How Is it Possible to Parent Without Punishment?

“Are your parents strict?” was once the only question that seemed to define parenting. Now we have dozens of labels, from gentle and calm parenting to authoritative and authoritarian. We have tiger moms, positive parents, peaceful parents, even unparents. Hand … Continue reading

Power Play: What to Do When Play Turns Bad

By Heidi Grainger Russell Children’s playful giggles and laughter can soon boil over and frenzied excitement erupts into power struggles, arguments and aggression. So how can you step in safely to diffuse a play situation headed south? Hand in Hand’s Heidi Grainger Russell explains … Continue reading

Helping my Child Become Who She is Meant to Be

I wasn’t sure if she would be different after in the days following, but now that a few weeks have passed I can tell you the answer is yes…My frenetic daughter, whom people often would suggest was hyperactive, is now calm and even-keeled. She remains an energetic, highly curious child, but no one would ever use the word hyperactive.

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