Consistency is not vital Can you believe this? This nugget of wisdom is perhaps the most important thing that I learned when I first came across Hand in Hand Parenting. So much of the advice
Category: Healthy Discipline and Setting Limits with Children
It seems like my son has been advocating for himself since the minute he was born. If he wanted to feed, he wanted to feed now! As a toddler, if he wanted my attention he’d
How Is A Tantrum A Bid For Connection? The man at my parenting talk is exasperated by his two-year-old son’s behavior. “First, he wants a glass of milk,” he tells me. “I pour the
In this series we’ve been exploring how to set holidays up for the fun and relaxation time you all deserve. In Part 1, we saw how kids can go from playing nicely one minute, to
Une réponse de Patty Wipfler, traduite de l’anglais par Soizic Le Gouais et Chloé Saint Guilhem, formatrice certifiée Hand in Hand “Mes enfants me rendent folle quand ils utilisent le mot “S…” et quand ils
When toddlers get aggressive staying loving and supportive can feel totally counter-intuitive, but that’s what it takes to shift the behavior away from aggression.
Naming emotions doesn’t make them disappear. Instead, welcome emotions without naming them – at least while your child is upset.
Many children fear getting vaccines, blood tests and other minor procedures. Use these ideas help them offload the fear and find confidence.
“People always say ‘choose your battles in parenting’. Let’s choose peace instead. After all, children are not our enemies, and childhood should not be a battleground.’ This wise thinking from L.R. Knost is a wonderful
Feel like you are parenting on auto-respond? Here’s how I make to shift to responsive parenting. Upstairs the kids were thumping around and shouting at each other. I paused from chopping mushrooms, hoping they’d
My mum tells this story about how, when I was 18 months old, I climbed to the top of a very tall slide, cunningly waited for her to get to the top of the ladder
It took months to organise, but today you escaped for lunch with two old friends and left your kids with your partner. Secretly, you couldn’t be happier. Your youngest is going through a phase that
Do You Often Find Yourself Thinking Your Child Is Reactive? Inflexible? Disagreeable? Defiant? Here’s How to Meet Your Child in Those Moments.
You wake up to a bright and shining sun, nothing but blue skies and birds singing. Your child calls out to you. You go into their room, look into their beautiful eyes feeling the joy
Oh, oh, oh those parenting doubts. Did you ever guess there would be so many? Some days can feel like a revolving series of second-guessing, ‘comparisonitis’, changing tack, and rewriting the rulebook. Are you too
Your toddler may stand defiantly at the sink and refuse to brush their teeth. They may run from the table when you serve ANY food that isn’t starchy and white. They may prefer to tip