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Hand in Hand Parenting

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human 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

103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alya D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization shaped the amazing relationship I have with my eldest daughter, who is now well into adulthood! I had the support of the amazing resources Hand in Hand put into my hands starting when she was an infant, and I am forever grateful. I am now parenting young twins, and I am once again feeling so lucky to have the tools and relationships that I've discovered through Hand in Hand. Since the birth of my twins, my family has been through several traumatic events and we are working folks on a really low budget, yet we find invaluable information in free podcasts and articles, and amazing support through the Parent CLub, which includes very regular support from their instructors through facebook live Q and As, live weekly calls, and daily access to instructors through facebook. I would highly recommend checking out their online video classes which have hours of rich material for a relatively affordable price. (Sibling Rivalry has over 4 hours of video content and is currently $39- though it is sometimes sale priced at $5!!! As a mom of twins where it is all sibling all the time, I cannot recommend this course highly enough!) If you struggle with an issues as a parent, or love being a parent, this organization offers a chance to resolve challenges and amplify your joys. If you want to change the lives of families for real and have a good impact in the world, contribute to Hand in Hand!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has turned around the life of my family and made an incomparable difference for my children, the next generation. Very grateful to Hand in Hand Parenting.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gives parents real-life tools to do the best job they can at parenting

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have useful and science-based information to raise kids in a positive manner. It has really shaped my parenting style as a first time mom!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This program gave me the tools to meet my children's emotional needs & challenges, helped me heal & grow in so many ways and showed me how to build up my own support system so I wasn't trying to figure out everything alone. Every parent needs this type of guidance & support.

1 Emily46

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand Parenting has made a tremendous impact on my family. The Tools are simple but incredibly powerful and the support is amazing and so helpful.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Hand in Hand Parenting Tools have been an amazing gift, not just to my family but in how I relate to others in all aspects of my life. Transformative isn't powerful enough a word to describe what finding this organization has affected me.
The tools are so simple and so flexible and so effective. I wish the Listen book could be gifted to every new family. I'm sure it would change the world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand parenting stretches across the world to Australia and has permanently improved conditions in family life for many hundreds of families here. It’s a lifesaver - for my family, grandchildren and also through my workplace.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand in hand was introduced to me by my mum. I swear by the techniques from hand and hand has helped me build a stronger connection with my twin girls.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't imagine my life without the Hand in Hand Parenting listening tools! My oldest is almost a teenager now and the tools I learned when she was a toddler are still applicable today. Hand in Hand has shown me how to turn the hard moments of parenting into relationship-strengthening moments that build trust and gain cooperation. They have taught me how to appreciate my work as a parent, and how to build more support for myself and my family. Thank you Hand in Hand!

Natalie J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very knowledgable around understanding and being kind to your child

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The information and support I have received from Hand in Hand has honestly changed my life.

Anna C.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Hand in Hand Parenting when my son was born, and my daughter was two years old. I was struggling to be the parent I'd hoped to be, and was getting triggered and losing it with sleep deprivation, lack of family support and unrealistic expectations on myself. I didn't like the parent or person I was becoming and it was a shock. I met a mom in a local playground who told me about Hand in Hand Parenting. I was too stressed at the time to make the regular Support group she was a part of, but I did become a regular 'Listening Partner' with this Mom and it turned my life around for the better, and continues to. I went on to learn all 5 of the Hand in Hand Listening tools, starting using them daily in my family, and went on to do their year-long parent training programme, it transformed the hardest times and made them times of hope, laughter, love and connection. The tools I have learnt at Hand in Hand have made an intergenerational intervention in family patterns that needed some changing. You can't ask for more than that from an organisation! Changing the future and as they say, 'changing the world, one parent at a time'. They deserve the highest accolades for the work they do on a shoe-string budget.

1 Elizabeth F.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been instrumental in helping me find meaningful ways to connect with my very intense children.

1 Kathy277

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has really supported me during my son's preTeen and Teen years. I found Hand in Hand when my son was 5 - 10 years ago. My consultation with Patty Wipfler, the founder, changed our bedtime, my relationship with my son and our lives. Puberty hit my son hard and he really started to struggle. Hand in Hand's support helped me to continue to see my son as good and to keep reaching for him during some hard times. Our relationship is stronger today than it ever was because of Hand in Hand.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was trying my best to be a 'compassionate' parent when my son was little, but I felt like I didn't know what to do in the moment. Then I discovered Hand in Hand Parenting and the 5 Listening Tools, which changed my relationship with my adopted son and our lives. Here was an approach that taught me how to get support for myself so that I could support my son and deepen our connection. I have since become a Certified Instructor and am continually amazed by the amount of resources Hand in Hand offers to parents for FREE and the commitment Hand in Hand has to reach under served communities all around the globe. It may seem idealistic, but I truly believe that if every parent had access to the kind of support that Hand in Hand provides, we could raise a world full of peacemakers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The information and support this organisation provided changed my life and that of my family!

1 Kristen A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This parenting method has changed my life! My baby is growing up beautifully and is able to express himself in a healthy way. I have learned to really listen to him (and everyone else) and not feel like I have to fix everything.

1 Tracy Y.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Accessed primarily via its Facebook presence, I’ve found the posts and podcasts invaluable support & reassurance in what can be a really difficult role as an adoptive mum. Sharing them is also a great way to raise awareness of connection based approaches parenting or working with kids. Great work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful for the support I found when I discovered Hand in Hand Parenting 10 or so years ago. I recommend this resource to every parent I meet! My family has stayed connected through great as well as troubling times because we have the listening tools gained through Hand in Hand. Our foundation is solid, from our practice of listening, even when life is too stressful to structure our connection plan into our lives. When the dust settles we return to it again and again. I have had a trusted group of Moms that created our own "Parent 911" which has served us through the years. We have held space for each other in celebration, grief, searching and confusion all while marveling at each of our own abilities to discover our own healing, solutions and resilience. Thank you Hand in Hand Parenting for validating my trust in The Process and trust in the people!!! With. So. Much. Love.
-Momster Poopins ;)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful resource for families and has provided so many tools that have made a positive impact in our family already. Highly recommend!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gives great parenting advice and helps parents and children stay connected