Kirsten Nottleson

Hand in Hand Certified Instructor

Kirsten Nottleson is mother to 2 sons, 17 and 23 years old.  She has been using the Hand in Hand Parenting Approach with her own family for 22 years, and is particularly grateful to have had the tools as support during the teen years as her boys grow into young men. She has been working with families in Austin, Texas since 1993 and has been a Certified Instructor since 2007. 

Kirsten LOVES teaching all kinds of workshops, especially ones that involve Play, Pillow Fights, and Wrestling. She is proud of her Peer Education Parenting Curriculum that she helped develop and brought into the prison system.
She has worked extensively with preschool staff, teen parents, and families who have substance abuse issues. All of her work is based on the principles of Parenting by Connection, which she believes to be nothing short of Peace Movement in Action.

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Read about Kirsten's use of the Hand in Hand Parenting Tools in her family.

Parenting Classes & Talks

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Hand in Hand Foundations Course for Parents and Caregivers (formerly known as Starter Class) – with Kirsten Nottleson

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"...Kirsten’s compassionate, playful and insightful understanding of children (and their parents!) was nothing short of relieving for us. We could suddenly comprehend, appreciate and have tools to deal with our son’s day-to-day excitements and frustrations. She helped us to get out of our own way and be the kind of parents we knew we could […]

Raising Happier T(w)eens – Staying Connected Come What May – with Kirsten Nottleson and Ravid Aisenman Abramsohn

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You are a good parent. Your tween/ teen is a good kid. Really. But it can be hard to remember when… Snuggles on the couch have been replaced by shouting and slammed doors. They are angry more often than not, you are rarely sure why, and they’re convinced it’s your fault. They are preoccupied with […]

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