By Emilie Leeks Our oldest child, who is 8, has Asperger’s Syndrome and, as is often the case for people on the autism spectrum, he tends to be quite anxious about change. We focus on connection and honesty to build and maintain … Continue reading
Guest Post by Stephanie Parker I’d been longing to go for some walks over Christmas. We had one planned on Christmas day an hour before we were due to have lunch with my partner’s family. The first ten minutes went … Continue reading
Teeth-brushing, clothes changing and bath time refusals, followed by endless requests for drinks, food, and “one more story.” Yes, this week Elle and Abigail are talking sleep… or why kids don’t want to! Abigail admits to her own bedtime battles. … Continue reading
Dear Hand in Hand, There has been a lot going on in my life at the moment that I’m finding hard to deal with. I’m pregnant, not sleeping and my father recently passed away. Now I am worried that I … Continue reading
A Guest Post by Yasmeen Almahdy Sometimes the things that affect our children are not things that would upset us. In our bids to offer solutions, however well-meaning, we often forget to stop and listen. Yet one of the best … Continue reading
How we can inspire feelings of gratitude rather than trying to demand it from our children?
How can I get my toddler to nap? What do I do about whining? How can I get my child to listen? Parents at one outreach center in Watts, South LA have the same parenting worries as you or me. … Continue reading
Elle and Abigail are talking about ways you can get children to listen and respond to your requests, without resorting to yelling or punishments.
A Guest Post by Stephanie Parker We all know the festive season from Thanksgiving through to New Year is supposed to be a time of joy, but often by October holiday stress already has many of us stressed, particularly if … Continue reading
On the podcast this week, Elle and Abigail talk about the difficulties they, and many parents have, setting limits on screen time. They view the issues that worry us most, from the addictive nature of screens to the disconnection, bartering, … Continue reading