Category: Parenting

How to Deal With Sibling Rivalry: 3 Phrases That Can Help

Guest Post By Alissa Marquess When my three kids are getting along, helping each other and playing nicely together, I feel a sense of peace. Usually, not long after this, I hear screaming from the other room and then one of them shows up at my side demanding that I dispense justice! There goes my

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An Entirely New Spin on Kids and Sharing

To share, or not to share, is that the question? So many parents in our parent groups and The Parent Club come to us with questions about sharing, it’s a subject that we knew we had to cover! Why is sharing such a hot-topic conversation? Well, sharing brings on big feelings for parents and children and

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How Do Hand in Hand Parenting’s Programs Support Families in Vulnerable Communities?

Hand in Hand Parenting’s Programs Supports Families Facing the Toughest Circumstances Where does respectful parenting fit in when you have no house and no money for groceries? When you are desperately searching for a life free of domestic violence? For one shelter in San Francisco’s Bay Area, parent support programs are scheduled alongside legal services,

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How to help a child work through fears

Stephanie Parker describes the time her young child was scared of a visitor, and how she used gentle parenting tools to help her work through those hard moments. If your child gets scared, try some of these ideas to reach a breakthrough.  

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My Child Wants to Act Like a Baby (What Should I Do?)

  When he was four years old, mom Laura Minnigerode and her son Lucian set aside time to play each morning one on one, as a way to encourage connection. This devoted “Special Time” happened most days once Lucian’s two older two siblings left for school. After the rush of getting them out the door,

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Setting Limits With A Child in Public

Anna talks about the time she set a limit with her son in a mall when he kept begging for her to buy him things. She shares how she was able to keep calm, despite his demands and the concerns of onlookers. Get flustered when your child gets challenging in public? This is for you.

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Comforting a Friend’s Child

Marilupe De La Calle reads her story from Listen about comforting a friend’s child through his separation anxiety, and how those tools still come in useful i…

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Handling Sibling Rivalry

Michelle Kenney Carlson reads from our book Listen, and reflects on her experiences handling sibling rivalry before and after she discovered Hand in Hand Parenting’s tools.  

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Help a Child That Refuses to Practice – Without Nagging

Hand in Hand Instructor revisits the tools she used to help her son when he was having a hard time practicing piano, and talks about how they moved on from tantrums and upset to joyful play. Good advice here if your child refuses to start or complete a task they usually enjoy. Hand in Hand

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Don’t Get Mad, Get Curious: Setting Limits That Kids Listen To

A Guest Post by Yasmeen Almahdy If you want to set limits that your children actually listen to, doing what your parents did will not help. That is, if they yelled, nagged, bribed or sent you to your room for not complying. And if you remember how it felt when your parents issued those orders,

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Coping With Separation Anxiety

Velma talks about how she helped her son face his separation anxiety, enjoy his martial arts classes and build resilience. Velma is a Certified Instructor wi…

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