In this free parenting call replay, with Hand in Hand Instructors Julie Johnson and Laura Minnigerode, you’ll learn how to prepare for the birth of a child (whether it’s the first time or a sibling), how to maintain your connection with your other children when the new baby comes along, and how to create a community of support around you as your family grows. They also explore what happens for fathers after a baby is born and how they can maintain a strong connection with their child.
Listen to Hand in Hand instructors Georgie Bancroft and Lyra L’Estrange in this past free parenting call on sibling rivalry. They will give you some fresh ideas on how to bring more harmony into sibling relationships using the Hand in Hand listening tools.
My toddler has spent a lot of time in her first two years observing her older sister’s world of possessions. Though my older one, who is eight, is generally quite flexible these days about sharing her toys and other belongings … Continue reading
When our children hurt each other, we need help ourselves Seeing one sibling hurt another is one of the most trying times in our lives as parents. It makes us feel like we aren’t succeeding at the really important part … Continue reading
After a new sibling has arrived, an older child’s feelings will be both large with love and wonder, and tight with upset about his sibling’s intrusion into his relationship and time with you. One of the more fruitful ways to … Continue reading
Two days after my son was born, his five-year old sister carefully and quietly carried his bouncy chair to a room in the back of the house that wasn’t used much. When I walked back into the living room and … Continue reading
What makes the difference between children’s generous moments and the not-so-generous ones?
What parent hasn’t wished she could clone herself into an army of expert cuddlers, caregivers, lap holders, child carriers, diaper changers, housekeepers and taskmasters? How many times can we say, “There is only one of me”? We want to love, nurture and connect with our children, while at the same time supporting their healthy development, and also managing our responsibilities of putting the groceries away, cooking dinner, living in an organized house, maintaining relationships with the neighbors, driving the kids around… the list goes on. How can there ever be enough of us to go around? Continue reading
Q. Do you have any tips on helping 2-year-old twins who tantrum at the same time and very, very often? Most of the time I’m the only one there to listen and it just doesn’t seem like it’s enough! A. … Continue reading
When we decide to bring a second child home, we long for those siblings to be good friends. Or at least not bicker all the time so we can get some quiet moments to ourselves. But inevitable tiffs, clashes, and … Continue reading