Patty Wipfler and Tosha Schore

Would you like to respond to your child's tantrums and big emotions with calm patience and kind, effective strategies to help them?

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Are you ready for a brand-new understanding of how the emotional connections in a family impact children’s behavior and their ability to learn? Listen:Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges 

  • Explains five revolutionary tools that have been tested by thousands of parents around the world 
  • Shows how to change challenging behaviors like tantrums and defiance 
  • Will transform your family relationships 
  • Gives you real-life examples of parenting struggles from toddlers hitting to bedtime battles and how they were resolved by parents like you.

A parenting manual that’s...warm, wise, and often original.Kirkus Reviews

Five Tools that Add Up to a Whole New Way of Parenting

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 Human; Brainstorm, and The Developing Mind and Co-Author, Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline 

Parenting From the Inside Out

Dr. Laura Markham

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 

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 Parenting by Connection 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.

Author Playful Parenting, The Opposite of Worry

Co-founder of Center for Brain-Wise Living

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

What People Are Saying...

"I have applied the techniques Patty Wipfler developed and found my paradigms of thought changed in tandem with my parenting experience. I am a better parent all around. My child is flourishing within the circle of empathy I provide, the non-judgemental allowance of emotional expression, and the commitment we exercise daily to connect playfully and honestly. Thank you." ~ Marni Lynn Ager, a parent

Meet the Authors

During her 40 years of work with parents and children Patty Wipfler has developed a revolutionary parenting approach based on a fresh understanding of the way relationships in the family affect children's behavior and ability to learn. She founded the non-profit Hand in Hand Parenting in 1989. Since then, more than 800,000 copies of her Listening to Children series have been sold. Patty continues to train hundreds of therapists, social workers, and parent educators in the US and 10 other countries, and offers parents accessible support for the vital work of parenting through

Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges

Your Partner in Parenting

Tosha Schore, M.A, is a coach, author, educator, and speaker. She is the mother of three boys, and an advocate for boys and their families worldwide. Tosha is committed to creating lasting change in families and in the world by supporting parents to care for themselves, connect with their boys deeply, set limits lovingly, and play wildly. A blogger and parenting columnist, Tosha currently lives in Israel with her husband and three boys.

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