Category: Setting Limits

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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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3 Reasons We Parents Can Suck at Setting Limits

Elle confesses that she really sucks at setting limits with her kids – and together she and Abigail suss out ways to make rules, boundaries and enforcing them a whole lot easier. Join us this week if you’ve ever battled with yourself about when to set limits, or found that whenever you do set limits

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Setting Limits: The Hard No

You know about setting warm limits: Moving in calmly when you need to stop a behavior, but what happens when it feels like there is no chance to keep calm? Like, your child is about to stick their finger in the power socket. Or dashes out across a busy street. Then how do you set

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Quel est le problème avec la fessée ?

Un article traduit de l’anglais par Soizic Le Gouais et Chloé Saint Guilhem, formatrice certifiée Hand in Hand Dans de nombreuses cultures occidentales, la permission de fesser les enfants remonte à très loin dans l’histoire. Beaucoup de nos parents nous ont donné des fessées. Et la plupart d’entre nous se rappellent que nos parents ont

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Reprise: The Great Halloween Candy Fight

To celebrate the year since the Hand in Hand Parenting podcast launched – and the treat it’s been connecting with a quarter of a million parents all over the globe – Abigail and Elle ring in their one year anniversary with a reprisal of their first episode – handling the Halloween horrors. That’s right –

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Lying: Why Children Lie And Ways to Respond

Have you ever? Watched as your child did something and then immediately blame someone else? Heard, “I have no homework,” from your child and then discovered it stuffed at the bottom of her school bag? Had a parent come to you and congratulate you on your new car / your child’s new triumph in soccer

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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 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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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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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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