Instructor Specialty: Age 1-3

Ali Tepper

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

Sophie Menard

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 Kmet

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!

Andrea Ormandy

Hand in Hand Parenting tools are part of my daily parenting. I love that they are applicable to every child and every family. They are always in my back pocket and can be pulled out in any parenting situation that arises. I see how connection has changed my parenting and the groundwork for my children to develop into their best selves. My children now have the connection needed to be the amazing human beings they were always meant to be!

Dina Hassanein

My name is Dina Hassanein. I grew up in Los Altos, California, and then found my way to Cairo, Egypt where I worked in real estate and met my husband. We have been living in Dubai for ten years and have a seven year old daughter and a five year old son.

Alison Kemi

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.  

Alice Ritch

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.

Priya Raghav, LICSW, RPT-S

Dear lovely parents! I am a proud mother of a passionate 9 year old boy, and a licensed Child and Family Therapist practicing in Seattle WA, supporting the emotional wellbeing of children ages 3-9 and

Blake Adams

Blake believes parents are the most powerful force in shaping the future of humanity and therefore deserve mountains of appreciation and support. Blake is passionate about ensuring that all parents have what they need to feel successful as they love, nurture, and guide their children to adulthood. His mission is to lift up young people by putting good supports underneath the adults who care for them.

Summer Sheldon

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

Katy Linsley

I felt I had some good ideas of how to parent. I’d had a fair amount of experience working with children before having my own. I knew what I was doing. Ha! After having two

Steffi Weh

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

Sushila Hart

Sushila Hart lives in Marin County, 1 hour North of San Francisco. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Early Childhood Education Certificate for several hours of ECE studies. She has many years background working/playing with children as a preschool teacher and is presently a Nanny for 3 families ranging in ages from 3-11 years of age. She acts as a mentor/consultant frequently to the parents she works for.

Chloé Saint Guilhem

Chloé Saint Guilhem

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

Heidi Grainger Russell

Heidi discovered Hand in Hand after searching for a parenting approach that was in alignment with her belief that children deserve to be treated with respect and kindness and that they need a trusted caregiver

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