Category: Parenting

How To Connect With A Teen That Doesn’t Want to Talk

We hear it all the time. It pays to keep close to your tween and teen. But what happens when the questions you ask result in little more than a shrug of the shoulders or non-committal “Yeahs”? Why Is It So Hard Getting Your Teen to Talk? There are so many reasons that your teen might not

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How to Support Your Growing Preteen

Hand in Hand Founder Patty Wipfler answers your parenting questions on parenting tweens.  For a deep dive into how to use Hand in Hand to create more cooperation and a deeper relationship with your preteen, Patty has created a self-guided video course, Raising Happier Tweens.    To work with an Instructor on a daily basis,

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Reprise: The Great Halloween Candy Fight

To celebrate the year since the Hand in Hand Parenting podcast launched – and the treat it’s been connecting with a quarter of a million parents all over the globe – Abigail and Elle ring in their one year anniversary with a reprisal of their first episode – handling the Halloween horrors. That’s right –

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The One Question You Need To Ask To Help a Child Sleep Better

What does your child need to go to sleep? For some, it’s a pacifier and a story. For others, it’s a special toy, a hug and their favorite music. For others, it’s two stories, a snuggle, a song, a glass of milk, and to be held in a special way. Every child has a different

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Advocating for My Son and Changing our School’s Homework Policy

I used to be a high school teacher. As a teacher, I gave homework. That was my job and a tradition, something that I didn’t even think to question. So when my older son entered Kindergarten, I also didn’t question the homework my son brought home on Monday, due Friday. They were simple tasks, but

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Why Are We Parents So Scared to Disappoint our Kids?

Are you shy of disappointing your kids? Over the last few episodes, Abigail and Elle have been decoding emotional projects – in part one we looked at noticing behaviours that signal an emotional project, and in part two we spoke about when and how to work on an emotional project using the Hand in Hand

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Toddler Hitting

Join Certified Instructor, Shelley Macy, MA, to discuss toddler hitting. She shares how the Hand in Hand tools work with |aggression. Connect with Shelley – h…

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Hand in Hand Parenting Tools Helped My Child Face MRI Without Anesthesia

A Guest Post by Elena Bonel Yesterday Bianca, my 3-year-old daughter, had a brain MRI, without anesthesia. She has already had several operations, and I had become aware of recent FDA warnings and several other studies about the potential for brain damage that anesthesia can cause in children under three. Hers was a non-essential procedure, but

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When Your Toddler Bites

Certified Instructor, Shelley Macy, MA, and Hand in Hand Founder Patty Wipfler discuss why children bite and how to help. Connect with Shelley – https://bit….

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