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When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.

Hand in Hand Parenting: The Podcast Hand in Hand Parenting with Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald

    • Society & Culture

When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.

    What's Next? How About a Mind Flip

    What's Next? How About a Mind Flip

    Now that the Hand in Hand podcast is on hiatus, are you wondering where to get parenting support direct to your eats? You're invited to join Abigail during the hiatus for her Mother Flipping Awesome podcast where she does a deep dive with one mama in each show. And you get to listen in.

    • 13 min
    Handling the Halloween Howls Using the Hand in Hand Tools

    Handling the Halloween Howls Using the Hand in Hand Tools

    Elle and Abigail show you how to handle common Halloween howls using the Hand in Hand tools. Settle back with your pumpkin latte and get tricks you can use to make Halloween happier.


    Here's a sneak peek:
    What happens to a child’s brain when they are melting down and how you can respond in a way that reaches and nurtures
    Abigail's genius route to peaceful resolutions when two or more kids are going at it
    How to play your way out of scare season fear and even anger

    Listen now!

    • 34 min
    You're Invited To The Celebration - 100th Episode Podcast Party Starring YOU

    You're Invited To The Celebration - 100th Episode Podcast Party Starring YOU

    With comments that'll make you laugh, comments that'll have you nodding your head, and comments that will surely tug at your heartstrings...

    You're telling us how your perspectives are shifting, and with them, your struggles. We hear how you are becoming more playful with your kids and more understanding.

    Your good work is a force for change - and it's so powerful!

    This week, we hear from you - the Hand in Hand Podcast Parents - we're so excited to share this episode with you!

    Listen now!

    • 35 min
    So, How Far Have You Come in Your Parenting?

    So, How Far Have You Come in Your Parenting?

    Where were you two years ago in parenting?

    Sometimes we get so caught up in the present-day challenges we forget to look back and see the progress we've made. So this week, we challenge you to take a turn - as we do too.

    What have been your best mommy moments?

    • 32 min
    The Best Ways to Rise Strong After Mom Shame

    The Best Ways to Rise Strong After Mom Shame

    Abigail describes the gut-wrenching time she got mom-shamed during one of her most desperate times in parenting.

    She explains the exact advice she got that helped her rise strong and move on, and we talk about how you can too. 

    Bounce back from parent shame. Join us this week for The Best Ways to Rise Strong After Mom Shame.

    • 41 min
    What happens when you want to walk out on parenting?

    What happens when you want to walk out on parenting?

    So, today we’re talking about the less sunny side of parenting. And when we say less sunny, we really mean those dark, never-ending winter-like days that are bleak, lonely and cold.

    You'll learn:

    - At least three things you can try when things get tough
    - How to find peace in parenting lightly when life is overwhelming
    - One tool you must try to find hope in the hard moments

    If you’ve ever dared think you can’t go on with parenting listen in this week.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Venamatea ,

Like having a coffee catch up with friends who really get you

This podcast is like having an amazing coffee catch up with friends, where you leave feeling understood, hopeful and ready to face any challenge that comes your way. Thank you Elle and Abigail for a real life parenting podcast, jam packed with practical tools, for any situation, I love listening every week.

mamatothreelittleones ,

Incredible parenting podcast

I used to dread my evening chores after kids went to bed - food and toys and clothes strewn everywhere! Now I look forward to this time because it’s my hand in hand parenting podcast time. This podcast has been a complete game changer for me, both in terms of loving chore time and in parenting. I’ve been using peaceful parenting methods for a while but didn’t really feel I was getting it. Listening to Abigail’s tone, word choice, and use of play in response to REAL situations that I experience all the time has been amazing. I feel like I’m finally starting to get it. I love the format of Elle and Abigail in conversation, their different contributions, and especially these real scenarios. Please never stop!

australian handinhand listener ,

A wonderful wholistic parenting podcast

I have listened to your podcast all year and it has provided me with invaluable information, how to manage and parent in a calmer and more effective way and to stop and listen, to connect rather than correct. Have listened to some podcasts twice they are so good. The ideas come back to me during those tough moments and made me manage much better. Just love it. Keep up the amazing work.

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