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"I recently heard about the idea of "holding space" for someone and it occurred to me that that's exactly what Hand in Hand parenting is all about. Holding space for your child and trusting in their inherent good nature." ~ Karen, mother of a toddler

Real parents share examples of how you can use the Parenting by Connection tools to solve family challenges at your house.

What's the Cure for Whining?

If we wanted to make a list of things that irritate parents, we’d find children whining near the top! Every child tries it sooner or later. Some children fall into whining and can’t seem to climb back out.

3 Tools to Stop the Hitting

Odd as it may seem, children who hit are children who are afraid. The fears that cause trouble for a child who hits usually have their roots in some frightening experience earlier in her life.
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