Category: Parenting

The Politics of Parenting: Feeling Good About Your Role as a Parent

  If you read the title of our podcast this week and thought, “Huh? What does politics have to do with parenting,” you aren’t alone! Elle asks this too after Abigail gets an email about parenting feeling “radical.” Do we mean marching for rights, or championing parenting causes? Not exactly. We are talking about the

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A Peaceful Approach to Sibling Jealousy

Over the previous six months or so, my six-year-old daughter’s jealousy of my two-and-a-half-year-old son had been very evident, showing up in name-calling and unkind words. I had made extra effort to give her more Special Time and one-to-one time and to enhance our connection. I had also used Playlistening to help her to vent

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When Playing Poop was Suddenly “OK”

  One point of difference between Hand in Hand and other parenting approaches is recognizing laughter and play as a way to relieve tension. So often, play is overlooked as a parenting tool, but here we see the amazing way play brought one parent and a bunch of kids together. The Day When We Played

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How Hand in Hand Turned Our Family Around

 Mom Elene Johas Teener tells us how Hand in Hand Parenting helped her meet her two aggressive sons. “Being an older parent with a fully developed career, I have experienced high pressure and stress situations. One of the most challenging jobs I had was being in charge of part of a county mental health program.

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29 Reasons Why Campaign

This is our 29th year of supporting parents and families! Your support will bring the benefits and resources of Hand in Hand Parenting to parents and childre…

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Why Has My Little Boy Become Violent?

Dear Hand in Hand, Please help. My 4-year-old son has had a turbulent time at pre-school and has become very aggressive. I am seeing this as an issue around separation. We have increased Special Time, and I’m finding he has a huge, driving desire to play from the minute I pick him up at midday.

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How to Set Limits with Laughter

A Guest Post by Stephanie Parker My daughter is about to turn nine and I’ve been thinking recently that I’d like her to do more around the house. I haven’t spent enough time making this happen in the past, I’ve taken shortcuts by just doing things myself because it’s ‘quicker’. So this morning I’d washed

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Navigating Turbulent Times With Your Tween

It was time for Karate class but a 9-year-old girl was refusing to go. “Why do you always make me do this stuff,” she yelled, crossing her arms. “You can’t make me,” she pouted. Her mom calmly told her to get her sports bag and that it was time to leave. The girl angrily stomped down

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Talking About Tweens (and their Tantrums)

This week on the podcast talk turns to tweens and what it takes to parent through what can bring some on turbulent times. With Abigail parenting a double tween household and Elle raising a 10-year-old, there’s plenty of personal stories about the various trials (and joys!) of having tweens at home. We look at some

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Replay – How Professionals Are Using the Hand In Hand Tools In Their Work

How can Hand in Hand Parenting enhance your clinical, therapeutic, or medical practice and your effectiveness as a licensed professional working with parents and/or children? In this teleseminar replay, Maya Coleman, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Robin Setchko, LMFT, and Pam Oatis, MD, pediatrician, discussed how they use the Hand in Hand Tools in their work with

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