Parenting through the lens of connection and cooperation.

February 12, 2020

Sleep

Ever elusive sleep! It’s like a unicorn we chase, endlessly when our children are young. Nobody wants to sleep except mom and dad! It becomes stressful and difficult making bedtime often unmanageable. What can we do? How can we help our families get more rest without using methods that may not feel good while also supporting ourselves and our kids through all the feelings that come along with sleep? Whether we co-sleep or don’t sleep, we give you our very best thinking and personal struggles and solicitors all related to sleep. Rate, review, subscribe and please support us on our Patreon. We appreciate you so much!! Here are the Hand in Hand articles: Helping Kids Sleep and Moving Kids to Their Own Beds
 

February 5, 2020

Instragram vs. Reality

We're tackling social media and all it can bring to us as parents but also individuals, good and bad.  We released a special episode on parenting and enneagram numbers on our Patreon, join today to access the content!  Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!! 

January 29, 2020

Backtalk

Backtalk can feel like the ultimate sign of disrespect but is it?  Or is it indicative of something bigger going on inside our children?  We dive in to why it can be so triggering and ways to manage.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon

January 22, 2020

Changing my Behavior to Change my Child’s

In order to change our children's behavior, we have to first change our own.  It is difficult, frustrating, counterintuitive and takes a lot of inner work and self awareness.  We're talking through the ways we have been able to make changes to our own behaviors and the power you have to change the atmosphere of your own home; Michelle does her yoga while we record and gives us an example of her meditation, you don't want to miss it!  She also created a guide to encourage healing through journaling, linked here, check it out and start journaling today. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon.

January 15, 2020

Tantrums

Meltdown city here we come!  Talking all kinds of tantrums and how we manage to stay calm and connected to our children as they release their "icky" feelings.  Tantrums can be so healing for our little ones, teenagers and even for us, as adults. Let us know what you think and join in the discussion on our private Facebook community group.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, visit our patreon  and check out Michelle's empathy guide for help with what to say or do during tantrums. 

January 8, 2020

Miscarriage

We’re going slightly off topic and discussing miscarriage stories with Dr. Jessica Zucker; she is a psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. We go in depth into our experiences in hopes to open the conversation up to you. Follow @ihadamiscarriage, check out Dr. Zucker's website and her shop for more and join in the discussion in our Facebook group. Thanks for listening, we appreciate you so much!

January 1, 2020

Detriggering

Starting 2020 off talking all about triggers and how to work through them.  Listen in as we discuss where they come from and why parenting can bring up the worst of them.  Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!! Happy New Year! 

December 23, 2019

Sharing

We wanted to release a quick episode on sharing right before the holidays to guide when/if sticky situations come up.  We're discussing why we don't force sharing on our kids and what we do instead.  Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and check out our patreon, we'd love your support! Happy Holidays!! 

December 18, 2019

Special Time for Extended Family

With the holidays approaching, our kids will need us and connection more than ever.  What better way to help give it to them than to teach extended family to help out with special times throughout the holiday events?? Michelle wrote an article on how she did it years ago, linked here, and we're discussing in depth in this episode. Here is her connection plan and special time guide to share with family to also help with explaining. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe!

December 11, 2019

Healing Yourself into 2020

Ready for 2020? We're talking all the ways we'll be working on ourselves and our own healing so we can come to parenting more peacefully. Listen and then join us in the discussion on our Facebook community group . Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and check out our Patreon to support us!