Shelley Macy believes wholeheartedly in the power of parents, in their goodness, and in how much they want good lives for their children.

She has been an early childhood educator since 1972, has two adult children, four adult step-children, and 9 grandchildren.  Shelley has been using the tools of Hand in Hand since her own children were small, and most recently has used this approach as the guiding philosophy and practice in her 26 years as an early childhood education and parenting instructor at Northwest Indian College near Bellingham, WA, in the United States.

Shelley is fond of saying that the Hand in Hand approach is unique in that it is both thoughtful toward children and is supporting and kind toward parents and others who care for young children.

You can connect with Shelley by emailing her directly at [email protected].

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Handling Children’s Emotional Moments, with Shelley Macy

6950 Hannegan Rd, Lynden, WA

The most trying times for parents and caregivers are emotional moments--moments when our children are balky, picky, whiny, aggressive, or headed for a meltdown. Get a fresh take on why these moments occur, and how to respond so your child's resilience grows and your enjoyment of parenting does too!  No registration needed. Shelley Macy

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Helping Children with School (homeschool, public or private), with Shelley Macy

Online Event via Zoom

In almost every family emotional boulders fall into children’s paths as they try to navigate school, whether at public school, private school, preschool, or while being homeschooled. Parents try incentives, strict expectations, lectures, pleading, logical consequences, letting things slide, and more. But the difficulties often remain or resurface. We will offer a new set of …

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“It’s Mine!” Helping Children with Sharing and Generosity, with Shelley Macy

6950 Hannegan Rd, Lynden, WA

When children can’t share, we parents and caregivers want to fix the problem quickly! But fixing it—saying whose turn it is and timing the turns so they are “fair,” for instance—turns us into enforcers and often results in two unsatisfied children. A child’s need for the blue shovel may be ensured, five minutes at a …

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“Ask Me Anything!” Parents’ Choice, with Shelley Macy

6950 Hannegan Rd, Lynden, WA

With all the love in our hearts, parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and assistant teachers want the very best for our children. We develop so many skills and ideas for nurturing our youngsters. AND we all have questions about situations, ages and stages, our own responses, what could be better, and how to navigate particular issues. …

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