw opinions and comparisons. Straying from the parenting path your parents used to raise you can bring up all

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Does My Child Read Too Much?

Dear Hand in Hand, My daughter’s school is really pushing reading. They constantly say how reading opens the world and makes for a more ready and open learner. I’ve always thought I was quite lucky because my 7-year-old girl just loves to read. She’ll read upside down on the couch, in the car on the

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Momento Especial e o Medo do Cabra Cabrês

(Para ler esse texto em inglês  acesse os textos do Filhas e Filhos no site do Hand in Hand Parenting) Acabei de usar uma técnica do Hand in Hand Parenting, chamada Momento Especial (Special Time). A ideia é dar total atenção a uma criança e permitir que ela escolha o que quiser fazer dentro de um

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Uma Prática Para Melhorar a Conexão Com Seus Filhos

Uma das práticas que eu aprendi com a Paty Wipfler, fundadora do Hand in Hand Parenting, chama-se “Momento Especial”.  É um tempo, 5, 10, 15, 30 minutos, no qual você se dedica exclusivamente a estar com seu filho. No começo, eu achava que isso era uma técnica baseada naquele velho chavão de que “qualidade é

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Você Não é Uma Mãe Ruim, Quando Tem Sentimentos Ruins

(O texto original escrito pela Patty Wipfler, fundadora do Hand in Hand Parenting pode ser encontrado clicando AQUI. Gosto desse texto especialmente pela coragem que ela teve em expressar sentimentos difíceis que temos ao longo do nosso trabalho de criação dos nossos filhos e por apontar o que podemos fazer para notar e extravasar esses

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How Staylistening at Drop-Off Can Relieve Separation Anxiety

Since he started kindergarten, my middle son has occasionally cried, clung to me and asked me not to leave. His separation anxiety would last for two or three days in a row and I felt quite sad about it and helpless about supporting him. All I could think to do was to extract myself with as

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26 Picture Books That Reinforce Connection-Based Parenting Ideas

Books can be a warm route into moments of connection. If your child is facing issues, from separation anxiety, to tantrums or sibling rivalry, snuggling up with a relevant book can be a great way for both of you to connect and explore what’s happening, in words or simply in unspoken comfort. Your child might see

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Games For Parents That Are Too Tired to Play

Dear Hand in Hand, Since the new year, i’m trying to play more with my children. We’ve been playing lots of hide and seek and roughhousing, and it feels great most of the time, but sometimes I’m just too tired to play! I read your recent post about triggers that might be holding me back from

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A Teacher’s Kind Response to Toddler Crying at School Inspires Parent

By Andrea McCracken As a parent, it can be difficult to remain objective and detached from the emotional storm cloud that erupts in our children. When my 6-year-old becomes emotional, it’s easy for me to be caught up in her big feelings, and mine. But watching how teachers at my child’s school respond to big

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When Your Family Doesn’t Like How You Parent

My three-year-old daughter is used to being listened to and being allowed to voice her opinion. However, this was near unacceptable to my mother. Since my mother often takes care of her (thank you, mum) while I am working, the differences can get difficult. When my daughter expresses her unease, my mother generally makes comments

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