author Emilie Leeks,

"As parents, we often find ourselves up against a situation which challenges us Every. Single. Time. And it's so hard to feel like we banging our heads against a wall as we try and try to resolve an persistent issue. One of the things I love about Hand in Hand Parenting, is that it gives me options that I can try, rather than just trying the same old idea again and again - one of the tools which has brought a huge change in our own family live has been Playlistening."

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author Emilie Leeks,

"Toothbrushing is such a big issue for lots of us parents! Crying, running away, point blank refusing - most of us have faced some sort of struggle with our children around this issue at one time or another. And getting playful around tackling the issue is a great way to move forwards with it - the sillier the better."

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author Emilie Leeks,

Read this book if: You have, or work with, a child who appears anxious Things aren't moving forward for a child with regard to a particular issue (e.g. aggression) - even if the child doesn't seem anxious You want to better understand where anxiety comes from and what it can look like You want creative ideas of how to tackle anxiety in everyday life and through games and playfulness You have, or think you have, anxiety yourself!

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author Emilie Leeks,

Even after 8 years of parenting our autistic son, we still often forget that he can be particularly challenged by events and celebrations which on the surface look like they should create nothing but delight and pleasure. The...

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author Emilie Leeks,

It can be overwhelming, with the wealth of information out there about parenting, to know how 'best' to parent our children. This issue is compounded when you have a child who is different to the general population in some way. Our...

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