This week on the podcast Abigail introduces a counter-intuitive ninja parenting tool! We talk about what offtrack behavior looks like early on, what it signals, and introduce a tool that helps when reasoning and requests don’t. Both hosts talk about the times … Continue reading
Hand in Hand’s Laura Minnigerode uses a special limit setting tool called a vigorous snuggle with a child that scratches and grabs. The warmth and smiles she uses while saying “no,” diffuses anger and fosters connection. Here’s how to set a limit with affection even when a child has aggression.
Q: My son is a very dynamic four-year-old. He is attached to me and has a younger two year-old brother. What I’ve noticed is that when we are doing Staylistening, he will sometimes rapidly control his emotions and improve his … Continue reading
The past two afternoons have ended with me trying to cook dinner while my daughter, in tears, tells me I’m the meanest mom in the world and never, EVER, let her have what she wants.