Ali is the mama of three tender-hearted and imaginative children. She is the founder of Raising You and Me LLC: Parent Coaching and Education. She brings a Masters degree in elementary education and over a
Instructor Specialty: Age 0-1
Facebook and the magic of its famous algorithm: this is how everything started for Sophie on her journey to becoming a Hand in Hand parenting instructor. While frantically scrolling on social media, looking desperately for
Adrianne is a trauma-informed Registered Nurse working with neurodivergent individuals and their families. As a wife and mother of two (soon to be three) children in a neurodivergent family, she deeply understands the importance of acceptance and connection as a safe base from which growth can occur. Adrianne and her husband Martin have used the Hand-in-Hand Parenting tools since their children were young and it has changed their lives!
Alison is passionate about seeing the goodness in children and their parents, no matter how tough things seem to be, and supporting them to find what works for their own unique situation. Before becoming a parent, Alison had worked for over 10 years as a primary teacher and holds Post Graduate Certificates in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development and Physical Education. Connecting with children through play and listening to what is most important to them has opened up many opportunities for joy, fun and learning with family, friends and at school.
As I filtered through the noise of all the parenting advice out there I kept finding my way back to Hand in Hand Parenting. Here was an approach so rich and deep in its scope, so ahead of its time in terms of trauma informed, embodied practice AND it was based on the real authentic experiences of parents from all over the world.
Summer Sheldon lives in beautiful rural Oregon with her husband, three kiddos, a dog, two cats, and a very fluffy rabbit. She started using Hand in Hand tools with her young children in 2010 when
Steffi was born and raised in Germany. She became mum of a wonderful baby girl in 2009 and in 2013 of a beautiful boy. They live together with her husband in the very south of
Chloé vit au Pays Basque, dans le Sud-Ouest de la France, avec son mari et leurs deux garçons. Elle est psychologue et psychothérapeute et a découvert l’approche parentale Hand in Hand alors qu’elle a commencé
I’m a mom of two, Co-Moderator of the Hand in Hand Parent Club, Founder of Birth Roots Center for Community Supported Parenting in Portland, Maine, and creator of Facilitating Community, a unique training for those
“Helena helps me to be the Mom I want to be” (Michelle, USA) There’s no doubt about it, parenting is hard work. It’s relentless, sometimes boring and brings out the best and worst in us.
Patty Wipfler was born, raised, and educated in California, graduating from Occidental College in 1968, and is the mother of two sons. The focus of her work since 1974 has been teaching basic listening, parenting,
Ravid began by bringing Parenting by Connection to the Israeli community in Silicon Valley, California, and is now providing services in Israel. She has two girls and has been using listening tools since 2008. Through
Rachel Schofield has been involved with Hand in Hand Parenting 2007. She’s a Professional Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists, and Mum to two boys. Rachel says, “So many parents I work with want
Maya Coleman is the Executive Director of Hand in Hand Parenting and leads an international staff and cohort of 180+ Certified Instructors to offer Hand in Hand’s unique social-emotional learning approach to parents and professionals