Does Birth Order Make A Difference?

How to Tailor the Hand in Hand tools with different age kids
- With Summer Sheldon

This week Emily responds to a parent question: “Does birth order make a difference to how you use the Hand in Hand tools?” and calls on mom of three, licensed counsellor and Hand in Hand Instructor Summer Sheldon to help answer. 

Listen in to hear how you can adjust the Hand in Hand tools for each of your children, based on their personality, traits and needs.

You'll hear about common traits that seem to be shared by oldest and youngest kids and how to assess their true needs. 

 Tune In To Hear:

  • How older kids often align with the adult role, and how to encourage their “kidness.”
  • Why your younger child could benefit from extra expectations-holding and limit setting. 
  • Welcoming more off-track behavior from an older or more responsible kid, so that they know their needs and emotions not only count but can be loveable.
  • Unplanting “don't be a burden” seeds and sowing “I believe in you!” seeds. 
  • Noticing and nurturing a middle child (even though both hosts this week are middle children, addressing them almost slipped under the radar!)
The Hand in Hand Parent Club Podcast
The Hand in Hand Parent Club Podcast
Does Birth Order Make A Difference?

One Small Thing…


Summer suggests flipping the script on your children's self-assigned roles and patterns this week. How can you change up the Special Time, Staylistening and Playlistening you do?


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Learn more about Summer Sheldon here, and contact her if you'd like to work with her. 

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