“In this wonderful book, Patty Wipfler and Tosha Schore invite us to Listen in to our hearts to create a science-informed, practical strategy for parenting our children well. The Hand-in-Hand approach empowers us to become our best, finding support in others and exploring the important ways we can be secure attachment figures that nurture self-regulation, resilience, and compassion in our children. What a gift that will help our world be a better place for all of us to live!”

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Author: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being HumanBrainstorm, and The Developing Mind and Co-Author, Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline


“Patty Wipfler is quietly revolutionizing parenting by explaining emotions so that parents not only understand their child's behavior, but know exactly how to support their child to transform that behavior. You wouldn't think a parenting book would be a page-turner, but this one is. Wipfler and her co-author Tosha Schore demonstrate the power of listening to children, with story after story of parents helping their child master the large and small traumas of everyday life. Every parent needs this book.”

Dr. Laura Markham, Aha Parenting
Author: Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life


“Wow. This is the book I've been waiting for! “Listen” captures the heart and soul of Patty Wipfler's groundbreaking work with parents and families. This remarkable book describes the tools of Hand in Hand Parenting with clarity, and then applies them with thoughtfulness and compassion to the real struggles of parents. I am thrilled about “Listen” for the thousands of people who–like me–have had a taste of these ideas already and have been itching for this book. I'm even more thrilled for those of you who are discovering these tools for the first time. You are in for an incredibly rewarding adventure.”

Dr. Lawrence Cohen
Author: Playful Parenting, The Art of Roughhousing, and The Opposite of Worry.


“The book is wonderful in every way– and that is very rare. I believe this book is going to be a blessing for everyone who picks it up, not only parents. Just this weekend I pointed a couple of dads toward Hand in Hand Parenting, as I have so many other parents. Thank heavens this book is finally going to be available!”

Bonnie Bodenoch, PhD, LMFT
Co-founder Center for Brain-Wise Living and Author: Being a Brain‑Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology


“This book by two masters of the art of parenting is a helpful resource for parents of young children and expectant parents. The authors incorporate some simple principles drawn from the fields of neuroscience, psychotherapy, and attachment theory to give their advice a solid theoretical foundation. And don’t be fooled by the subtitle: Listen contains a lot more than five tools; the entire book is chockfull of tools and strategies and techniques that parents will find useful.

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT is a clinician and teacher; he developed A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), which integrates attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation, and founded the PACT Institute.


“Brimming with compassionate, insightful and practical advice, Listen provides parents and professionals with an essential guide to nurturing deep connections with children and lovingly navigating conflicts with them.”

Marguerite A. Wright, Ed. D.
Author: I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World


“What I like in this book is that they address the stresses and strains parents deal with, how we bring our own emotional baggage to our parenting, and that we need support, and to support each other.”  Erica Berman, Healthy Life Lessons


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