Month: November 2017

A Reconnect Helps When Kids Move Offtrack On the Holidays

I’d been longing to go for some walks over Christmas. We had one planned on Christmas day an hour before we were due to have lunch with my partner’s family. The first ten minutes went really well, with my daughter running along happily splashing in the puddles. However, she quickly got fed up with walking

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Bedtime: Handling “Go To Bed” Battles

Teeth-brushing, clothes changing and bath time refusals, followed by endless requests for drinks, food, and “one more story.” Yes, this week Elle and Abigail are talking sleep… or why kids don’t want to! Abigail admits to her own bedtime battles. She got so tangled up in her kids “needing to sleep,” that she lost it

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A Little Special Time in the Morning

“She’s so clingy,” I found myself complaining about my one-year-old daughter. “I can’t get anything done!” Almost all the mothers with babies of a similar age agree with me. We spend our days socializing in baby groups, or at other people’s houses, trying to avoid going back to our own homes. My baby seems fine when we are

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Un pic de timp special dimineața

“Se ține scai de mine”, m-am trezit că mă plâng de fetița mea de un an. “Nu pot să fac nimic!” Mai toate mamele cu bebeluși cam de de aceeași vârstă sunt de acord cu mine. Ne petrecem zilele socializând la grupuri de bebe sau acasă la alții încercând să evitam să ne întoarcem la

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Is My Stress Affecting My Child?

Dear Hand in Hand, There has been a lot going on in my life at the moment that I’m finding hard to deal with. I’m pregnant, not sleeping and my father recently passed away. Now I am worried that I have passed my own worry on to my three-year-old. I often catch her looking at

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Why Our Children Just Want To Be Heard

Sometimes the things that affect our children are not things that would upset us. In our bids to offer solutions, however well-meaning, we often forget to stop and listen. Yet one of the best solutions we can offer is space. Listening to children vent their feelings of wrongdoing or injustice can be all they need

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HIH Changing lives 2017

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This is Why You Lose it With Your Kids

Have you ever lost it with your child over something and not understood why? Why your son’s clinginess on a playdate drives you crazy? Why you snap if you see your oldest daughter hit your youngest? Why your blood races when your baby won’t stop crying? Despite your best intentions to keep calm and understanding,

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How Parenting Triggers Past Hurts (and What You Can Do About It) – Replay for Parents

Join Certified Instructors Sandra Flear and Robin Setchko for this podcast for parents and professionals. They discuss what interpersonal neurobiology is teaching us about how early memories are formed, and how parenting can trigger the feelings attached to difficult early experiences in parents. They also discussed how these experiences are repaired, and how listening partnerships

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How Parenting Triggers Past Hurts (and What You Can Do About It) – Replay for Professionals

Join Certified Instructors Sandra Flear and Robin Setchko for this replay of a previous free parenting call for parents and professionals. During this call they discussed what interpersonal neurobiology is teaching us about how early memories are formed, and how parenting can re-stimulate difficult early experiences in parents. They also discussed how these experiences are

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Getting A Handle on Holiday Stress

We all know the festive season from Thanksgiving through to New Year is supposed to be a time of joy, but often by October holiday stress already has many of us stressed, particularly if last year didn’t run so smoothly. Hand in Hand Instructor Stephanie Parker talked to one mum, Jessie, who has two children,

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Understanding Why Tantrums Happen and How to Support Them

A Guest Post with Roma Norriss Tantrums are an inevitable element of childhood. No matter what we do, beginning at around age two, big upsets and crying always appear. It can be as late as six before we see them stop, although many parents see big cries from much older children too – something that

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