Month: December 2017

late mom with time anxiety

“Hurry up!” Working On My Fears of Being Late

I am almost never late. I have this fear of things going horribly wrong if I am late. Even for the school run, where they’re quite relaxed about lateness, I’m always 20 minutes early. As for classes and social events, I am always desperately worried that I’m going to miss something, and what if that

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Handling |aggression with Play

Hand in Hand Parenting instructors Michelle Carlson and Kirsten Nottleson show you how to handle |aggression with play in this Facebook Live demonstration. Be…

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The Power of Rituals and Bringing Your Family Closer

It’s the season to be…making rituals? http://traffic.libsyn.com/handinhandparenting/Ep_9_Rituals_POST.mp3 What is a Ritual Anyway? Elle asks this week are rituals the same as routine and is implementing them just a lot of extra work? Abigail mentions some family rituals that may already be in place in a family and that will become meaningful even if they are (currently)

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How To Set Limits That Help Children Sleep

In this post on sleep issues, we talked about using play as a tool that helps children release the minor fears and tensions that hold them back from sleeping well. Sometimes those fears run deeper and play alone isn’t quite all that’s needed to let go of those fears. How Setting Limits That Gently Insist

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Calm and Playful Responses to Help a Child Sleep

When a child resist’s sleep, he or she is not deliberately trying to manipulate or annoy. Bedtime often involves a period of separation between a parent and a child that can be confronting for them. Darkness can be scary for some, but when the day slows down, it’s also a time when uncertainties can resurface and

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sărbători cu armonie sau cu crize de furie? – Replay (in Romanian)

Urmează o perioadă încărcată din punct de vedere emoțional și am dori să venim în întâmpinarea voastră cu o nouă perspectivă asupra plânsului neconsolat și a crizelor de furie. De obicei, vacanțele reprezintă pentru noi toți o perioadă de deconectare de la serviciu și de apropiere de cei dragi. Dar, poate ați observat că așteptările

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Curb Off-track Behavior with A Secret Ninja Parenting Tool

This week on the podcast Abigail introduces a counter-intuitive ninja parenting tool! We talk about what offtrack behavior looks like early on, what it signals, and introduce a tool that helps when reasoning and requests don’t. Both hosts talk about the times they’ve used this tool with successful outcomes, even though it feels completely counter-intuitive at first.

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How Tantrums Are Actually Beneficial to Family Life – Replay

It’s easy to feel infuriated when your child becomes rigidly uncooperative or loses it over the tiniest, most illogical thing. But what if tantrums were actually a healthy and useful phenomenon? In this call replay with Hand in Hand Instructors Marilupe de la Calle and Roma Norriss, learn more about your children’s emotions and discover

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Understanding A Child’s Meltdown

A child’s meltdown is often the quickest way to heal the upset. Distracting with food, or promises of getting another toy, allows the upset feeling to be prolonged. The child will then find another pretext later to trigger the rest of her tantrum.

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Forgiving Ourselves: When We Feel Like We Messed Up Parenting

The podcast starts today with a question: Is it too late to change how I parent? If not, how can I forgive myself for things i’m not proud of? Abigail and Elle share a few parenting choices they made and feel less than proud of, as well as some inspiring ideas about how they made

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