Shauna Casey

Shauna Casey found Hand in Hand when her son was three and she felt lost parenting through his tantrums and aggression. She signed up for a class on Tears and Tantrums which helped her develop a much richer understanding of … Continue reading

Beth Hernandez-Jason

Beth Hernandez-Jason came across Hand in Hand Parenting online while searching for ways to support her toddler at bedtime, particularly after some big changes in the family. Then, when she realized she didn’t have the tools she needed to handle … Continue reading

Amy Sheely

Amy discovered Hand in Hand Parenting in 2011 when she had two very young children and parenting was far more stressful than she had ever imagined. She used to read articles on the website while her baby and toddler were … Continue reading

Sara Wood Smith, R.N.

Sara Wood Smith has worked closely with Patty Wipfler since their first children were born in 1970. Sara and Patty were Co-Directors of The School, a non-profit parent co-op preschool for 5 years, and then moved their work more to the … Continue reading

Adriana Castillo

Adriana Castillo was born in Mexico and came to the Santa Cruz with her husband Pedro in 1990. After their first daughter was born in 1991, Adriana joined a parents group at the Family Health Education Center and began learning and … Continue reading

Heidrun Matthies

After an extensive career in human resources, Heidrun was looking forward to changing her life journey by becoming a stay-at-home mother. Not ever having been much around babies and children before giving birth herself, Heidrun was in awe and in … Continue reading