hand in hand parenting, working to transform parenting

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Our Mission

Hand in Hand Parenting helps parents when parenting gets hard. Our parenting approach builds resilient families and supportive communities of parents and professionals.

Our Vision

Hand in Hand sees a future where parents worldwide have the tools and support they need to meet their children's core needs for connection, guidance, and recovery from hard times. Well-supported parents lead their families well and promote the common good. Children grow naturally into leadership and are inspired to solve problems creatively, nurture cooperation, show others compassion, and build thriving communities.

Values

Listening with Respect
Our foundation is one of respect for all with a commitment to listen fully and learn from the diverse viewpoints of our constituents. We are committed to a new definition of respect for children through attentive listening, and model this behavior with staff, instructors, advisors, supporters, partners, and parents.

People First
We place personal compassion, warmth, trust, and collaboration at the heart of our work. We believe children and parents are innately good and have the initiative, creativity, and capacity to solve problems and thrive. To be excellent parents, coworkers, and listeners, we value the balance of work and personal life.

Big Goals
We set ambitious goals to foster lasting change in the lives of individual families and communities to transform our society. We continually identify important questions, experiment and listen to find answers, and evaluate and document what we learn.

Openness
Honesty, openness, acceptance, and willingness to confront core issues are central to our work with parents and our daily efforts. We create safe spaces for introspection, vulnerability, questioning, and lasting learning for parents and staff.

Appreciation
We honor the rewarding and challenging work of parents, and the professional work of our colleagues and partners. Together, we will transform society.