I remember vividly the day I stopped a half-second short of slamming my two-year-old into the wall. He had just hurt the baby, and not for the first time. I was livid. I was almost out
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As parents, we devote our time to the care and well-being of others. We hear a lot about self-care, about why it’s important to take timeouts for ourselves, or about how being mindful and calm
“Play with me?” That one question is asked at least 100 times a day in most houses, by kids to their parents. Time and time again we hear that play improves connections. Greys Anatomy-creator (and former
The day that changed my life didn’t start out promisingly at all. My almost three-year-old son had pinkeye in both eyes. His eyes were really gunky, and he didn’t feel well. I managed to gather
Our children can pick really inconvenient times to melt down; they throw themselves on the floor in a flood of tears and refuse to go anywhere! They frustrate us when we are trying to get
Our parents, for the most part, didn’t listen to us while we were having passionate feelings. This had never been modeled for them. We, in turn, are sometimes at a loss as to what to
You’ve seen your children release their feelings of hurt and tension. They’re naturals! The minute something challenging happens, they dive right in to expel the tension. With a Listening Partnership, it’s your turn. So, What
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.
How Hand In Hand Parenting Is Helping Me Raise My Mini Me Child (And Learn To Love Myself In The Process)
Raising a mini-me can take soul searching and acceptance – for yourself and your child. These ideas will help if your child reminds you of you, and that feels hard.