Helena Mooney



Physical play helps to build your child’s physical and emotional confidence. So be inspired with playful ideas for more high-energy, rough and tumble play with your kids with Stacy Wilson, a fellow Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor & Primary School Teacher.

This type of play is perfect for bedtimes, transitions between separated parents, offloading frustrations & emotional upsets and so much more.

We also talk about how beneficial vibrant play is for girls, as well as for boys, particularly as they get older and are less likely to be running around in the playground.

Plus, we discuss Stacy’s progression into becoming more of a playful parent, so if you don’t find it easy to be playful, you’re not alone!

So enjoy bringing some more rough & tumble play into your day.

About Stacy Wilson

Stacy Wilson is an educator at heart. She has spent nearly 20 years teaching and caring for young children. She has a Bachelors in Elementary and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. Over the years she has taught in her own home preschool, community preschools and daycares, in parent co-ops, and in the public school system in Utah, New York, and California. She has 2 school aged children. 

Stacy found Hand in Hand Parenting after the birth of her second child, when she got to a breaking point with her then toddler and infant. She knew there had to be a better way to handle the strains of parenting and to get support for herself.

Stacy is also a single parent and particularly interested in supporting single parents with the unique challenges that parenting alone brings into the equation.