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Support the organization that supports families and make a difference that lasts for generations. Studies show that a strong bond with a caring adult is a child’s best defense against drugs, violence, and other societal ills. The Hand in Hand approach is used by teachers, therapists, and community leaders in the US and worldwide.

Hand in Hand Parenting: The Podcast

When children's behavior is difficult, parents need support, good information, and practical tools to reduce stress, understand their child's emotions, and build cooperation and warm connection in the family. Join Elle Kwan and Abigail Wald as they share the Hand in Hand Parenting approach with useful examples and stories from real parents like you.

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.
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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.

training for professionals in Hand in Hand Parenting Tools

This special program is designed for psychologists, therapists, social workers, teachers, early childhood professionals, medical professionals, members of the clergy, and parent outreach workers. 20 CEUs available from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The online classroom is open and ready for you now. Small-group mentoring calls begin in September.

Upcoming Programs

Are Tantrums Actually Beneficial to Family Life?

In this free parenting call with Hand in Hand Instructors Marilupe de la Calle and Roma Norriss, learn more about children’s emotions and discover several potential benefits of tantrums.

Parenting Doesn't Have to Be So Hard

Join one of our Certified Parenting instructors and a small group of other like-minded parents for a six-week journey to discover the marvelous ways in which the Hand in Hand Tools can change your parenting–and your life! Whatever behavioral challenges you are facing at home, this online parenting class supports you right where you are in your parenting and gives you the right tools to move things forward.

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