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 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
As a Board Member for a number of years, I find myself getting more and more excited about the work Hand in Hand Parenting is doing. We continue to hear stories from our customers about the life changing effects of the Parenting by Connection approach.
Many parents of young children find that they feel more patient after learning our approach, and they can set limits without being angry or upset when their children cry and protest. They calmly hold the limit.
Our Certification classes are growing and the word seems to be spreading to more and more communities around the world.
In addition to being on the board, I also teach classes in Parenting by Connection and Building Emotional Understanding. I am currently providing support to a group of Spanish speaking grandmothers who have custody of their grandchildren, and one of the most valuable aspects of our program for these women is the listening time they receive in a focused, respectful and confidential setting. They feel like someone knows the challenges they face, and they feel more connected to each other because the structure allows each person an equal amount of time and attention.