Month: July 2018

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Four Steps To A Peaceful Bedtime Routine

A guest post by Irina Nichifiriuc Read this post in Romanian In our house, I faced a series of “battles” and obstacles every night as the day wore on towards bedtime. With three children, I found that the task of getting them to sleep was getting longer and more difficult as I faced more and

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What To Do When The Kids Go Wild!

Imagine this. Your kids are on a playdate. Everything is fine. There are a few giggles.  Some stomping. The next minute? The kids are laughing manically, and the house is so trashed it looks like it has seconds until it falls down around you. The kids have gone wild. What To Do When The Kids

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Get Started with the Parent Club

Welcome to the Hand in Hand Parent Club! Let us show you around. If you find stress is over-taking your parenting come join this community of Hand in Hand pa…

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Sibling Solutions

Connect with Certified Instructor Megha Mawandia, India: Bio: Facebook: ———————-…

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How to Help Families Recover from Traumatic Separations – Replay

Children and families experience separations frequently. Whether for daily daycare drop-offs, divorce, adoption, foster care, a death in the family, immigration, detention, or other situations, these separations can be hard and even traumatic for everyone in the family. Please join Certified Instructors Pam Oatis and Shelley Macy to learn gentle, deeply effective tools for helping families

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One Ritual For A Happy Family Vacation

  My husband had been exceptionally busy with studying and work. He had had a lot of trips away from home over the last month, and when he was home he was studying. He had definitely not been around the kids as much as they were used to. Family Vacation Prep Gets Stressful Now it

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Starting School Part 1 – How to Pack the Backpack

Starting school, whether it’s for the first time, entering a new school, or even returning to a familiar school after a break, can be a challenge for both our children and ourselves. And we mean “school” whether it’s on campus or at home. While we carefully pack their school bag or plan their timetables with

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Starting School – for Grown Ups

If summer is drawing to a close, you may be starting to think about the start of school.  Or you might be preparing for your child to start school in the New Year.  For some, the new school year is a return to something known and understood. But for those of us beginning school for

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Starting School Part 2 – How to Unpack the Backpack

Starting school for the first time, or after the long summer holidays, can pull up old feelings of separation. Be kind to yourselves and your children: leave time for some extra upsets over the first few weeks, as the scab is lifted again, and as feelings about school and about leaving you surface again. Take every opportunity you can to listen to your child – when they seem to be having big upsets about small things, or they seem to be much more clingy than usual.

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