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Hand in Hand Parenting Blog

"I recently heard about the idea of "holding space" for someone and it occurred to me that that's exactly what Hand in Hand parenting is all about. Holding space for your child and trusting in their inherent good nature." ~ Karen, mother of a toddler

Real parents share examples of how you can use the Parenting by Connection tools to solve family challenges at your house.

What's the Cure for Whining?

If we wanted to make a list of things that irritate parents, we’d find children whining near the top! Every child tries it sooner or later. Some children fall into whining and can’t seem to climb back out.

3 Tools to Stop the Hitting

Odd as it may seem, children who hit are children who are afraid. The fears that cause trouble for a child who hits usually have their roots in some frightening experience earlier in her life.
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Get the book! "Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges" is here!

“Captures the heart and soul of Patty Wipfler’s groundbreaking work with parents and families. This remarkable book describes the tools of Hand in Hand Parenting with clarity, and then applies them with thoughtfulness and compassion to the real struggles of parents.” 

~ Dr. Lawrence Cohen author of Playful Parenting, The Art of Roughhousing, and The Opposite of Worry.

become a parenting instructor with Hand in Hand

Join this one-hour informational session on the Hand in Hand Instructor Certification Program. Learn the process and requirements for entering the Certification Program and hear Hand in Hand’s hopes for graduates of the program. Applications will be available April 1st.

 

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Upcoming Programs

New Baby? Here Are Three Keys to Connected Parenting

In this free parenting call, with Hand in Hand Instructors Julie Johnson and Laura Minnigerode, you’ll learn how to prepare for the birth of a child (whether it’s the first time or a sibling), how to maintain your connection with your other children when the new baby comes along, and how to create a community of support around you as your family grows.

A Retreat for Parents in the Santa Cruz Mountains

July 7th, 8th, and 9th join us at the Ben Lomond Quaker Center in the peaceful beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains for an intensive weekend of laughter, listening, and connecting with the deep support that brings out the best in our parenting.

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