Category: Parenting

Handling |aggression with Play

Hand in Hand Parenting instructors Michelle Carlson and Kirsten Nottleson show you how to handle |aggression with play in this Facebook Live demonstration. Be…

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The Power of Rituals and Bringing Your Family Closer

It’s the season to be…making rituals? http://traffic.libsyn.com/handinhandparenting/Ep_9_Rituals_POST.mp3 What is a Ritual Anyway? Elle asks this week are rituals the same as routine and is implementing them just a lot of extra work? Abigail mentions some family rituals that may already be in place in a family and that will become meaningful even if they are (currently)

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How To Set Limits That Help Children Sleep

In this post on sleep issues, we talked about using play as a tool that helps children release the minor fears and tensions that hold them back from sleeping well. Sometimes those fears run deeper and play alone isn’t quite all that’s needed to let go of those fears. How Setting Limits That Gently Insist

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Calm and Playful Responses to Help a Child Sleep

When a child resist’s sleep, he or she is not deliberately trying to manipulate or annoy. Bedtime often involves a period of separation between a parent and a child that can be confronting for them. Darkness can be scary for some, but when the day slows down, it’s also a time when uncertainties can resurface and

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A Reconnect Helps When Kids Move Offtrack On the Holidays

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 really well, with my daughter running along happily splashing in the puddles. However, she quickly got fed up with walking

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Bedtime: Handling “Go To Bed” Battles

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. She got so tangled up in her kids “needing to sleep,” that she lost it

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Is My Stress Affecting My Child?

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 have passed my own worry on to my three-year-old. I often catch her looking at

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Why Our Children Just Want To Be Heard

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 solutions we can offer is space. Listening to children vent their feelings of wrongdoing or injustice can be all they need

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HIH Changing lives 2017

Hand in Hand Parenting is changing parents lives globally. Learn more about us at www.handinhandparenting.org. We look forward to connecting with you! Facebo…

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How Parenting Triggers Past Hurts (and What You Can Do About It) – Replay for Professionals

Join Certified Instructors Sandra Flear and Robin Setchko for this replay of a previous free parenting call for parents and professionals. During this call they discussed what interpersonal neurobiology is teaching us about how early memories are formed, and how parenting can re-stimulate difficult early experiences in parents. They also discussed how these experiences are

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Getting A Handle on Holiday Stress

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 last year didn’t run so smoothly. Hand in Hand Instructor Stephanie Parker talked to one mum, Jessie, who has two children,

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