Category: Parenting

How to Help Every Child in Your House Feel Loved and Secure

Tough times can kick up feelings for everyone in your family – especially between siblings.  Hand in Hand founder Patty Wipfler shares how just two minutes of Special Time can create moments of light relief.  Plus how to give each child attention when you have more than one  

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One Way to Build Empathy With Parents You Work With

When parents feel supported, they can begin to offload and detect patterns in their behavior. As this happens, they can become receptive to change and new behaviors and have a higher chance of making new habits stick. It all starts with empathy. Hand in Hand’s Robin Setchko shows you how you can use one Hand

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Coping Well During Covid

“Back yourself.” Those words were Patty Wipfler’s warm call to parents trying to cope during Covid-19.  Patty went Live on the Hand in Hand Parenting Facebook page to talk about coping well during the coronavirus crisis, and as expected, her words offered comfort, strength and total trust in a parent’s ability to cope well. She

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This is how I responded to my daughter’s fears about Covid

Talking to your Child about Covid My eight-year-old daughter came home from school this week asking if she was going to catch Covid. Her school Principal had spoken to her class about Coronavirus and the new procedures they were putting in place for children to wash their hands before lunch and break time. Although I

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This Quick Connection Boost Stopped My Toddler Screaming

Toddler screaming making you want to scream? Try regular quick connection boosts and help screaming disappear. When my daughter was around 13 months old she started screaming. It happened mostly in the mornings when I was busy getting ready to leave the house. I knew that she was feeling disconnected because I was rushing around

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Handling Halloween Howls Using the Hand in Hand Tools

This week: Handling Halloween Using the Hand in Hand Tools So, your kids are fighting over the Halloween candy stash, and their sugar highs (and begging for more) send your blood pressure soaring. Maybe you have a child who is scarred by scare season’s ghosts and ghouls – or simply refuses to be a part

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