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July 1, 2011

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July 1, 2011

I was first introduced to Hand in Hand though my mother who is a board member. She had been touting their great work for years, but like every kid who wants to be the complete opposite of her mother, I ignored her praises. Finally, a flip switched and I hopped on board, and am I glad I did!

The Hand in Hand office is full of love, compassion and joy. Everyone here works as a wonderful and complimentary (and complementary) team, and is quick to help one another out. I think we're lucky that our specialty is communication, because it allows the team to communicate in a really seamless way. Which makes working here such a joy!

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I now practice the Tools with my boyfriend and our relationship has gotten stronger. Knowing how to listen has created space for the two of us to open up in ways we haven't before, and then we finish with a hearty round of Special Time--usually pillow fighting and wrestling to get us full of belly laughs.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Put the tools in the lap of every parent, world wide!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I've learned so many new communication skills and oodles and boodles about parenting. I feel prepared to have a kid, even though I'm years and years away from wanting one myself! It has given me a lot of compassion for parents I know and see dealing with a tantruming child, and a technique for dealing with friends in a more compassionate, warm and open way. I'm glad I know about these tools, because I'm able to see that conflict isn't always about me directly, and has taught me a great way to step in and lead us out of it in a soft, yet productive way. Get all the booklets--they'll change your life, and your relationship, not just with your children, but with anyone you choose to apply them to!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Valued, respected, needed, loved, welcome.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 8, 2011

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June 8, 2011

Hand in Hand has helped me build a stronger, healthier, closer relationship with my children. Through good times and bad, I have the tools to connect and support my children and other parents. They teach the only parenting method I've run across that helps really connect with children as the unique individuals they are rather than being sidetracked with classifying their behavior or using carrot/stick approaches that don't really work and just sublimate issues and problems.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

profound ways that have changed my life and my children's lives.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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