Month: June 2017

Are You Missing This Vital Ingredient to Stop Dinner Time Battles?

We’ve all read the stats. Eating dinner together with our children helps with everything from language skills and emotional resilience, to avoiding drink, drugs and obesity, and scoring better grades in school later on. So we juggle our schedules, shop with care, turn off the TV and take a break from chores. We try really

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Surprise! Holiday Meltdowns Are Actually A Good Thing

  Your child will have big feelings when a special holiday or birthday comes up. It’s one of the phenomena you can set your clock by. We parents wish the universe were governed by forces a little easier on us than this one. But it may help to know that every other family deals with

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Parenting As A Team Part Three: When to Invest, When to Deflect

A Guest Post from Anca Deaconu and Megha Mawandia Yesterday Megha and Anca introduced Step Two: Using Humor to Diffuse Tension. Today they look at when to explain your parenting approach in a bid to get your values supported, and when to work around them. Parenting As A Team Step Three: Invest or Deflect When it comes to

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Parenting as a Team: Using Humor To Diffuse Tension

A Guest Post from Anca Deaconu and Megha Mawandia In part one of this series on Parenting As a Team Anca and Megha talked about how to become more confident in making parenting decisions. Today they focus on an unexpected tool for diffusing tension: Play Often when we make decisions about parenting, others are not in agreement. They might

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Three-Steps to Parenting As a Team

A Guest Post from Anca Deaconu and Megha Mawandia You may have heard the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” No doubt, it is a beautiful thing for a child to be able to spend time with different people, whether that is your spouse, your family, or people in the community. And when you have

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Parents Are The Most Powerful Social Activists There Are

“Parents are the most powerful social activists there are,” says Robin Grille in a powerful interview. Parents have a direct role to play in the way peace unfolds, says the author of Parenting for a Peaceful World, and what’s better is, we are doing wonderfully. Although the world may appear to be a terrifying time

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Helping Children Face an Uncertain World – Replay

Listen in as instructors discuss practical ways you can reassure children, bolster their confidence, and make yourself available to hear the emotions that weigh them down when the adult world becomes unsettled. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are all welcome to listen to this past free parenting call from Hand in Hand Parenting presented by Founder,

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5 Ways To Help Siblings Get Along [With Free Printable]

We leave the children happily playing while we go stir a pot on the stove, and two minutes later they are busting into the kitchen, screaming and pointing fingers! We’ve all been there. Sibling rivalry comes with the territory when you have more than one child, and even the most harmonious siblings grate on one another

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Five Positive Things You Can Do To Promote Sharing On Playdates

Parenting can be all encompassing. It can seem to take us an age to figure out what we can accept and what our boundaries are at home, and then bam! We have to leave the house. What happens when your strategy for sharing between your siblings is working beautifully, but then you go to a

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agresivitatea – între curaj și frică (Replay)

Mânuța aceea mică și plăpândă, care încape perfect în a ta, se ridică brusc și lovește fulgerător colegul de joacă. Lacrimile curg și tu nu știi dacă să pedepsești, să cerți sau să mângâi. Societatea îți cere totuși să intervii, deci trebuie să te hotărăști. Alexandra Moga și Irina Nichifiriuc îți dau o mână de

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Help School Troubles Using These Tools at Home

  Dear Hand in Hand, My child is having serious aggression issues at school. She’s been acting out a lot. Her teachers tell me she throws tantrums and she cries loudly when she gets told off. I’m not sure how to respond – to the teachers or my daughter! I want a good school experience

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Connection Helps Create Trauma Sensitive Classrooms

Trauma can really undermine a children’s ability to thrive at school, affecting relationships and making it hard for them to follow school structure and directives. Dealing with these behaviours can be taxing on teaching staff, but young children often turn to caregivers to help them manage their responses to the stress trauma causes, putting teachers in

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