Instructor Specialty: Bullying

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!

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.  

Kirsty Pakes

Kirsty lives in Kent in the UK and is mum to two beautiful children born in 2011 and 2015.  She is also ‘mum’ to a cheeky young dog and two very sweet rescue cat brothers. 

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

Lauren Fine

Hello, wonderful parents and caregivers!  I’m Lauren, and I’m an advocate for young people and the grown-ups who care about them. I’m a mom, parent educator, former teacher and constant learner.  I’m so grateful to

Flóra Bacsó

I first graduated as a teacher of English and French. I was always interested in methods that help us connect better with each other, even in hard times. First, I found mediation, the Restorative Practices,

Tom Anderson

Tom lives with his partner and his two young daughters in Forest Row, East Sussex in the UK. As well as being a Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor Tom works in Kent as a Family

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

Belynda Smith

When I became a parent I was besotted! I read everything I could find on how to help my son thrive. Yet we struggled tremendously with sleeplessness, tantrums, aggression and a variety of life challenges.

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

Carol Kellendonk

I am a certified music teacher and I have been teaching in different school settings for over 25 years. I am also the mother of four children from age thirteen to twenty five. I started

Patty Wipfler, Founder

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,

Laurel Near

Laurel Near is the mother of three, two boys and a girl, who are now all adults. She began practicing Parenting By Connection with Patty Wipfler in the late 80s. After completing certification, she taught

Kathy Gordon

Kathy came to parenting late in life.  She was single and in her 40s when she recognized her burning desire to be a Mom.  So 10 years ago, Kathy adopted a beautiful baby boy, who

Ravid Aisenman Abramsohn

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

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