Does My Child Read Too Much?

Dear Hand in Hand, My daughter’s school is really pushing reading. They constantly say how reading opens the world and makes for a more ready and open learner. I’ve always thought I was quite lucky because my 7-year-old girl just … Continue reading

A Therapist Asks, Can Hand in Hand Heal Complex Trauma?

“The Hand in Hand approach gives parents the tools to understand what’s seen as ’emotional dis-regulation,’ but is actually, in many ways, how people respond to difficult experiences and how we attempt to heal from those difficult experiences,” says Maya Coleman, a child clinical psychologist.

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15 Connection-Building Books for Parents

  Our founder, Patty Wipfler’s book Listen, Five Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges, is a treasure trove of anecdotes and wisdom drawn from her 40 years working with children and families. At the centre of the approach are … Continue reading

Two Ways To Stop Your Downward Parenting Spiral

Parents’ intense feelings for their children, the everyday grind of daily life, emotional ties and pressure from society are all big contributors in this topsy-turvy whirl of emotions, she says. “Parenting is emotional work because we love our children so much,” said Patty. “Most parents have never felt that intensity of love before their first child. They would do anything for them. It’s overwhelming.”

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