Here are some links to resources which will provide you with a good background if you are new to Hand in Hand. I’d love to know what you think!
Learning the basics
This nine booklet set, by Patty Wipfler, is a great place to start.
It provides a thorough summary of Parenting by Connection, the Hand in Hand approach, covering all of the Listening Tools. By Hand in Hand Parenting Founder, Patty Wipfler, they are clearly written, full of helpful stories of how the Listening Tools can be used, and organised so that you can get the information you need, when you need it.
Perfect as a reference for yourself, and as a gift for any parent. If you are anything like me, you will find you are regularly having to replenish your supply, becuase you share them and lend them to other parents.
The booklets cover:
How Children’s Emotions Work
Tantrums and Indignation
Healing Children’s Fears
Reaching for your Angry Child
Listening Partnerships for Parents
Setting Limits With Children
Listen -The Book
Patty Wipfler explains the approach, with many helpful anecdotes and stories, in this book.
The Challenge of Parenting.
These are a couple of teleseminars from Hand in Hand Parenting about why parenting is so challenging, and what we can do about it.
It’s one of the unexpected things about parenting that we are constantly reminded, as we are faced with our children, of what it was like when we were their age. This is not necessarily a process we are aware of, but it is happening none-the-less. In this teleseminar from Hand in Hand Parenting, Patty Wipfler and others explain how this works, why it happens, and what you can do about it.
Parenting is not something we were mean to do alone, and it is not a perfect science. We need to develop our own support network to work on to build the emotional support we need, in order to be able to stay flexible and available to our growing children. Patty Wipfler explains why things are hard, and how we can build that support.