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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.

Mar 27, 2018

Taa-daa! Today we are celebrating our first special guest on the podcast, the wonderful Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, psychologist and the author of Playful Parenting, The Opposite of Worry and co-author of The Art of Roughhousing.

Talking Play

Talk on this episode turns to two of Larry's favorites styles of play  -...

Mar 20, 2018

Aggression, anger, yelling... Abigail and Elle talk about the times when parenting their kids made them crazy angry - and there are lots!

angry mom by herselfThey go back to the very start of early years parenting and what set them off, right through to the cocktail of feelings that has emerged parenting tweens.

And they ask, what happens...

Mar 13, 2018

This week on the podcast talk turns to tweens and what it takes to parent through what can be turbulent times.

With Abigail parenting a double tween household and Elle raising a 10-year-old, there’s plenty of personal stories about the various trials (and joys) of having tweens at home.

We look at some common...

Mar 6, 2018

Child hitting man with cushion in post about podcast on child's aggressive behaviorHitting? Pinching? Kicking?

Most children act aggressively but it can be very tough to see and understand.

When a child is aggressive our instinct is often to shut it down - "Don’t hit," we say, or "I don’t want to hear those things."

Looking at A Child's Aggressive Behavior in a New Way

While we can and should set...