When my son was newborn he was a nightmare. We couldn’t lie him flat for the first 6 months of his life. I couldn’t leave him for a microsecond. As a new mum I was utterly overwhelmed by him and his needs. I couldn’t meet them and meet my own basic needs.
After 4 months I discovered Hand in Hand Parenting. I won’t say it was easy, but it got easier with practice.
Now he is 16 months and everyone – I mean EVERYONE – tells me what an amazing child he is. “So chilled.” “So easy going.” We have a beautiful bond that I absolutely treasure and we laugh and play and have so much fun.
I recently heard about the idea of “holding space” for someone and it occurred to me that that’s exactly what Hand in Hand Parenting is all about. Holding space for your child and trusting in their inherent good nature. You would never guess we had such a challenging start to our relationship. I can see my son blossoming and I beam with pride and I’m so grateful to have had access to Hand in Hand when I did.
~ Karen H.
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$20 could provide an hour of support and moderation to the thousands who rely on the free Hand in Hand Parents Connect online support group.
$50 could provide a Head Start teacher or social worker a scholarship for an hour of Professional training in Hand in Hand Parenting Tools.
$100 could translate a lesson of a parent education class and brings new knowledge and support to a community who did not have access before.
$200 could take support to parents of children with learning disabilities or other special needs or parents in low-resource communities.
$500 helps provide parenting advice, suggestions and support to 125,000 parents a month via the handinhandparenting.org website.
$1,000 and above. Larger donations make it possible for Hand in Hand to train and certify instructors in communities of need, to provide individual scholarships for parents facing traumatic situations and for materials and support to be provided in the most challenging parenting situations around the globe.
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