How do you connect? –

How do you connect?

We can spend every waking moment with our child and never really connect. We can also spend 20 minutes and forge a deep meaningful connection.

Connection is not measured by how much time we are with our children, but rather the way in which the time is spent. The 5 Listening Tools of Hand in Hand Parenting have allowed me to connect with my girls on a level I didn’t know was possible. I spend less time with them now, and yet we share a deep bond.

One that constantly needs maintenance and attention (with the tools) but one which is not necessarily measured by time. Cutting out the consequences, punishments, bribes, lectures and threats has also allowed our connection to deepen. They know I am on their side no matter what, will listen to and understand their feelings and will show up calmly and kindly without judgement when they need me.


Special Time, Staylistening, Playlistening, Setting Limits and Listening Partnerships have allowed me to change the way in which I parent.


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