Beautiful Muslimah Academy

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[Beautiful Muslimah Monday] Blessings Within You

This is Kathryn Jones with the Beautiful Muslimah Monday. This is our second session, and I’d love to hear -- if you were here for last week -- how the Mirror Project went. How did it go saying, “I am beautiful,” to the mirror, looking yourself in the eyes? Share with me, tell me how it...

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Games For Parents That Are Too Tired To Play

Dear Hand in Hand, Since the new year, i’m trying to play more with my children. We’ve been playing lots of hide and seek and roughhousing, and it feels great most of the time, but sometimes I’m just too tired to play! I read your recent post about triggers that might be holding me back from...

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One Way to Unblock Stuck Emotions

When we first encountered Hand in Hand Parenting, we were struck not only by the non-judgemental, meet-you-where-you-are tone, but also by the practical ideas offered through the Listening Tools. Four of the five tools are aimed at the parent-child interaction, but the fifth tool, Listening...

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“I only want Mommy!” Helping Your Child Feel Safe with Both Parents

Is your child favoring her other parent over you? If you have a child favoring one parent, welcome to a very large club full of spurned but loving parents. Being rejected by your own child is one of the hardest experiences a parent can have, and one of the most universal. All of us at Hand in...

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5 Strategies to Help When You Feel Judged on Your “Softer” Parenting Style

Connection parenting can seem unfamiliar, daunting, and even strange to family members and friends. Unless you have tried the power of play and giggles to ease away tension and stress, joking with your moody child can look to them like you are bending over backwards. Sweet, loving limits can...

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Building Sleep Confidence: The Truth About Children and Sleep

Sleep is one of the most challenging aspects of being a parent. When we become parents, we may notice that our newborns often fall asleep relatively easily, often in the middle of feeding or right afterwards, but as time goes on things can get harder. That’s the point where we start doing things...

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What to Say During Staylistening

Our parents, for the most part, didn’t listen to us while we were having passionate feelings. This had never been modeled for them. We, in turn, are sometimes at a loss as to what to say. We might manage not to interrupt our children’s intense feelings for awhile, but don’t have an easy time...

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“I need space, Mama!”: When Your Child Tells You to Go Away

We were on our way home from a festival weekend where we had camped out. We’d been on the road for an hour or so. My 3-year-old daughter was busy drawing and I was sitting in the back seat with her. She started to get frustrated trying to write some letters. I offered to help, but when I did...

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[Beautiful Muslimah Monday] You Are Perfect, Just the Way You Are

I’m Kathryn Jones and this is Day 1 of the Beautiful Muslimah Monday Project. I’m so glad you’re here! The idea behind this project is, I want the beautiful Muslimah in you to shine through. Each and every one of you is beautiful in your own way. You are perfect, just the way you...

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How to Deal with Bedwetting

Q. “My five-year-old can’t seem to stay dry at night. We’ve tried and tried, and nothing I do seems to work. She feels bad when she wets the bed, I try not to bother her about it, but I am very tired of the work it takes to deal with this. I get cranky, and that doesn’t help her learn. Do you...

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