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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services

Mission: We foster healthy parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime. Our mission is to support parents with the insights, skills, and tools necessary to build the meaningful connections that parents and children need to thrive. Our Vision Our vision is a world of warm, loving families where parents are well supported and responsive to the needs, fears, hopes and dreams of their children. Well-supported parents are natural leaders within their families and their communities. And because they truly understand how to listen and connect with their children, they will raise a generation of involved, creative, visionary problem solvers who will transform the world. At Hand in Hand, we heal society one family, one community at a time.

Target demographics: parents, stepparents, grandparents, early childhood educators, and professionals who serve families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,500 parents with live-contact services and reached millions more with parenting content online

Geographic areas served: the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world

Programs: classes, workshops, online tutorials, free live parenting calls, parent education talks, a website of helpful articles and success stories for parents, and training for professionals who work with families

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in hand has transformed our parenting and our lives!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand In Hand Parenting truly changes and heals families. This organization was a godsend to our family five years ago. I don't know in what state our relationships would be if we hadn't been introduced to its approach and tools. But today, we (my husband, two daughters and I) have a connected, happy and relaxed relationship. I credit it to all the wonderful resources of the organization. We took the in-person 6 week Parenting Starter Class, we pored over our copies of the pamphlets and referred to them in times of particular need, I am an active member of the online Yahoo! Groups discussion board, and regularly search the article archives on their excellent HandinHandParenting.org website for answers to online situations. Now that Patty has published, "Listen", I can keep this treasure of a book handy at all times, too!

Holly96

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand transformed our whole family! I knew I wanted to be a gentle parent but I had no idea how to set limits and I had the confused idea that I was failing as a mom if my child cried. I was straying into permissive parenting and bedtime was stretching on to what seemed like unending torment. I was desperate. I reached out to HiH and the response was like a lifeline. Now we use the tools daily and the whole family is so much happier.

1 nstuck

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has positively impacted my experience as a mother and my parenting of my son. I deeply believe in their philosophy and methods, and would love to see every child receive the level of care and respect that Hand in Hand promotes.

Thank you Patty and everyone involved for all that you do - we are making this a better world by treating our children differently and changing unconscious and unsupportive parenting patterns!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic group with transformative tools to positively change family life. Love them!

1 Chantal H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It still blows my mind a little bit that Hand In Hand is NFP!! It's realistically the world's best parenting resource.

HiH has done extensive research into the field of parenting and operates on a very whole-picture approach to parenting. It is useful for any parent/guardian no matter what your situation. The tools they give you will work and they will support you all the way through your journey with kindness, empathy and no judgement.

I wish HiH was part of the antenatal program!!

This is not just a glowing review.. it is also 100% fact!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has deeply changed my understanding of my role as a mother. It has taught me how healthy relationships and emotions look like. It has increased my ability to heal myself and become a healing presence for other people. I really cherish this organisation and I'm most grateful for its existence. I'm honoured to be part of it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I found out about Hand in Hand Parenting when my daughter was a baby. I was confused about why she wasn't sleeping, and hadn't found a solution that made sense to me. Then I discovered Hand in Hand, and their approach of listening to the emotions behind our children's behaviour. Within a few weeks my daughter was sleeping well, and we were feeling more deeply connected than ever before.
I was amazed by the Hand in Hand Parenting approach and how simply by learning to listen deeply and connect with our children they can be their natural, co-operative selves, no punishment or reward needed! I really appreciated the wealth of information that is given away for free in articles and podcasts so that money doesn't need to be a barrier to getting this important information about how our emotions work. And when I did want to start training with them and doing courses they were so fairly priced that I was able to.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand Parenting has been a wonderfully supportive resource for our family. I can't thank them enough for the change this way of parenting has brought to our family.

Megha S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a social worker and parent counsellor in India. I came across hand in hand when I was at a low point and struggling with my children. Hand in hand was like a guiding star in that turbulence. It gave me simple tools which didn't restrict my own parenting but shaped it and refined it. I have since been sharing the tools with people in my community. Advantaged families as well as disadvantaged families. I love the ease with which it adapts into peoples lives and how quickly the children take to special time and stay listening! The support hand in hand extends is invaluable and so much of it is free!