Month: May 2019

Do you know when your child needs you most of all?

The last time you asked your child to tidy the crayons, they smashed the whole box on the floor and ripped up the color sheet. You have to psyche yourself up when you need them to turn off the TV, because…BOOM! Epic meltdown. Forget about asking for a hug. Your child wriggles away the minute

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How to Keep Parenting Your Strong-willed Child With Respect

If your child is strong-willed it can feel like you are doing everything wrong. You aren’t! Here’s how to keep using the Hand in Hand Tools with your strong-willed child. You start using our tools and see results fast. You find you aren’t yelling so much. You are all laughing and playing more. You see,

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When Your Kids Push You Over the Edge (Replay)

Join Certified Hand in Hand Instructor Kathy Gordon for this webinar recording that will tell you not only why kids push your buttons but what to do before you do or say something you’re likely to regret. Prefer to watch the webinar? Click here for the video. More From the Hand in Hand Toolbox Take

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What to Do When Your Family Wants to Rule Your Parenting

How do you make like Meghan Markle and stand strong when you face loud and opposing opinions on how you *should be* raising your child? Meghan and Harry have broken many a protocol since bringing royal baby Archie into the world, from not using the royal family’s preferred hospital to Harry holding Archie at a

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Your Tween’s Defiance Isn’t What You Think

Say the word “tantrum” and most likely you imagine a small child, arched-backed, screaming then throwing themselves on the floor. But what if not all tantrums look like that? For tweens, they often don’t. Tween tantrums looks like defiance. We know that when children “tantrum,” they are overcome by their feelings. We perhaps see this

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3 Reasons We Parents Can Suck at Setting Limits

Elle confesses that she really sucks at setting limits with her kids – and together she and Abigail suss out ways to make rules, boundaries and enforcing them a whole lot easier. Join us this week if you’ve ever battled with yourself about when to set limits, or found that whenever you do set limits

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Strengthening Boys’ Hearts: Raising Kind, Confident Sons

A Guest Post by Michael C. Reichert, PhD In the early years of my first son’s life, we lived in a row house neighborhood in Philadelphia. Right down the street was a small playground, where gangs of boys gathered for games of stickball and basketball. My son was an eager athlete and loved playing sports.

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