author Emilie Leeks,

When we first encountered the work of Hand in Hand Parenting, we were struck not only by the non-judgemental, meet-you-where-you're-at tone, but also by the practical ideas they offer through their Listening Tools. Four of the five...

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author Emilie Leeks,

A day out in the early morning sunshine. Home educating families like us - we know most of them well. But suddenly something different. I see you, my sweet one. I see you eyeing up the new child in the group. Checking her out. Sizing...

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author Emilie Leeks,

Our oldest child (8) has Asperger's Syndrome and, as is often the case for people on the autism spectrum, he tends to be quite anxious about change. We focus on connection and honesty to build and maintain trust between us, and...

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author Emilie Leeks,

Listening through children's big emotions, or ‘Staylistening’, is not something we do well as a society. As an adult, if I've had a hard day and need a rant, I expect my other half to hear me out, to respect that I know myself well and...

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author Emilie Leeks,

I've just done 6 loads of washing back to back. Apparently that's what happens when you go away for a week and do no washing at all. That's right - none. Heaven! We've just returned from a week at Embercombe, tentatively attending our...

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