A guest post by María Ignacia del Río Read this post in Spanish One winter day, when my 6-year-old son was in kindergarten, I was – once again -surprised by the tremendous power he has to do “Special Time.” He loves that … Continue reading
A guest Post by Kate Orson author of Tears Heal Special time; one of Hand in Hand’s Five Parenting tools, is a wonderful way to deepen your connection with your child, to build the safety they need to tell us … Continue reading
by Chloe Saint Guilhem My twin boys and I had gone away for a couple of days together with a friend and her son, plus two close relatives. I’m not sure where the difficulties came from, but at the start of the trip our … Continue reading
By Heidi Granger Russell My five-year-old son had been having trouble getting to sleep on his own. We had several weeks of him resisting bed time. He didn’t want to be alone in his room and kept coming up with lots things … Continue reading
I’d returned from a very rare trip to the hair salon in a good mood, and I found my son ready and waiting with a request to go out and play with his water gun. It had been snowing heavily … Continue reading
I had often heard that Special Time can be used by our children as a way to explore things that are normally off limits with our approval, and I experienced this recently with my four-year-old son. He had been “experimenting” … Continue reading
Use this Special Time Checklist to make the most of your time with your child. You will build connection and give your child confidence to learn and grow and enjoy healthy lifelong relationships.