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"I'm SO Bored"


What's a parent to do when a child flops down on the floor and complains, "I'm bored! There's nothing to do," and waits, blank and listless, for some zap of inspiration to save them from a fate worse than chores?

Our children are born to play, create, and feel great satisfaction. They want to have fun. They want to be involved. They relish that surge of initiative that is so abundant in childhood. When they lose it, they suffer. 

What keeps their spark alive is a sense of connection....Read the latest article


Struggling with the challenge of Biting, Hitting
or other Unfriendly Behaviors? We can help you today!
Helping My Daughter Become Who She Is Meant to Be
We had guests come to stay with us from out of town. A few days into the visit we were planning to go out to dinner when my oldest daughter started to give me the red flags that she needed to cry. She was bonking her head repeatedly on the couch, pushed her sister and bit my dress. The babysitter was on the way and I knew we would be late if I moved in to listen to her,
so at first, I let it go...

No More Sleeping in Mummy's Bed 

My son is nearly 4 now, and after another night of sickness, with him feeling too scared to be in his bed by himself, I thought it was time we dealt with the issue properly.  I decided to tackle it as an emotional project.  It wasn't that I minded my son in my bed. The issue for me was that he was scared to sleep by himself and I didn't want him to feel that way...  

Balancing Expectations, Limits and Love

A free call with Hand in Hand Founder, Patty Wipfler, and Psychologist Dr. Laura Kauffman to discuss practical strategies for making sure your children get what they need and you get the support for your self and your parenting that make it all possible.

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Online Building Emotional Understanding Classes  

"Patty's videos are so clear and compassionate and gentle and loving. I love Hand in Hand for installing a sense of trust in us as parents that we are doing the best we can and that, with support, we will figure out what we need to do." -Helena Mooney, Sydney, Australia    


9 hours of live, instructor-led parent support calls for your questions and discussion. Over 7 hours of video lessons from our founder, Patty Wipfler. An online discussion group to share support with other parents. And lots more.


Loving the Teen Brain

A free parenting call with Patty Wipfler and Bonnie Badenoch to better understand what's happening as your child grows into their teen brain and how your connection with your teen can lead to a relationship you'll both enjoy for the rest of your lives. Register Now.  

"Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child's being. You need a gentle listener, as well!" -- Patty Wipfler

Whether it's an hour long phone call, a six week class or a summer retreat, we have something for every parent. Get started today with what suits you best. Think a friend could benefit from these resources? Forward this newsletter and help us reach our goal of transforming families world-wide and raising generations of warm, connected, happy families.  



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