What should I do when my child hits? It’s one of the most common questions we get at Hand in Hand Parenting, and it’s the content of this week’s podcast. And no wonder. Hitting can feel dangerous. Offensive. Confusing. But … Continue reading
A Guest Post by Michelle Kokel Dear Hand in Hand, Please help. My 4-year-old son has had a turbulent time at pre-school and has become very aggressive. I am seeing this as an issue around separation. We have increased Special … Continue reading
A Guest Post by Miranda Fairhall When my husband and I chose parenthood through adoption, I knew that I would be mothering a child who carried deep hurt. These days, children are generally removed due to adversity in their birth … Continue reading
Handling “I hate you!” Almost every parent was once a child who was shouted at by grownups under stress. Almost all of us were called names and told we were bad at one time or another. Our parents were stressed, and … Continue reading
Discover Hand in Hand’s approach and an introduction to the Five Tools for calmer, connected parenting in Days 1-6 and then see how the tools work for real-life families on Days 7 and 8. Day 1: Five Tools To Transform Your Parenting … Continue reading
By Heidi Grainger Russell It can be hard to stay with your child through an intense crying session, especially if you child runs off or tells you to go away. Here’s how Hand in Hand’s Heidi Grainger Russell rode out … Continue reading
How Can I Handle My Child’s Aggressive Behaviors? None of the suggestions in this video with Patty Wipfler include controlling, forcing, or punishing your child. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Watch the video below and you’ll finally have … Continue reading
I was so sad when they were not getting along and my oldest was hitting and biting, particularly because I had read so many books and was from the beginning practicing attachment parenting and positive discipline.
And even though he felt better, I ended up emotionally spent before my day even started! I was desperate for something different and decided to try playlistening.