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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
    • 4.8, 266 Ratings

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

4.8 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Elle Muliarchyk ,

You need to listen to this every day!! Incredible!!

I’m a conscious/respectful parenting geek and god knows I’ve read every book on the market and listened to every podcast out there on the subject. From the classic “How to talk so your kids listen and How to listen so they Talk” book to Janet Lansbury and RIE.
However, when I came across this podcast, everything changed. I hungrily listened to every episode abc moved onto one of the presenters’ Abigail’s Mother Flipping Awesome podcast, which is also incredible.
I listen to at least one episode everu day to keep me sane - and also thriving and blossoming as a parent.

Hand in hand is a revolutionary parenting system, one where
It’s not about getting kids to listen and coerce them into we want them to do, it’s about building a relationship so they grow to become a person that makes the better choice (kids want to be connected to their parent and make them happy anyway. We all want to make our family member happy except our ego gets in the way).

Hand in hand is all about helping to build this connection on children’s level and building a relationship. It’s a long term investment- you are investing in a life-long relationships with the people you’re going to be so close (hopefully) for the rest of your life.
This podcast has been a life changer for me. Now I try to truly listen to my children, during tension I remind myself that I’m on their side. I try not to lecture or threaten (if you don’t do this, you won’t get that).
I fail 50% of the time but I’m improving. It changes your whole perspective on life itself. Before I thought of my life as a parent as a sort of a job, a chore (not in a bad way, but still it was in a “doing dishes” and “grocery shopping”- type category. Even on good day, I felt a relief after my daughter went to bed. Now my view of my role as a parent expanded and it’s like I found a treasure chest with incredible riches. Now every new day is a an amazing journey together - with a person who will be growing into a beautiful soul that they are meant to be with my supportive and gentle guidance. Now, when my children are in bed I can’t wait for tomorrow because I see what I could have done differently and better than today. There will be hard days, but they won’t be “bad” days. It’s like when you climb a mountain in one of Lord of the Rings movies, there will be sunshine and there will be a snow storm, but they are all beautiful and meaningful as long as you and your child are partners in a loving and honest relationship. This is the gift Hand In Hand parenting gave me.

SHPolson ,

Excellent program but really annoying speech

So incredibly grateful for this program. Abigail, please stop using the word “like” “you know” twenty times a sentence so I can keep listening because the content and spirit of this is so important!

D_Hernandez ,

A breath of fresh air!

I don’t honestly know how to express my gratitude for this podcast! I had been a follower of a different practitioner of connection based parenting and always felt like something was missing that I was missing something that was going to be that moment for my family where things got better . Then I found Hand in Hand and it all just clicked. This podcast creates a further understanding of the approach and brings real life to the concepts , with these gracious mama’s sharing their family life to create a solidarity with the listener! I binge listen to these episodes and have been able to find one to compliment whatever worry of the day I am having as I navigate reconnecting and bringing more peace to our household again. I only wish I could ask follow up questions 😂! I am so excited for them to make a comeback, but have been enjoying “Mother Flipping Awesome” in the meantime ! Thank you thank you thank you... you have been a major part in returning the love to my parenting again. You are providing a truly wonderful gift to so many of us in the trenches !

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