Andrea Smith

Hand in Hand Certified Instructor

Auf Deutsch

Born and raised in Germany, Andrea taught in London and Eastern European countries for 10 years before coming back to Germany in 1999. She and her husband have been enjoying the benefits of the Parenting by Connection approach with their son since 2015. Andrea is a Certified Hand in Hand Parenting by Connection Instructor and a Certified PsychotherapistShe feels very passionate about these effective tools they have helped her to show her love and affection to her family and to bring her family closer together.

Andrea enjoys offering parent-to-parent consultations, family therapy, classes, support groups, and workshops, as well as translating Parenting by Connection publications into German.  She is familiar with trauma-sensitive-care and is involved in a program to support children that are part of the 1 million refugees that are currently living in Germany.

Since suffering from a trauma herself when her son was only 6 months old she feels passionate about bringing hand in hand tools into trauma-sensitive-care. She is currently involved in developing a program to bring hand in hand tools into a clinical environment in Germany and to develop a program to support parents whose children are hospitalized in a clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry.

What parents say about her courses:

I have studied education and psychology and I feel it is not helping me, it is not working especially not at home. After attending three study group meetings the mom says: I can already see an improvement in the relationship with my son (14 year old teenager). I am so grateful that I got to know you.A mom that has 20 years’ experience as an Elementary School Teacher.

Here is what another mother said after a parent study group meeting: “I had started feeling very resentful towards my children (5 and 7) it had gone so far that I sometimes didn't even want them to touch me. But after this class, I want nothing but to rush right home and take them into my arms.” – Mum of two boys.

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