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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.

Feb 20, 2018

 

If you've discovered the simple and seemingly radical tool of Staylistening - of staying and listening through your child's upset - you may have been amazed by how your child recovers from that tantrum or meltdown and returns to brightness and easy co-operate.

Or, you may have not!

Surprise!

Staylistening doesn't...


Feb 13, 2018

That's right! What's going well?

happy little girl and mom laughingIt's easy to tear yourself apart over parenting, questioning what's going wrong, and becoming overwhelmed with doubts and disappointments. But this week Abigail and Elle  - and right in time for Valentines - look at the value of taking a moment or two to see what's going good for you and...


Feb 6, 2018

What does brain science have to do with parents and the way we raise our kids?

When we come from a gentle parenting perspective, we try to respond to our children in moments of upsets rather than react to them with harshness, we try to come at each situation with empathy and compassion. We try to set limits warmly and...


Brain Science and Parenting! Say What?

Feb 6, 2018

What does brain science have to do with parents and the way we raise our kids?

When we come from a gentle parenting perspective, we try to respond to our children in moments of upsets rather than react to them with harshness, we try to come at each situation with empathy and compassion. We try to set limits warmly and...


Jan 30, 2018

What role do consequences play in your parenting?

On this week's Podcast for Parents Abigail and Elle talk about when consequences become punishments.

Are Consequences Punishment?

parents holding child's hand in post about consequences and punishments

Natural consequences sound like a good idea - and can be wonderful - but often when we, as parents, get involved in issuing consequences...