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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.

Dec 19, 2017


It's the season to be...making rituals?

Family lying looking at camera

What is a Ritual Anyway?

Elle asks this week are rituals the same as routine and is implementing them just a lot of extra work? Abigail mentions some family rituals that may already be in place in a family and that will become meaningful even if they are (currently) under...

Dec 12, 2017

This week on the podcast Abigail introduces a counter-intuitive ninja parenting tool!

We talk about how offtrack behavior looks early on, what it signals, and why this tool responds where reasoning doesn't.

Both hosts talk about the times they've used this tool with successful outcomes, even though it feels...

Dec 5, 2017

The podcast starts today with a question: Is it too late to change how I parent? If not, how can I forgive myself for things i’m not proud of?

Abigail and Elle share a few parenting choices they made and feel less than proud of, as well as some inspiring ideas about how they made peace with their parenting, and how...

Nov 27, 2017

Teeth-brushing, clothes changing and bathtime refusals, followed by endless requests for drinks, food, and "one more story." Yes, this week Elle and Abigail are talking sleep... or why kids don't want to!

Abigail admits to her own bedtime battles. She got so tangled up in her kids "needing to sleep," that she lost it...

Nov 21, 2017

What are you grateful for now? That’s the question Abigail poses to Elle this episode.

We’ll be talking about how we feel about being thankful during the thankful season, what happens if it feels difficult, and how we can inspire gratitude rather than demand it from our children?

Feelings about gratitude are often...