I'm a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and the set of tools offered by Hand in Hand has helped so many of my clients who are parenting children with adverse early experiences or developmental challenges, and it has been especially helpful for families struggling with sleep issues.
Hand in Hand parenting is the best tool I have added to both my professional toolbox as a therapist and my personal toolbox as a parent.
I started using the Hand in Hand "listening tools" when my daughter was almost 2. I've not looked back! It has changed my life personally and professionally; as a parent and as a mental health professional. Underneath of all the technique and theory is a very basic belief in the goodness of parents and children and in the wisdom inherent in each of us. When we are well-supported, we can access that wisdom. Hand in Hand provides that support and teaches us how to support each other; it is simple, yet profound.
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.
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.
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!
I am grateful every day to have found this approach. It has transformed my family. The work they do in the world, in disadvantaged communities and with families in need is invaluable.
As a Social Worker, MSW, in an outpatient mental health clinic, I find this one of the better models of attachment therapy. Although no parenting approach will works 100% all the time, I find these strategies work with a child/teens emotions and connection to the parent,not just behaviour, and therefore; change can require more of a time investment, but will be long lasting.
Its founder (and those working for the organization), have done a tremendous job (over 40 years) making this approach accessible to all. Many of the free articles, videos and online support make this available to everyone. It's interesting to see many people from different places (UK, Romania, Canada) find value in the HIH approach.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I work with families of young children (birth to 6 years) and Hand in Hand is my go-to resource for parenting support. The resources are accessible and affordable, and the tools are concrete, efficient and effective. The support I got for myself completely transformed my experience of being a parent!
My go-to site when referrring clients seeking parenting advice. Thoughtful, respectful, compassionate, effective, and eminently sensible ideas and people.
This information was the missing link for me that I didn't even realise was missing!! I've worked with children & families FOREVER & thought when I became a parent that my experience would be similair to my professional experiences.
Boy was I wrong !!!!!
It was so much more complex and emotional. Hand in hand gave me insight into the WHY this was happening and then tools to help me move forward!!!
And so importantly the ongoing support