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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

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sofia R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My heart was lost and looking; looking for a way to treat children kindly and respectfully, but nowhere around me did I see what I was searching for, until I found Hand in Hand. Hand in Hand offers tools to be there for the little ones of the world, no matter what they do or feel or how they behave. It is truly unconditional love.

And as such, I have also learned about the goodness and potential of grown ups, from whom I lived in avoidance and fear.

And not least, it has helped me to love myself more fully, get in touch with my heart and my sensibility.

Hand in Hand changes the world one family at a time; it changed me, and now I go out into the world to do my part.

Hand in Hand is a light in our way, but more than that, it allows us to see the light in us and in others; that is why it is changing the world.

Thank you.

1 Vali Martin

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am grateful for getting to know you,it's life-changing . For the first time in my life I feel very close to my family (both husband and daughter) and it's all thanks to you!

1 Irina N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined Hand in Hand when my middle child was about 1 yo and crying every night for ours. I was exhausted and felt lost because I didn't know the reason this was happening. My response was harsh and unloving and I didn't like that about myself. I was set up to be a great mom, but I just lost my way. Hand in Hand helped me rediscover the goodness in me and my children, offered me spot on tools to deal with everyday challenges both with children and adults, and made me feel like part of a tribe that always has my back. Thank you for making your knowledge known to the world!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The simple yet effective parenting tools I've learned from Hand in Hand have improved my life and my relationship with my children. The support I receive daily makes all the difference in the way I deal with daily challenges. I benefited from a Scholarship from Hand in Hand to learn their parenting approach and for that I am most gratefull.

Brooke Cristal B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined the Hand in Hand Parenting Membership and Support page about one year ago at a time when I was feeling so stressed and overwhelmed as a parent and was not happy with the way this was affecting my responses to my kiddos. It has been life-changing and absolutely the very best decision I have made as a parent! The methods they teach feel so right and don't feel like more things to do and work on, but rather offer me so much support and encouragement. Their instructors are so incredibly on-point and generous with their time and expertise, and this is an organization that is making a huge difference in the world for good!! Thank you, Hand in Hand!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has changed my relationship to my child but also to ALL people and myself. I absolutely love this organization. It is a great blessing in my life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in hand has transformed our parenting and our lives!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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.

1 Kathy277

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand Parenting has been my life line as a parent and has dramatically changed my family for the better. I really don't know where I'd be with out their support. I use and think about what I learned from the classes EVERYDAY. I truly think that what they teach has the power to transform not just families but the world. Our world needs kindness and connection and our brining more of both to our own families is the best place to start. I can't thank Hand in Hand enough.

1 Laura329

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Hand in Hand Parenting. I have had an incredible experience as a parent served by this organization and am so impressed by the integrity and respect of every person I have encountered at Hand in Hand. And I can honestly say that the tools this organization offers have changed my life as a parent.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped many thousands of families create the kind of connection that we all long for. It does this with practical tools and tons of parenting support in our crazy world where the vital work of parenting is relegated to the role of "hobby." This is the parenting resource I recommend to all who are interested in developing their parenting skills and navigating the difficult terrain that all parents face.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand and hand is an invaluable parenting support. I use the tools regularly and love the community and resources.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

life changing. they provided me with all the tools i needed and didn't even know existed. learning from them has changed every aspect of my life, even ultimately my career as now i even work for them. they are kind, amazing, wise and everything you could ever dream of. i would have been such a mess if i had never found them. and just think what a mess my kids would be, lol!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The parenting tools offered by Hand in Hand are indispensable. They have changed my life for the better. I recommend this non-profit to every parent I know!

1 Terri84

Client Served

Rating: 5

These wonderful people have supported us in parenting a very challenging child who came to us from foster care.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This website saved my son (and his Mom!). Makes so much sense - what an eye opener for us

1 Debra99

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has provided consistent, loving guidance to our family for the past few years. Both the behaviorist and never-let-your-child-cry models are inconsistent with our parenting values. Finding an approach that honored our children's need to express their feelings with a loving adult to listen deeply in a variety of ways was just what we needed. We have taken online courses, had in person and Skype consultations, use the parents forum, read numerous articles, listened to podcasts, found listening partners, and have otherwise utilized many of the resources HandinHand offers. We wish all educators and families had access to this wonderful approach to supporting our children!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As an adoptive mum, Hand in Hand Parenting has provided me with simple tools that are empowering me to lead as a parent in the way I intended but struggled to achieve due to my own early life traumas. I can see how developing this parenting practice is building and strengthening my relationship with my daughter, facilitating healing and enabling me to lovingly support her in being herself. I cannot recommend the tools or the support the organisation provides highly enough. With my psychotherapist hat on I have recognised the therapeutic benefit of parenting in this way, for my child and most importantly for myself, so I have certified as an Instructor. I want the world to know that Hand in Hand Parenting ROCKS!

1 Cosareanu C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I encountered Hand in Hand in a moment when I didn't know any more what to do in the relationship with my son. I took a class and my life started changing. I could understand my boys needs and emotional moments. I am deeply grateful for the loving way and support they provide for parents and their children.