Tag: Hand in Hand Podcast

Handling Halloween Howls Using the Hand in Hand Tools

This week: Handling Halloween Using the Hand in Hand Tools So, your kids are fighting over the Halloween candy stash, and their sugar highs (and begging for more) send your blood pressure soaring. Maybe you

The Best Ways to Rise Strong After Mom Shame

Your heart sinks as you join the long line of people snaking the aisle at the grocery store. Your baby is already making those noises she makes when she wants you to hold her, and

How to Help Kids Manage Their Friendships

So there it is. An invitation. Your child is waving it in your face with a grin brighter than gold. And you? Does your heart soar? Or sink? Acceptance Similarity Belonging Self-worth Influence Betrayal Here’s

How to Keep Your Family Strong and Loving after Divorce

Coping with divorce? When today’s guest, Kristen Zuzek Volk, found Hand in Hand, she’d almost written off a loving relationship with her daughter. After a recent divorce, her two kids were screaming, crying and acting

How to Handle Your Child’s Negative Words

In this week’s podcast, we’re talking those times that kids’ words get negative.  You probably never imagined words like these erupting from your child’s mouth.  Dark. Venomous.  Hurtful words.  But here they are.  “I hate

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Do You Know the Best Way Out of Parent Anger?

What gets you super seething mama mad? Is it the constant asks and requests, the “Mom where’s my… that’s so overwhelming? Maybe it’s the piles of toys and dishes and chip packets you asked to

Yes! You Can Playlisten When your Child is Upset

Yes! You can play when your child is upset. Here’s how: Your child grabs the one extra cookie you said he wasn’t allowed… What do you do? Or your daughter whines the minute she sees

Who Else is Watching Your Power Struggles?

Read on to learn why it pays to keep positive with your kids “Last cookie,” you say, lightly. “No,” your son says. Then he stuffs the cookie into his mouth, grabs three more and runs from

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

You may have heard about how your tenacious, persistent, negotiating go-getter is developing the skills he or she needs to be a great leader in the future, but daily parenting a strong-willed child can feel

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Why is my Child So Angry?

This week Abigail and Elle respond to a mom who is Staylistening to her child, but never sees tears. Worse, it seems to her that the more she leans in to listen to her child’s

How to Get a Child to Eat When They Refuse

This week, Abigail and Elle respond to a listener who has a 5-year-old picky eater. How can she get her to eat more than a few reliable foods? Elle talks about her own process parenting

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