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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 26, 2019

So, you may be fairly new to Hand in Hand's approach or maybe you've been trying out the tools for a few months, even years. But at some point you'll probably - most likely when you are particularly tired or frustrated - ask, "Is Hand in Hand too hard???"

We know!

We've been there!

This week, Elle and Abigail talk about when and why this question pops up. They explore the alternatives and share their own experiences about when it's happened to them - and don't forget Abigail has been parenting this way for about a decade! Plus, we also walk you through ways to get past this ickiness so that you really do find your calm place in parenting.

We've been there too - it really can happen!

Listen to Finding Your Calm Place in Parenting - It Really Can Happen and find out:

  • Why we reach our limits with this approach
  • Why other parenting styles may offer a quick fix that seems good in the moment and how this compares with Hand in Hand over time
  • What we can do to get on track
  • How to navigate those darker moments

More Resources For Getting Support As Parents

Haven't tried Listening Time yet? Read about how it differs from chatting with friends and post for a partner in our free Facebook Connect support group

Listen to Abigail and Elle's podcast A Little Lite Listening Partnerships Demonstration

For daily support from instructors, plus regular Q&A call-ins with them and our founder Patty Wipfler, join the Hand in Hand Parent Club.

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