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We're talking about the many ways real parents can use Hand in Hand Parenting tools and what that looks like day to day, at your house and at our houses too.

Jun 19, 2018

Packing
Schedules
Meltdowns
New foods, new people, new places, new things

Traveling with kids brings a whole suitcase full of the unexpected!

Mom holding child on vacation at sunset

It's easy to forget how special traveling with kids can be, amid the chaos and confusion of going away, so much so it can feel easier to say "we'll just stay at home."

Yet it's...


Jun 12, 2018

No matter how well we try and prepare for parenting, this role does lots to point out what feel like failings. We might not be able to comfort our kids as we imagined we would, we might find ourselves yelling, or stressed and in moments of complete overwhelm.

This happens to all of us from time to time. Even...


Jun 5, 2018

Has anyone ever told you what an angel your child was? A school teacher, a parent after a playdate?

And you thought? Huh??? An angel? Certainly not at home!

This week on the Podcast we are chatting about why our children can be hard to deal with at home even when he or she is seen as an angel outside.

Little boy looking a bit sad or grumpy

  • Why the...


May 29, 2018

How much attention does your child need?

Have you ever heard the phrase "You can't pour from an empty cup?" When we spend time with our children, do Special Time, listen and care for them, we naturally fill their cups with warmth and love. When a child has a full cup of your warmth and attention, they are less clingy....


May 22, 2018

Tickling seems like a good, reliable route to laughter and fun, so why might we suggest rethinking it?

Today on the podcast the Elle and Abigail talk about Hand in Hand's approach to tickling and how they tackled it in their own families.

Laughing girl

Elle remembers the good and the bad of tickling in her house when she was a child...