Month: April 2018

Parent Struggles: My Partner Doesn’t Want to Co-Sleep

Dear Hand in Hand, My son is 18 months old and most nights I end up falling asleep in his room with him. I’m enjoying our closeness and don’t particularly want to stop sleeping with him (I know at some point, he’ll be pushing me out all together!), but this arrangement means I’m sleeping away

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care-i problema cu bătaia (replay in Romanian)

Georgiana Bucătariu, Brîndușa Milășan, Gina Năstasă și Irina Nichifiriuc Instructori Hand in Hand Parenting în România discută despre efectele negative ale bătăii asupra copiilor și alternativele pe care părinții le au pentru a pune limite. Acest teleseminar gratuit dorește să clarifice câteva aspecte importante ale unui subiect atât de controversat. More from the Hand in

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Parenting Consistently: A New Approach That Actually Works

Have you ever felt bound by the need to be consistent in your parenting, and then felt the failure when you couldn’t be? We’re often told that when we are consistent around schedules, eating, playing, tidying, sleeping, then all will run smooth. Yet, so often that isn’t what we see. And that can feel mighty

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Why Is Self-Care Vital in Caring Professions? (Replay)

Does parenting cause caregiver stress syndrome? How can parental burnout be prevented? Listen to this call replay for a discussion of these questions and learn tools to help professionals caring for families care for themselves, too. We want to help professionals build parental muscle for self-care while child rearing, and to learn how to pass

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Special Time Helped Me Support My Son’s Big Ideas

I was on Special Time duty one particular weekend and had done 20 minutes with each of my younger two children. Next, it was my oldest son’s turn. He’s 7. Originally he’d said he wanted to play football, which I quite enjoy doing, although I find it exhausting, but then at the last moment he

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The Politics of Parenting: Feeling Good About Your Role as a Parent

  If you read the title of our podcast this week and thought, “Huh? What does politics have to do with parenting,” you aren’t alone! Elle asks this too after Abigail gets an email about parenting feeling “radical.” Do we mean marching for rights, or championing parenting causes? Not exactly. We are talking about the

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A Peaceful Approach to Sibling Jealousy

Over the previous six months or so, my six-year-old daughter’s jealousy of my two-and-a-half-year-old son had been very evident, showing up in name-calling and unkind words. I had made extra effort to give her more Special Time and one-to-one time and to enhance our connection. I had also used Playlistening to help her to vent

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help your child sleep

How to Help Your Child Stay in Bed and Sleep at Night

By Roma Norriss I remember being frightened at night as a child, calling out to my parents or being too afraid to call out. I would lie frozen in my bed watching shadows in the darkness. And I remember the few times I slept blissfully cocooned between them both. When I had my own kids,

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My Own Sweet Success Story with Respectful Parenting

“When I first started my Hand in Hand Parenting journey, I used to wish for success stories. Fast-forward 4.5 years, and here I am to share my own. I hope this helps someone know that Hand in Hand really does work!  For the second time in as many weeks, my 8-year-old son has shown some off-track

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When Playing Poop was Suddenly “OK”

  One point of difference between Hand in Hand and other parenting approaches is recognizing laughter and play as a way to relieve tension. So often, play is overlooked as a parenting tool, but here we see the amazing way play brought one parent and a bunch of kids together. The Day When We Played

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