Instructor Specialty: Separation/shyness

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 decade of experience working with families and children as a classroom teacher and Director of Curriculum with special focus on

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Indira Raja

Indira Raja, Certified Hand in Hand Instructor Welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here! I came across Hand in Hand Parenting in 2014 when I was looking for ways to help my boys with issues they were struggling with, both at home and in school. None of the conventional tricks and

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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 parenting tips, Sophie came across a few quotes from Patty Wipfler, Hand in Hand founder, that felt just right.   The

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Raluca Zagura

My name is Raluca and I am a mother of two kids. I live in London, UK, and before embarking on the Hand In Hand Parenting Instructor journey I worked for almost 15 years as a Computer Engineer, having a BSc in Computer Science. My parenting journey started in 2013, with the birth of my

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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!

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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.

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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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Miriam Ben-Haim

I absolutely love working with parents and supporting you with the big and small challenges that we all face in various forms as we lead our families. I especially love to support when parenting is feeling hard. Things can and will get better. With support and good information we can overcome difficulties, raise resilient, emotionally healthy and happy children, establish strong, long term connection within the family and feel good as parents along the way.

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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.  She is a clinical psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health.  She is passionate about promoting emotional well-being and

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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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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 she heard Patty speak at a conference on the importance of LISTENING to her child’s emotions and CONNECTING through hard

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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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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, then Hand in Hand Parenting. At present I work as a trainer, mediator, mentor and project manager for an NGO

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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 Case Worker for a children’s charity called Dandelion Time. In this role Tom leads therapeutic activities to help children overcome

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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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