Hand-in-Hand Parenting: Your Secret Weapon When Things Feel Out of Control

The following interview is part of a cutting-edge series of video interviews called Parenting Today: Raising Strong, Resilient Kids being aired exclusively on Mad in America.

This series has as its aim educating parents about the current mental disorder paradigm as it relates to children. It also offers many useful tips about how to raise more resilient children and how to become a more skillful parent. In this series of more than thirty interviews, we share information about the diverse resources available to parents, including alternative ones.

We hope that you’ll follow this important series. Mental health advocate Heather Juergensen hosts the interviews, each of which introduces you to an interesting guest speaking on a subject of importance to parents. We hope that you enjoy this series, benefit from it, and decide to alert other parents to its existence!

Today’s guest is Abigail Wald. Abigail is the co-host of the popular podcast “Hand in Hand: A Podcast for Parents.” She is a certified Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, and also a certified trainer for the Michael Gurian Institute. She teaches parents practical things they can do every day in their own homes to shape the life they want for themselves and their children.

She believes that by leading with kindness, we help our kids develop mastery and grit, and stay connected to their true selves. She works with parents all over the world and does speaking engagements at schools that are close to home in Los Angeles. She likes it when parents say hi, so stop by and visit her at her website realtimeparenting.com.

Links of Interest:

Abigail’s Real Time Parenting Website

Abigail’s Podcast – Hand in Hand: A Podcast For Parents


Parenting Today is produced by Heather Juergensen and Eric Maisel.  To learn more about our individual work, please visit Eric Maisel at http://www.ericmaisel.com and Heather Juergensen at www.thestrongwoman.net. If you’re enjoying this series and find it useful, please tell other parents about it. To learn more about the series please visit https://parentingtoday.me/ and join our community!

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