Category: Parenting

The Best Ways to Rise Strong After Mom Shame

Your heart sinks as you join the long line of people snaking the aisle at the grocery store. Your baby is already making those noises she makes when she wants you to hold her, and there are about 15 minutes until she needs feeding. You are pretty sure this line will take double that. How

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What happens when you want to walk out on parenting?

So, today we’re talking about the less sunny side of parenting. And when we say less sunny, we really mean those dark, never-ending winter-like days that are bleak, lonely and cold. They hurt. Some of us live in denial of these days – and it’s easy to see why. In a world of social media

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Why Do You Revert Back To Yelling, Anger and Blame?

Why do you aim to do better in your parenting, and then fail… First off, let’s get one thing straight. You are never failing. Never. Parenting is a work of practice. And it’s ok when you veer off track from the good intentions you make. But knowing WHY you veer off track goes a long

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Brain Science of Children’s Emotions (Replay)

Join Certified Hand in Hand Parenting instructors Karen Wolfe, LMFT and Shelley Macy, MA as they share how you can play your way to understand the science around your children’s emotions. In this call replay, Karen and Shelley will introduce you to the Hand in Hand Parenting tool of Staylistening. You will walk away with

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Do You Know the Best Way Out of Parent Anger?

What gets you super seething mama mad? Is it the constant asks and requests, the “Mom where’s my… that’s so overwhelming? Maybe it’s the piles of toys and dishes and chip packets you asked to be tidied but are still smirking at you from the living room? Maybe it’s the stubbornness and defiance your child

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Why the Best Response for Bored Kids is to Be Bored With Them

Inside: What things can you do when a child says they are bored? We’ve all been there. In the middle of a holiday or a weekend or a long, rainy day and your child says “I’m bored.” What??? Of course some days you’ll be in that awesome groove where you have all bases covered. You

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Parenting Sick Kids: How To Navigate Medicine, Worry and Stress

What’s the one thing you want for your child when they are sick? To have them feel better. What’s the one thing that most often gets in the way of that? When you walk away with a specialist appointment or wonkily-written script from Doc you have two things: A ticket better health for your child,

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How to Master Motherhood (and other parenting lies)

You probably got very excited when you discovered that Hand in Hand Parenting had five tools that could rescue you when parenting got sticky (or downright dirty). Very excited. It was the exact result you wanted Google to deliver.  It may even have been  how you found our podcast. You needed answers. Here they were.

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How To Get A Defiant Child Moving When You Have to Be Somewhere

How do you get a defiant moving when your child is defiant, and you have to be somewhere? You just dropped one child at his playdate. Now you have 15 minutes to scoot across to the pool for your younger kid’s swim lesson. Easy, right? Actually no. Your child is refusing to scoot. He doesn’t

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How To Potty Train Your Child in 10 Easy Years

Since we have all personally gone through potty training and we will all have to go through it with our kids, you’d think we’d have nailed down one, surefire potty training method. But the 11,000 google results you get when you type in ‘How to potty train my child,’ clearly shows that a one-size-fits-all approach

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How to Parent When You Just Don’t Know What To Do

Does it ever seem like your preschooler’s behavior is out of control and it just has you stumped? It feels like you tried everything, and have no clue what to do next? Me too.   There’s a story I often tell parents about a time when my child was about 3 1/2 (everything they say about

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3 smart, sensitive ways to respond to your child’s anxieties

The three ideas in this podcast will help you respond well to your child’s anxiety “Mom, I can’t go to camp today. I have a stomachache.” This is the third time this week your child has complained of a sore stomach, and yet she shows no other symptoms of being unwell. You wonder…is something else

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