Parenting is challenging at the best of times, but as your children move towards adolescence, there are fresh challenges. Our relationship with them has history, we have been parenting longer and are often a little weary (to say the least), … Continue reading
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Ah, parenting preteens, finally our kids are ready to stand on their own two feet. Our job is nearly done. Our children, as they grow into pre-teens, don’t need us so much. Right? Wrong! They need our love and warm attention, just as much now as when they clung to us sobbing on their first day at school. They need our confidence in them. They need our faith in their intrinsic goodness. They need our conviction that they can figure out this perplexing, sometimes hostile world and find their place.
You may already know how incredibly helpful Hand in Hand Parenting’s tools can be for the average family, but did you know these tools are just as effective even when families are facing highly stressful situations? Join Hand in Hand … Continue reading
Learn Hand in Hand Parenting tools to help handle the tears and fears that come with the new school year, and get your kids off to a great start. Join Certified Hand in Hand Instructors Marilupe de la Calle and … Continue reading
Recently, I took my younger daughter to her preschool after a vacation break of 10 days. This transition back to our usual rhythm, and her emotional response to it, reminded me of the many times over the years that both … Continue reading
Parents today face many challenges that can leave us feeling exhausted, confused, guilty and isolated. For many of us, parenting hasn’t been the joy we thought it would be and sometimes it seems like our children can’t recognize all the … Continue reading
Professionals in the education, mental health, and public health fields are beginning to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on children’s regulatory capacities, which in turn shape their functioning in relationships within their family, their classroom and the … Continue reading
For many of us when we started our families, we dreamed of our children laughing, playing, and enjoying one another wholeheartedly. Then, reality kicks in and we find our children fighting all too often. Refereeing fights between siblings are one … Continue reading
My patience was dwindling at an alarming rate and I found my mind filled with lectures I wanted to shout at the kids. I knew I was going to “flip my lid” soon if I didn’t reach out for help for myself. I was just too frustrated to support the kids well.