Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

{FB Chat} Keeping Spirits Bright

Our latest Facebook chat took place on December 16, 2015. Special guest Jen Simmons talked to us about keeping spirits bright during the holidays and how to cope with the many emotions that accompany the season.

jen simmons, LPCJen is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose professional experience includes over 15 years of conducting individual, marriage and group therapy with a wide array of populations and presenting issues, both chronic and highly acute. Jen feels she was made to be a therapist, “the one who everyone came to with their hurts and relationship issues. It’s where I want to be – if someone is hurting, I don’t want them to suffer alone.” [Read more]

{FB Chat} Conscious Discipline: Raising Happy, Confident, and Resilient Kids

Our September Facebook chat featured two guests from The Rise School of Austin: Program Director Megen Glass M. Ed., and pre-kindergarten teacher Adrian Walton. Megen and Adrian gave tips and answered questions on Conscious Discipline and how it can help you raise happy, confident, and resilient kids. [Read more]

{FB Chat} Letting Go of the NICU Guilt

In July we held our latest Facebook chat, featuring special guest Cheryl Milford, Ed.S. Our chat focused on the guilt that many moms (and dads!) face when they have a child in the NICU, what parents can do to help relieve some of those feelings, and how to find support during this difficult time. [Read more]

{FB Chat} Empowering the Cerebral Palsy Parent

In honor of March as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker, a pediatric physical therapist & professor of pediatric physical therapy, was our guest at the March 21, 2013, Facebook Chat discussing Cerebral Palsy, a common diagnosis for newborns who have spent time in the NICU. [Read more]

A New Year, New Possibilities

Hand to Hold Executive Director and Founder Kelli Kelley shares new initiatives coming up in 2013 to provide more support and education for NICU families including unveiling the new NICU Resource Library for NICUs, For the Love of Babies fundraising and awareness campaign, and the impending launch of Hand to Hold’s first Facebook Chat. [Read more]