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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.

Sep 18, 2019

So there it is. An invitation. Your child is waving it in your face with a grin brighter than gold.  

kid who doesn't know how to manage her friends bullying

And you?

Does your heart soar?

Or sink?

  • Acceptance
  • Similarity
  • Belonging
  • Self-worth
  • Influence
  • Betrayal

Here's Why OUR Friendships Matter

Friendships can arouse big feelings - in us as well as our kids - and how we...


Sep 10, 2019

Coping with divorce?

When today’s guest, instructor Kristen Zuzek Volk, found Hand in Hand, she’d almost written off a loving relationship with her daughter.

After divorcing, her two kids were screaming, crying and acting out, her daughter sometimes for nine hours a day.

Coping? Not really.

Kristen was hard on...


Sep 5, 2019

You probably never imagined words like these erupting from your child’s mouth. 

Dark.

Venomous. 

Hurtful words. 

But here they are. 

“I hate you!”

Or worse. “I hate myself.”

“I want to die.”

Words that make us want to curl up and cry. Admit defeat. Give up parenting altogether. Except, of course, we...


Aug 28, 2019

Want to increase your child's co-operation? Have them listen more? Reduce clinginess? 

Sometimes special time can feel like the magic balm in parenting.

It can:

  • Boost your child’s confidence. 
  • It can build their resilience. 
  • It can ease your own parent guilt about not spending enough “quality time with your...


Aug 21, 2019

What gets you super seething mama mad?

Is it the constant asks and requests, the “Mom where’s my… that’s so overwhelming?

Maybe it’s the piles of toys and dishes and chip packets you asked to be tidied but are still smirking at you from the living room?

Maybe it’s the stubbornness and defiance your child...