So, you may be fairly new to Hand in Hand’s approach or maybe you’ve been trying out the tools for a few months, even years. But at some point you’ll probably – most likely when you are particularly tired or … Continue reading
This week Elle and Abigail finally meet face-to-face! No wonder they felt inspired to make this podcast. “It takes a village,” so the old proverb says, and anyone who tunes into our podcast for parents often knows that this is … Continue reading
Staylistening With Chloé Saint Guilhem I have a weekly appointment with a Listening Partner and I know that this scheduled time helps me work deeply on topics that feel heavy to me in my family life. But it happens quite regularly that … Continue reading
When we were young there was little understanding of the importance of listening to children with warmth and patience, so our parents couldn’t give us a model of how to do this. Our unheard feelings from our own childhood get triggered in challenging moments with our children.
My Sunday started in the usual way with some gentle time snuggling with my two children as we woke up. It was all fine until breakfast when the warm connection started to unravel. My son wanted scrambled eggs, my daughter … Continue reading
a guest post by Skye Munro Being a parent is complex work. Figuring out how you want to raise your children is hard enough, then having to rethink those ideals when you realise it’s not all going to plan can … Continue reading
The other morning I woke up feeling low. I have a problem with the circulation in my legs, and the pain had been bothering me a lot recently. I tended to numb my feelings, eating chocolate, or having some caffeine, … Continue reading
We set a timer and let our 3-year-old know we were all her’s. She was in charge and we were ready for whatever kind of play she wanted.
In three years my daughter has never looked so sad coming out of kindy, like she was about to burst out crying. Her whole world had collapsed around her.
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.