Instructor Specialty: Daycare

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.  

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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 have found Hand in Hand.  I actually began using the tools as a teacher, well before becoming a parent. I

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Vera Braghiroli

Vera is mother, wife, Home Education Consultant and certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor. Originally from Italy, she studied and worked in Milan, and there met her partner. They moved to London together in 2007, for an adventure that is still ongoing. After 12 years as a promo producer and director for big international television

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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 children of my own, and looking after seven other toddlers over 4 years, I found that my confidence in the conventional wisdom

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Carrie Meadows

I am a proud mum of two wonderful boys aged four and six and I work with parents in Derbyshire, Sheffield, and Nottinghamshire. I found Hand in Hand Parenting when looking for tools to help practice the attachment theory I’d been reading about. Our eldest son was turning 2 ½ when our new baby son

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Rebecca Nowlen

Hello!  My name is Rebecca Nowlen.  I first came to Hand in Hand a the director of a parent-cooperative preschool, looking for ways to best serve the parents and children in my school community.  The tools I discovered through Hand in Hand helped me more as a parent as it did as the director of

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Louise Durrant

Louise is mother to two children, who were aged 7 and 4 when Louise was introduced to Hand in Hand Parenting in 2014. “Becoming a mother has been a profoundly life changing experience, which has brought enormous joy, fulfillment and deep wellsprings of love into my life. It has also challenged me beyond what I

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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.

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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 à intervenir dans plusieurs crèches, auprès des professionnelles. En 2012, lorsqu’elle est devenue maman de jumeaux, les outils d’écoute proposés

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Emily Murray

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 who facilitate small groups. I’m glad you’ve found your way to Hand in Hand Parenting as I did when my

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Sareli Beltran

Sareli has over a decade of experience supporting families through various culturally sensitive tools. It was through her work as a positive parenting educator, that Sareli was first introduced to the wonderful world behind the Parenting by Connection approach. Being a natural skeptic, she decided to take Hand in Hand’s Professionals Intensive first and began

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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 teaching, because I always had a good connection and a natural empathy with children. I also deeply believed, that every

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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, and leadership skills to parents. She directed The School, a non-profit parent co-operative preschool in Palo Alto, and later directed

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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 is now, as tall as she!  More than anything Kathy wanted her son to experience the unconditional love that she

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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 her work with Hand in Hand she has taught different classes, workshops, play trainings, and parent consultations in Hebrew and

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Rachel Schofield

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 to raise their child in loving respectful ways but find it hard to do.” “They feel like failures – and

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