Hand in Hand certifies parents who have learned to use and apply the tools in their own families and with the larger communities. Our certification is a year-long program, more in-depth than any other parenting instruction program we know. It covers brain science, development and practical use of the Hand in Hand Parenting approach, readying instructors to work in varied settings, including in parent groups and consultations, schools, daycares, medical centers and with families in underfunded communities.
The mission? To share tools with parents that bring families closer, whatever the challenge or circumstance.
Say Hello to Three New Certified Hand in Hand Instructors
Meet three newly-certified instructors to find out why they took the training and who they want to work with.
Karen Wolfe, Oakland, California
Child and family therapist Karen came to certification after taking our Professionals Intensive
and with a desire to understand more about what parents she works with experience raising their children. She helps children with anxiety and defiance, and parents with overwhelm.
Why did you decide to pursue certification?
I had an insight in one of my Listening Partnerships
in the professional intensives course and thought, “There is so much more behind these doors than I am aware of right now.”
I had to dive in.
What do you love most about the Hand in Hand Parenting approach?
I love how honoring and respectful it is of children's natural intelligence while offering a way to help parents set limits in a way that is really loving and really firm. I love how it emphasizes supporting the restimulation parents must work through as parents. It offers a model of parenting as a transformational journey, as I like to say.
What inspires you to work with parents, and what do you hope to share?
Creating a healthy society starts with reparenting our inner child, offering healthy models of relating to self and other to the next generation. Working with parents today gives me the opportunity to feel that I am making a huge difference in generations to come.