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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

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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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.

Natalie J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very knowledgable around understanding and being kind to your child

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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 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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gives great parenting advice and helps parents and children stay connected

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful support for parents & children. Really compassionate people that want to make a good change in the world. Really changed my approach to parenting & myself as a parent

2 Stephanie267

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand In Hand Parenting has literally changed my life and saved my parenting.
Thanks to these amazing practical and brilliant tools I get to be the Mum I want to be,
I get the support to let go of tension and stress so that I can connect and be playful and loving with my daughter as well as help her with any challenges she has in order for her to be free and happy and enjoy her life.
I can't rate them highly enough.
They have huge integrity, kindness and compassion to help families all over the world no matter what their circumstances are.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hand and hand parenting has changed my life. Not only has it helped me be the parent I want to be, it has helped me find my passion to make a difference to all children and families everywhere through this listening and connecting approach. It is by far the most powerful, practical and effective approach to parenting I have found.

2 Cathy G.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following hih parenting for about 9 months and the tools and support have changed my life.
I'm a different parent - much calmer, more playful and more loving. I'm more self aware and able to recognise and address my triggers too.
The support from the instructors as well as other parents is invaluable and I can't imagine being without it all now.

2 Christine Elizabeth T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This has helped me immensely to be less aggressive and harmful in my parenting practices. So valuable it’s priceless.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent source of free parenting guides and articles. I reference their work frequently to learn more about child development and how better to raise happy and healthy children. They've put together a great online collection of knowledge and experience for parents everywhere.

1 Dixie-Ann H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand parenting has been a life changer in the parenting game. Not only for me but to the many people who I've shared its resources with. It's a vital part of my support system as a parent.

1 Christine204

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has given me the support I need to be a better parent and person. Through Listening Partnerships, I am able to be heard and work through tough issues. Before LPs, I was constantly disappointed with the people in my life because I was not quite getting what I needed and I was feeling resentful. My LPs and the group's support fill that need for me. I am very thankful for this group!

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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!

1 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.

2 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!

2 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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This approach is brilliant and heartful. Hand-in-Hand, also known as "Parenting in Connection," teaches clear skills and tools, yet it is grounded in neuroscience, child development and relational theory. I know it has helped me so much, and I hear the same from other parents consistently.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful resource of information and courses on how to connect with your child in a respectful and loving way. Great active community - the yahoo group has been a wonderful source of support for me. The world is a better place with it!